The East Texas Pine Straw web site was developed by the Texas  A&M AgriLife Extension Service funded through a grant by the USDA Forest Service in cooperation with Pineywoods RC&D Council Inc. This site represents the landowners and pine straw harvesters throughout East Texas counties. The mission of this site is two-fold. First it serves to enhance public awareness and perception to the uses and benefits of pine straw as a ground cover mulch. Second, the East Texas Pine Straw web site provides educational, networking, and informational opportunities about a promising new enterprise in Texas that can potentially provide supplemental income to Texas forestland owners during the years when no income will be received from a timber harvest. Chief among our goal is providing and expanding opportunities for all East Texas forest landowners, harvesters, and consumers.