Hood-Willamette Resource Advisory Committee

The Hood-Willamette Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is a group of 9-15 volunteers that provide advice and recommendations to the Willamette and Mt. Hood National Forests regarding the allocation of funds, fee proposals, and greater project work across the Forests.Advisory committee members represent a wide variety of backgrounds and interests and committees strive for equal representation from tribal and government agencies, industry, environmental groups, recreation groups, and local residents.

Working collaboratively with the Willamette and Mt. Hood National Forests, the RAC makes funding recommendations for projects proposed under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools Act (SRS Act). Projects are considered for Title II funding if they make additional investments in, and create employment opportunities through:

  • Improved maintenance of existing infrastructure;
  • Implementation of stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems; and
  • Restoration and improvement of land health and water quality.

The committee's role is to improve collaborative relationships among community members and land managers that use and care for the National Forests, as well as provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the SRS Act.


  • Secure Rural Schools

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    Learn about the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act, title categories, payments, and legislation on the National Secure Rural Schools Homepage.

  • Apply to be a RAC Member!

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    Serving as a RAC member is a way to engage with your local land managers, work in collaboration with other community members, and further the Forest Service mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands.

  • Title II Project Proposals

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    Learn more about Title II funding, previously approved projects and how to submit a new Title II project proposal.

  • Hood-Willamette RAC Meetings & Archive

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    Information on upcoming meetings, past approved projects, past meeting minutes, etc.

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