COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications for grants to help Texas landowners offset the cost of prescribed fire.
More than $500,000 in grant funds are available for eligible landowners conducting prescribed burns on their property by certified and insured prescribed burn managers. Last year, the grant programs provided over $362,000 to facilitate prescribed fire treatments on 12,947 acres of privately owned land in Texas.
Prescribed fire is a land management practice that helps remove brush, weeds, dried vegetation and fallen trees. It also promotes seed and plant regeneration, controls invasive plants and restores soil nutrients.
The deadline to apply is Sept. 30. Interested landowners can determine eligibility and find an application at tfsweb.tamu.edu/cppgrant.