Natural Resource Management

Forest Stewardship

Good stewardship begins with good planning. The Forest Stewardship Program promotes sound stewardship practices through planning, technical advice and financial assistance for eligible landowners. Landowners are often faced with complex natural resource and economic issues when managing their property. Forest Stewardship Plans address natural resource concerns and serve as guiding documents for financial assistance applications and associated regulatory permits. If you’re interested in creating a Stewardship plan, or if you already have one but want more land management advice, our foresters are available to assist.


Funding Opportunities

The Forest Stewardship Program provides funding to state and local agencies, private landowners, land trust organizations, tribes, non-profit organizations and educational institutions for forest stewardship projects.

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Additional Information

Use the links below to access additional documents, geospatial data, web applications, and external websites related to the Forest Stewardship Program.

U.S. Forest Service Forest Stewardship Information
Additional Documents & Data (Open Data Hub)


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Highlighted Projects

Western Region
Spooner Landscape Resilience Project
The Spooner Landscape Resilience Project is a 300-acre environmental improvement initiative, spearheaded by the Nevada Tahoe Resource Team and the Nevada Division of Forestry.
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Western Region
Lot X Fuels Reduction and Forest Restoration Project
The Lot X Fuels Reduction and Forest Reforestation Project was funded through a US Forest Service Hazardous Fuels Grant, to improve forest and riparian health in Lot X...
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Northern Region
Ruby Lake Estates Project
In partnership with the United States Forest Service, Conservation Crews from Wells and Carlin began work on the Ruby Lake Estates project in October of 2020. Located on the Southeast side of the Ruby Mountains...
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