MSU Gallatin County Extension is partnering with Park and Meagher County Extension to assist landowners with creating survivable space around their home to reduce the danger from wildland fires. This program also addresses best management practices, forest stewardship, and tree insect and disease issues. The program provides technical assistance for landowners to develop and implement a hazardous fuels mitigation plan or a forest stewardship plan. Through grant funding we are able to provide cost share assistance to landowners who implement a plan. The grant funds assist landowners with paying for fuels reduction and forest health work (clearing, thinning, trimming vegetation).

Contact MSU Extension agent Brad Bauer for more information at 406-388-3213 or brad.bauer@montana.edu.