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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Resources for Landowners

Managing Wildfire Risk


The DNRC Stewardship Program delivers around $2.5 million annually in financial assistance to help private forest landowners manage the wildfire risk on their forest land. Through a partnership with the USDA Forest Service - State and Private Forestry, this funding supports active forest management, enhances public benefits from private forests, and provides important jobs in the forest products sector. This financial assistance to reduce wildfire risk is made available to individual forest landowners through regional partnerships with organizations and local governments. Please connect with your local partner, listed below, to learn more about available programs.

1 - Fire Adapted Kootenai: Lincoln County

2 - Northwest Montana Hazardous Fuels Program: Flathead County

3 - Sanders Forest Restoration Initiative: portions of Sanders County

4 - Lake County Conservation District: portions of Lake County

5 - Swan Valley Connections: Swan River Watershed

6 - Clearwater Resource Council: Greater Seeley Lake area

7 - : portions of Frenchtown, Huson, and Ninemile

8 - Bitter Root RC&D: Mineral, Missoula, and Ravalli Counties

9 - Blackfoot Challenge: Blackfoot River Watershed

10 - Golden Crown Stewardship Initiative: portions of Cascade and Lewis & Clark Counties

11 - Tri-County FireSafe Working Group: Broadwater, Jefferson, and Lewis & Clark Counties

12 - Stillwater Valley Watershed Council: Stillwater Valley

13 -  Red Lodge Fire Rescue: portions of Carbon County

14 - : portions of Custer County

 Please contact your local DNRC Service Forester if a local wildfire risk reduction program is not listed for your area or you have questions about managing your forest land.

Resilient Forest Landscapes

Tree FarmEngaged private forest landowners are a critical component of a healthy Montana forest. The following organizations provide resources for forest landowners to help them make their sustainable management goals a reality:

NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service - Focused Conservation provides funding to targeted areas for established conservation practices.

Find your local Conservation District and learn about the programs offered in your area to address local conservation needs.

MSU Extension Forestry provides educational resources, workshops and trainings in support of private forest landowners.

Montana Tree Farm System is focused on providing forest owners the tools they need to keep their forests healthy and productive.

Montana Forest Owners Association works to create policies that support private forest landowners.

 For more information on the Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Program and  the resources and assistance provided by the DNRC’s Stewardship Program, please contact your local DNRC Service Forester. 


2705 Spurgin Road, Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: (406) 542-4300
Fax: (406) 542-421

Stewardship Program Manager
Phone: (406) 542-4303

Stewardship Program Specialist
Phone: (406) 542-4280