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.
Rekindling Our Connections at the 14th Biennial Longleaf Conference
April 11, 2022
The Longleaf Alliance is excited to host the 14th Biennial Longleaf Conference on October 25-28, 2022, in Wilmington, North Carolina! The Biennial Longleaf Conference moves throughout the longleaf range to accommodate the nine-state geography of longleaf enthusiasts. For 2022, North Carolina is the perfect host state as it is the “land of the longleaf pine.”…Read More
The Longleaf Alliance Planting Funds
March 25, 2022
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
Accepting Nominations for the 2022 Regional Longleaf Awards
May 6, 2022
Who inspires you in the longleaf community? The Regional Longleaf Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to longleaf restoration and conservation across the southeastern U.S. Awardees will be recognized at the 14th Biennial Longleaf Conference in Wilmington, NC on October 26, 2022. More information on the awards and conference can…Read More
Salute to Wildland Fire Veteran Bob Wilken
April 27, 2022
Bob Wilken, a long-time wildland fire expert, is retiring after 47 years of service in wildland fire management and habitat restoration and protection. A graduate of Southeastern Illinois College with a degree in Forestry, his career spans across longleaf ecosystems in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, the pine barrens of the Northeast, the prairies of the…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.