Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Committee to accept proposals
Projects for resource benefit on National Forest land
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
August 2, 2012
The Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will be accepting proposals for review and possible funding for Fiscal Year 2013.
"The authority of the RAC to recommend projects expires on September 30, 2012, so they need to complete recommendations for 2013 in a very tight timeline," said Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan. "The Bridger-Teton RAC has an estimated $100,000 in Title II funds to award for 2013."
A proposal due date for submitting projects is August 24, 2012. The project recommendation meeting date is still being determined, but will most probably be held in the last two weeks of September. The funds are available through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act, which was reauthorized by Congress for one year.
RAC-funded projects must be located on National Forest System Lands in Sublette or Lincoln counties, or on nearby lands if the project will benefit 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. The RAC works closely with the Forest Service to recommend projects that will benefit forest health, fish, wildlife, soils, watersheds and other resources; maintains roads, trails and other infrastructure; or control noxious weeds.
If you are interested in submitting a project, please complete the Project Proposal form located at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/btnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees or contact Adam Mendonca, Greys River District Ranger, PO Box 339 Afton WY 83110. Mendonca can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 307-886-5310. Project proposals are due to Mendonca by August 24, 2012.
Potential project sponsors should contact local Forest Service offices to obtain information that may be needed for a proposal and to ensure proper agreements and paperwork are completed that will enable the project sponsor to obtain funding if approved by the RAC.