MISSOULA, Mont. — Montana will be investing $3 million to fund projects for forest health and wildfire risk reduction, according to Gov. Greg Gianforte. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation awarded funding to eleven projects out of nearly three dozen applicants, with each receiving between $60,000 and $500,000. “As we’ve seen time and time again, managed forests mean less severe wildfires, more recreational opportunities, more habitat for wildlife, and more jobs in our communities,” said Gianforte. “We’re proud to invest in Montana communities and locally-driven projects to address the forest health crisis and reduce vulnerability to wildfire.” ….Projects include fuel reduction in the wildland urban interface, cross-boundary forest health restoration, public education, as well as commercial and non-commercial fuels work.