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.

Restoration Through Partnerships

Longleaf Assistance

Conserving Diverse Forests

Education & Outreach

What's New?

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

The Tree


The Ecosystem


Restoration & Management


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Understory Diversity Academy

Oct 3, 2023 - Oct 4, 2023

Groundcover Restoration Academy

Oct 17, 2023 - Oct 19, 2023

Learn & Burn – Prescribed Fire Workshop in Georgia

Oct 27, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023