Missoula's Home Ignition Zone Pilot Program

Missoula's Home Ignition Zone Pilot Program

Resounding success in 2019!


2020 HIZ Program options are as follows:

One Week ($3,250*, 8 person crew, 6-7 hrs.)

Full-Day ($650*, 8 person crew, 6-7 hrs.)

Full-Day ($325*, 4 person crew, 6-7 hrs.)

*Cost after reimbursement

Program Steps


"Hello, I want to thank the HIZ team for creating this opportunity for land owners to be able to afford to be part of the fire prevention efforts in our state. Not only does our property look great, we are greatly relieved to have this fire mitigation work done. Every summer we live in fear of fires.

Having the general fire prevention work done, by thinning and taking out mistletoe and thick brush in Pattee Canyon, has also helped us feel less anxious. The interconnectedness of private lands with state and federal forest makes this effort essential for saving houses and lives.

The eight man/woman crew from the Conservation Core were amazing. These young people worked hard and were fast and efficient every day for five days. They were polite, informative, trustworthy, personable and fun to be around. We are grateful to them and for your efforts at United Way of Missoula." - Anonymous Homeowner

"It has been a privilege to work with residents in Missoula County and provide them with a service that achieves ignition resistant communities. While land management agencies make steady progress towards restoring fire resilient landscapes, an equally, if not more important component, is ensuring homes and communities are prepared.

This program increases the chances of your home surviving an ember shower and provides safer opportunities for fire fighters when defending the home is possible. It is imperative that homeowner’s educate themselves and take action towards reducing their home’s ignition potential. 

This program helps achieve that goal while alleviating the physical and financial burdens of performing the necessary work." - Max Rebholz, Missoula County Wildfire Preparedness Coordinator

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