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Core and Supporting Practices for the Longleaf Pine Initiative

Core practices are critical to addressing the targeted resource concern(s) for the initiative and achieving the desired environmental outcome(s) for the initiative. 

All conservation plans developed using Initiative funding must include documentation that an alternative containing the core practices was presented to the decision maker. 

Every contract developed under the Initiative must include at least one of the applicable core practices, or must be supported by a conservation plan that contains a core practice documented as either planned within the contract period or already applied on the land under contract.

Supporting practices are those practices needed to make the core practices function properly or to address a specific site or condition related to the identified resource concern(s).

Only core and supporting practices are eligible for funding through the Initiative.