Texas A&M Forest Service Reimbursement Program

Texas A&M Forest Service Reimbursement Program

State Agencies
Funder Name:
Texas A&M Forest Service
Eligible Applicants:
Individuals/General Public
Relevant Project Area:
Habitat Improvement, Biodiversity, & Riparian Restoration
Forest and Fire Prevention
Funding Range:





Through Feb. 15, 2019, Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications that could result in reimbursement to eligible recipients of up to $2,500 for the cost of trees, weed barriers, planting contractors, drip irrigation systems, and other items associated with the creation of vegetative fuel breaks. “This grant is intended to help protect communities in the high plains by reducing the risks of catastrophic wildfire events on both public and private lands,” said Logan Scherschel, Wildland Urban Interface Specialist III with Texas A&M Forest Service. “Our hope is that landowners will apply for this grant and then construct vegetative fuel breaks on their property ahead of fire season.” Green vegetative fuel breaks are trees and shrubs that are systematically planted adjacent to fields, homesteads, or feedlots as a barrier to reduce or redirect the wind. As a result, the fuel breaks can impact wind-driven fire behavior that will allow time for residents or firefighters to evacuate before the fire impacts nearby homes or structures.l break projects eligible for the grant funds will consist of three rows of trees minimum and span at least 400 feet in length.

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