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The Flathead Conservation District empowers landowners to be better stewards of natural resources. The District’s Landowner Assistance Program provides landowners with technical support and cost-share assistance to implement conservation practices on private property.

Seedling Program:

We have partnered with the DNRC Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery (MCSN) to facilitate conservation-related seedling orders for small landowners in Flathead County. Smaller landowners (≤10 acres) who wish to plant seedlings for conservation practices but cannot meet the MCSN minimum order size of 250 seedlings may qualify for this program.

Native Grass Seed:

We have also collaborated with the NRCS and CHS Kalispell to develop three native grass seed mixes specifically for use in the Flathead Valley. These mixes are available at CHS Kalispell.

Cost Share Program:

The Cost-Share Program provides financial or technical assistance for private landowners with conservation projects in Flathead County. The program funds up to 75% of the project or up to a total of $5,000. All applications will be reviewed and ranked based on project merit and benefit to the natural resource. Projects that employ multiple conservation practices are encouraged. Eligible projects include stream/fisheries improvement, erosion control, wildlife habitat improvements and upland improvements. Visit the cost share page for more detail.

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