Project goals and objectives:

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2009



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2008
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2011 Secure Rural Schools

Public Law 110
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343

Title II Project Submission Form

USDA Forest Service




Name of Resource Advisory Committee:


Project Number

(Assigned by Designated Federal Official):



Funding Fiscal Year(s):
2013


2. Project Name:
Ninemile
Front Country Ranger


3
a
.
State:

Montana

3b.
County(s):

Missoula

4. Project Submitted By:
Tim Stauffer

5. Date:
8/7
/201
2

6. Contact Phone Number:
(406)

626
-
540
6

7. Contact E
-
mail:

tstauffer@fs.fed.us


8. Project Location
:

East side Ninemile
Ranger District, Missoula County

a. National Forest(s):

Lolo

b. Forest Service District:

Ninemile

c
.
Location

(
Townshi
p
-
Range
-
Section
)


All priority areas on Ninemile Ranger District within Missoula County


9. Project Goals and Objectives:


This
proposal
is
to fund
the successful Front Country Ranger
position

that was implemented in 2012.
During this field season the increased presence, visitor contact and rehab work performed by the Front
Country Ranger

made a tremendous
difference

in the Frencht
own Frontage, Albert Creek and
Southside Road areas
. We are hoping to continue the partnership with the Missoula RAC to fund this
position in 2013.


Project goals and objectives:

The
east half of the Ninemile Ranger District

within Missoula County
, in clo
se proximity to
Frenchtown and Missoula,
receive
s

considerable

recreational
use during the summer.
This use is
positive in that locals and visitors are enjoying their public lands. However, i
mpacts
resulting
from
this use
include

road damage
, forest resource damage, noxious weed spread,
increased erosion,
reduced culvert performance

damaging watersheds,
increased
sedimentation into our
watershed
, and a
large increase in littering.


To mitigate this

problem
, we would like

a Front Country Rang
er

to spend time in the
se heavily used
areas

working on these problems.

We will build on the work that has been done in the past, and
continue
being proactive rather than reactive in many aspects of
road maintenance, illegal off road
use,
and
noxious weed
management
.





10.
Project Description
:

a. Brief: (
in one sentence
)

Our objective is to
continue our
increase
d

presence

in the
Missoula County
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portion of the Ninemile Ranger District

by funding

a
seasonal front country ranger

who will

help
maintain

current road conditions,
decrease user
-
created forest impacts,
rehabilitate
illegal ATV
user
-
created routes,
and to identify
, document,

and
treat

new and existing noxious weed populations.


b. Detailed:


We propose to continue the valuable Front Country R
anger position during the 2013 season. The
details of the program of work woul
d be
primarily
the same as those of the

2012

season
.


To reduce resource damage, the ranger will make visitor contacts and educate them on responsible
ways to utilize the forest
. The ranger will also identify, document and rehabilitate problem areas that
are receiving illegal off
-
road use from ATV’s and motorcycles. It is important that this work gets
done as soon as the disturbance is identified, so that illegal routes don’t get

established and the chance
for noxious weeds to get established in those disturbed areas is reduced. If we identify the problem in
its early stages, we can rehabilitate the area early, reducing the large scale impacts.


In order to extend the life of our
forest roads, the ranger
will

clear out open top culverts and ditches
that get plugged from sediment runoff and leftover firewood debris.
This minor upkeep
significantly
reduces damage caused by even one rainfall. If these culverts happen to get clogged, i
t is only a matter
of time before ruts and potholes begin to form, and larger amounts of sedimentation make it into the
local rivers and streams.

This prevents the need for large scale and expensive projects involving heavy
equipment
.


To minimize noxious
weed spread, the ranger will continue to target known populations that have
been hand pulled in the past, and watch for new populations springing up along illegal off
-
road trails.
These areas will be mapped, hand pulled,
seeded,
and patrolled to reduce the

opportunity for spread.


The littering problem is one we face
every day
, and
spending
time
picking up trash
is the only way to
combat that problem.

When picking up trash, it presents a good opportunity to talk with forest
recreationalists,
talk about “leave no trace” ethics,
and act as a point of contact for this specific
project
.


11.
Type
s

of Lands Involved
?

State/Private/Other lands involved?

Yes
No

Land Status:

National Forest System Lands

If Yes, specify:


12. How does the proposed project meet purposes of the Legislation?
(Check at least 1)


Improves maintenance of existing infrastructure.



Implements stewardship objectives that enhance forest ecosystems.



Restores and improves land health
.


Restores water quality




13. Project Type

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a. Check all that apply:

(check at least 1)



Road Maintenance



Trail Maintenance



Road Decommission/Obliteration



Trail Obliteration


Other Infrastructure Maintenance (specify):


Soil Productivity Improvement



Forest Health Improvement



Watershed Restoration & Maintenance


Wildlife Habitat Restoration



Fish Habitat Restoration



Control of Noxious Weeds



Reestablish Native Species



Fuels Management/Fire Prevention


Implement CWPP Project


Other Project Type (specify):

b. Primary Purpose (select only 1):

Forest Health Improvement


14. Identify What the Project Will Accomplish


Miles of road maintained:

30

Miles of road
decommissioned/obliterated:

0

Number of structures maintained/improved:
0

Acres of soil productivity improved:
3

Miles of stream/river restored/improved:

Miles of fish habitat restored/improved:

Acres of native species reestablished:
3

Acres of
hazardous fuel treatment

Miles of trail maintained:

Miles of trai
l obliterated:

Acres of forest health improved (including fuels reduction):
3

Acres of rangeland improved:

Acres of wildlife habitat restored/improved:
3

Acres of noxious weeds controlled:
3

Timber volume generated

(mbf)
:

Jobs

generated

in full time equivalents (FTE) to nearest tenth. One FTE is 52 forty hour weeks
:
12 forty hour
weeks

People reached (for environmental education projects
/fire
prevention
):
200

Direct economic activity benefit:

Other:


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15. Estimated Project Start Date:
5
/1/201
3

16. Estimated Project Completion Date:

9
/31/201
3


17. List known partnerships or collaborative opportunities.



Front Country Ranger 2012 funded by
USFS and RAC



Classroom programs

in local schools focusing on forest health

funded by USFS



OHV rehab projects in Missoula County funded by USFS and past RAC grants.

o

$12,570 of Legacy money for

rehabilitation work done in

Houle Creek and Albert
Creek.



Distr
ict weed spraying program



Frenchtown Frontage Volunteer Group to help hand pull weeds and pick up trash



Cooperative landowner Grant for weed treatment for Ninemile



Biological Release
s

18. Identify benefits to communities.



Reduce erosion into local rivers

and streams, possibly improving fishing opportunities



Reduce conflicts between
motorized and non
-
motorized visitors



Reduce the possibility of weeds spreading to private residences from the forest



Reduced trash in the forests, improve aesthetics for
neighbors bordering the forest


19. How does the project benefit federal lands/resources?




Prevent new potholes and ruts from developing and damaging roads



By
being proactive

up front to maintain our roads,
we prevent the
expensive
,

and
reactive road
re
pair
projects



Improve water quality by cleaning out open top culverts and reducing the sedimentation into
our rivers



The ATV rehab that is documented and rehabilitated will reduce the
erosion and sedimentation
impacts of those illegal routes and lower the
potential for noxious weeds establishing
themselves in the disturbed areas




Improved
wildlife habitat and forage
with the reduction of noxious weeds and the spread of
native plants



Monitor known
weed populations.

I
dentify and destroy new
ones,
reduc
ing the

potential for
noxious weeds to spread to other parts of the forest


20. What is the Proposed Method(s) of Accomplishment?
(check at least 1)


Contract


Federal Workforce


County Workforce


Volunteer
s


Grant


Agreement


Americorps


YCC/
CCC Crews


Job Corps


Stewardship Contract


Merchantable Timber Pilot



Other (specify):


21. Will the Project Generate Merchantable
Timber
?


Yes



No


22. Anticipated Project Costs

a. Title II Funds Requested:
$
4,860

b.

Is

this a multi
-
year funding request?

Yes

No


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23. Identify Source(s) of Other Funding:


USFS F
ire and Resources Budget

24. Monitoring Plan (provide as attachment)

a.

Provide a plan that describes your process for tracking and explaining the effects of this project
on your environmental and community goals outlined
above
.

b.

Identify who will conduct
the monitoring:

c
.

Identify total funding needed to carry out specified monitorin
g tasks (Worksheet 1, Item k):


25. Identify remedies for failure to comply w
ith the terms of the agreement.

If project cannot be completed under the terms of this agreement:



Unused funds will be returned to the RAC account.



Other,
please
explain:







Project Recommended By:





Project Approved By:



/s/ (INSERT Signature)





/s/ (INSERT Signature)


Chairperson








Forest Supervisor


Resource Advisory Committee




National Forest



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Project Cost Analysis Worksheet

Worksheet 1

Please submit this worksheet with your propos
al




Item

Column A

Fed. Agency

Appropriated

Contribution

Column B

Requested

Title II

Contribution


Column D

Total

Available

Funds

a. Field Work & Site Surveys





b. NEPA/CEQA





c. ESA Consultation





d. Permit Acquisition





e. Project Design &
Engineering





f. Contract
/Grant

Preparation





g. Contract
/Grant

Administration





h. Contract
/Grant

Cost





i.

Salaries

$
3,240

-

T
wo
day
s

per week for
ranger

$
1,500

-

O
ne day
bi
-
weekly

for
training and supervision

$4,860

RAC funds
paying three
days per week
for ranger


$
9,600

j. Materials & Supplies

$
500

-

Money for seed, straw and

tools



$
500

k. Monitoring

$500

-

Two days GS
-
7 Monitoring



$500

l. Other

1.

2, Partner Indirect Cost





m.
Project Sub
-
Total





n.
FS
Indirect Costs





Total Cost Estimate

$
5,740

$
4,860


$
1
0,600


NOTES:

a. Pre
-
NEPA Costs

g. Includes Contracting
/Grant

Officer Representative (COR) costs. Excludes

Contracting
/Grant

Officer costs.

i. Cost of implementing project

l. Examples include
overhead charges from other partners,
vehicles, equipment

rentals, travel, etc.

n.


Forest Service indirect costs, including contracting/grant officer costs if
needed.