There are cost share programs that can assist you financially in making your property more resilient to fires. 


Forest Stewardship Program
Offered through the Department of Natural Resources Small Forest Landowner Office (SFLO).    

The Forest Stewardship Program helps you assess resource conditions and forest health, identify potential problems and opportunities, and discover recommended management practices to help you achieve your objectives. The program can help you develop and implement a Forest Stewardship Plan to guide future management and help you qualify for financial assistance, current use taxation, recognition, and certification programs. 

Learn more about the the Forest Stewardship Program. 
Forest Stewardship Plan Cost share application.


Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Offered through USDA's Natural Resources and Conservation Service.


The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to plan and implement conservation practices that improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related natural resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland. EQIP may also help producers meet Federal, State, Tribal, and local environmental regulations.

Owners of land in agricultural or forest production or persons who are engaged in livestock, agricultural or forest production on eligible land and that have a natural resource concern on that land may apply to participate in EQIP. Eligible land includes cropland, rangeland, pastureland, non-industrial private forestland and other farm or ranch lands.


Learn more about the EQIP program. 





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