Advisory Committees

Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees

The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 established Resource Advisory Committees (RAC) to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service on the development and implementation of special projects funded under the Act that provide a benefit to federal lands. RAC consists of 15 people representing varied interests and areas of expertise, who work collaboratively to improve working relationships among community members and national forest personnel.

The SRS Act was recently reauthorized again for a two year extension by section 524 of P.L. 114-10, which was signed into law on April 16, 2015.

Siskiyou County RAC

-information presented at the RAC workhop held on September 28, 2015 at the Klamath National Forest Supervisor's Office in Yreka, CA

-link to national RAC page, where you can see proposals, meeting notes, current membership and other statistics

Project Proposal

Since its’ creation, the RAC has helped fund numerous projects in Siskiyou County.  Projects recommended by the RAC include trails reconstruction and maintenance projects, fish passage and waterway restoration, community wildfire fuels reduction efforts, conservation education programs, and noxious weed reduction efforts.  All RAC projects must show a clear benefit to public lands. Many of the projects are located on National Forest lands in Siskiyou County, but a majority occurs on private lands.

It is recommended that you draft your proposal in a word document prior to entering it in the database. This way you will not lose your work should the site go down while you are still drafting your proposal

-draft project proposal word document

-submit your proposals here

Seeking New RAC Members

-member application form

The Klamath National Forest is looking for interested community members to serve on the Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committees. Resource Advisory Committees (RAC) are made up of local residents representing a diverse cross-section of interests that affect and are affected by National Forest management in their community. This is a unique opportunity to provide advice and recommendation on management activities on National Forest lands in Siskiyou County.

Prospective members should be representative of at least one element of one of the following three categories:

Organized labor developed outdoor recreation, off highway vehicle users, energy and mineral development interests, commercial timber industry, or hold federal grazing or other land use permits with the Forest and Siskiyou County.

Nationally recognized environmental organizations, regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations, dispersed recreational activities, archaeological and historical interests, or nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups.

State elected office or a designee, County or local elected official, American Indian Tribes within or adjacent to Siskiyou County, schools officials or teachers, or represent the affected public at large.

All applications must contain original signatures and be mailed or delivered to Klamath National Forest Headquarters, 1711 South Main Street Yreka, CA 96097, Attn: Natalie Stovall.

For further information on how to apply, please contact Natalie Stoval, RAC Coordinator; (530) 841-4411

Operations of RACs

Each meeting shall be convened and conducted in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and USDA Departmental Regulations . FACA rules require the Designated Federal Official (DFO) to publish notice of a meeting in Federal Register at least 15 days in advance. The Secure Rural Schools Act requires announcement of a RAC meeting at least one week in advance in a local newspaper of record. Meetings are open to the public and the DFO is responsible for keeping minutes and other records related to the meetings.


Forms for Application Packages

AD-1047 Certification Reqarding Debarment, Suspension, and other Responsibility Matters-Primary Covered Transactions

AD-1048 Certification Reqarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusions-Lower Tier Covered Transactions

AD-1049 Certification Reqarding Regarding Drug-free Workplace Requirements (Grants) Alternative I-For Grantees Other Than Individuals

AD-1050 Certification Reqarding Drug-free Workplace Requirements (Grants) Alternative II-For Grantees Who Are Individuals

AD-1052 Certification Reqarding Drug-free Workplace Requirements (Grants) Alternative II-For Grantees Who Are State and State Agencies

SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance

SF-424 Instructions

SF-424A Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs

SF-424A Instructions

SF-424B Assurances - Non-Construction Programs

SF-424C Budget Information - Construction Programs

SF-424D Assurances - Construction Programs

SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities

Grantee-Cooperator Contact Information

AD-3030 Final Representation Regarding Felony and Tax Delinquent

Grant Detailed Cost Estimate-PDF Version

Grant Detailed Cost Estimate - Spreadsheet Version(xlsx)

FS 1500-35 Certification Regarding Lobbying

FS 1500-23 Optional Project Progress Report (MS Word docx)

Forms for Reporting Process

SF-PPR - Performance Progress Report

SF-425 Instructions

SF-425 Federal Financial Report - Spreadsheet Version

SF-425 Federal Financial Report - PDF Version

Forms for Reimbursements for Advance Payments

SF-270 Request for Advance or Reimbursement