The Bitterroot National Forest and Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Hamilton field office have received the USDA’s Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership Award.
Through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership, the Forest Service and NRCS are working together to protect communities from wildfires, improve water quality, and restore forest ecosystems on public and private lands.
The NRCS will be offering cost share opportunities to forest landowners to implement forest thinning practices and supporting practices. The funding will be available to landowners for three-years (2022-2024). The cost share will focus on a specific area within Ravalli County each year of the project.
Year 1 of the project (2022) will focus on the eastside of the valley.
Year 2 of the project (2023) will focus on the south part of the valley.
Year 3 of the project (2024) will focus on the westside of the valley.
Landowners interested in learning more about this cost share opportunity are encouraged to call the NRCS Hamilton Field Office (406) 361-6191