Advisory Committees

Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000


Reauthorization for Fiscal Years 2008--2011

On October 3, 2008, the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 was reauthorized by Congress as part of Public Law 110-343.  The law provides federal funding to Counties through 2011 in the following areas:

Title I:  Distributed directly to the County and are used to support schools and roads.

Title II:  Distributed through the US Forest Service and are to be used for  road, trail, and infrastructure maintenance or obliteration; soil productivity improvements; improvements in forest ecosystem health; watershed restoration and maintenance; wildlife and fish habitat improvements; control of noxious and exotic weeds; reintroduction of native species, and hazardous fuels reduction. Projects can be on public or private lands.  Private land projects have to have a clear benefit to the public land resource. Under the Law each County is required to have a Resource Advisory Committee chartered by the Secretary of Agriculture to recommend to the Forest Supervisor how Title II funds will be distributed. 

Title III:  Distributed directly to counties and are available for implementing firewise activities, reimbursement for counties who conduct search and rescue operations on federal lands and for the development of community wildfire protection plans.

For more information on the Kern and Tulare Resource Advisory Committee for the Sequoia National Forest, follow the quick links to the right.



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