Advisory Committees

Working collaboratively with the Forest, the Resource Advisory Committee (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.

Current Information

Upcoming RAC Meetings:

*A virtual option via Zoom will be provided for each meeting. 

Each agenda will include time for individuals from the public to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Gala Miller, Gifford Pinchot National Forest Headquarters, 987 McClellan Rd., Vancouver, WA 98661; or by email to gala.miller@usda.gov at least three days prior to the meeting.‚Äč

Contact: Resource Advisory Committee Coordinator, Gala Miller, gala.miller@usda.gov, (360) 891-5014.

  • Title II Project Proposals

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    Learn more about Title II funding, what kinds of projects are considered for Title II funding, how to submit a new Title II project proposal, and what proposals have been submitted for Fiscal Year 2023 funding.

  • Resource Advisory Committee Membership

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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.

  • Secure Rural Schools Act

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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.