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Landscape Scale Restoration

Image of new growth forest following prescribed fire.

Fort Benning Area Prescribed Fire Initiative in Marion County, GA. Forest Stewardship Plan Completed March 2021, Photo by Lisa Duncan, GFC.

Image of forest with downfall and overgrowth.

Monroe Mountain Landscape Restoration Project, pre-treatment. Photo courtesy Utah Forestry, Fire & State Lands.

Image of cleared forest with mountain view.

Monroe Mountain Landscape Restoration Project, post-treatment. Photo courtesy Utah Forestry, Fire & State Lands.

Image of dense forest with overgrowth.

Willamette Valley Oak Collaboration, before treatment. Photo credit Abby Colehour, Long Tom Watershed Council. 

 

Image of forest following fuel reduction project.

Willamette Valley Oak Collaboration, after treatment. Photo credit Abby Colehour, Long Tom Watershed Council. 


The Landscape Scale Restoration Program is a Forest Service State and Private Forestry competitive grant program that promotes collaborative, science-based restoration of priority forest landscapes and furthers priorities identified in State Forest Action plans or equivalent restoration strategy. Landscape Scale Restoration projects cross multiple jurisdictions, including Tribal, state and local government, and private forest land, to address large-scale issues such as wildfire risk reduction, watershed protection and restoration, and the spread of invasive species, insect infestation and disease.

Search and download project reports with the LSR search tool or explore LSR projects and landscapes with the Landscape Scale Restoration Map Viewer. Learn more about our projects and partners.

How the Program Works

The Landscape Scale Restoration Program draws on several State and Private Forestry programs and authorities  to accomplish land management objectives more efficiently. Projects are developed in partnership with diverse stakeholders and effectively leverage local knowledge, expertise, and resources which results in measurable on-the-ground impacts.

Program basics:

  • State forestry agencies or appropriate state agencies, units of local government, Indian Tribes, non-profit organizations, universities, and Alaska Native Corporations are eligible to submit projects.
  • Funds may only be spent on nonindustrial private forest land or state forest land that is also rural.
  • The program definition of rural land encompasses all U.S. land area located outside urbanized areas such as a city or town that has a population of greater than 50,000 inhabitants. (see map for eligibility).
  • The program pays up to 50% of the project costs and requires a 50% non-federal match.
  • Funds are competitively awarded to eligible entities through grants and cooperative agreements.

How to Apply

LSR proposal submissions are administered by three regional processes. Please visit the following websites for specific regional information about the application process, including the annual request for applications:

Funding and Accomplishments

Program Guidelines and Performance

News Room

Contact Us

Contact your State Forestry Organization

Contact your Regional State Forester Organization

https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/private-land/landscape-scale-restoration