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Small forestland owners invited to apply for grants

The Oregon Department of Forestry issued a call for projects today for $5 million in grants funded by Senate Bill 762.

The Small Forestland Grant Program, authorized by Section 24 of Senate Bill 762, will award $5 million to projects supporting small forestland owners across Oregon.

Approximately $4.25 million will focus on projects treating multiple land ownerships to reduce the risk of wildfire and increase forest resiliency on private properties. Approximately $750,000 will support active Firewise USA communities to reduce hazardous fuels and protect community infrastructure.

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