During the meeting the RAC will be reviewing and recommending projects proposed for funding under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools Act, as extended under Public Law 112-141, otherwise known as Payments to States.
The meeting is open to the general public.
The legislation encourages individuals, non-profit organizations, local governments and others to propose projects that restore watersheds, decommission or maintain roads, remove noxious weeds, thin tree stands, or otherwise improve the condition of the Forests. The proposed projects need not be implemented on Forest Service lands, but must benefit National Forest resources. All projects must recommended for funding by the RAC by September 30, 2012, and have funding obligated by September 30, 2013.
More information on Payments to States can be found on the Forest Service national web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/pts. Information on the Fishlake RAC is at: http://1.usa.gov/SI56ih.