The RAC works closely with the Forest Service to recommend projects that will benefit forest health, fish, wildlife, soils, watersheds, and other resources, maintain roads, trails, and other infrastructure, or control noxious weeds. Proposals will be accepted by the Austin, Tonopah, and Ely Ranger Districts of the 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 Preview 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/.
Projects can be proposed on-line through the Secure Rural Schools web-site at https://fsplaces.fs.fed.us/fsfiles/unit/wo/secure_rural_schools.nsf or they may be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Linda Bernardi at 775-482-6286 for other methods of submitting projects (i.e., fax or through the mail). Project proposals need to be submitted by August 17, 2012.
The RAC will begin reviewing projects for possible funding during their meetings on August 23 and September 7, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., at the Eureka County Annex, on 701 S. Main Street, 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 Jose Noriega, Ely District Ranger, at 775-289-5100.