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Forest Health Protection

Western Bark Beetle Initiative Grant Program

The Western Bark Beetle Initiative (WBBI) is a cost-share program designed to assist non-federal landowners statewide with bark beetle prevention, suppression, or restoration efforts.

A landowner must have a minimum of 5 acres to be eligible for this program. However, individual private landowners of multiple contiguous properties of less than 5 acres can pool their properties together to meet this minimum eligible acreage by submitting a package of individual WBBI applications for each property

The WBBI rules, application form, and related information are available at the links below. Please direct any questions about this funding to wbbi@alaska.gov or (907) 269-8460.

This funding cannot be used exclusively for the removal of hazard trees.

Please click the link that corresponds to your landowner status:


Applications for the WBBI program are no longer being accepted

Based on the volume of applications submitted, all available and anticipated funding has been obligated. We are currently reviewing applications and will notify both successful and unsuccessful applicants. We appreciate all the interest this program has generated and hope to secure more funding in the future.