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Montana has approximately 23 million acres of forested land and nearly 20% of that land is privately owned. Well-managed woods provide more than just esthetics and recreational benefits. A healthy forest provides wildlife habitat, clean air and water, improves soil composition, and can yield timber among other benefits for generations to come if managed properly.

Whether you are looking to protect your home and property from the next wildfire or learn how to manage the urban forest on your property, DNRC has all the necessary resources and services to assist you.

Prepare Your Home for Wildfire

DNRC partnered with Lake County and the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe to develop a short video to share the impacts to homes from the 2022 Elmo fire near Dayton. The video compares the aftermath of the fire for three homes caught in the fire’s path: one that was completely destroyed, another that was partially impacted, and a third that received no impacts from the fire.

Contact Your Local Service Forester

Service Foresters can provide assistance and expertise to landowners to meet their objective the following amongst so many other things:

  • Developing forest stewardship or management plans
  • Identifying appropriate cost-share grants and programs
  • Providing recommendations on sources of cost-share assistance
  • Identifying insect and diseases to make management recommendations

To find your local DNRC Service Forester and see what they can do for you and your land, Click Here


Request a Site Visit

Determining your wildfire risk and taking actions to prepare is an important action all Montana residents need to take. Free site visits are available by a local fire professional. He or she will assess your property and provide recommendations on how you can reduce your wildfire risk. Click Here to request a wildfire preparedness site visit.