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Money available for projects to benefit the Bighorn National Forest

Money available for projects to benefit the Bighorn National Forest

(Greybull, Wyo.) — Approximately $50,000 is available to invest in projects that benefit the resources of the Bighorn National Forest, and the Bighorn Resource Advisory Committee is seeking project proposals. The Committee will accept applications now through April 15. The funds are available through Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act. Projects are required to be located on National Forest System lands within Big Horn County or on adjacent lands. The Bighorn’s Resource Advisory Committee coordinates with the Bighorn National Forest as well as Big Horn County to consider projects that will benefit the national forest by improving maintenance of existing infrastructure, implementing stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems, restoring and improving land health, or restoring water quality. Project work may be completed by Forest Service personnel, through partnership agreements, or by open bid contracting. Project submittal forms and instructions are available online at http://bit.ly/1Lu2668. Questions about submitting project proposals should be addressed to Christopher D. Jones, Bighorn Resource Advisory Committee coordinator, at 307-674-2627 <307.674.2627> or christopherdjones@fs.fed.us. *Feature photo Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news