Cost share ranges from 25 - 75%.

Projects in the financial assistance program include:

  • The creation of defensible space adjacent to structures

  • The reduction of fuels to protect ingress and egress routes

  • The creation of fuel breaks on your property

  • The promotion of fire-adapted ecosystems

  • The regeneration of aspen, willow and deciduous stands

  •  The improvement of forest health and wildfire risk for your entire property

Project Location - Project Map

Steps for landowners who are interested in receiving grant funds:

  1. Submit an application to the Gallatin County Extension Office.  **Applications for this project are not being accepted at this time, as all funds have been allocated.
  2. Get your neighbors involved! - Projects with more than one neighbor may qualify for greater cost share
  3. Conduct a Site Visit with the Natural Resource Agent
  4. Receive property recommendations: What to expect, How much should I do?
  5. Decide to have work done on your property
    1. Hire a contractor from Southwest Montana or another part of the state  or
    2. Do the work yourself
  6. Natural Resource Agent will let you know what grant money is available to help cover costs
  7. Work begins
  8. Natural Resource Agent approves completed work and provides agreed upon amount of financial assistance
Natural Resource Agent
Gallatin County Extension
903 North Black
Bozeman, MT  59715

Tel (406) 582 - 3280
Fax (406) 580 - 3289