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The Mendocino County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet Friday April 24, in Willits.
The meeting will be at the Mendocino County Museum from 9 a.m to noon.
The meeting will go over some of the project proposals submitted as part of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.
The act was reauthorized October 3, 2008, to stabilize payments to counties to help support roads and schools, provide projects that enhance forest ecosystem health and provide employment opportunities.
The act is also intended to promote cooperative relationships between the public and federal land management agencies. More information about the Act and RAC is available online at http://www.fs.fed.us/srs.
There are three projects approved as a beginning to this year’s proposals. Approximately $51,000 is available this year. Projects include creating a campground located at the old Grizzly Flat Guard Station administration site, finishing the Long Doe Conversion project from 2008, and developing a symposium for Illegal Water Diversion that would be held in Willits.
Project proponents are encouraged to present their proposals. Proposed projects must have a benefit to the Mendocino National Forest.
Possible projects could include fuel treatments in critical areas to reduce wildfire danger, planting trees along streams to improve water quality, road and trail maintenance, fish and wildlife habitat improvement, or recreation and environmental education.
For further information regarding RAC membership, please contact the designated federal official, Covelo/Upper Lake District Ranger Lee Johnson. Interest forms for RAC membership may be obtained from the Forest Service.
For more information, please contact Roberta Hurt, the Forest Service coordinator for the Mendocino County RAC, at 707-983-6658.