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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.

Contact

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

Project Components:

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.

Bidding Information:

Feral Hog trapping vendors that are interested in bidding opportunities with Soil and Water Conservation Districts click here.

First Round Project Areas:

Project Area Counties  SWCDs
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  Cross Timbers #556
Upper Leon River Watershed Comanche  Upper Leon #525
Upper Leon River Watershed Erath  Cross Timbers #556
Red River Watershed Hardeman Wilbarger #535
Red River Watershed Wilbarger Wichita #538
Red River Watershed Wichita Little Wichita #560
Red River Watershed Clay  Lower Pease River #162

 

Second Round Project Areas:

Project Area Counties  SWCDs
Dallam                                                    Dallam Dallam #131
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

 

Additional Information:

For additional information visit: www.nrcs.usda.gov/FSCP

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