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.
Liza Parker: (254) 773-2250 ext. 247 or lparker [at] tsswcb [dot] texas [dot] gov
The project will consist of three main components:
Smart Trap Loan Program- TSSWCB will work with 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 Wildlife Damage Management Specialists who will coordinate the Soil and Water Conservation District trap loan program.
Feral Hog trapping vendors that are interested in bidding opportunities with Soil and Water Conservation Districts click here.
First Round Project Areas:
|Canadian River Watershed||Hartley||Hartley #152|
|Canadian River Watershed||Oldham||Oldham County #153|
|Canadian River Watershed||Potter||Canadian River #160|
|Upper Leon River Watershed||Eastland||Upper Leon #525|
|Upper Leon River Watershed||Comanche||Upper Leon #525|
|Upper Leon River Watershed||Erath||Cross Timbers #556|
|Red River Watershed||Hardeman||
Lower Pease River #162
|Red River Watershed||Wilbarger||Wilbarger #535|
|Red River Watershed||Wichita||Wichita #538|
|Red River Watershed||Clay||Little Wichita #560|
Second Round Project Areas:
|Milam and Williamson||Milam||Taylor #513, Little River-San Gabriel #508, Central Texas #509|
|Milam and Williamson||Williamson||Taylor #513 and Little River - San Gabriel #508|
|Nueces/San Patricio/Bee||Nueces||Nueces #357|
|Nueces/San Patricio/Bee||San Patricio||San Patricio #324|
|Nueces/San Patricio/Bee||Bee||Bee #344|
For additional information visit: www.nrcs.usda.gov/FSCP