Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cost Share Partnerships Working to Reduce Risk

Marty Stomberg, explains a recent thinning project to forested lands on her property. Photo: Perry Backus. Source: Ravalli Republic.
Private forestland owners in Montana are taking advantage of 50/50 cost share programs offered through the Bitter Root RC&D (Resource Conservation & Development).  Over 1,200 landowners have taken advantage of this program in Montana so far.  Programs like these are available to most private landowners seeking to mitigate the risk of wildfire and insect infestation.  Combine this work with fuels reduction efforts on national forestlands and inside WUI boundaries by private landowners and you've got some major steps towards larger landscape-scale risk reduction. Read the full story here

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