The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) of the Alabama
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is currently
accepting applications through its Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) to
continue longleaf pine restoration efforts in Alabama. The grant was
awarded through a partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(USFWS), and will be made available to qualifying landowners for
longleaf pine restoration on private lands.
encouraged to submit applications to receive assistance with the site
preparation, seedlings, planting, native grass restoration and/or exotic
control costs. For landowners to be considered eligible to receive
funding, the property must be within the historic range of longleaf pine
in Alabama, or contain suitable soils to support longleaf pine.
Program details include: cost share at 50 percent, no minimum acreage is
required, and cutover sites and agricultural sites are eligible.
LIP funds are administered to complement habitat restoration goals of
the longleaf pine ecosystem. This program provides financial and/or
technical assistance to private landowners to conserve, manage or
enhance the habitats of species in greatest conservation need associated
with Alabama’s longleaf pine ecosystem. The deadline for applications
is March 1, 2012. For application information contract Traci Wood at
334-353-0503 or Traci.Wood@dcnr.alabama.gov.
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise
stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources
through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands,
State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about
ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.