NRCS Releases Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration FY20-24 Implementation Strategy

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The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration FY20-24 Implementation Strategy has been released.  The five-year strategy provides guidance on restoring, improving, and maintaining longleaf pine forests in the Southeast U.S.  NRCS is focusing on four conservation actions to address threats to and needs of the longleaf ecosystem: vegetation management, prescribed fire, longleaf establishment, and conservation easements.

The Implementation Strategy links together the efforts of NRCS programs such as the Longleaf Pine Initiative, Working Lands for Wildlife, and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program to help private landowners improve both the quantity and quality of longleaf pine forests.  It outlines the voluntary conservation actions private landowners can take to enhance their longleaf stands, as well as participate in advantageous technical and financial assistance programs.

The full Implementation Strategy can be found here.

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