Advisory Committees

What is the Eastern Idaho RAC?

The Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) was established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2001. In 2009 the RAC had distributed nearly $800,000 for projects on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest within an eleven-county area.   Click here to visit the National Secure Rural Schools web site.

Who is on the RAC?

The Eastern Idaho RAC, one of 5 RACs within Idaho, has 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. The members represent a diverse cross section of land management and rural community interests.  Current Committee


What is the RAC’s Purpose?

The committee seeks to provide projects that enhance forest ecosystem health and employment opportunities. The RAC strives to improve cooperative relationships among Forest Service managers and those who use and care about public lands.  

How does the RAC Operate?

The committee typically meets to consider funding projects that meet the legislative intent of economically healthy communities and healthy, sustainable public lands. The meetings are announced in the Federal Register and the local newspapers, and are open to the public.

How are RAC Funds Used?

Funds may be used for projects on National Forests or adjoining private land to provide benefits to National Forest resources. The committee has funded projects such as culvert replacement to enhance fish passage, a fuel reduction project to protect a community from wildland fire, and several county weed control programs. At least 50% of funding must be road maintenance/obliteration or watershed improvement/restoration projects.

Any proposed projects located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest need to be coordinated with the local District Ranger.  Project proposals must be submitted electronically.  Click here for the form and directions for completion.

When will the Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee meet?

2016 Meeting Notes & Agenda

2016 - 2015 - 8th Year Approved Projects 

2015 Meeting Agenda

2015 Meeting Minutes

2014 -7th Year Recommended/Approved Projects 

For more information or assistance in completing the proposal form, contact Bill Davis at (208) 374-5422 or