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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Invasive Cogongrass – Hidden in Plain Sight

March 18, 2021

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is labeled as one of the ten WORST weeds in the world, and it’s ravaging many Southeastern states. This invasive grass can invade ecosystems like our favorite longleaf pine and cost landowners massive amounts of money. Wild Wander devoted an entire episode to investigate how bad cogongrass can get and what we…

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Restoring a Longleaf Forest for the Future

March 12, 2021

Terence Hassan is a landowner with family land in Williamsburg County, SC. After returning to the property he left as a child, it wasn’t as he remembered it. He reached out the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service for assistance and to better understand what opportunities were available for restoring his property. With NRCS’s help and…

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Guiding Longleaf Restoration for 25 years

October 30, 2020

The Longleaf Alliance was formed in 1995 by Rhett Johnson and Dean Gjerstad in response to the urgent need to halt the decline of longleaf pine ecosystems, and to meet the growing demand for information on how to restore these forests. The Longleaf Alliance’s role within the longleaf community has expanded over the years, but…

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Advantages of Longleaf Pine in Wind Storms

June 12, 2020

The Longleaf Alliance collaborated with Clemson University and partners from the Longleaf Partnership Council (LPC) on a new factsheet, Blowing in the Wind: Advantages of Longleaf Pine in Wind Storms to communicate the benefits of longleaf pine during windstorms such as hurricanes and tornadoes. This windstorm factsheet is the second in a series from the…

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