Proposals being accepted for watershed restoration, road maintenance, and other projects on or near national forest lands

Release Date: Sep 15, 2021

Contact(s): Lisa Romano


Siuslaw National Forest officials are soliciting project proposals to be funded under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. Individuals, non-profit organizations, local governments, and others may propose projects that restore watersheds, decommission or maintain roads, control noxious weeds, or otherwise improve the condition of national forest lands. Proposed projects need not be implemented on Forest Service lands, but must show a benefit to national forest resources.

Project proposals are due electronically by 5 p.m. Friday, October 15. Projects will be reviewed and funding recommendations made by a citizen Resource Advisory Committee this fall or winter, with funds most likely becoming available to groups by late winter or spring 2022. Application forms, instructions, and submission guidelines can be found on the forest website.

Approximately $1.9M is available in Title II funds for projects to be implemented in counties in and around the Siuslaw National Forest (Tillamook, Yamhill, Lincoln, Benton, Lane, Coos, Douglas). In most cases, funds will need to be spent within 5 years of award.

More information about the Secure Rural Schools Act can be found at https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/secure-rural-schools/act.

For more information about the Siuslaw National Forest, visit us online at www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw.





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