Resource Advisory Committees

Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) Information

A Secure Rural Schools Resource Act Advisory Committee (RAC) provides recommendations to the Forest Service on the development and implementation of special projects on federal lands reauthorized under the Secure Rural Schools Act and Community Self-Determination Act in Public Law 115-141. Each RAC consists of 15 people representing varied interests and areas of expertise, who work collaboratively to improve working relationships among community members and national forest personnel.

There are three resource advisory committees (RACs) serving in the Lolo National Forest. The Mineral County RAC, the Sanders County RAC, and the Missoula County RAC.

The Tri County RAC covers Powell, Granite, and Deer Lodge counties and includes lands on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge, Lolo, Helena, and Flathead National Forests.

What are the duties of the Resource Advisory Committee?

  • Review and make recommendations on proposed conservation projects and recreation fee proposals.
  • Each member serves a four-year term.
  • Participate in meetings an average of 1-3 times per year.

What types of Projects does the RAC fund?

SRS funds may be used for projects that improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure, implement stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems, restore and improve land health, fish and wildlife habitat, and water quality. RACs also review and make recommendations on recreation fee proposals submitted by the local National Forests.

Interested in submitting a project proposal for consideration? Fill out this application and contact your local Lolo National Forest office for more information.

How can I become involved?

Interested individuals should have an interest in resource management and a strong desire to work collaboratively within a diverse group of interests. Contact your local Lolo National Forest office for more information.

 

Additional information about the RAC and Secure Rural Schools can be found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/pts/

If you have questions, contact Lolo National Forest RAC Coordinator Kate Jerman at (406) 329-1024.

 





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