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Texas Silvicultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Abatement and Prevention Project

Project Goals/Objectives: The goal of this project is to protect water quality during forestry operations. This is achieved by developing and refining BMPs based on scientific evidence, promoting their adoption, and monitoring their implementation. For more information on Forestry BMPs, please visit the Texas Forest Service website.

Project Location: East Texas

Project Costs: Federal ($574,521); Non Federal Match ($383,014); Total ($957,535)

Texas Silvicultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention and Abatement

Project Goals/Objectives:  The major goals of this project is to protect and improve water quality in Texas.  The extensive education, training, and outreach components of this project will lead to an increase in forestry BMP implementation, as well as preventing unnecessary erosion and sedimentation from occurring.  Another goal is to provide technical assistance to the forestry community on emerging issues – biomass, urban forestry, and land stewardship in Central Texas.  Lastly, effectively coordinating project efforts with Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs),