The RAC works closely with the Forest Service to recommend projects that will benefit Forest health, fish, wildlife, soils, watershed, and other resources; maintain roads, trails, and other infrastructure; or, control noxious weeds. Proposals will be accepted by the Austin/Tonopah and the Ely Forest Service.
RAC projects must be located on National Forest System lands in Nye, White Pine, Lander and Eureka counties or on other nearby lands if the project will benefit the resources on the national forests. Projects can be completed by Forest Service personnel, through partnership agreements, or by open-bid contracting with individuals and corporations.
RAC Project Submission forms and instructions are available at all Forest Service offices in Ely, Austin, and Tonopah or on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest website at http://www.fs.fed.us/srs/. Project proposals need to be submitted to Linda Bernardi, by March 19, 2014, to 1400 S. Erie Main Street, P.O. Box 3940, Tonopah, Nevada 89049, via telephone at 775-482-6286, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RAC will begin reviewing projects for possible funding during their meeting on March 27 at 9:00 a.m., at the Eureka County Annex in Eureka, Nevada.
The public is welcome to attend the RAC meetings. For more information on the committee or to learn more about proposing projects, please contact the RAC Designated Federal Officer, Steven Williams, at 775-964-2671, RAC Coordinator, Linda Bernardi, at 775-482-6286, or Amery Sifre, Acting Ely District Ranger, at 775-289-5116.