Longleaf restoration in the Mid-South Rebirth

The focal landscape for this region is the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

The NWTF contributed $88,000 to the $442,000 project to restore more than 460 acres of longleaf pine in this project. From prescribed burning and chemical treatments, to hand planting longleaf pine seedlings, the project helped restore a portion of the Oakmulgee Ranger District of the Talladega National Forest in Brent, Alabama. In addition, 7.42 miles of Forest Service roads for timber management access were improved. The project also included installation of 14 gates and hundreds of acres of forest thinning. Wildlife benefitting from these improvements include the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, Northern bobwhite quail, Eastern wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, neotropical migrant songbirds among others.

Partners for this project included the USDA Forest Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

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