PREPARING FOR WILDFIRES
  • PREPARE FOR WILDFIRES: PRESCRIBED FIRE GRANT

    Texas A&M Forest Service offers grants to landowners to complete prescribed fires on private land. Each grant targets landowners in different priority areas across the state.

     

    The Community Protection Program Grant provides assistance to reduce the hazard of high-risk fuels on private lands through the use of prescribed burning. The treatment area will be within 10 miles of a National Forest boundary. The grant's goal is to protect high-risk communities and associated forest resources by reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire on private and public lands. Priority will be given to projects that meet both criteria.


    The National Fire Plan Grant provides assistance to communities that have been or may be threatened by wildfire by funding prescribed burning to reduce hazardous fuels in and around communities. Treatment areas will be private property in the 30 Texas Counties that have a Community Wildfire Protection Plan within the county. The goal is to protect high-risk communities and aid in ecosystem restoration by utilizing prescribed fire to consume excess vegetation before it contributes to catastrophic wildfire. Priority will be given to treatments sites that are within a CWPP, located near a Firewise community, located near homes based on Texas Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal and contain ecosystems that will benefit from prescribed fire.  


    Neches River and Cypress Basin Watershed  Restoration Program - Prescribed Fire Grant provides assistance to landowners in utilizing prescribed fire for ecological improvement to the Neches River and Cypress Basin watersheds. This program will benefit the public and natural resources through improvement of water quality and quantity, control of invasive species and enhancement of wildlife habitat. Treatment areas will be private property in the Neches River and Cypress Basin Watersheds. Priority will be given to prescribed burn treatments that promote native ecosystem restoration, are in priority watershed protection zones and near public land. 


    The Texas Longleaf Conservation Assistance Program provides eligible landowners with financial and technical assistance for establishing, enhancing and managing longleaf pine. Landowners with property within ten East Texas counties which include Angelina, Hardin, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, San Augustine, Sabine, Trinity and Tyler are eligible to apply. Approved participants may receive up to 50% payment not to exceed a standard cap rate for implementing approved conservation practices. Approved conservation practices include prescribed burning, reforestation, site preparation and forest stand improvement.

    Funding for this program is provided by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and are administered through the Texas Longleaf Pine Implementation Team and Texas A&M Forest Service. 

    Texas A&M Forest Service
    2019 Prescribed Burn Grants Approval Listing
        
    Community Protection Program Grant
    Grant #2019 CPP RX Burn RecipientCounty Acres
    CP19-01Symrna PartnershipNacogdoches600
    CP19-02Patton Timber InvestmentsNacogdoches270
    CP19-03Patton Timber InvestmentsSan Augustine430
    CP19-04Patton Timber InvestmentsSan Augustine75
    CP19-05Jason WellsSan Augustine100
    CP19-06Glen DavisAngelina50
    CP19-07Nathaniel RobinsonAngelina291
    CP19-08HSH Huntington 69 LLCAngelina323
    CP19-09Troy TiemannAngelina248
    CP19-10Brandon FranksShelby62
    CP19-11Terry MorganAngelina350
    CP19-12Ronnie KingAngelina54
    CP19-13Jansen ToddAngelina64
    CP19-14LG InterestAngelina100
    CP19-15Brandon BeltAngelina133
    CP19-16Simon WinsonAngelina723
    CP19-17Simon WinsonAngelina65
    CP19-18John OglesbeeSan Augustine105
    CP19-19Charlotte TullSan Augustine108
    CP19-20Doug MastersSan Augustine84
    CP19-21Rick MartinSan Augustine100
    CP19-22John LanhamAngelina200
    CP19-23Donscar PropertiesSan Augustine224
    CP19-24Roy & June HicksJasper65
    CP19-25Jim LookeAngelina503
    CP19-26Bonner Farms LtdAngelina148
    CP19-27Frank McMurreySan Jacinto314
    CP19-28Alfred WeinzierlWalker63
    CP19-29Frederick WeinzierlWalker155
    CP19-30Mike DavisAngelina66
    CP19-31Eagle Nest PropertiesSan Augustine271
    CP19-32Eagle Nest PropertiesSan Augustine213
    CP19-33LTP TimberQuestTyler200
    CP19-34Frederick & Alford WeinzierlWalker53
    CP19-35Frederick & Alford WeinzierlWalker200
    CP19-36John R. Winston III Family CorpAngelina159
    CP19-37Henry MeyersHouston101
    CP19-38Janet Tisdale PetersonSan Augustine148
    CP19-39Kevin FontenotSabine239
    CP19-40Stephen CorleyAngelina208
    CP19-41Joe LarrisonWalker66
    CP19-42Buck Bay Timber, Ltd.San Augustine52
    CP19-43Buck Bay Timber, Ltd.San Augustine70
    CP19-44Cotney, Ltd.Angelina108
    CP19-45J A CaldwellSan Jacinto122
    CP19-46Brushy Creek Timber IX, LPTrinity185
    CP19-47Brushy Creek Timber XII, LPAngelina450
    CP19-48Kathy HutsonMontgomery18
    CP19-49Kathy HutsonMontgomery65
    CP19-50W B Woods InvestmentsMontgomery128
    CP19-51W B Woods InvestmentsMontgomery130
    CP19-52Neches Wildlife Properties, LLCHouston800
    CP19-53HGT Group, LPNacogdoches108
    CP19-54Bob McKnightNacogdoches800
    CP19-55Acorn ForestryAngelina42
    CP19-562Sooners Cabin, LLCSan Jacinto454
       11,463
        
    National Fire Plan Grant
    Grant #2019 NFP RX Burn RecipientCounty Acres
    NFP19-1Big Creek RanchHutchinson148
    NFP19-2Broford LtdPolk214
    NFP19-3Cho-Yeh Camp & Conference CenterPolk120
    NFP19-4Cook's Branch ConservancyMontgomery280
    NFP19-5Fred M. SmithPolk317
    NFP19-6Harry McGeeLiberty39
    NFP19-7Jack RowlandPolk248
    NFP19-8LAWN Inc.Nacogdoches25
    NFP19-9LTP TimberQuestTyler121
    NFP19-10Myrtis G. Martindale Family Limitied PartnershipTyler65
    NFP19-11Neal BakerNacogdoches105
    NFP19-12R P HarmonyTyler40
    NFP19-13Railsback Ventures LLCMarion119
    NFP19-14Sammy FerraraPolk325
    NFP19-15Thomas Timber Investments LLCPolk445
       2,611
        
    Neches River And Cypress Basin Watershed Grant
    Grant #2019 NRCBW Burn RecipientCounty Acres
    NRCBW19-01Neal Foley FamilyJasper800
    NRCBW19-02Temple FoundationHouston750
    NRCBW19-03Sam B Hayter TrustNacogdoches410
    NRCBW19-04McElroy & ColtonHarrison141
    NRCBW19-05Lake Margaret TrustHarrison163
    NRCBW19-06DGK HoldingsHarrison44
    NRCBW19-07Morgan Brothers LandJefferson177
    NRCBW19-08Railsback Ventures LLCMarion172
    NRCBW19-09Broford LtdPolk206
    NRCBW19-10LTP TimberQuestTyler138
    NRCBW19-11Highland Lake ClubHarrison147
    NRCBW19-12Andrew BairdHarrison61
    NRCBW19-13TLW & PPWHarrison223
    NRCBW19-14TLW & PPWHarrison102
    NRCBW19-15RMS Texas TimberlandsTyler196
    NRCBW19-16S E Barnes Timber CoTrinity298
    NRCBW19-17Davidson Family TrustPolk72
    NRCBW19-18HGT GroupShelby195
    NRCBW19-19James FultonCherokee130
    NRCBW19-20Kloesel Family LtdHouston73
       4,498

     + Community Protection Program - Prescribed Fire Grant

    Scope of Project:

    Reduce the hazard of high-risk fuels on private lands through the use of prescribed burning. Treatment area will be within 10 miles of a National Forest boundary. The grant's goal is to protect high-risk communities and associated forest resources by reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire on private and public lands. Priority will be given to projects that meet both criteria.

    The total funding for these grants is $316,449.88. No cost shares are involved with this grant program. Grant recipients will be reimbursed actual per acre costs associated with conducting the prescribed burn not to exceed the maximum reimbursement rate of $30.00 per acre with a total limit of 800 acres per recipient. 

     

    To apply, complete either the online form or the printable document: 

     

    2017 CPP Grant Summary

    2016 CPP Grant Summary

    2015 CPP grant Summary

    2017 Areas Eligible for the CPP Grant

     

    See individual maps of each national forest in Texas by clicking the link below. 

    Angelina NF

    Davy Crockett NF

    Sabine NF

    Sam Houston NF

     

     + National Fire Plan - Prescribed Fire Grant

    Scope of Project

    Provide assistance to communities that have been or may be threatened by wildland fire by funding prescribed burning to reduce hazardous fuels in and around communities.  Treatment areas will be private property in the 30 Texas Counties that have a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) within the county.  The goal is to protect high-risk communities and aid in ecosystem restoration by utilizing prescribed fire to consume excess vegetation before it contributes to catastrophic wildfire. Priority will be given to treatments sites that are within a CWPP, located near a Firewise community, located near homes based on Texas Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal (TxWRAP), and contain ecosystems that will benefit from prescribed fire.  

    The total funding for these grants is $54,000.00.  No cost shares are involved with this grant program. Grant recipients will be reimbursed actual per acre costs associated with conducting the prescribed burn not to exceed the maximum reimbursement rate of $30.00 per acre with a total limit of 300 acres per recipient.


    To apply, complete either the online form or the printable document: 

     

    2017 NFP Grant Summary

    National Fire Plan Prescribed Fire Grant Eligibility

     

     + Neches River and Cypress Basin Watershed Restoration Program- Prescribed Fire Grant

    Scope of Project:

    To provide assistance to landowners in utilizing prescribed fire for ecological improvement to the Neches River and Cypress Basin watersheds. This program will benefit the public and natural resources through improvement of water quality and quantity, control of invasive species, and enhancement of wildlife habitat.  Treatment areas will be private property in the Neches River and Cypress Basin Watersheds. Priority will be given to prescribed burn treatments that promote native ecosystem restoration, are in priority watershed protection zones, and near public land.  

    The total funding for these grants is $101,201.00. Grant recipients will be reimbursed actual per acre costs associated with conducting the prescribed burn, not to exceed the maximum reimbursement rate of $22.50 per acre with a total limit of 800 acres per recipient.

     

    To apply, complete either the online form or the printable document: 


    2017 Watershed Restoration Grant Summary

    Neches River and Cypress Basin Watershed Restoration Program Eligible Areas

    See individual maps of each watershed eligible for this grant by clicking on the links below:

    Neches River and Cypress Basin Watershed Restoration Program - Cypress Basin Eligible Area

    Neches River and Cypress Basin Watershed Restoration Program - Neches River Basin North Eligible Areas

    Neches River and Cypress Basin Watershed Restoration Program - Neches River Basin South Eligible Areas

     + Texas Longleaf Conservation Assistance Program

    Visit the link below to find out more information on the Texas Longleaf Conservation Assistance Program.

    http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/longleaf/

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