Conserving Diverse Forests
Georgia Sentinel Landscape Prescribed Fire Program
The Longleaf Alliance is excited to be leading a new partnership effort focused on increasing the number of acres burned within the Georgia Sentinel Landscape by 35,000 acres in Coastal Georgia and West Central Georgia through the following strategies:
- Establish a prescribed fire co-op in Southeast/Coastal Georgia
- Support theChattahoochee Fall Line Prescribed Fire Cooperative in West Central Georgia with additional capacity and resources
- Increase landowner outreach and training opportunities
- Provide additional technical and financial (cost-share) resources
- Improve collaboration and communication between agencies and private landowners
A financial assistance program is available through this initiative for landowners in more than 50 counties to conduct prescribed burning, create firebreaks, and obtain prescribed burn plans. The Longleaf Alliance administers this program with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Department of Defense through the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities.
Georgia Sentinel Landscape
Sentinel Landscapes are places that have strategic value to the National Defense mission. By preserving the working and rural character of communities, it’s possible to strengthen economies of farms, ranches, and forests, conserve wildlife habitat (including gopher tortoise habitat) and other natural resources, and protect test and training missions conducted on the military installations that anchor these landscapes. The Georgia Sentinel Landscape has nine military installations anchoring agricultural communities, longleaf forests, and critical watersheds.
Chattahoochee Fall Line Prescribed Fire Cooperative
The Chattahoochee Fall Line Prescribed Fire Cooperative is a partnership of state, federal, private and non-governmental organizations to increase the frequency, quality, and quantity of prescribed fire on private lands in West Central Georgia. The Co-Op aims to listen to landowners' needs to increase the number of acres burned to enhance native ecosystems and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. The Co-Op offers a burn trailer, cost-share funding, events, and technical assistance.
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