Texas Forest Service (TFS) and US Forest Service National Forests and Grasslands in Texas (USFS) hosted
a joint meeting in Lufkin, Texas on January 21, 2010 to begin discussions of a multi-stakeholder effort
to support longleaf pine restoration. Both agencies agreed to oversee a multi-organizational effort
to describe the collective and ongoing longleaf restoration activities in the East Texas area. An
immediate action following this initial meeting was to include Louisiana partners in this effort. The
Texas-Louisiana Longleaf Restoration Task Force is comprised of natural resource agencies/partners that
share the common goals to accelerate longleaf ecosystem restoration on private forestlands adjacent to
public lands, and to support the larger, range-wide America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative (hereafter
Initiative), whose purpose is to increase longleaf pine acreage from 3.4 to 8.0 million acres in the
next 15 years.
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