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Forest Health Protection
Region 8
1720 Peachtree Road, NW
Room 816 N
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: (404) 347-7478
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Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

STATE PROGRAMS


 

The Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program can include a mix of the following practices depending on what each state believes best fits their program:  cost-share incentives for landowners for thinning overgrown pine stands to restore healthy forests, prescribed burning and tree planting, including longleaf pine forest restoration.  Logger incentives, landowner education efforts and work on State-owned forest land are also part of the program. Additionally, national forests have thinned forests that were susceptible to southern pine beetle and restored areas impacted in the last outbreak.  Since 2004, 13 southern states and 12 national forests have received approximately $100 million in federal funding for this program and have protected more than one million acres of southern pine forest from southern pine beetle, the South’s most destructive forest pest (see Table). 

 

 

  
State
Acres
State Program
Funding
NFS
Acres
NFS
Funding
Total
Acres
Total
Funding
Alabama
53,526
$5,700,000
13,838
$3,050,480
67,364
$8,750,480
Arkansas
80,207
$6,050,000
27,008
$3,805,500
107,215
$9,855,500
Florida
106,000
$5,900,000
8,673
$1,336,000
114,673
$7,236,000
Georgia
188,141
$10,025,000
7,794
$2,483,240
195,935
$12,508,240
Kentucky
9,600
$1,100,000
1,705
$782,480
11,305
$1,882,480
Louisiana
20,822
$950,000
25,229
$3,333,500
46,051
$4,283,500
Mississippi
23,020
$3,074,619
21,008
$2,932,235
44,028
$6,006,854
North Carolina
159,539
$12,350,000
4,503
$1,231,506
164,042
$13,581,506
Oklahoma
4,500
$275,000
0
$0
4,500
$275,000
South Carolina
56,117
$8,900,000
17,286
$3,514,802
73,403
$12,414,802
Tennessee
27,754
$4,850,000
6,909
$1,014,000
34,663
$5,864,000
Texas
129,689
$8,525,000
10,760
$1,960,900
140,449
$10,485,900
Virginia
50,901
$3,925,000
900
$400,000
50,931
$4,325,000
Total
909,816
$71,624,619
144,743
$26,599,233
1,054,559
$98,223,852

Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program: State and National Forest Funding and Acres Protected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USDA Forest Service - Forest Health Protection, Southern Region
Last Modified:  Monday, 16 December 2013 at 14:18:30 CST


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