Coastal Headwaters Longleaf Forest Project

Dan Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS


As part of a multi-year effort to expand longleaf pine forests across the Southeast, last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in FloridaThe Conservation Fund, and Resource Management Service held an event in Pace, Florida, to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the Coastal Headwaters Longleaf Forest project.

The 3,719-acre conservation easement will restore the longleaf pine habitat, protect water quality and quantity in the Gulf of Mexico, and provide other environmental and economic benefits to the region. Russell Morgan, Florida NRCS state conservationist, talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about the project.

Also talking with Weiseman was NRCS Chief Matt Lohr.