The authority of the RAC to recommend projects for funding will expire on September 30, 2012. At this time we are uncertain as to the amount of funding available, but anticipate it being a very similar amount to what was available in 2012. The SCIRAC has set a cap of $12,500 per project to be awarded.
The SCIRAC will meet on September 5, 2012 to review and fund projects. RAC-funded projects must be located on National Forest System lands in Cassia, Twin Falls, Camas or Blaine counties or on nearby lands if the project will benefit resources on the National Forest. 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 control noxious weeds.
If you are interested in submitting a project, please request a Project Proposal form from SCIRAC Coordinator, Julie Thomas at the Sawtooth Supervisor’s Office, 2647 Kimberly Road East, Twin Falls, ID 83301. Thomas can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 208-737-3262. In order to be considered at the September 5, 2012 meeting, project proposals are due to Thomas by August 17, 2012. All funds will be allocated at this meeting.
The SCIRAC meeting will be held at the Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game Office, 324 S, 417 E, Jerome, Idaho on September 5, 2012 at 9:30 am. Project sponsors may attend the entire RAC meeting. Meetings are open to the public.