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Local Forestry and Fire Grants Available

Monday, October 2, 2017  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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Non-profit groups, local and state agencies, tribes and educational institutions can apply for grants of up to $240,000 each to help protect, enhance and conserve forests in Idaho.


The Landscape Scale Restoration, Western Fire Managers, and Hazard Fuels Reduction Grants fund activities that support local or state initiatives and address issues identified in county wildfire protection plans or the Idaho Forest Action Plan. The Idaho Forest Action Plan is a long-term, coordinated strategy for reducing threats to Idaho’s forests while increasing the social, economic and environmental benefits they provide.


The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) is requesting project pre-proposals for the grants. Within each grant program, a limited number of project pre-proposals will be selected for full development and competition with other applicants across the West.


IDL will hold a webinar on October 30, 2017 to explain the types of projects that qualify and how to build successful project pre-proposals. To sign up for the webinar, e-mail Jennifer Russell at


Project pre-proposals are due January 22, 2018. More information about the grants and examples of past projects can be found at


The IDL administers the grants, which are funded through the U.S. Forest Service State and Private Forestry branch.



Jennifer Russell, IDL Cooperative Grants Project Coordinator – or 208-666-8669

 Tyre Holfeltz, IDL Program Manager – or 208-666-8653

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