Serving the landowners of Northwest Montana
The Kootenai Forests to Rivers Initiative (KFRI) is a new partnership working to connect forest landowners, like you, with resources to help you manage your forest, to meet your priorities. Landowners in Lincoln County were surveyed to identify resources that are valuable to local forest owners. In response to survey findings, our partnership can provide you with informational materials and in-person help from local foresters that will determine if you’re eligible for funding to help your forest.
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The Partnership in Action
Montana is no stranger to wildfire. And whether you own 100 trees, or 100 acres of trees, there are straight forward steps you can take to reduce your risk of severe fire on your land.
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Here to help your forest
Your forest land, tucked away in beautiful northwest Montana, is a treasure. Let us help you keep it that way with free assistance. The DNRC Forestry Assistance Bureau provides resources to private landowners to promote sustainable forests and watersheds for the benefit of all Montanans. Assistance is available to address topics ranging from identifying and managing forest pests, to our state nursery’s high quality discounted seedlings for conservation plantings, to forest best management practices.
Learn about your land
Whether you are interested in enhancing the health of your forest – for current and future enjoyment, or reducing your risk for wildfire, the KFRI partnership is here to connect you with resources and support that will allow you to grow a healthier forest for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. Montana State University – Extension Forestry develops and delivers a wide range of educational material and in-person workshops that address Forest Stewardship Planning, Wildfire Hazard Reduction, Alternative Forest Management Practices, and Tree Pruning and Care. MyLandPlan is a resource provided by AFF for forest owners, to help you protect and enjoy your forest. The Land Plan tool offers easy ways for you to map the boundaries of your land, add features and special sites like trails, and plan actions to protect and care for your land.