Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program


Federal cost share incentives are available to encourage forest landowners to initiate prevention measures against future infestations of the southern pine beetle and to restore forest lands that have been impacted by recent southern pine beetle activity.  

  • Maximum cost-share limit per NIPF landowner per Federal fiscal year: $10,000
  • Prioritize work in moderate to high hazard areas.
  • Thinning is known to be the preferred practice for reducing a forest stand’s susceptibility to southern pine beetle and will likely constitute the majority of forest management performed.

Counties included in this program:

For more information regarding this program please download the program guidelines and application or contact your local OFS Forester.

Special Note: 
A new landowner tax guide regarding the income tax implications of cost-share payments from this program is now available.
  Click here for a PDF of the guide.