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Fish and Wildlife Foundation Program Aims to Save Longleaf Pine Trees

Improved forest management for quail, including oak and pine savannahs, are a key priority for NBCI. Today’s story in The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer is good news in that regard:

“There once were more than 90 million acres of longleaf pine trees in the Southeast, stretching from parts of Texas to the northeast in Virginia and deep into Florida. Today, because of relentless commercial logging and clearing of land for other purposes, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation estimates that total is now at roughly 2.7 million acres. The depletion of yellow pine forests has pushed several species into categories of “threatened” and “endangered.” Those include the red-cockaded woodpecker, the gopher tortoise, the bobwhite quail and the indigo snake.” Read more of Tony Adams’ story in The Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer HERE.