The Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Program (or LSR, formerly known as Competitive Redesign Grant) is delivered by a partnership between the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, and the Iowa DNR. The program is intended to implement watershed level, forest-based projects and activities which address the three State and Private Forestry national themes: conserve and manage working forests, protect forests from threats, and enhance public benefits from private forests. These activities will integrate multiple program areas, including forest stewardship, forest health and protection, wildland fire mitigation and restoration, and urban and community forestry.
The DNR works with partners to develop LSR projects proposals for the nationwide scoring and review process. The development process typically begins in December or January and continues until final national submission in September. Eligible project partners include, but are not limited to, state agencies, non-profit organizations, conservation districts, or county and municipal governments. Funds may only be used on non-federal lands and may not be used to compensate federal staff or expenses.
For more information or to submit a partner idea, please contact Emma Hanigan at email@example.com or 515-249-1732.