Western Bark Beetle Initiative Grant

Western Bark Beetle Initiative Grant

State Agencies
Funder Name:
Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (DFFM)
Eligible Applicants:
Tribal Governments
Local governments and Utility Districts
Non-profits organizations
Relevant Project Area:
Habitat Improvement, Biodiversity, & Riparian Restoration
Forest and Fire Prevention
Environment, Natural Resource Management, and Human Health
Funding Range:

The Western Bark Beetle Initiative Grant Program focuses on reducing adverse bark beetle impacts through thinning and removal of green host trees and related slash treatments, where ponderosa pine is the main host tree. Funding through this grant aims to protect high value trees and forests, create and maintain healthy stands of trees, reduce bark beetle attacks and tree mortality, encourage landowners to implement prevention and restoration projects, restore and maintain healthy ecosystems, and reduce wildland fire risk secondarily.


This program is directed to units of local government, non-profit organizations 501(c)3, and public educational institutions. Individuals working in partnership with their neighborhood association may also apply if they work with one of the previously stated groups.

For questions regarding this grant program, please contact John Richardson at 602-771-1420 or Cori Dolan at 520-262-5519.

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.