Advisory Committees

Welcome to the Lassen National Forest Resource Advisory Committee web page. This is the home page for the Lassen County RACs. These RACs review project proposals for the Lassen National Forest.

Recognizing that revenue from timber harvest has been sharply curtailed during recent years, Congress signed Public Law 110-343 on October 3, 2008 (commonly known as Payments to States). The Law addresses funds received on Federal land, which have historically been shared with counties. These funds have been used for schools and roads. For each year 2001-2006, the law allows counties to receive a payment from the Federal government based on the average of their top 3 years (1986-1999) of payments from Federal lands.

The Act established the committees consisting of 15 local citizens representing a broad array of backgrounds, interests, and experiences. The Committee recommends projects to the Forest Service to be conducted on Forest Service system lands, or that will benefit resources on Forest Service system lands.

Project Proposal

Since its’ creation, the RAC has helped fund numerous projects in Lassen County.  Projects recommended by the RAC typically include trails reconstruction and maintenance, fish passage and waterway restoration, community wildfire fuels reduction efforts, conservation education programs, and noxious weed reduction efforts. Though projects may occur on both National Forest System and private lands in Lassen County, All RAC projects must show a clear benefit to the public lands.

Download Project Solicitation News Release [pdf]

If interested in submitting a project proposal, 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.

Download a draft project proposal word document [doc]

To ensure your project properly benefits public lands as a RAC project, and complies with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, work with your local Ranger District and complete a District Ranger Project Support checklist

Download District Ranger Support Checklist [pdf]

Completed project applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Submit your proposals electronically

Lassen County RAC Proposal Submission

RAC Agreements

RAC Agreement Forms
Participating or Challenge Cost Share Agreements

Federal Financial Assistance Awards (Domestic Grants)

  • SF-424 - Application for Federal Financial Assistance [pdf]
  • SF-424a - Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs [pdf]
  • SF-424b - Assurances - Non-Construction Programs [pdf]
  • SF-425 - Federal Financial Report
  • AD-1047 - Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters (Primary Covered Transactions) [pdf]
  • AD-1048 - Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusions (Lower Tier Covered Transactions) [pdf]
  • AD-1049 - Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Required for all except individuals and State governments) [pdf]
  • AD-1050 - Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Required for Grantees who are individuals) [pdf]
  • AD-1052 - Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Required for Grantees who are State governments) [pdf]
  • AD-3030 - Representations Regarding Felony Conviction and Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants (Requested for Grantees who are incorporated) [doc]


Designated Federal Officials
Lassen County RAC
Dave Hays – Forest Supervisor
Phone: (530) 252-6600

RAC Coordinator
Matthew Boisseau
Phone: (530) 768-4109


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