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Florida Forest Service Announces Applications for the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program

 

Assistance Available for Non-Industrial, Private Forest Landowners

 

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The Florida Forest Service at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is taking applications for the Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) Assistance and Prevention Program from non-industrial, private forest landowners beginning Friday June 14, through Wednesday, July 31.

The program, supported through a grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, offers an incentive payment for landowners who conduct a first pulpwood thinning and partial cost reimbursement for prescribed burning, planting longleaf pine and slash pine and mechanical underbrush treatments.

 See below for a few informative facts

 

  • The program is limited to 44 northern Florida counties located within the range of the southern pine beetle.

 

  • Qualified landowners may apply for no more than two approved practices per year. Projects must cover at least 10 acres and funding requests may not exceed $10,000. 

 

  • All qualifying applications received during the submission period will be evaluated and ranked for approval.

 

  • To obtain application forms and more information on program requirements and procedures, contact Ariel Sewell at the Washington County Florida Florida Forest Service office.
  • Phone: 638-6250  Email: ariel.sewell@freshfromflorida.com
  • Located at 1424 Jackson Ave., Chipley in the Ag. Center. 
  • Information and forms also available on the internet at the Florida Forest Service Website

 Click here for original letter

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