The Rogue-Umpqua RAC is made up of 15 local citizens chosen to represent the wide array of interests found throughout southwestern Oregon. The committee funds projects such as habitat and watershed restoration, road and trail maintenance, noxious weed removal and hazardous fuel reduction.
This year, the Rogue-Umpqua RAC agreed on funding for 25 projects on the Umpqua National Forest and 17 projects on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, totaling $948,366. Many of the approved projects continue the relationship between the Forest Service and local partners such as Northwest Youth Corps, Phoenix School of Roseburg, Lomakatsi Restoration Project, and the Lane County Health and Human Services department. Many other projects will use contractors to accomplish the proposed work.
To obtain more information about the Secure Rural Schools Act and Resource Advisory Committees, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/pts. For more information about the decisions made by the Rogue-Umpqua RAC, please contact Cheryl Caplan, (541) 957-3270 or Virginia Gibbons at (541) 618-2113.