The North Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is scheduled to meet April 23, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) and April 26, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The meetings will be held in a virtual teams environment. The meeting is open to the public. 

The RAC is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). 

The purpose of the RAC is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. 

There were 34 project proposals submitted on the due date of March 31. 

The North Central Idaho RAC has an estimated total of $670,000 of Title II funds to allocate towards projects.

The agenda for the April meeting includes electing a new chairperson, presentations from the project proponents, followed by voting to recommend projects for funding.  

RAC-funded projects must be located on National Forest System Lands in Idaho, Clearwater and Latah counties or on nearby lands if the project will benefit resources on the National Forests.

Projects can be completed by Forest Service personnel, through partnership agreements or by open-bid contracting with individuals and corporations. The RAC works closely with the Forest Service to recommend projects that will benefit forest health, fish, wildlife, soils, watersheds and other resources; maintains roads, trails and other infrastructure; or controls noxious weeds.

For more information, please contact Lisa Canaday, RAC Assistant, at (208)-983-8917, or email:  lisa.canaday@usda.gov

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