Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Grant Program

Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation

Grant amount: Up to US $270,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 2, 2019

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Montana

Location of residency: Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

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NOTE: Partner organizations with a project idea should contact their DNRC service forester to discuss and solicit feedback. Service foresters or other DNRC staff with a project idea should likewise involve relevant partners in preliminary discussions. Do not submit a project idea before conferring with your service forester.

Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Grant Program

The Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Program (or LSR, formerly known as Competitive Redesign or “Comp” Grant) is delivered by a partnership between the USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry and the Montana DNRC. The program is intended for implementation of watershed level, forest-based projects and activities which address the three State and Private Forestry national themes:

  • conserve and manage working forests
  • protect forests from threats
  • enhance public benefits from private forests

These activities will integrate multiple program areas, including forest stewardship, forest health and protection, wildland fire mitigation and restoration, and urban and community forestry.

The DNRC works with partners to develop LSR projects proposals for the nationwide scoring and review process. The development process typically begins in January or February and continues until final national submission in September. The maximum grant award is $270,000. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible project partners include but are not limited to:
    • state agencies,
    • non-profit organizations,
    • conservation districts, or
    • county and municipal governments
  • Funds may only be used on non-federal lands.
  • The DNRC Forestry Assistance Bureau (FAB) works with partners in Montana and/or neighboring states to develop 3 proposals for the nationwide LSR review and scoring process in September. 


  • Funds may not be used to compensate federal staff or expenses.