Overview: The southeastern region of the U.S. was one of the most diverse grassland regions of North America, yet more than 99% has been lost due to such factors as conversion to row crop agriculture, fire suppression, forest succession, and wetland drainage. Our objective, in conjunction with other entities in a regional public-private partnership, is to use funding from the National Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funds to work with willing landowners to improve native grassland habitat on private lands in a manner that compliments existing conservation efforts, especially near protected landscapes also under, or planned for, restoration. More specifically, the work we proposed to NRCS

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