Non-industrial landowners, which means any private individual, group, association, corporation, Indian tribe or other native group, other private legal entity, excluding corporations whose stocks are publicly traded or legal entities principally engaged in the processing or manufacturing of wood products. Minimum practice size is 10 acres.

Forestry Practices Covered
Includes non-commercial thinning, pine release, prescribed burning, and southern pine beetle control.

Pay Rate
A per acre pay rate based on 40% of the average cost of the practice. Pay rates cannot exceed 75% of the documented, actual cost.

Contract Length
A period of ten (10) years unless practice is so noted on the SPBPRS Resource Practice Plan that a lesser number of years are determined for maintenance.

Application Process
This program is administered by the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) with US Forest Service funds.

  • Please contact your local GFC county office for more details.