Southern Pine Beetle 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



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