The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation seeks the public’s help to be “Fire Smart” throughout the rest of the summer. Please remember that both possession and use of fireworks are prohibited on state and federal lands. Each year many fires are started by the careless use of fireworks. Do your part to prevent wildland fires: carry a shovel, bucket, fire extinguisher and have water available.
Ensure sustainability of Montana forests, rural lands, and communities through cooperative wildland fire protection, sound forest management practices, and by promoting a viable forest-based economy.
The Forestry Division, headquartered in Missoula, is responsible for planning and implementing forestry and fire management programs through an extensive network of staff located in field offices across the state. The Forestry Division has four major functions: fire & aviation management, forestry assistance, business management, and policy, planning & outreach. Following is a brief description of the programs, products and services offered through the Forestry Division’s diverse programs:
Preparedness and Suppression
Development and Maintenance
Mapping & Geospatial Services
Wildland Fire Communications
Wildland Urban Interface
For more about the Fire & Aviation Management Bureau, click here to visit the website.
Forest Stewardship Education
Forest Products and Biomass
and Community Forestry
Fuels Reduction and Mitigation
To learn more about Forestry Assistance Programs, click here to visit the website.
Business Management staff ensures Forestry Division business functions are efficient and comply with all state and federal policies and procedures. Additionally, the Business Management Bureau also coordinates DNRC facilities management statewide. Business Management Bureau efforts focus primarily in the following programs:
Management, Reporting and Executive Planning
Management, New Construction and Maintenance (Statewide)
Administrative support to Fire & Aviation, Forestry Assistance, and all other programs which reside on the Forestry Division campus in Missoula.
and Public Outreach staff has the following responsibilities:
Maintain effective working relationships with the public, DNRC cooperators, and elected officials at the local, state and national levels by providing information about Forestry Division programs and priorities.
strategic planning activities for the Forestry and Trust Land Management
Divisions through strategic plan development, annual work objectives, and
the interests and needs of the State of Montana are represented with
respect to management of all forestlands in Montana.
in development of forest policy and planning for private, tribal, state
and/or federal lands to advocate for sound forest management and opportunities
for forest-based economies and communities.
Raise public awareness and support of projects and programs within the Forestry and Trust Land Management Divisions.