National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
NFWF and International Paper are involved in the Forestland Stewards Program.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF): NFWF is one of the largest U.S. non-profit funders of wildlife conservation. In 2013, International Paper and NFWF announced the Forestland Stewards initiative funded by a five-year, $7.5 million grant from International Paper to support the restoration and habitat conservation in the coastal areas of North and South Carolina, the Cumberland Plateau in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia and the Piney Woods of Texas and Louisiana. Read more at www.nfwf.org/forestlandstewards.
International Paper and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) invest $2.1 million in 2015 through Forestland Stewards projects to restore forestlands and support working forests in the Piney Woods of Texas and Louisiana, the Cumberland Plateau and the Carolina Low Country. This unique public-private effort enables IP to continue important work with NFWF, federal partners and grantees working on the ground to restore and improve this iconic landscape and promote sustainable working forests across the South. Read more in the documents below.
Longleaf Growth & Yield Model Data Piney Woods Press Release Piney Woods Fact Sheet Cumberland Press Release Cumberland Fact Sheet Coastal Carolina Press Release Coastal Carolina Fact Sheet
Since 2013, NFWF and International Paper have invested more than $5.4 million in projects through the Forestland Stewards Initiative, and these investments have been used to leverage more than $11.5 million in additional funds from grant partners, for a total investment of nearly $17 million for forestland conservation. These projects will restore more than 14,400 acres and improve nearly 121,000 additional acres of native forest and wildlife habitat.
Through this initiative, NFWF and IP anticipate that more than 200,000 acres of forestlands will be restored and improved and over 3,000 private landowners engaged through outreach and technical assistance to implement forest stewardship practices, benefiting numerous species and supporting working forests in eight states in the Southeast.