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About the Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership
The Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership (CFLCP) is working to restore the longleaf pine ecosystem and protect the natural heritage and quality of life across the region.
The CFLCP project area is focused along the Fall Line in west Georgia and east Alabama.
CFLCP partners are working together to encourage the protection, restoration, and management of up to 75,000 acres around Fort Moore for conservation purposes. This conservation corridor will provide a buffer of natural lands between active military training and daily life outside the boundaries of the installation, protect the unique biodiversity of the region, and provide outdoor recreation opportunities for the community.
The Nature Conservancy played a key role in launching the Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership in 2011.
Today, The Nature Conservancy provides leadership and coordination as members of The Partnership work together to conserve, restore, and manage the longleaf pine ecosystem along the Fall Line.
The mission of the Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership (CFLCP) is to provide technical expertise, strategic coordination, and leveraged resources for land conservation and ecosystem restoration along the Fall Line and nearby ecoregions in west Georgia and east Alabama in a manner compatible with the partners’ conservation objectives, including the Army’s ability to conduct highly effective military training on Fort Moore.
The vision for the Chattahoochee Fall Line region is a recovering, resilient, and sustainable landscape comprised of native wildlife and plant communities that include healthy, functioning, longleaf pine woodlands, streams, and wetlands; habitat for the red-cockaded woodpecker and gopher tortoise; thriving rare plant and animal communities of the sandhills, montane slopes, and wetlands; exemplary wildlife conservation; along with working farms and forests. The landscape will be economically sustainable and support forestry, farming, hunting, and other outdoor recreation, healthy watersheds, and tourism while simultaneously protecting the military training mission at Fort Moore.
What is the Fall Line?
The “Fall Line” is an ancient shoreline that extends across the Southeast where clay soils give way to sandier soils, and rivers and streams “fall” from higher to lower elevations. In Georgia and Alabama it stretches from Augusta to Columbus and into Alabama west of Montgomery. The Chattahoochee Fall Line is the area where the Chattahoochee River watershed overlaps the Fall Line.
For centuries, families have enjoyed the natural beauty and open spaces of the Chattahoochee Fall Line. It is a place of diverse wildlife, where longleaf pine forests supply habitat for rare gopher tortoises and red-cockaded woodpeckers along with hunting grounds for bobwhite quail, turkey, and deer. It is a place where wetlands showcase unusual pitcher plants and wild orchids. It is a place where people live off the land and actively manage their forests and farms.
The Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership believes that by working together we can leave future generations in west Georgia and east Alabama with healthy land, clean water, abundant wildlife, and strong rural communities.
The CFLCP - A Local Implementation Team (LIT)
The Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership is one of 18 teams working collaboratively across the historic range of the longleaf pine to re-establish this once prolific ecosystem. The efforts of each Local Implementation Team (LIT) support the America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI) which has a goal of restoring 8 million acres of longleaf pine ecosystem, across nine states, by 2025.
To learn more about the America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI) and each of the Local Implementation Teams visit: http://www.americaslongleaf.org
*Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership steering committee member
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The Georgia Sentinel Landscape
In 2018, landscapes near Fort Moore as well as additional landscapes near Fort Stewart and along the Georgia coast were established as The Georgia Sentinel Landscape. Across the United States only a few areas have received this special designation.
Sentinel Landscapes are regions where the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Interior work across conventional boundaries to strengthen military readiness, conserve natural resources, bolster agricultural economies, and increase climate change resilience.
For more information visit: https://sentinellandscapes.org