The Colville RAC is a committee of volunteers who were selected by the Secretary of Agriculture to advise the Forest Service on the use of monies allocated to the Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 and reauthorized in fiscal year 2012 (Public Law 112-141). The Congressionally-mandated committee consists of 15 county residents representing a broad section of the community including, outdoor recreation, environmental, mineral, education, cattle, elected officials, Native American, and other interests.
The Colville RAC is charged to decide how to spend the approximately $390,000 allocated to the three counties through the Colville RAC. The funds must be used to benefit the lands in Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille County that are on, or adjacent to National Forest system lands. Projects can be on adjacent private or other agency land, provided the work helps the ecosystem or watershed of the Forest.
For more information regarding the Colville RAC or how to submit projects to the RAC, contact Franklin Pemberton, Public Affairs Officer for the Colville National Forest at (509) 684-7177.