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 Owen Fellowship – $20,000 Award for Longleaf Graduate Research
April 1, 2023
Now in its second round, The Owen Fellowship of The Longleaf Alliance is a two-year program offered in conjunction with the Biennial Longleaf Conference. The Owen Fellowship aims to advance…Read More
Longleaf Forests Do It All
September 26, 2023
Longleaf pine forests provide wildlife habitat for imperiled species, sequester carbon, protect water quality, and produce high-quality wood products! We are excited to have the longleaf ecosystem and The Longleaf…Read More
Alabama’s Longleaf Ecosystem Restoration Team
August 15, 2023
Providing Technical Assistance in Managing Longleaf Pine Alabama’s Longleaf Ecosystem Restoration Team (ALERT) was formed in 2011 to help connect landowners seeking technical assistance with longleaf pine with the growing…Read More
Longleaf for the Long Run
August 3, 2023
Economic Opportunities Landowners Need to Know Longleaf pine ecosystems historically dominated the Southeast, occurring on 90 million acres from Eastern Texas to Southern Virginia. With only a fraction of longleaf…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.