Advisory Committees

What is the Eleven Point Resource Advisory Committee?

The Eleven Point Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) has been established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2010.

Who is on the RAC?

The Eleven Point RAC has 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. The members represent a diverse cross section of land management and rural community interests.

What is the RAC’s Purpose?

The committee meets to consider funding projects that meet the legislative intent of Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act. The RAC strives to improve cooperative relationships among Forest Service managers and interested citizens who care about public lands. The committee works with the Forest Service to recommend projects that enhance forest ecosystem health and employment opportunities. The meetings are announced in the Federal Register, 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 may fund projects such as culvert replacement to enhance fish passage, fuel reduction project to protect a community from wildland fire, or weed control programs.

How do I submit a project proposal?

The Eleven Point RAC has time windows where it accepts project proposals that would enhance forest ecosystems or restore and improve land or watershed health on Mark Twain National Forest or adjacent lands. The submitted projects will be considered for FY 2022 project year funding. Project funding was made available through Title II funds under the reauthorized Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Public Law115-141). Completed project applications must be submitted electronically or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2021.

Instructions for completing the required form are also available online at Advisory Committees | US Forest Service (usda.gov)

Applicants for Title II funds are encouraged to submit their forms electronically. E-mail Title II applications to Theresa Davidson at Theresa.davidson@USDA.gov. Proposals may also be mailed to the Forest Headquarters in care of Theresa Davidson, Mark Twain National Forest, 401 Fairgrounds Rd, Rolla, Missouri 65401.

 



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