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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. 

Longleaf Pine Initiative Core Conservation Practices
 

Practice Name

Number

Units

Forest Stand Improvement

666

ac

Prescribed Burning

338

ac

Restoration and Management of Rare and Declining Habitats

643

ac

Tree/Shrub Establishment

612

ac

Supporting Conservation Practices

Access Control

472

ac

Brush Management

314

ac

Conservation Cover

327

ac

Fence

382

ft

Early Successional Habitat Development/Mgt.

647

ac

Firebreak

394

ft

Forest Trails and Landings

655

ac

Fuel Break

383

ac

Herbaceous Weed Control

315

ac

Integrated Pest Management

595

ac

Silvopasture Establishment

381

ac

Tree/Shrub Site Preparation

490

ac

Tree/Shrub Pruning

660

ac

Upland Wildlife Habitat Management

645

ac

Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management

644

ac

Woody Residue Treatment  (replaces Forest Slash Management)

384

ac

 

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