Project coordinators haul supplies to a work site in the Caribou Targhee National Forest. The forest’s advisory committee is seeking applications for maintenance and other improvement projects from the public. (Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service)
The Caribou-Targhee National Forest is seeking proposals for work projects to be considered by the Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee, according to a press release from forest officials.
Last year, the committee coordinated 70 projects that cost about $558,000. This year, up to $750,000 will be available to fund projects in southeast Idaho.
“Projects must have broad-based support and a nexus with public land management activities, including but not limited to road, trail and infrastructure maintenance, soil and rangeland improvements, watershed restoration and maintenance, fish and wildlife habitat improvement, noxious and invasive weeds and recreation enhancements,” the release said. “Prior project approvals included noxious weed treatments, trail reroutes and road improvements.”
All of the resource advisory committee project proposals must be closely coordinated early in the process with an appropriate ranger district representative and other key partners during the application process, according to the release.
The application period runs from Dec. 15-Jan. 31. The committee will tentatively review project applications in mid-March and provide its recommendation to the forest’s supervisor.
“Our RAC provides an avenue for the forest to seek local input on where to expend funds that will best benefit their public lands,” said Bill Davis, the committee’s coordinator, in the release.
The committee is chartered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Federal Advisory Committee Act and consists of 15 members representing a wide array of interests. The projects will include work in 10 counties in southeast Idaho.
A copy of the application and related instructions are available online at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/
Or mail to
Att: Bill Davis
East Idaho RAC c/o Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Dubois Ranger District
P.O. Box 46
Dubois, ID 83423
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