2017 BIG SKY and SOUTH PARK COUNTY WATERSHED HEALTH - Financial Assistance and Technical Support Program
Cost share ranges from 25 - 75%.
Projects included in the financial assistance program includes:
The creation of defensible space adjacent to structures
Reducing 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
Improving the forest health and wildfire risk of your entire property
Project Location - Project Map
Steps for landowners who are interested in receiving grant funds:
- Submit an Application to the Gallatin County Extension Office. Spring Application due June 2017.
- Get your neighbors involved! - Projects with more than one neighbor may qualify for greater cost share
- Conduct a Site Visit with the Natural Resource Agent
- Receive property recommendations: What to expect, How much should I do?
- Decide to have work done on your property
- Natural Resource Agent will let you know what grant money is available to help cover costs
- Work begins
- Natural Resource Agent approves completed work and provides agreed upon amount of financial assistance