Applications open for Florida Forest Service Carbon Sequestration Program: NorthEscambia.com

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Sequestering Carbon and Protecting Florida Land program, a state-funded grant aimed at establishing and protecting robust forest land in Florida by providing incentive payments to landowners. Applications will be accepted until August 12.

Now in its second year, the state-funded Florida Carbon Sequestration and Land Care Program is open to private, non-industrial landowners, county or local government, or an organization, entity or a legally organized and registered non-profit institution. Applicants may apply for funding for tree establishment practices on a minimum of 20 acres to a maximum of 250 acres. The grant covers site preparation, the purchase of seedlings and the planting of trees.

“The initial investment in site preparation, seeding and planting is expensive,” said Erin Albury, State Forester and Florida Forest Service Director. “Florida’s Carbon Sequestration and Land Care Program helps landowners overcome the hurdle of set-up costs and contributes to our mission to ensure that our state’s forest lands are available for future generations.”

To apply or learn more about Florida’s Carbon Sequestration and Land Care Program, visit FDACS.gov/CarbonProgram.

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