Ensuring a sustainable future for the longleaf pine ecosystem
The Longleaf Alliance works throughout the Southeast U.S. to guide longleaf restoration, stewardship, and conservation using science-based outreach, partnership engagement, and on-the-ground assistance.
The Longleaf Alliance Planting Funds – Accepting Project Requests
By The Lonlgeaf Alliance
Because of the tremendous public benefits that flow from healthy private forests, many incentives (including “cost-share”) exist to encourage landowners to plant, grow and manage forests. This is especially true with longleaf pine, because of its superior environmental benefits. The Longleaf Alliance works with multiple partners to provide longleaf pine seedling funds to landowners. In…Read More
Thriving on Fire – The Resiliency of Longleaf
April 19, 2021
The Longleaf Alliance collaborated with partners from the Longleaf Partnership Council (LPC) on a new factsheet, Thriving on Fire: The Resilient Longleaf Pine, to communicate the tree’s unique tolerance to fire and the benefits of using prescribed burning as a forest management practice. This fire resiliency factsheet is the third in a series from the…Read More
A Guided Tour of Alabama’s Longleaf
April 2, 2021
Alabama’s original forests were very different from what we see today – dominated in much of the state by vast expanses of longleaf pine forests and their unique and desirable plant and animal species. In every region of the longleaf range, these forests were largely consumed during our development as a nation. What older timber…Read More
New Fire Mapping Tool Released – SE FireMap
March 30, 2021
The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) unveiled the new Southeast FireMap, a fire mapping tool for the Southeastern United States that enables resource managers to improve their regional or local approaches to managing wildfire risk and fire management needs through targeted prescribed burns and training. Fire management helps improve forest ecosystem health, increases timber values,…Read More
What is Longleaf?
John Gould Curtis described longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Miller) as the "pride of the south." He stated, "the longleaf pine tree would probably not be considered very beautiful with its long, scaly trunk and rather scraggly branches, but a whole forest of tall, straight poles canopied over with dark green plumes of long, shaky needles is most attractive and majestic." We would tend to agree that there are few places in the world that are as beautiful as a forest of longleaf pines.