Partnerships 512W

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.  Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner.  Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed. 

Partnerships in place  at Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge make the work we do possible. 


Thank you to all of our current and future partners; words do not convey our gratitude for the work that you do.  


Partners for Fish and Wildlife:
Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) is a program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that has been restoring and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat on private lands. It provides cost-sharing and technical assistance to non-federal landowners, including private landowners, local governments, native American tribes, educational institutions, and other entities. The program generally involves wetland, grassland and/or riparian restoration efforts.

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Jacksonville State University Environmental Policy and Information Center (EPIC) Field School: 
Mission Statement: To work closely with organizations, government, business, and the public to guide and provide sound programs, policies and practices that encourage the protection of resources and the creation of jobs.

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U.S. Forest Service- Talladega National Forest

In Alabama, national forests are great escapes! Experience the beauty and excitement of the Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee National Forests. There’s something for everyone who enjoys the great outdoors.
Hiking is one of the most popular recreation activities in Alabama’s national forests. There’s more than 342 miles of trails for outdoor recreationist.
Our “Get Moving” in your national forest initiative encourages you to get off the couch and exercise in the backdrop of nature filled with hiking, biking, swimming or riding.

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McClellan Development Authority: 
McClellan is a 10,000 acre master-planned community located in scenic Anniston, Alabama. The former Fort McClellan was once a major training facility for the US Army. Following the base closure in 1999, the property was turned over to the local community for economic redevelopment.
Today, McClellan is a growing, mixed use community offering opportunities for residential, commercial, industrial, retail, education, research, and technology development. Since the closure, McClellan has become home to over 900 residents and a work place for more than 3,000 employees.

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US Army:
The 1995 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission approved the closure of Fort McClellan and the relocation of the U.S. Army Military Police School and U.S. Army Chemical School to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. This announcement resulted in the preparation of numerous documents that identified the environmental condition, the future land uses, and the required environmental clean up of the Fort McClellan properties prior to transfer to the public domain. These initial documents served as the basis for future environmental investigations.

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