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Feral Swine Eradication Signup Ends Monday

Dan Pork, USDA-NRCS

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind potential project applicants that the call for proposals for the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) ends Monday, August 19. The first round of pilot projects are being offered in 10 states, those with the with the highest feral swine populations. This does include Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

FSCP is implemented jointly by NRCS and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS). Pilot projects will consist of three coordinated components: feral swine removal by APHIS; restoration efforts supported by NRCS; and assistance to producers for feral swine control provided through partnership agreements with non-federal partners. These projects can last for one to three years.

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This call for proposals is intended for non-federal partners to provide landowner assistance for on-farm trapping and provide related services as part of the pilot projects described above. Funding for these services will be provided through partnership agreements between partners and NRCS.

Applications must be submitted electronically through grants.gov by 5 p.m. EDT on Aug.19, 2019.