Partnerships Key to Establishing Longleaf Pine to Support Wildlife in Georgia

The Longleaf pine ecosystem provides critical habitat for 29 threatened and endangered species. Those threatened and endangered species include the gopher tortoise, indigo snake and red-cockaded woodpecker.

Conservation that Works with Wildlife

Proof that restoration of habitats on our Wetlands Reserve Program easements reaches further than just wetland species, this Eastern Indigo Snake, is a federally threatened snake under the Endangered Species Act.


Are you a USDA farm program participant planning on clearing, draining or manipulating land for agricultural use? If so, you may want to read the following information that can affect your eligibility.

Over 35 miles of the Lower Altamaha River Corridor protected.

In September 2013, a Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) agreement was signed between a landowner and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The NeSmith Family Partnership will add to the 35 miles of existing, contiguous protection of the Lower Altamaha River Corridor. 

Teaming up to help the gopher tortoise

Landowners use conservation practices, like prescribed burning, to help this at-risk species that lives in the nation’s longleaf pine forests.

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