Texas A&M Forest Service provides financial and technical assistance to forest landowners in an effort to encourage forest landowners to implement preventive measures to minimize or prevent future infestations
of Southern Pine Beetle (SPB). Eligible landowners must own a minimum of 10 contiguous forested acres that are predominately composed of pine species and located within one of the 23 priority counties.
For FY 2016 Texas A&M Forest Service through funding from USDA Forest Service-Region 8 and Forest Health Protection, eligible landowners may receive up to $50.00 per acre to assist in the first thinning of overly dense, pulpwood sized pine stands. Landowners and potential project sites must meet certain eligibility criteria
that have been established for the program.
Completed applications for thinning cost-share assistance are due no later than June 20, 2016.
Contact Shane Harrington, Program Manager, with any questions regarding the 2016 Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program or call (979) 458-6650.
FY 2016 SPB Program Eligibility Criteria
FY 2016 SPB Thinning Cost-Share Application Packet - includes application, treatment plan, terms and conditions, W-9 form which all must be completed, signed and submitted prior to June 20, 2016
FY 2016 SPB Contract Extension/Cancellation Form