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EASTERN IDAHO RAC RECOMMENDS 2015 PROJECTS

July 7th, 2015

The Eastern Idaho RAC recommended 68 natural resource projects totaling $369,194 during its June 30, 2015 meeting in Idaho Falls.  The RAC reviewed a total of 83 projects requesting $648,000 provided by ten Eastern Idaho Counties through the Reauthorization of The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.

 

“We appreciate the support of Eastern Idaho Counties that provide funding for these projects”, stated Caribou-Targhee Forest Supervisor, Garth Smelser  “We also appreciate the members of the East Idaho RAC who volunteer their time to review, discuss and recommended these projects.”

Projects must be located on or adjacent to National Forest System lands within the RAC boundaries.  The Eastern Idaho RAC includes Bannock, Bear Lake, Bonneville, Caribou, Clark, Franklin, Fremont, Madison, Oneida, and Teton Counties.  Following is a brief summary of projects approved and total amounts of funding within each county.

 

COUNTY                       NUMBER OF PROJECTS        AMOUNT RECEIVED

 

BANNOCK                                          5                                            $ 25,352

BEAR LAKE                                       7                                            $ 29,396

BONNEVILE                                                12                                            $ 64,459

CARIBOU                                           5                                            $ 22,486

CLARK                                                3                                            $ 23,683

FRANKLIN                                       10                                           $ 29,801

FREMONT                                         14                                          $117,586

MADISON                                            5                                           $ 19,484

ONEIDA                                               2                                           $   9,371

TETON                                                  4                                           $ 22,575

Admin                                                    1                                           $   5,000

The funds provide for these projects comes from the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-determination program Act of 2000.

 

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