April 1 deadline for longleaf pine aid in Alabama

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama conservation officials announced
an April 1 deadilne for landowners to enroll in the federal Landowner Incentive Program that helps with longleaf pine restoration.

Program coordinator Traci George says the restoration improves habitat for threatened and endangered species such as the Eastern indigo snake or the red- cockaded woodpecker. It also benefits wild
game, including deer and wild turkey.

For eligible applicants, the program may share up to 64 percent
of the cost of the selected longleaf pine restoration project.

That includes help with seedlings and planting, chemical site preparation, site-preparation burn, native grass restoration and exotic species control.

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