Local Lessons, Shared Nationally
At the request of America's Great Outdoors, America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative recently held a webinar to share lessons learned and helpful insights with other teams working across the country on landscape level restoration projects. Participants from the Northern Forests of New England, the Crown of the Continent in the northern Rockies and the Southwest Deserts all joined in for a lively discussion on the challenges of mounting restoration efforts at large, multi-state scales. Along with federal agency coordinators for longleaf, Longleaf Partnership Council Chair Vernon Compton gave a comprehensive account of America's Longleaf -- its goals, structure and future plans. Participants in the webinar from other landscapes were particularly impressed with the high level of involvement by non-profit conservation groups in the longleaf effort.