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Nevada City, Calif. February 4, 2019 – The Sierra County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is requesting proposals for natural resource improvement projects in Sierra County that benefit National Forest System lands.  These lands include portions of the Humboldt-Toiyabe, Plumas and Tahoe National Forests in Sierra County.  Project Proposal are available for funding consideration by the Sierra County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Tahoe National Forest Supervisor per the provisions of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.

The Sierra County RAC and the Tahoe National Forest will be accepting project proposals until March 29, 2019.  All projects must meet the legislative criteria as described in Public Law 115-141, which authorized the RAC’s.  Projects must benefit Federal land and:

  • Improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure;
  • Implement stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems; and
  • Restore and improve land health and water quality.

Approximately $142,000 is available for projects.  A hard copy or electronic proposal package, as well as a letter of support from the applicable District Ranger, must be submitted electronically or via mail by 5:30 P.M. March 29, 2019 to Quentin Youngblood at qyoungblood@fs.fed.us or to the address listed below.

Tahoe National Forest

Sierraville Ranger District

Attention: Quentin Youngblood

P O Box 95

Sierraville, CA 96126

The RAC will review applications in May of 2019 and provide their recommendations to the Tahoe National Forest Supervisor for funding decisions.  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.

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Proposals are welcome from community based organizations, tribes, individuals, and government agencies eligible for funding consideration with the Forest Service.  Non-federal project proponents must be registered in the System for Award Management (www.sam.gov).

The proposal form and instructions may be downloaded by clicking on “Sierra County” at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/tahoe/workingtogether/advisorycommittees. To receive applications by email or for more information, please contact Quentin Youngblood, Sierra County RAC Designated Official at (530) 994-3401 or qyoungblood@fs.fed.us.

For more information about the Tahoe National Forest, go to www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe. Join the conversation by following us on Twitter at twitter.com/Tahoe_NF and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TahoeNF.