The Lyon-Mineral Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is seeking applications for projects that benefit natural resources on the Humboldt- Toiyabe National Forest and nearby lands in Lyon and Mineral counties. The RAC will have approximately $100,000 to spend on projects made available to Lyon and Mineral Counties through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) Title II Program.

The Title II Program provides funds to support watershed restoration and forest health projects for public and private lands. Eligible projects must meet the intent of the legislation and focus on restoring watershed and ecosystem health through partnership development and collaboration. The Bridgeport Ranger District will accept proposals through Sept. 26, 2016.

“We strongly encourage the public, nonprofit and community organizations, as well as our federal and state partners to submit project proposals,” says RAC Designated Federal Officer Jeremy Marshall. “All proposed RAC projects must be either located on National Forest System lands in Lyon and Mineral counties or on nearby lands where the project will benefit National Forest resources.”

Projects can be proposed on-line through the Secure Rural Schools Web site at or submitted via e-mail at or Please contact RAC Coordinator Kim Clemons at 760-932-5806 for other methods of submitting projects (fax or through the mail).

The RAC will begin reviewing projects for possible funding during a meeting beginning at 1 p.m. on Oct. 4, 2016 at the Commissioners Meeting Room, Lyon County Administration Complex, 27 South Main Street, Yerington, Nevada. The public is welcome to attend the RAC meeting.

For more information on the committee or to learn about proposing projects please contact Jeremy Marshall at 760-932-5801 or Kim Clemons at 760-932-5806.