Projects should seek to implement one or more of the following strategies to address program priorities and restore or improve longleaf pine and bottomland hardwood habitats and populations of at-risk, listed and other wildlife species, with preference given to projects that benefit the following focal species: red-cockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, Bachman’s sparrow, and/or northern bobwhite.
For more information on the above strategies, see https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2022-11/2023-longleaf-rfp.pdf#page=2.
For program priorities, see https://www.nfwf.org/sites/default/files/2022-11/2023-longleaf-rfp.pdf#page=1.
In pursuit of habitat and species restoration goals, applicants are encouraged to prioritize projects that also address co-benefits and engage local communities and historically underserved landowners as outlined below:
Additional Geographic Information:To be eligible for funding, projects must occur within the historical longleaf pine range. Preference will be given to projects located within local implemenation team boundaries as outlined in NFWF’s Business Plan: Longleaf Forests and Rivers. Focal areas are aligned with longleaf local implementation team (LIT) boundaries that are typically centered on significant geographic areas (SGAs) as defined in the America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative Range-wide Conservation Plan for Longleaf Pine.
Estimated Total Program Funding: