Work on everything from weed control to replacing vandalized signs is being scheduled in the Bitterroot Valley this year.

The Ravalli County Resource Advisory Committee has approved 10 projects in this year's funding in the valley. The committee has approved over $2 million in projects since its inception in 2001. All projects must benefit National Forest System lands and ecosystems in Ravalli County.

The $160,000 in this year's disbursements include:

  • Avalanche safety information and education with Missoula Avalanche.
  • A camping club with the B.E.A.R co-op.
  • Replacement of some vandalized and damaged Bitterroot National Forest signs.
  • Bitterroot BioControl Co-op with Ravalli County Weed District.
  • Rye Creek Road stabilization with Ravalli County Road Dept.
  • East Fork of Bitterroot River sediment reduction with Bitterroot Water Forum.
  • St. Mary's Peak Lookout stewardship with Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation
  • Lake Como drinking water well project with Bitterroot national Forest.
  • Middle Bear Creek Road culvert installation with Ravalli County.
  • Rush Skeleton weed eradication with Rav.Co. Weed District.
  • Every spring, the committee puts out a request to the public to submit project ideas. For more information, contact the Bitterroot National Forest (406) 363-7100.