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**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to expand and enhance longleaf pine ecosystem restoration and management across longleaf pine’s historical range, as well as the restoration and enhancement of bottomland hardwood forests within priority focal areas. The Longleaf Stewardship Fund is a landmark public-private partnership supported with Federal funding from USDA’s Forest Service (FS) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); the Department of Defense (DOD); the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS); and, private funding from International Paper’s Forestland Stewards Partnership, Southern Company, Altria Group, the American Forest Foundation’s Southern Woods for At-Risk Wildlife Partnership, and Louis Bacon’s Orton Foundation which is an affiliate of The Moore Charitable Foundation. At least $5.0 million in grant funds is expected to be available in 2018.

Deadline: February 8, 2018