dstaples at livingston.net
Wed Jan 7 00:28:04 EST 1998
The forestry portion of the missouri budget is $20,828,610.00 give or
take pocket change. The last real budget for the entire forest service
in texas, I think, was less than this. If we have a TFS'er out there
lurking on the edges,jump in with the current budget for Texas.
Ron Wenrich wrote:
> Jostnix wrote:
> In article <34B2500A.73A9 at livingston.net>, Don Staples
> <dstaples at livingston.net> writes:
> Missouri Conservation Commission gets .7% of the state
> $122,521,232.00 in 1996-97 fiscal year. Of this the main
> source is
> >Conservation Sales Tax that brought in 61.5%.
> DON! You have got to be kidding me on this! The Missouri
> Commission has a One Hundred and Twenty Three million dollar
> budget! Let me do
> some figurin'.
> Missouri has 14 million acres of forest (USFS stat). That
> equates to an annual
> expenditure of approximately $8.79 per forested acre for
> forestry conservation.
> Jeepers! I guess they do have a great program if this is
> indeed a fact.
> Alabama has some 22 million acres of forest with a 1996
> annual Forestry
> Commission budget of $22.1mm (AFC Annual Report). That
> equates to about a
> dollar spent per acre on forestry and fire
> protection....even if you add an
> additional $65mm for the Department of Conservation (much of
> this paid for by
> hunting licenses, oil and gas windfall, state parks) you
> would be spending only
> FOUR BUCKS PER ACRE in Alabama.
> Obviously, I'm stunned...
> Just searched the home page of the Pennsylvania Dept of Conservation
> 1998 budget is $172.5 million of which $71.6 million goes to parks,
> $33.4 million goes to forestry, and $18.2 goes to operations (don't
> know about the other $50 million). That puts us in the $2/acre
> category for the entire state. We don't have a lot of fire protection
> or planting expenses, and I don't know how much is filtered down to
> the private landowners.
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