Mission:Maintain and improve the health of Montana's forests, forested watersheds, and the communities that depend on them.
Montana's rural and urban forests are resilient, sustainable and actively managed to meet landowner and societal needs into the future.
Pillars of Assistance Delivery
We sponsor training, conduct on-site consultations, and provide written materials to increase awareness of natural resource laws and healthy forest practices.
We provide personalized consultations to forest communities and landowners. We build local capacity to sustain adaptive management of Montana Forests.
We distribute grants and provide funds to community and private forest owners. We aid projects that promote sustainable management of healthy forests.
We increase our capacity to provide forestry services by partnering with other forestry agencies and groups. We strive to diversify the Montana forestry network by initiating new partnerships and strengthening those that already exist.
Forestry Assistance Programs
Montana's forest practices laws, rules and forest water quality best management practices.
Assist family forest landowners in acquiring personal knowledge about their forest resources and in developing and implement a forest management plan for their property.
Provide Montana's urban communities with assistance in establishing and maintaining urban forestry programs.
Produce and distribute seedlings for conservation plantings to private landowners, state, federal and tribal landowners and other conservation organization.
Provides assistance to family forest landowners and others in the identification and management of forest insects and diseases.
A program promoting the use of forest biomass as an energy source for heating schools and other public facilities.