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Feral Swine Control Pilot Program in Texas

Overview:

The Texas Sate Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) is working 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 to help address the issues that feral swine pose to agriculture, ecosystems, and the health of humans and animals.  The Feral Swine Control Pilot Program consists of a “smart trap” loan program, educational and outreach activities, and direct control activities by APHIS. Landowners in participating counties may be eligible to utilize a feral swine smart trap on their property through the SWCD trap loan program or receive direct control through APHIS.

Feral Hog

Available Resources:

Smart Trap Loan Program-  Farmers, ranchers, and landowners in participating counties may be eligible to to utilize a feral swine smart trap on their property through the SWCD trap loan program.  To participate, contact your local SWCD listed below.

Education and outreach- TSSWCB is working with Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI) to provide outreach, education, and demonstration events within the project counties.  Upcoming workshops are found at the top of the webpage.

Technical Assistance/Direct Control- In addition to the smart trap loan program, landowners and operators may be eligible for direct control assistance through APHIS.  The trap loan technician for each participating county can connect you with these resources.

 

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  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


*click on SWCD name for contact information and location

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


*click on SWCD name for contact information and location

Additional Information:

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

Bidding Information:

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

 

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