Any private landowner is eligible. There are no restrictions on project size. Eligible projects are wide-ranging and include farms, pasture, and forestry sites. Priorities for funding in Georgia include longleaf pine habitat restoration, riparian and stream habitat restoration, and threatened and endangered species habitat restoration.

Forestry Practices Covered
Eligible practices include stream restoration, livestock exclusion, restoring native vegetation in uplands, planting longleaf pine and establishing native ground cover.

Pay Rate
Landowners obtain technical assistance and up to 100% of the cost of implementing wildlife habitat restoration activities.

Contract Length
Landowners agree to maintain management practices/restored habitats for at least 10 years.

Application Process
This program is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).