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Feral Swine Control Pilot Program in Texas

Overview:

The Texas Sate Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) will work in partnership with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI), and the Texas Wildlife Damage Management Association to administer the Feral Swine Control Pilot Program in the Canadian River Watershed, Upper Leon River Watershed, and the Upper Red River Watershed project areas that encompass Hartley, Oldham, Potter, Eastland, Comanche, Erath, Hardeman, Wilbarger, Wichita, and Clay Counties in Texas.

Project Components:

The project will consist of three main components:

Smart Trap Loan Program-  TSSWCB will work with nine local Soil and Water Conservation Districts to establish a smart trap loan program for farmers, ranchers, and landowners.

Education and outreach- TSSWCB will work with Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI) to provide outreach and education events and activities within the three project areas.  

Technical Assistance- TSSWCB will partner with Texas Wildlife Damage Management Association (TWDMA) to support 6 Wildlife Damage Management Specialists who will coordinate the Soil and Water Conservation District trap loan program.

Project Areas:

Contact

Liza Parker: (254) 773-2250 ext. 247 or lparker [at] tsswcb [dot] texas [dot] gov

Project Area Counties  SWCDs
Canadian River Watershed Hartley     Hartley 
Canadian River Watershed Oldham  Oldham County
Canadian River Watershed Potter Canadian River
Upper Leon River Watershed Eastland  Upper Leon
Upper Leon River Watershed Comanche  Upper Leon 
Upper Leon River Watershed Erath  Cross Timbers / Upper Leon
Red River Watershed Hardeman Lower Pease River
Red River Watershed Wilbarger Wilbarger
Red River Watershed Wichita Wichita
Red River Watershed Clay  Little Wichita

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