Governor Announces 16% Savings in Fire Costs Through Cost-Sharing Negotiations


October 20, 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the state of Montana achieved a 16-percent reduction in fire costs for Fiscal Year 2022 from the Fire Suppression Fund through cost-sharing negotiations between the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and the federal government.

“With a long and difficult fire season, our team at the DNRC achieved fantastic results for Montana taxpayers by ensuring our federal partners pay their fair share of costs this fire year,” Gov. Gianforte. “I strongly commend DNRC officials for being good stewards and protect...

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