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Texas Longleaf Implementation Team Creates Groundcover Plants Photo Gallery
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The Texas Longleaf Implementation Team has created a photo gallery of groundcover plants of longleaf forests.  These species can be found in wet longleaf pine forests and upland pine forests/woodlands in East Texas.  The photo gallery is an ongoing project so check back for updates!

NFWF Requests Proposals for Development of Longleaf Pine Growth & Yield Model
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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has released the a Request for Proposals for the development of a longleaf pine growth and yield model.  The deadline for proposals is Thursday, April 30th. 

NRCS Releases Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration FY20-24 Implementation Strategy
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The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service recently released the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration FY20-24 Implementation Strategy! The five-year strategy provides guidance on restoring, improving, and maintaining longleaf pine forests in the Southeast U.S.

Sentinel Landscapes Documentary to Premiere at DC Environmental Film Festival
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The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership will premiere “The Sentinels” on March 13th during the D.C. Environmental Film Festival.

Interview With The 2020 Longleaf Partnership Council Chair
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Find out why current Longleaf Partnership Council Chair Tiffany Woods is excited to be involved in longleaf restoration and the ALRI mission!

NFWF Resilient Communities Program Now Accepting 2020 Proposals
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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has released the 2020 Request for Proposals for the Resilient Communities program.  This national program supports projects that focus on enhancing healthy forest ecosystems.  The deadline for pre-proposals is Tuesday, February 18th. 

New Interactive Landowner Resources Tool Available for Longleaf Landowners within Designated Sentinel Landscapes
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The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership has released a new Interactive Landowner Resources Tool.  The goal for this product is to make it easier for landowners to find voluntary state and federal landowner assistance programs and can be found on the redesigned Sentinel Landscapes website.

Fall 2019 Longleaf Partnership Council Meeting
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The biannual Longleaf Partnership Council Meeting was held on October 30, 2019, in Hilton Head, SC, to discuss the business of the LPC as well as promote broader understanding, coordination, and participation in ongoing activities in support of longleaf pine restoration to reach the eight million acre goal called for in The Range-wide Conservation Plan for Longleaf Pine.  

NFWF Longleaf Stewardship Fund Now Accepting Proposals for 2020
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NFWF recently released the 2020 Request for Proposals for the Longleaf Stewardship Fund, inviting all interested to submit applications for project grants that restore, enhance, and maintain the longleaf pine ecosystem on private and public lands. Additional funding this year is also available to support bottomland hardwood restoration and enhancement in focal areas of Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  An informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 2:00pm Eastern and all proposals are due by 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

Local Implementation Team Updates - Fall 2019
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The local implementation teams were hard at work in 2019! From invasive species control to increasing prescribed burns, read all about the incredible work being done by the backbone of America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative.

Gopher Tortoise Habitat Protection Part of 2019 REPI Challenge Award
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The Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay project received an $8 million REPI Challenge Award to, among other actions, restore and manage longleaf pine habitats, including gopher tortoise habitat, on the coast of Georgia.

NFWF Announces $6.3 Million in Grants to Benefit Longleaf Pine Habitat and Wildlife in Nine Southeastern States
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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundations’ Longleaf Stewardship Fund awarded 24 grants totaling $6.3 million to restore, enhance, and protect longleaf pine forests in the Southeast. These grants will support efforts to conserve more than 316,000 acres of longleaf pine habitat and recover populations of at-risk wildlife. With non-federal matching contributions, that’s more than $11.2 million going towards longleaf restoration!

2018 Range-wide Accomplishment Report Celebrates A Decade of Restoration

The 2018 Range-wide Accomplishment Report celebrates the progress made in longleaf restoration over the past year and the past decade. Click here to read about how this year’s Report showcases ALRI's impacts in longleaf restoration from 2010-2018 and the values provided to the American people and the landscape.

Interview With The 2019 Longleaf Partnership Council Chair

Get to know the current Chair of the Longleaf Partnership Council, Gary Burger!

Spring 2019 Longleaf Partnership Council Meeting

The Longleaf Partnership Council and friends recently met to discuss the recent accomplishments and future of longleaf restoration in Columbus, Georgia, on April 1-2, 2019. Click the title to read all about it!

2019 Acres for America Program Now Accepting Pre-Proposals

NFWF is now accepting pre-proposals for the 2019 Acres for America program. The goal of Acres for America is to provide urgently needed funding for projects that conserve important large-scale habitats for fish, wildlife, and plants through land acquisitions and perpetual conservation easements. Approximately $3.6 million is available for projects in 2019 and in the past, several grants have been awarded to longleaf projects! Click the title for more information.

NFWF Longleaf Stewardship Fund Now Accepting 2019 Requests for Proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is now accepting grant proposals through their Longleaf Stewardship Fund to preserve and restore longleaf pine forests and ecosystems throughout the Southeast. An informational webinar will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 2:00pm Eastern. All proposals are due by 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Click on the title for more information.