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  • NEWSROOM: CONSERVATION PROGRAM OFFERS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO LANDOWNERS

    Conservation program offers financial assistance to landowners

    Funding is now available for East Texas landowners to help keep Texas forests healthy.

    The Environmental Quality Incentives Program provides financial assistance to property owners for conducting specific land conservation practices.

    Conservation practices eligible for funding include the reforestation of pines or hardwoods, site preparation, herbicide application, prescribed burning, forest stand improvement and firebreak establishment. 

    In addition to financial assistance, landowners can receive technical assistance from Texas A&M Forest Service to conduct conservation activities and develop land management plans.

    East Texas landowners wishing to apply for assistance must have an active forest management plan in place and submit an application through a local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service office. The first funding allocation for the year is March 18, 2016.

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    Original post by Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas
    Conservation Program Applications Being Accepted at NRCS Offices Statewide http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/tx/newsroom/releases/?cid=NRCSEPRD760406

     

    Texas A&M Forest Service Contacts

    Shane Harrington, Program Coordinator, 979-458-6650, sharrington@tfs.tamu.edu

    Texas A&M Forest Service Communications, 979-458-6606, newsmedia@tfs.tamu.edu


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