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 2024 Request for Proposals for Federally Recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations/Villages is now available in grants.gov. The Request for Proposals and project narrative are posted in Grants.gov Opportunity: USDA-FS-2024-LSR-NATIONAL-TRIBAL. This is for proposals that will be submitted by Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations/Villages.
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
FY2022 Funded Projects (PDF, 125 KB)
FY2021 Funded Projects (PDF, 155 KB)
FY2020 Funded Projects (PDF, 153 KB)
FY2019 Funded Projects (PDF, 52 KB)
FY2018 Funded Projects (PDF, 113 KB)
Program Guidelines and Performance
Contact your State Forestry Organization
Contact your Regional State Forester Organization