Posted: 10/30/2023

Financial incentives are now available to help forest landowners, loggers, and timber companies across Alabama by sharing the cost of portable bridges they transport to logging sites. The use of temporary bridges for crossing streams assists in keeping equipment and sediment out of sensitive areas, ultimately protecting water quality. Administered by the Alabama Forestry Commission, this cost-share funding program is made possible through a grant from the USDA Forest Service. The application portal will be open to the public November 6-17, 2023. The first 40 applications will be accepted. Grant applications will be ranked and those with the highest scores will be funded until the available money is expended.

This cost-share program will provide up to 75 percent of the total cost of purchasing a portable bridge up to $20,000 as a maximum cost. Awarded recipients of the cost-share funding will be notified after application period. Eligibility requirements for the temporary bridge funding include being certified as a Professional Logger Manager in Alabama and having no Best Management Practices (BMP) complaints within the last three years.

To learn more about this opportunity, contact Carey Potter at or 205.644.0028. To apply for the temporary bridge cost-share program, visit Landowner Assistance Programs- Share/Financial Assistance Programs.

The mission of the Alabama Forestry Commission is to protect and sustain Alabama’s forest resources using professionally applied stewardship principles and education, ensuring that the state’s forests contribute to abundant timber and wildlife, clean air and water, and a healthy economy. For more information about the fire situation in your area or any other forestry related issues, contact your local Alabama Forestry Commission office or visit the AFC website at