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Forest Service Update: Lassen County Resource Advisory Committee Awards Funds

The Lassen National Forest is pleased to announce the approval of approximately $280,000 in Title II funds for the implementation of projects through the work of the Lassen County Resource Advisory Committee. The Committee consists of 15 local citizens that represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds, interests, and experiences.

The projects that were selected will be funded under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act.

The LCRAC reviewed project proposals and made recommendations for funding based on public benefit criteria.

Approval of recommended projects was made by the Lassen National Forest Supervisor, Dave Hays. “It’s great to see the diversity of projects approved that will benefit National Forest lands and the citizens of Lassen County.”

Approved projects will start in 2018 and may be carried out over a five year period.

The intent of the RAC program is to share funds that were received on federal land, primarily through timber sales, with counties to implement natural resource projects on or adjacent to National Forest lands. Though projects may occur on both National Forest system and private lands in Lassen County, all RAC projects must show a clear benefit to public lands.

The following projects were approved to receive Title II funding through the RAC program:

Planning for the Fredonyer Butte Trail System – Lassen County Public Works
Diamond Mountain/Lassen National Forest California Environmental Quality Act Assistance – Lassen County Fire Safe Council, Inc.
Lassen County Youth Camp Road Improvement – Lassen County Office of Education
Tribal Youth Conservation Crew – Susanville Indian Rancheria
Roxie Peconom Campground Improvement – Lassen National Forest
Gallatin Marina Fish Cleaning Station Replacement – Lassen National Forest
Crate Lake Campground Improvements – Lassen National Forest
Bogard Campground Redesign – Lassen National Forest

For more information please contact Jennifer Erickson, RAC Coordinator at (530) 252-6604 or [email protected]

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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