Conservation Plan for the Pine Forest of the Carolinas
Statement of Purpose: This conservation plan is being drawn up to protect the pine forests in North and South Carolina from harmful human activities, such as logging and emitting large amounts of carbon. The plan gives a brief amount of information about the pine forest and suggests an action plan to become more sustainable in regards to the pine forest.
preservation of the red cocaked woodpecker
develop an educational plan to promote the preservation of the pine forest
educate the local schools on using another resource
restore the congaree national park in South Carolina
encourage volunteer work
Many programs and policies have been put into place over the last couple of decades to help protect and restore the Carolina Pine Forests. Among these programs, the Longleaf Pine Initiative has had major success. This initiative states that approved participants will receive financial assistance to sustain these forests if conservation practices are put in place. The funding would come from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Since 2010 the NRCS has worked with private landowners to conserve, restore, and create longleaf pine forests and has made an investment of $36 million to help fund these efforts. This money has helped over 2,500 landowners restore 195,000 acres of pine forest. The Longleaf Stewardship Fund has also raised $3.38 million for projects that will help restore nearly 12,000 acres of longleaf pine forests and improve over 116,000 acres. The Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP) gives financial assistance to landowners to help restore, enhance, and protect pine forest resources on these landowners land. HFRP not only helps the natural resources but improves plant and animal biodiversity and the recovery of the endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. Finally there is the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) which is a voluntary program...