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Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council awards $1.8 million in grantsTexas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council awards $1.8 million in grantshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=169622017-06-27T05:00:00Z2017-06-27T15:00:00Z

​AUSTIN – Seven Texas properties totaling more than 16,000 acres have been awarded more than $1.8 million in grants by the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council. The money will fund such projects​ as longleaf pine forest and timber plantation, rotating crop organic farmland, and cattle ranches.

The properties will be protected from development and fragmentation under perpetual conservation easements.

Properties include:

  • Spread Oaks Ranch, 5,320 acres in Matagorda County;
  • ​Krause Ranch, 1,640 acres in Real County;
  • Collins Ranch, 614 acres in Williams County;
  • Bartush Ranch, 1,630 acres in Cooke County;
  • Longleaf Ridge, 5,511 acres in Jasper County;
  • Inspiring Oaks, 1,000 acres in Hays County; and 
  • Spoonbill Farms, 304 acres in Matagorda County.

The Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program, or TFRLCP, selects easements to aid conservation on private working lands with valuable natural resources. They also prioritize land threatened by encroaching development. ​

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