Everything from monitoring bats to removing weeds will be funded by the Ravalli County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) this year.
Long term Bat Acoustic Monitoring Program on Bitterroot National Forest
Work on the Common Bugloss Weed by Ravalli County Weed District
Cameron Creek streambank restoration
Cameron Creek revegetation and fencing by Bitterroot Water Forum
Monitoring trends and habitat for Elk with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Monitoring elk populations with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Riparian restoration of Hog Trough Creek
Lost Horse feeder canal by Bitterroot Irrigation District
Lost Horse sanitation control by Darby Ranger District
Healthy Kids - Healthy Forests program of Bitter Root RC&D
Bitterroot canyon trail maintenance with Montana Conservation Corps
The projects are meant to benefit the Bitterroot National Forest and adjoining land in the county. Eleven projects of 14 proposals were approved by the local group, with about $232,000 in funding.
The RAC was established in 2000 under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. For more information, call Dan Ritter at the Stevensville Ranger District (406) 777-5461.