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  • EVENTS: GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR PRESCRIBED BURNING

    As a Texas landowner, do you use prescribed fire on your land to help reduce your risk of wildfire and restore the natural ecosystem?  If so, Texas A&M Forest Service could help you get reimbursed for the cost of your prescribed fire operation. 

     

    The Community Protection Program — Prescribed Fire Grant is available to fund prescribed burn treatments to property within 10 miles of a National Forest in East Texas. This year a total of $197,469 is available through this program.

    The National Fire Plan — Prescribed Fire Grant has a total of $21,000 to fund treatments in 33 eligible counties. These counties have taken steps to mitigate their risks by composing a city or county-wide Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

    The Neches River and Cypress Basin Watershed Restoration Program — Prescribed Fire Grant will provide $128,825 to support prescribed fire in priority watersheds in East Texas.  These prescribed burn treatments will help improve water quality and quantity, control invasive species and enhance wildlife habitat by restoring ecosystem function.

    The Texas Longleaf Conservation Assistance Program – Prescribed Fire Grant is available to fund prescribed burn treatments on private land to enhance longleaf pine ecosystems in nine Southeast Texas Counties. This year, up to $50,000 is available through this program.

    The deadline for application submission is Friday, October 13, 2017.

     

    Check your eligibility and apply for one of four grants offered for prescribed burning at http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/cppgrant/.


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