The Lassen National Forest and Lassen County Resource Advisory Committee are extending the deadline to submit proposals for projects that qualify for funding under the authority of the Secure Rural Schools and Communities Self-Determination Act until Sept. 15.
Projects must benefit National Forest System lands and ecosystems in Lassen County. The 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; the reintroduction of native species, and hazardous fuels reduction.
“We are seeking a diverse array of proposed projects that will serve to enhance the LNF and benefits the surrounding communities,” said Deb Bumpus, forest supervisor, LNF. “We are excited about working with the LCRAC to accomplish essential natural resource projects.”
The RAC will review applications and provide recommendations to the LNF supervisor for a funding decision. All RAC project proposals must be carefully coordinated early in the process with the forest supervisor, appropriate ranger district representatives and other critical partners during the application process. Projects that don’t include a coordination letter with support from the applicable district ranger will receive no consideration.
A hard copy application package must be submitted no later than Sept. 15 addressed to the Lassen RAC, c/o Lassen National Forest, 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130, Attn: Mark Gaston.
For information about the Lassen National Forest, copies of the application and critical related instructions, visit fs.fed.us/r5/lassen.