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.
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.
|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|