Prescribed Burns- restoring the longleaf pine ecosystem- EcoAdventures North Florida


Through the Longleaf Pine Initiative, NRCS and conservation partners in nine states are helping private landowners restore longleaf pine forest ecosystems. South Carolina conservationists discuss the red cockaded woodpecker and using prescribed burning to manage longleaf pine forests. Learn more: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/home/?&cid=nrcsdev11_023913

NRCS’ Longleaf Pine Initiative: South Carolina


Through the Longleaf Pine Initiative, NRCS and conservation partners in nine states are helping private landowners restore longleaf pine forest ecosystems. South Carolina conservationists discuss the red cockaded woodpecker and using prescribed burning to manage longleaf pine forests. Learn more: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/home/?&cid=nrcsdev11_023913

Longleaf Pine Forest

Longleaf pine forests once dominated the United States southern landscape from southeast Virginia to eastern Texas. But after decades of logging and fire suppression, restoring these towering conifers — and the rare species they sustain—could prove to be a tall order. The Nature Conservancy is working across the Southeast to conserve remaining longleaf-pine forests and restore degraded ones.

2013 NBTC David Ledford, Appalachian Wildlife Foundation


David Ledford, director of the Appalachian Wildlife Foundation and chairman of the newly-activated NBTC Mine Lands Subcommittee, addressed the annual NBTC meeting in Roanoke, VA recently. He talks about the potential for grasslands wildlife habitat as a reclamation avenue for mined lands and what he believes to be coal’s future based on demand from western Europe and other parts of the world. (Lighting isn’t great, but audio is ok.)

2013 NBTC:Unifying an Early-Succession Habitat Message Dr. Todd Fearer, AMJV


Appearing at the annual meeting of the National Bobwhite Technical Committee in Roanoke, VA recently, Dr. Fearer, coordinator of the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture, explained the history and role of joint ventures, the efforts and successes of the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture, and how many wildlife species benefit from their work.