On June 10th and 24th the Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee will hold meetings to conduct business related to the Secure Rural Schools Act. Meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. The meetings will be held virtually and can be accessed via a web link or by calling into a teleconference number, which can be found on the Forest Service website at www.fs.usda.gov/main/stnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees. The Forest Service website also contains information about the Secure Rural Schools Act and Resource Advisory Committee (RAC).
The Siskiyou County RAC was created to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service on the development and implementation of special projects funded under the Secure Rural Schools Act that provide a benefit to federal lands within Siskiyou County. The committee consists of 15 people representing varied interests and areas of expertise, who work collaboratively to improve working relationships among community members and national forest personnel.
Projects recommended by the RAC include trail reconstruction and maintenance projects, fish passage and waterway restoration, community wildfire fuels reduction efforts, conservation education programs, and noxious weed reduction efforts. Many of the projects are located on National Forest lands in Siskiyou County, but several occur on private lands as well. All RAC projects must show a clear benefit to public lands.