OROVILLE, CA, January 16, 2017 – Project applications are available for funding consideration by the Butte Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Plumas National Forest Supervisor per the provisions of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.

Projects must have broad-based support with objectives that may include, but are not limited to: road, trail, and infrastructure maintenance or obliteration; soil productivity improvements; improvements in forest ecosystem health; watershed restoration and maintenance; wildlife and fish habitat improvements; control of noxious and exotic weeds; reintroduction of native species, and hazardous fuels reduction.

Approximately $106,000 is available in Cycle 5 funding for projects starting in mid-2017.  Applications must be submitted hard copy no later than February 21, 2017, to the Butte RAC, c/o Plumas National Forest, 159 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA  95971, Attn: Lee Anne Schramel.

The RAC will review applications in late February and provide their recommendations to the Forest Supervisor for funding decision. All RAC project proposals must be closely coordinated early in the process with appropriate Ranger District representatives and other key partners during the application process.

A copy of the application & related instructions may be found at: www.fs.fed.us/r5/plumas . Links to other information about the Secure Rural Schools legislation and county RACs can be found on the same website.