PHOTOS COURTESY OF ROBERT B. CONTZ (THE NATURE CONSERVANCY (c))

(COPYRIGHTED IMAGE) A forestry crew plants longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) from native Virginia seed sources on the lands of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe in Southampton County, Virginia. The re-establishment of native longleaf pine on this tract is a cooperative effort of the tribe, the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation, VA Department of Forestry, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. © Robert B. Clontz/TNC

(COPYRIGHTED IMAGE) A forestry crew plants longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) from native Virginia seed sources on the lands of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe in Southampton County, Virginia. The re-establishment of native longleaf pine on this tract is a cooperative effort of the tribe, the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation, VA Department of Forestry, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. © Robert B. Clontz/TNC

(COPYRIGHTED IMAGE) A forestry crew plants longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) from native Virginia seed sources on the lands of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe in Southampton County, Virginia. The re-establishment of native longleaf pine on this tract is a cooperative effort of the tribe, the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation, VA Department of Forestry, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. © Robert B. Clontz/TNC

(COPYRIGHTED IMAGE) A forestry crew plants longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) from native Virginia seed sources on the lands of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe in Southampton County, Virginia. The re-establishment of native longleaf pine on this tract is a cooperative effort of the tribe, the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation, VA Department of Forestry, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. © Robert B. Clontz/TNC

(COPYRIGHTED IMAGE) A forestry crew plants longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) from native Virginia seed sources on the lands of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe in Southampton County, Virginia. The re-establishment of native longleaf pine on this tract is a cooperative effort of the tribe, the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation, VA Department of Forestry, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. © Robert B. Clontz/TNC

(COPYRIGHTED IMAGE) A forestry crew plants longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) from native Virginia seed sources on the lands of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe in Southampton County, Virginia. The re-establishment of native longleaf pine on this tract is a cooperative effort of the tribe, the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation, VA Department of Forestry, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. © Robert B. Clontz/TNC

(COPYRIGHTED IMAGE) A forestry crew plants longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) from native Virginia seed sources on the lands of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe in Southampton County, Virginia. The re-establishment of native longleaf pine on this tract is a cooperative effort of the tribe, the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation, VA Department of Forestry, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. © Robert B. Clontz/TNC

(COPYRIGHTED IMAGE) Chief Walt "Red Hawk" Brown displays a longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) from native Virginia seed sources on the lands of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe in Southampton County, Virginia. The re-establishment of native longleaf pine on this tract is a cooperative effort of the tribe, the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation, VA Department of Forestry, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. © Robert B. Clontz/TNC

(COPYRIGHTED IMAGE) A forestry crew plants longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) from native Virginia seed sources on the lands of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe in Southampton County, Virginia. The re-establishment of native longleaf pine on this tract is a cooperative effort of the tribe, the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation, VA Department of Forestry, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. © Robert B. Clontz/TNC

(COPYRIGHTED IMAGE) Chief Walt "Red Hawk" Brown briefs a reporter on development plans for lands of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe in Southampton County, Virginia. The re-establishment of native longleaf pine on this tract is a cooperative effort of the tribe, the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation, VA Department of Forestry, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. © Robert B. Clontz/TNC