The Department of Defense partners with NFWF to restore longleaf pine ecosystems in the southeastern United States and improves the resilience of coastal military communities through the installation of natural infrastructure.

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NFWF, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense, is working to conserve, restore and manage habitat off-base to improve the status of species of concern to military training and operations. The partnership focuses on the longleaf pine ecosystem throughout the Southeast and on riparian habitat in Southern California to benefit a suite of species in both geographies. Most recently, the partnership was expanded to include a focus on improving the resilience of coastal military communities through the installation of natural infrastructure. Together, these outcomes support military training and readiness goals.