Project application packets are available at the Missoula district office, or online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/lolo/workingtogether/advisorycommittees
Established under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (www.fs.usda.gov/pts) of 2000, the Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) has authority to recommend how Title II funds should be spent. Projects that qualify for Title II funding may occur on federal or non-federal land but must show a direct benefit to National Forest System lands.
The Act specifies that project objectives may include: roads, trails, infrastructure maintenance or obliteration; soil productivity improvement; improvements in forest ecosystem health; watershed restoration and maintenance; maintenance and improvement of wildlife and fish habitat; control of noxious and exotic weeds, and re-establishment of native species. At least 50 percent of all Title II funds must be used for projects that are primarily dedicated to road maintenance, decommissioning, or obliteration; or restoration of streams and watersheds.
For details on submitting a project proposal please contact the Missoula Ranger District at (406) 329-3814.