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Temporary Bridges for Forestry Crossings Program

What: A time-limited, cost-sharing program to support the purchase of temporary bridges.

Goal: To minimize streambed and bank disturbance by incentivizing the use of a temporary bridge for crossing streams during forestry operations.

Where: This program is available statewide. Program cost share funds will be allocated evenly among the three NCFS regions to the extent feasible.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a business address in North Carolina and be a forest harvesting operator, wood processing mill, timber buyer, or another primary or secondary forest product operator.

Cost-share Application Submission Period: June 3, 2024 to July 31, 2024.

Qualifying Cost-share Practice: Purchase of one new temporary bridge, usually a set of three individual panels, is the qualifying cost-share practice. The complete set must be a minimum of 12 feet wide by 20 feet long and capable of supporting logging equipment traffic. The temporary bridge may be constructed of steel or wooden/timbers. The temporary bridge must be purchased after confirmation from the NCFS that program funding was allocated to your application. Temporary bridge purchases made before NCFS program funding selection notification will not be eligible for reimbursement. Maximum cost-share reimbursement will be based on the invoiced amount associated with bridge construction/fabrication and be the lesser of $12,500 or 75% of the invoice total.

How: A random draw system will be used to allocate funding to program applicants. Submit an application via email to

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