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Truckee North Tahoe Forest Management Program Landowner Grants (TNTFMP)

The Truckee North Tahoe Forest Management Program (TNTFMP) is a pilot program to assist private forested property owners with wildfire resilience efforts made possible by a $1.9M grant through the CAL FIRE Wildfire Resilience Block Grant Program. Through TNTFMP, qualifying landowners will apply through a competitive grant cycle for funding for technical and financial assistance to establish and implement Forest Management Plans and forest health treatments in accordance with CAL FIRE regulations.

The 2024 application is now closed and no longer accepting applications. Please review the program resources below and watch the webinar to understand your eligibility.

Landowner Minimum Eligibility Requirements

All landowners applying to the program must meet the following minimum requirements of the program:

  • Landowners must be willing to enter their name and address into CAL FIRE’s tracking system.
  • The land:
    • Must be privately owned
    • Cannot be zoned for industrial use
    • Must be greater than 3 acres and less than 5,000 acres 
    • Must be on forested land, defined as 10% of acreage is occupied by trees of any size that are native to CA
    • Falls within the program boundary: North Tahoe across parts of Placer, Nevada, Sierra, and El Dorado Counties. See FAQs below for a map.
  • For more eligibility requirements, click here.

Type of Work Eligible through TNTFMP

  • Technical Assistance
    • Development of a Forest Management Plan prepared by a Registered Professional Forester (RPF)
    • In-person or on-site consultation
    • Cost of preparing CEQA, needed permits, database searches and archaeological compliance, etc.
  • Implementation
    • Tree and brush thinning
    • Tree release
    • Pruning
    • Site preparation and tree planting
    • Follow-up work to support tree growth
    • Slash Disposal
  • NOT Funded
    • Costs of preparing a Timber Harvest Plan (THP)
    • Prescribed fire
    • Minor road upgrading
    • Construction of new roads or bridges
    • Fencing to protect stands from livestock
    • Planting of Christmas trees and greenery
    • Cost of land, water, irrigation, or purchase of tools or equipment
    • Projects designed solely for the production of fuelwood

Please see the resources below for more eligibility information.

Program Resources

Learn more about TNTFMP – General overview of the program.

Eligibility Requirements – Review to learn what landowners are eligible to apply for the program and what type of work can be funded through the program.

FAQs – Frequently asked questions which will be updated as the program is launched.

Program Goals – Goals set by the steering committee to help prospective applicants determine whether they are a strong fit to apply to the program.

How to Apply – Step by step guide to accessing the application process through TTCF’s Grant Interface platform.

Apply Now – This link will take you to TTCF’s Grant Interface platform. Please confirm your eligibility before beginning.

2024 Application Questions PDF – Downloadable version of application questions. Please note application questions vary depending on whether you are applying for technical assistance or implementation funding.

2024 Program Evaluation Rubric – Rubric by which all applications received will be scored using. The rubric scores applications based on whether you are applying for technical assistance or implementation funding.

TNTFMP Flyer – Downloadable and shareable flyer about the TNTFMP.

CAL FIRE Wildfire Resilience and Forestry Assistance Grant Guidelines – For additional details on types of work that is allowed and not allowed through this program, please see pages 8-10 of the grant guidelines from CAL FIRE.

California Cooperative Forest Management Plan Template – If applying to the program to receive technical assistance to develop a Forest Management Plan, the plan should be developed using the CA Cooperative Forest Management Plan.

Workshop Recordings

Watch the 2024 TNTFMP Application Workshop: 

Watch the 2023 Private Property Forest Management Workshop: The TNTFMP presents a workshop for private property owners to learn about developing forest management plans and the environmental regulations for forest management projects known as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). 

Program Email List

If you are interested in receiving periodic updates about the program, please complete this form to join the program email list.

For additional questions: Contact Anne Graham (

Funding for this program provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Wildfire Resilience Program.