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Arrest made in Cherokee County timber theft investigation

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Troy Lee Grice, 48, of Groveton, Texas was arrested Feb. 16, 2020 in Cherokee County for Timber Purchase as a Trustee with Intent to Defraud. The timber is valued between $100,000 and $200,000, making the crime a second degree felony.

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Texas A&M Forest Service to conduct prescribed burn at Camp Bowie

BROWNWOOD, Texas – Texas A&M Forest Service, in cooperation with the Texas Army National Guard, plans to conduct a 3,700-acre prescribed burn at Camp Bowie Feb. 25 through 28. Texas A&M Forest Service has been monitoring weather conditions and has scheduled the burn when the weather and fuel conditions meet the prescription. 

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Record number of acres treated with prescribed fire in Texas

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Texans are using prescribed fire more than ever to manage land and mitigate wildfires. Now there is data to support this. A recent statewide survey found that 402,017 acres were treated with prescribed fire in Texas during 2018.

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Annual Workshop to Assist Forest Landowners with 2019 Tax Preparation

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Tax season is fast approaching and forest landowners may want to refresh their knowledge of timber tax laws. The 2020 Texas Timber Income and Property Tax Workshop will be held Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Civic Center in Diboll, Texas.

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Texas Scenic Views Leads Texans to Fall Foliage

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M Forest Service launched Texas Scenic Views in celebration of the first day of fall. This new online application helps Texans find the most impressive views of fall foliage and spring wildflowers throughout the state.

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$543,478 in grant funds available for prescribed burning

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Some Texas landowners may be eligible for funding to help with prescribed burning costs on private lands.

Now through September 30, 2019, Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting grant applications to reimburse landowners for the costs of having a prescribed burn conducted on their property by certified and insured prescribed burn mangers. Last year the programs were utilized for over 13,500 acres of treatments.

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Funds may be available for landowners who help prevent Southern Pine Beetle by thinning their forests

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Eligible forest landowners can receive financial and technical assistance by helping reduce the threat of Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) infestations and outbreaks.

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USDA Forest Service awards first community forest conservation program grant in Texas

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Through the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program, the USDA Forest Service awarded the first grant to a project in Texas. The funds will benefit a community forest project on Sink Creek in the city of San Marcos, Hays County, Texas.

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Texas A&M Forest Service launches online tools to assist landowners

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M Forest Service launched the Learn Plan Act Texas website in partnership with the Southern Group of State Foresters and the Texas Forestry Association to educate Texans on land stewardship practices. The agency also redesigned its My Land Management Connector application in an effort to make stewardship easier than ever before. 

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Arrest made in timber theft case in Rusk County

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Forest Service Law Enforcement Investigators made an arrest earlier this month in an alleged timber theft case in Rusk County. 

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