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Longleaf Pine Initiative 2011

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Longleaf Pine SeedlingAlabama is one of nine states included in the Longleaf Pine Initiative for FY 2011. 

In FY 2010, Alabama provided financial assistance to restore longleaf on six thousand acres through this program.  The additional funds that are  available for FY 2011 will increase the restoration effort of native longleaf pine. 

Eligible counties are highlighted on the map below.  There will be three priority areas.  Priority is based on Threatened and Endangered Species habitat restoration, wildlife corridor establishment and the history longleaf range.  Priority will also be given to planting on open land (cropland or pasture) sites. 

Approved participants will receive financial assistance for implementing conservation practices including site preparation, planting longleaf pine, installing firebreaks, conducting prescribed burning, and controlling invasive plants.

Longleaf Pine Initiative County Eligibility Map

Additional Information

The following documents is may need  Acrobat Reader.
Brochure - ALERT (Alabama Longleaf Ecosystem Restoration Team) - Providing Technical Assistance in Managing Longleaf Pine (pdf)
Native Understory Forbs and Grasses for Pollinator and Insect Utilization in Southeastern Longleaf Pine Ecosystems
Longleaf Pine Fact Sheet - USDA-NRCS Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center (.pdf)

Contact Information

Contact your local Service Center for further guidelines and details of the program.  

NRCS State Office contact Steve Musser, USDA–NRCS, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, phone: (334) 887-4503.