Getting Started with Prescribed Fire on Private Land

January 5, 2022

Are you ready to join the fire “family” in the Southeast? Even if you are familiar with the many benefits of prescribed burning, you likely have many questions about how to get started. Hear from Georgia tree farmers and prescribed burners as they share their personal experiences burning their land in our new video. Susan…

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Land Trusts & Longleaf

January 1, 2022

Safeguarding and Restoring Longleaf for the Future Private, not-for-profit land and environmental conservation organizations, known as land trusts or conservancies, are actively involved in longleaf pine habitat protection and restorative management activities across the species’ entire range. In combination, land trusts hold hundreds of permanent conservation easements on private properties and own reserves themselves containing…

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Longleaf Landowner Spotlight – North Carolina Sandhills

December 1, 2021

Here’s to the land of the longleaf pine. The once abundant longleaf pine forests of North Carolina are much depleted, due to the long-term effects of resin collection, overharvesting of trees, and lack of management with prescribed fire. Fortunately, there are landowners across the state who are bringing back this ecosystem. Much of the restoration work…

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Flora of the Wet Longleaf Pine Savanna

September 28, 2021

In our newest video collaboration with Clemson Extension Forestry and USDA NRCS, viewers are introduced to the Flora of Wet Longleaf Pine Savanna habitats. This video looks at many of the interesting species of plants that thrive in this habitat, including the Venus flytrap. If you are interested in learning more about the plants of…

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Longleaf Pine – A Tall Drink of Water

August 12, 2021

The Longleaf Alliance, in collaboration with The Longleaf Partnership Council (LPC), is pleased to share a new factsheet, Longleaf Pine: A Tall Drink of Water. Learn how longleaf pine forests can help keep drinking water safe, reliable, and affordable. The fact sheet also highlights how good stewardship can contribute to drinking water and the benefits…

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Flora of Xeric Longleaf Pine Video Series

July 9, 2021

If you are interested in learning more about the plants of longleaf pine habitats, check out this 3-part “Introduction to the Flora of the Xeric Longleaf Pine Community” video series. Lisa Lord from The Longleaf Alliance, Clemson Extension Agent TJ Savereno, and Sudie Thomas with USDA NRCS provide an introduction to xeric longleaf pine sandhills…

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2020 Range-wide Longleaf Accomplishments

July 7, 2021

America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI) released its 2020 Range-wide Accomplishment Report celebrating a decade’s worth of accomplishments and significant progress towards restoring longleaf pine.  Despite a turbulent 2020, ALRI’s dedicated partners proved resilient and recorded over 1.9 million acres of accomplishments ranging from new longleaf establishment, prescribed burning, land protection, and maintenance activities. Read the full report HERE.…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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