State Agencies

Don Staples dstaples at
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>, Don Staples
>      <dstaples at> writes:
>      >
>      Missouri Conservation Commission gets .7% of the state
>      budget,
>      >some
>      $122,521,232.00 in 1996-97 fiscal year.  Of this the main
>      source is
>      >a
>      >Conservation Sales Tax that brought in 61.5%.
>      DON! You have got to be kidding me on this! The Missouri
>      Conservation
>      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
> and
> 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.

Don Staples

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