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STEWARDS OF THE SANDHILLS

Our Successes

The NCSCP has accomplished many shared goals, including the development of a regional database through which partners share information; an ability to leverage state, federal, and private funds to protect lands that provide wildlife and human recreation benefits; the establishment of the first Safe Harbor and Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) programs in the nation; and the recovery of the NC Sandhills population of the federally endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. The NCSCP has protected over 30,000 acres of land, much of which has been transferred into public ownership.

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Where We Work

The NCSCP boundary, wedged between the Coastal Plain and Piedmont regions of North and South Carolina and Georgia, includes the Sandhills and portions of the Uwharries to the west, which have historically supported longleaf pine communities.

How We Work

Partners of the NCSCP meet quarterly to discuss various topics related to management, research, and conservation in the NC Sandhills. The NCSCP also organizes working group functions that bring together partners to visit field sites and discuss topics of interest relevant to the mission of the working group.

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Working Groups

The NCSCP consists of several working groups: the Communication Working Group, Land Protection Working Group, Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) Recovery Working Group, Reserve Design Working Group, and Resource Management Working Group. Click the photos below to get in touch with each Working Group chair.

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