Cumberland River Compact
Implementing Low-Cost Stream and Riparian Buffer Restoration Techniques on Private Lands (KY, TN)
Engage landowners and interested individuals in hands-on stream bank repair of small headwater streams and restoration of the associated riparian buffers within priority watersheds in the Cumberland Plateau region of Kentucky and Tennessee. Project will train landowners and students from historically black colleges and universities on stream restoration techniques and plant 14,000 trees along 4 miles of stream, benefiting fish, freshwater mussels and other aquatic species.

Mississippi River Trust
Forested Wetland Restoration in the Lower Mississippi River Floodplain – II (multiple states)
Reforest and protect frequently flooded, marginal cropland on private lands through the adoption of USDA Wetland Reserve Easements in the active floodplain of the Lower Mississippi River. Project will establish 10,285 acres of bottomland hardwood forest to expand and enhance habitat and improve water quality, benefiting the Louisiana black bear, swamp rabbit, forest birds, waterfowl and freshwater fish.

North Carolina State University
Expanding Prescribed Fire Delivery to Restore Southeast Forests (multiple states)
Expand and accelerate the implementation of prescribed fire to restore and enhance longleaf pine habitat and other fire dependent forest and grassland communities within the Southeast. Project will engage landowners, including underserved landowners and fire practitioners through technical assistance, training and outreach to increase the use of prescribed fire.

Ruffed Grouse Society
Restoring Forest Habitat for Wildlife in the Cumberland Plateau (KY, TN)
Improve forest health through forest restoration and management to benefit at-risk wildlife species on private and public lands in the Cumberland Plateau region of Kentucky and Tennessee. Project will work with public land managers and private landowners to restore and enhance more than 12,000 acres of shortleaf pine and oak forest habitat to improve populations of golden-winged warbler, ruffed grouse and other woodland and savanna-dependent species.