Landscape Scale Restoration
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.
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.
- 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
TRIBES: The Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Program Fiscal Year 2023 Request for Proposals for Federally Recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations/Villages is now available in grants.gov. The instructions and proposal form are posted in Grants.gov Opportunity: USDA-FS-2023-LSR-TRIBES. This is for proposals that will be submitted by Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations/Villages.
NEW: The webinar held on September 8 was recorded and may be viewed here: LSR Informational Webinar for Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations. Webinar slides are also available.
ALL APPLICANTS: Landscape Scale Restoration 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
- Landscape Scale Restoration Manual (FSM 3800)
- Landscape Scale Restoration Project Planning Tool (arcgis.com)
- Principal Laws Relating to USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry
- Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act
- Forest Service Eastern Region Distributes Grants to Support Healthy Forests
- Restoring the Health of Portland’s Greater Forest Park Region Benefits City Residents
- Restoring a Forest Landscape Rather than a Parcel
Contact your State Forestry Organization
Contact your Regional State Forester Organization