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Texas Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Cost Share Program

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 21 priority counties.

For FY 2018, 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 December 31, 2018.


Contact Information Contact Information
Texas Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Cost Share Program
Shane Harrington
Program Manager
200 Technology Way
Suite 1281
College Station, TX  77845-3424
Phone: (979) 458-6650
Fax: (979) 458-6655

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Service Area
Services provided in:
  • Angelina County, Texas
  • Cass County, Texas
  • Cherokee County, Texas
  • Hardin County, Texas
  • Harrison County, Texas
  • Houston County, Texas
  • Jasper County, Texas
  • Marion County, Texas
  • Montgomery County, Texas
  • Nacogdoches County, Texas
  • Newton County, Texas
  • Panola County, Texas
  • Polk County, Texas
  • Rusk County, Texas
  • Sabine County, Texas
  • San Augustine County, Texas
  • San Jacinto County, Texas
  • Shelby County, Texas
  • Trinity County, Texas
  • Tyler County, Texas
  • Walker County, Texas



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