Grants to Idaho nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects to diminish the risk of wildfires. Funding is intended for planning projects, public education about the dangers and how to prevent these fires, and restoration of appropriate ecosystems to reduce wildfire incidence.
The Western States Fire Managers (WSFM) grant provides funds to mitigate risk from wildland fire within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) with emphasis on hazard fuel reduction, information/education, assessment/planning, and project monitoring through community/landowner actions. Projects must adhere to a specific set of criteria and must be included in the respective Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).Examples (not all inclusive) of qualifying projects:Defensible space around homes and structuresShaded fuel breaksFuels reduction beyond defensible space adjacent to WUI areasRemoval of slash including piling and burning; mulching; grinding; etc.Prescribed fireThinningMaintenance of non-federally funded fuels projectsMonitoring components of projects for effectivenessEducationCWPP developmentQualifying Project Types:Reduce Hazardous Fuels / Restore Fire-adapted Ecosystems in the wildland urban interface (WUI).Improve Prevention/Education in the Interface.Planning.

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