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Grants available to East Texas landowners to help restore longleaf pine forests

​COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas Longleaf Team have funding available through the Texas Longleaf Conservation Assistance Program for lando​​wners interested in restoring and enhancing longleaf pine ecosystems on their property.

Funding is available to assist landowners with the cost of site preparation and tree planting, as well as longleaf maintenance practices like prescribed burning and other activities that promote forest stand improvement.

Longleaf is harvested for its high-quality fiber; huge diameter; and tall, straight boles, which in turn produce superior lumber.

“The forest sector contributes $41 billion to the Texas economy annually,” said Hughes Simpson, Texas A&M Forest Service chief operating officer. “This program will add to that contribution while providing critical habitat to endangered plant and animal species in Texas, clean drinking water,​ and carbon storage.”

For more information, contact Jenny Sanders with the Texas Longleaf Team at 936-225-2175 or

Applications are due Sept. 30, 2023, and can be downloaded here.


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