Landscape Scale Restoration Grants

The Nevada Division of Forestry is accepting preliminary proposals for Landscape Restoration Grants (LSR) for restoration projects. These grants will support projects that improve and/or rehabilitate rural forests and rangelands, water resources, riparian areas, and wildlife habitat.

Funded by the US Forest Service, LSR grants are available to state and local agencies, tribes, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, companies, and HOAs. To be eligible, projects must meet the following requirements:

  1. Projects promote collaborative, science-based restoration of priority landscapes and further the goals of Nevada’s State Forest, Range & Watershed Action Plan.
  2. Projects must be in rural areas, defined as having a population of less than 50,000 inhabitants.
  3. Projects must address large-scale issues, such as wildfire risk reduction, watershed protection, invasive species removal, and forest health improvement.
  4. Applicants must provide a 10% non-federal match to cover project costs.

Since 2018, Nevada has received over $1.1 million for projects that protect and improve habitats in sensitive ecosystems, including Spring Valley, the Walker River watershed, and the Truckee Meadows watershed.


Reviewing Past Applications

Reviewing past successful applications will help with the preparation of competitive projects and pre-proposals. The applications below provide good examples of content and format that clearly describe the project, address the scoring criteria and explain how funding will be used. Additional successful LSR applications may be viewed on the Western States LSR website. In general the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition website is a great resource for grants in the Western U.S.

2016 Pinyon-Juniper Encroachment (PDF)
2016 Turf Conversion (PDF)
2017 Clearwater Complex (PDF)
2018 MT Goldcreek (PDF)
2019 Meadow Valley Riparian (PDF)


Application Materials

Review instructions and scoring criteria at the Western States LSR website. The 2024 funding announcement has not yet been released, but the process will be very similar to previous years (please note that you apply this year to be funded next year for the LSR program).

2023 Pre-Proposal Instructions (PDF)
2022 Budget Development Guidelines and Restrictions (PDF)
USFS LSR Eligibility & Planning Tool


Application Forms

2023 NDF Landscape Scale Restoration Pre-Proposal Form (PDF)