Butte & Plumas RAC project applications available

Quincy, CA - Project applications are available for funding consideration by the Butte and Plumas Resource Advisory Committees (RAC) and the Plumas National Forest Supervisor per the provisions of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. 

Projects must have broad-based support with objectives that may include, but are not limited to: road, trail, and infrastructure maintenance or obliteration; soil productivity improvements; improvements in forest ecosystem health; watershed restoration and maintenance; wildlife and fish habitat improvements; control of noxious and exotic weeds; reintroduction of native species, and hazardous fuels reduction. 

Approximately $100,000 (Butte RAC) and $500,000 (Plumas RAC) is available for projects starting in mid-2019.  A hard copy application package must be submitted no later than Nov. 16, 2018, addressed to the Butte or Plumas RAC, c/o Plumas National Forest, 159 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA  95971, Attn: Lee Anne Schramel. 

The RACs will review applications in late January/early February 2019 and provide their recommendations to the Plumas National Forest Supervisor for funding decision. All RAC project proposals must be closely coordinated early in the process with appropriate Ranger District representatives and other key partners during the application process. Projects that don’t include a coordination letter with support from the applicable District Ranger will not be considered.

Copies of the application & critical related instructions may be found at: www.fs.fed.us/r5/plumas . Links to other information about the Secure Rural Schools legislation and county RACs can be found on the same website.

For information about the Plumas National Forest visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas and www.Facebook.com/usfsplumas.