Wildfires can be destructive to communities and individual landowners in the Texas High Plains, which is why the Texas A&M Forest Service is now accepting grant applications for the State Fire Assistance for Mitigation – Plains Prescribed Fire Grant through Aug. 15.
The grant will provide $81,000 in total funding for prescribed burns on properties in the Panhandle, West and Northwest Texas that are at high risk for potential wildfires. Click here for a list of areas that are eligible.
The Texas A&M Forest Service works with landowners and local and county governments through Community Wildfire Protection Plans and the Texas Ranch Wildfire Program to help mitigate the potential for wildfire. Those properties and communities within 2 miles of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan or a Texas Ranch Wildfire Program will receive priority funding.
For more information on prescribed burns, visit TFS Prescribed Burns or the TDA Prescribed Burning Board.