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USDA - 73549 - Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameCentral Montana Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number73549
Original Establishment Date3/11/2011Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date10/15/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Deputy Forest Supervisor
Date Of Renewal Charter10/15/2023Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Molly
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Ryan
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*SRS and Community Self-Determination Act as reauthorized in PL 110-343, PL 112-141 and as amended Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 PL. 115-334.Designated Federal Officer Phone*(406) 449-5201
Effective Date Of Authority*10/3/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(406) 449-5436
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purpose of a Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act resource advisory committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service consistent with Division C, Title VI of Public Law 110-343.The Act describes the duties of the committees as follows: to review projects proposed by counties and other interested parties; to recommend projects and funding; to provide early and continuous coordination with Forest Service officials; to provide frequent opportunities for citizens, organizations, tribes, land management agencies and other interested parties to participate openly and meaningfully, beginning in the early stages of project development; to monitor projects approved under the Act; to advise the designated federal official on the progress of monitoring; and to make recommendations for any appropriate changes or adjustments to projects being monitored.
How is membership balanced?*The membership shall be balanced and have broad representation from within each of the three categories. The committee is comprised of 15 members, five in each of three categories prescribed in the Act. Within each category, the Act identifies specific interests members are to represent. Committees are formed in geographic areas to ensure each national forest located within a participating county or counties has access to a resource advisory committee. The Act requires members to be residents of the state or states within which the committee has jurisdiction.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Throughout its existence, this committee generally has met 1 time per year or every 2 years as needed to perform its duties. This relevant pre-work is sent out to members prior to the meeting so that the RAC can efficiently conduct its business in a 2.5 - 3.5 hour meeting.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The RAC is necessary to improve collaborative relationships among the people that use and care for the National Forests and to provide advice and prioritized recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Central Montana RAC nominated and selected 10 new members for the committee in FY22.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNo comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentImproved collaboration and accomplishment with county and private stakeholders for the stewardship of Helena- Lewis and Clark Nation Forest lands within Fergus, Judith Basin, Meagher, Pondera, and Wheatland counties in the Central Montana area.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThis RAC has focused on collaborating on recommending projects that are accomplished using Title II funds. We do not have the ability to accurately quantify cost savings.Grants Review CommentNo comment
Number Of Recommendations*40Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentAs of the end of FY22, there have been a total of 40 recommendations for life of the committee (0 in FY22, 4 in FY21, 11 in FY17, 10 in FY12, 15 in FY11) All past recommended projects have moved forward and been implemented.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThere have been a total of 40 recommendations which have been completed. Completed projects include a number of Recreation Fee increase recommendations.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAll recommended projects have been completed.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNo comment
Agency Feedback Comment*The Forest Service (FS) Designated Federal Official and the RAC Coordinator are accessible to provide information to the committee on progress on recommended projects. Additionally Forest employees that engage in implementing specific projects often interact with members of RAC or other interested publics as these projects are implemented.Narrative Description*By recommending projects that maintain and improve the health of national forest ecosystems and improve cooperative relationships among the people who use and care for the national forests, the Secure Rural Schools resource advisory committees support the Forest Service mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The committees specifically support Forest Service strategic goals to 1. Restore, sustain, and enhance the national forests; and 2. Provide and sustain benefits to the American people.
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Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
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Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified3/31/2022 3:38 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Conservation and Preservation
Land Management and Use


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039859Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2021
 COM-038355Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2020
 COM-036125Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033450Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001168Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002450Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003319Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005192Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-006071Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007317Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007581Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009487Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2010