Advisory Committees

Resource Advisory Committees (RAC)

Welcome to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Resource Advisory Committee web page. This is the home page for the Shasta County and Trinity County RACs. These RACs review project proposals for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, portions of the Lassen and Six Rivers National Forest and adjacent lands.

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.

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Shasta County RAC

Funded Projects in Shasta County

Trinity County RAC

Funded Projects in Trinity County

RAC Proposal Submission

  • 2018 RAC Proposal Template [.doc]
  • District Ranger Project Support Checklist [pdf]

Participating Agreement Forms

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 [pdf
    • 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]
    • Domestic Grant Application Guidelines [pdf]
    • Additional Federal Financial Assistance Forms
    • How to remove shading from the text form fields [pdf]

Designated Federal Officials

Shasta County RAC

Lesley Yen - District Ranger
Phone: (530) 275-1587


Trinity County RAC

Joe Smailes - District Ranger
Phone: (530) 623-2121



RAC Coordinator

Susan Erwin
Phone: (530) 226-2304


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