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Yavapai Resource Advisory Committee Recommends  

Yavapai Resource Advisory Committee Recommends 9 Projects for Funding 

The Yavapai Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) met on March 1, 2022, to review 15 proposals submitted to the Secure Rural Schools Title II Program for special projects. The recommended proposals represent many different variations of natural resource work in Yavapai County that improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure, implement stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems and restore and improve land health and water quality.  

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It is important to the Yavapai Resource Advisory Committee to solicit a diversity of proposals that support local communities and their ties to National Forest System lands, and that we work together to promote community engagement, partnerships, collaboration, and local leadership;  to improve the sustainability of local economies, ecological services, and stewardship opportunities on public lands. 

The Yavapai RAC recommended the following projects for funding: 

1Blowout Wash Trail Project Phase 3 – Copper Chief Trail $72,500.00
AZ Conservation Corps Assistance $30,000.00
3Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition  Assistance $50,000.00
4Forest Road 9402R Convert to Admin  Use $7,000.00
5Upper Verde River Corridor Watershed  Restoration $63,400.00
6Federal Trail Stewardship Act Priority  Area FY2022 Funding Initiative $35,000.00
Crown King Road Repair $75,000.00
8Equitable Access to Outdoor Recreation  & Environmental Education $47,000.00
9Pollinator and Monarch Habitat  Improvement at Big Park Community  School $25,000.00

United States Department of Agriculture 

For more information on the projects selected please contact Debbie Maneely, RAC Coordinator at (928) 499-4736 or debbie.maneely@usda.gov.  

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