Texas Longleaf Conservation Assistance Program

Texas A&M Forest Service

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Texas: Hardin County, Jasper County, Newton County, Polk County, Tyler County

Location of residency: Texas

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Overview:

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The Texas Longleaf Conservation Assistance Program provides both financial and technical assistance to eligible landowners for the establishment and management of Longleaf Pine. Historically, Longleaf Pine covered much of the Southeast including Southeast Texas.

However, as the country began moving west, many of those acres were lost. Today, many groups are working together to restore Longleaf Pine to its historical range while also managing existing areas of Longleaf Pine.    

The Texas Longleaf Implementation Team, a multi  organization group including federal, state, private and NGO partners, through funds provided by the National Fish  and Wildlife Foundation, is working with landowners to increase and manage Longleaf acres in Texas.  

Benefits

Eligible program participants can receive financial and technical assistance to establish or enhance Longleaf Pine through implementing conservation practices such as prescribed burning, site preparation, reforestation, and forest stand improvement. Payments are made to participants after conservation practices and activities identified in an approved forest management plan are implemented.    

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Landowners with property located within the Big Thicket Significant Geographical Area (see map) are eligible to apply. 
  • Eligible land includes pastureland, forestland, and other farm and ranch lands. 
  • Approved participants may receive up to 50% payment not to exceed a standard cap rate for implementing approved conservation practices.   
  • Applicants must:
    • Control or own eligible land
    • Already possess or develop a written forest management plan
    • Comply with all Texas Forestry Best Management Practices
    • Agree to all program restrictions and requirements