Ravalli County Resource Committee Projects Approved
A dozen projects have received funding from the Ravalli County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC).
The local committee will spend about $200,000 for the projects that must meet certain specifications and improve federal lands, with half of all funds used to restore streams and watersheds. The national network of RACs were created by the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act in 2000. Since 2001, the Ravalli County RAC has approved almost $2 million in projects.
This year, the funds go to:
The local committee reviewed 17 projects and is working a number of different organizations besides the Bitterroot National Forest – Bitter Root Irrigation District, Ravalli County Weed District, Montana Conservation Corps, Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen, Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation and Corvallis High School.
The RAC, composed of people from a wide range of interests in the valley, will be looking for more projects to fund next year.
More information on the projects is available at the Stevensville Ranger District on Main Street in Stevensville.