Grazing and Hay Leases

Joe Pool Lake has opportunities for cattle grazing and hay production. Grazing and hay production are utilized to control vegetative growth so that range conditions and wildlife habitat will be improved. Many species of native grasses such as Eastern Gamagrass and Big Bluestem that have been almost eliminated in Dallas and Tarrant Counties by continuous heavy grazing will hopefully be reestablished through proper management. Work abatement programs are utilized in conjunction with the agricultural lease program to improve resources around the lake. By utilizing the work abatement program, tasks such as new fence construction, establishment of wildlife food plots, seeding of native prairie grasses and spraying of undesirable woody vegetation are accomplished in lieu of cash rental payments. Persons interested in bidding on agricultural leases should contact the Joe Pool Lake Office by mail at PO Box 872, Cedar Hill, TX 75106-0872 or by telephone at (972) 299-2227 and request to be added to the Grazing/Hay Lease Bid List.