The NRCS has announced $300,000 in available funding for forest landowners in targeted Pennsylvania counties.
Landowners in Adams, York, Berks, Bedford, Huntingdon, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Mifflin, Snyder, Armstrong and Beaver counties may be eligible for the funding, which is made available through the Healthy Forest Reserve Program (HFRP). HFRP is a voluntary program to assist landowners in restoring, enhancing and protecting forestland resources on private lands through easements and cost-share agreements. HFRP aids the recovery of endangered and threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, improves plant and animal biodiversity and enhances carbon sequestration.
Interested landowners should visit the NRCS website for more details and eligibility requirements.
Applications are due no later than Jan. 4, 2022, and must be submitted through local NRCS County Field Offices.