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TNC, RMEF Part of Forest Action Plan

      Mark Aagenes of The Nature Conservancy in Montana and Blake Henning of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are members of the Montana Forest Action Advisory Council, a group that has worked to create the Montana Forest Action Plan (Plan).

    The Plan, within the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, has produced 14 new forest management projects across Montana that will receive funding to reduce the risk of wildfire, improve forest health and wildlife habitat, and support local forestry economies. The DNRC has committed $4.5 million from state and federal sources for the 14 projects. DNRC reported that demand for this funding was high, with a total of 47 proposals totaling $14 million. The successfully funded projects support cross boundary, landscape-scale forest restoration and management goals identified in the Montana Forest Action Plan.

      See the full list of projects funded here. The diverse projects are located throughout Montana.