Unfortunately, our presenter for the December meeting, Dr. Alexandra (Ali) Urza of the Rocky Mountain Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service, has caught covid and will be unable to attend. Consequently, there will be no December meeting. Normally there is no January meeting so the next meeting will be in February.
In the mean time please consider making a submission to the Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). The RAC is a committee convened by the Carson Ranger District to advise the Forest Service on how to spend Secure Rural Schools Title II funds to benefit federal lands. There is currently about $200,000 available and the possibility of $15,000 to $30,000/year after that.
The RAC had its first meeting in several years and appointed Brian Peters as Chair. The RAC will be accepting project proposals until Feb. 1st, 2023. Possible project ideas could include such things as trail and trailhead improvements, toilets, campgrounds and campground improvements, new or improved signage etc. Fuels reduction projects are generally too expensive to accomplish with the available funding.
For more information or to submit a project idea contact Brian Peters, email@example.com, or Matt Dickinson, Matthew.Dickinson@usda.gov, or 775-884-8154. Project ideas can also be submitted through any RAC member. Current RAC members include Mark Schwartz, Don Jardine, Jeff Voorhees, Jennifer Celio, Richard Harvey, Robert Twiss, Debbi Waldear, Carole Morgan, Terry Woodrow, Helen Fillmore, Brian Peters, Steve Yonker, and David Griffith.
There are vacancies on the RAC so if you are interested contact Matt Dickinson as noted above.
Future Meetings: There will be no meeting in January due to its being just after New Year’s Day. Please send suggestions for future speakers to dGriffith.firstname.lastname@example.org. Presentations need to be on topics that relate to our mission statement.
Thank you. Thanks to Alpine County Public Health for their support.
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