Grant: $1,757,000 - Forest Service - Jul. 30, 2009
33% voted satisfied - 67% voted not satisfied - 3 vote(s) cast
Award Description: Longeleaf pine forests once covered a vast range from Texas to Virginia, but have been reduced to three percent of historical acreage due to conversion to other land uses and forest types. Longeleaf pine forests are highly valued for their resistance to damage by insects, diseases, wildfire, and storms and for their yield of high quality wood products, biological diversity and beauty. Under this program, state forestry agencies in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina are putting Americans to work restoring these valuable forests. Activities include restoring longleaf pine on state-owned and private lands; increasing production capacity of longleaf pine seed, seedlings, and native understory plants; coordinating efforts across broad partnerships; and providing educational materials and training to the publi and staff. This work is helping to restore a great American ecosystem while creating jobs for contractors and laborers involved in tree planting and forest improvement work, nursery workers, conservation planners and coordinators, media specialists, and educators.
Project Description: Reestablish 675 acres in longleaf pin in Calhoun and Geneva counties in Alabama. Made 1800 acres of native mature longleaf pine available for cone collection in Geneva, Monroe, and Escambia counties in Alabama. Held a Longleaf Academy Workshop to key consultants and landowners in Covington county in Alabama. Demostrated restoring longleaf ecosystem into a working forest in Baldwin county in Alabama. Developed publications for the 'Economic Case for Longleaf Management-Alabama' for distribution through out Alabama.
Infrastructure Description: NA
Jobs Summary: Staff Accountant for Alabama Forestry Commission to oversee and administer ARRA Grants. Workers for the Longleaf Alliance to clear and prep land for planting of longleaf seedlings. (Total jobs reported: 2)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|The Longleaf Alliance Inc||$1,383,585||ANDALUSIA||AL|
|Alabama Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources||$75,000||MONTGOMERY||AL|
|Alabama Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources||$285,350||MONTGOMERY||AL|