The Longleaf Legacy program is focused on restoring the South's signature longleaf pine ecosystem to conserve biological diversity and sequester carbon. The following organizations were awarded new Longleaf Legacy grants in 2011:
In addition, The Longleaf Alliance Inc. will receive additional funding for its current Longleaf Legacy grant to support restoration of longleaf pine on 340 acres of the Nokuse Plantation in Florida, a priority area for longleaf restoration within the GCPEP landscape.
And continuing support is being provided under Longleaf Legacy grants originally made in 2010 to The Nature Conservancy in Florida and the National Wildlife Federation in Alabama for longleaf pine restoration projects in those states.
The Private Landowner Technical Assistance Program supports field biologists and other habitat professionals working with U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field offices, providing technical assistance to private landowners to optimize wildlife conservation on private lands. Additional projects under this program supported by Longleaf Legacy include