Projects must benefit National Forest System lands and ecosystems in Ravalli County. Projects must meet established criteria and improve federal lands in the following areas: roads and trails, infrastructure maintenance, soil and forest ecosystem health, watershed restoration, maintenance and improvement of wildlife and fish habitat, control of noxious weeds, and re-establishment of native species. At least 50% of all project funds are dedicated to restoring streams and watersheds; or road maintenance, decommissioning or removal. Projects may be on private land, but must show a direct benefit to National Forest System lands.
Project applications are available online on the Bitterroot National Forest website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/bitterroot/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
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For more information or details on submitting a project proposal please contact RAC Committee Coordinator Joni Lubke at (406) 363-7182.