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IP, NFWF forest conservation efforts could protect 540,000 acres



WASHINGTON, DC , April 19, 2017 (Marketwired) - 

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and International Paper (IP) today announced that IP has renewed its five-year commitment while increasing its overall contribution to $10 million to the Forestland Stewards Initiative, one of the most effective public-private forest conservation partnerships in the United States. In the first four years of the initial five-year commitment, the partnership has funded 44 projects that have restored, enhanced or protected more than 190,000 acres of forest habitat.

The projects targeted three specific landscapes in the United States -- the low country of North and South Carolina; the Cumberland Plateau in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia; and the piney woods on the Louisiana-Texas border. Because of the effective conservation successes within these landscapes, International Paper and NFWF will expand the partnership into a fourth landscape, the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, in a concentrated effort to restore and protect bottomland hardwood forests and associated wildlife, including migratory and wading birds, wintering waterfowl, and other terrestrial and aquatic species.

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This article originally appeared on woodbiomass.com: IP, NFWF forest conservation efforts could protect 540,000 acres