The Minnesota Arrowhead Region Fire Adapted Communities Program Receives SFI Community Grant
July 31, 2023
Dovetail Partners has received a Community Grant from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) to support the Minnesota Arrowhead Region Fire Adapted Communities program and the project titled "Supporting Personal Choices in Caring for the Land to Increase Fire Resilience and Awareness".
SFI Community Grants are awarded for collaborative community-based projects, activities, and events that connect communities to forests. Since the SFI Community Grant Program started in 2010, SFI has awarded 118 grants totaling more than $1 million invested to foster community-building projects. The 16 new grants of the 2023 program represent a record-breaking number of projects supported and more than $215,000 in total funding announced.
The Minnesota Arrowhead project is also supported by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) Learning Network, the Minnesota Women's Woodland Network (MN WWN), and Minnesota's SFI Implementation Committee (SIC) which includes representatives from primary wood consuming mills, state, county, and industrial land management organizations, the University of Minnesota, and conservation partners.
The project will produce a 5-minute professional video to educate and empower landowners to engage in land stewardship that improves wildlife habitat, ecosystem biodiversity, wildfire resiliency, responsible timber harvesting, and recreational opportunities. The project seeks to engage public, private, and Tribal partners in Northern Minnesota that recognize cross boundary landscape restoration can only be accomplished by collaborating. The purpose is to strengthen collaboration for active forest management in the region.
For more information, see: https://minnesotafac.org/