Longleaf Pine

America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative

Military testing and training in the Southeast is critically linked to longleaf restoration, which can enhance military readiness by (1) sustaining off-base compatible land use, (2) providing natural buffers to DoD facilities, and (3) increasing flexibility under the Endangered Species Act by expanding key habitats off-post.
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GIS Map

SERPPAS and the South Atlantic Alliance (SAA)

SERPPAS Principals from North Carolina and NOAA held a shared vision to encourage the development of a state-federal regional ocean partnership for the U.S. South Atlantic area. Other SERPPAS partners, including the military, share the interests of ensuring healthy ecosystems, clean coasts and ocean waters, disaster-resilient communities, and working waterfronts.
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Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise Candidate Conservation Agreement (CCA)

Both state and federal partners share a desire to conserve gopher tortoise populations and habitat in order to prevent regulatory constraints and carry out their missions to the best of their ability, be it training missions on military installations or forest management on USFS lands. The GT CCA provides a framework to accomplish this goal by creating an organized, common conservation approach.
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Townsend Bombing Range

The Power of Partnership - Townsend Bombing Range

Townsend Bombing Range serves as a model in partnering, bringing together many SERPPAS partners – the State of Georgia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Georgia Forest Commission, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and The Nature Conservancy – to work towards the common goal of land conservation.
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What is SERPPAS?

The Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS) is a unique six-state partnership comprised of state and federal agencies that promotes collaboration in making resource-use decisions supporting conservation of natural resources, working lands, and national defense.

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