Joining Together for Tomorrow’s Forest – 15th Biennial Longleaf Conference

March 21, 2024

The Longleaf Alliance is excited to host the 15th Biennial Longleaf Conference on October 8-11, 2024 in Sandestin, Florida!

The Biennial Longleaf Conference moves throughout the longleaf range to accommodate the nine-state geography of longleaf enthusiasts.

For 2024, we will be in the heart of the Gulf Coastal Plain Ecosystem Partnership (GCPEP) landscape, home to some of the best remaining longleaf pine habitats in the world, including at least 50% of the surviving old-growth longleaf.

Prescribed fire at Blackwater State Forest. [Jacob Barrett]
Prescribed fire at Blackwater State Forest. [Jacob Barrett]

Call for Proposals – Seeking Submissions in Science, Arts, & Humanities

The Conference theme will be Joining Together for Tomorrow’s Forest, and the tracks will center around the components of the recently updated Range-wide Conservation Plan for Longleaf Pine (2025-2040).

The Alliance encourages individuals, students, and professionals passionate about the longleaf pine ecosystem to use the Biennial Longleaf Conference as a forum for information exchange, project feedback, and networking. Submitting your work for inclusion in the Conference program provides a platform to do just that!

Deadline to submit proposals is May 3rd. Contributed proposals will be reviewed by our Program Committee. Notice of decision will be issued by July 1st via email.

Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule *Details subject to change*

Conference highlights include:

+ Keynote addresses from leaders in the field of longleaf restoration, conservation, and management

+ Concurrent sessions that include presentations focusing on various aspects of the longleaf forest

+ Exhibitor opportunities for non-profits, government, and commercial vendors

+ Networking and socials

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships offset conference expenses and help make it affordable for conference participants. In return, sponsors will receive special recognition through a variety of channels.

Contact Lynnsey Basala, Vice President for Development, at (314) 288-5654 or for more information.