International Paper supports conservation programs in the coastal Carolinas, the Cumberland Plateau, the Piney Woods of Texas and Louisiana, and the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. We work to restore and enhance many different forests in support of numerous terrestrial and aquatic wildlife including the red-cockaded woodpecker, the Louisiana black bear and the eastern hellbender.

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International Paper and NFWF began working together to restore and enhance the forested ecosystems of the Southeast in 2013. The partnership has achieve many great accomplishments including restoring over 1 million acres of longleaf pine through the Longleaf Stewardship Fund. This conservation partnership supports NFWF’s efforts to help species that call forests their home in four major regions of the southeast; the coastal Carolinas, the Cumberland Plateau, the Piney Woods of Texas and Louisiana, and the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley.  We work with both public land managers and private working forest landowners to plant, manage and sometimes protect key forest habitat.