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Grants / Cost-Share Programs Available
Forest Management Grant/Cost-Share Programs
The following grant and cost-share programs are available to Oklahoma forest landowners. Some programs are county specific. Please contact your local OFS Forester for more information.
Trees for Oklahoma Program --- Free Seedlings
This is an initiative to expand pine reforestation on recently harvested land or on lands being converted to forests SE Oklahoma. The program is funded by Huber Engineered Woods LLC of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, to provide free seedlings to qualified landowners.
Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program --- Cost-Share
The southern pine beetle (SPB) is a major threat to the pine forests of Oklahoma and the southern United States. This cooperative program with the USDA Forest Service, encourages landowners to implement practices which reduce the susceptibility of Oklahoma's forests to future SPB outbreaks.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (NRCS) --- Cost-Share
This project will provide landowners with financial and technical assistance to improve or establish forest land. Only private, non-industrial forest land within the LEA is eligible. Through a cooperative agreement, Oklahoma Forestry Services Foresters provide direct technical assistance to landowners. Financial Assistance will be provided through EQIP to establish and improve forests on lands with a site index of 50 or more.
Environmental benefits will include carbon sequestration, sediment reduction, and improvements in the quantity and quality of forest products. Other benefits include opportunities for local landusers to implement best management practices in an affordable manner.