Longleaf Gets a Boost in Mississippi’s Piney Woods

Longleaf Gets a Boost in Mississippi’s Piney Woods

On February 6, 2014, United States Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie announced a multi-year partnership between the United States Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to improve the health and resiliency of forest ecosystems across the nation.  The Chiefs' Joint Landscape Restoration Partnership is investing $1.7 million during FY14 in Mississippi's Upper Black Creek Watershed to reduce wildfire risk, restore native habitat including longleaf pine ecosystems that are home to the threatened gopher tortoise, and decrease sedimentation and erosion.  More information regarding this exciting announcement can be found here