NRCS works with agricultural producers and conservation partners to restore longleaf pine forests through its Longleaf Pine Initiative (LLPI), which was launched in 2010. Through LLPI, NRCS works with producers on private lands in nine states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia) to improve the sustainability and profitability of longleaf pine forests. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to producers, helping them identify and implement a variety of conservation practices to restore, improve, or maintain understory and over-story of longleaf pine ecosystems. These practices include forest stand improvement, prescribed burning, restoration and management of rare or declining habitats, and tree and shrub establishment.
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