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Prescribed fire grants available to Texas landowers

Prescribed fire can reduce the intensities of future, unplanned wildfires

Farm Press Staff

September 7, 2022

2 Min Read
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Prescribed fire grants are available to eligible Texas property owners who use certified and insured prescribed burn managers.

Prescribed fire is a land management practice that eliminates brush, weeds, dried vegetation and downed trees. It also fosters seed and plant regeneration, reduces invasive plants and restores soil nutrients.

“Prescribed burning can be an important and effective tool for landowners to reduce wildfire risk, while enhancing wildlife habitat and promoting a healthier forest ecosystem,” said Weldon Dent, Texas A&M Forest Service fuels specialist.

He sites the 2022 extreme wildfire season as a good example of the importance of prescribed burning. “Prescribed fire in a controlled environment can reduce the intensity of an unplanned fire by reducing the fuel load on the ground.”

Applications are available through the Texas A&M Forest Service. The grants apply to prescribed burns on private lands across the state, each with its own goals. The following grants are available:

The Texas A&M Forest Service does not conduct the prescribed burns. Grant recipients must select a certified and insured prescribed burn manager to be eligible for reimbursement.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 30. Interested landowners can determine eligibility and find an application at

For information about other natural resource programs that offer financial assistance to Texas landowners, visit

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