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." We are eager to gather in-person on

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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 20

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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 be

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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 Midwest, the deserts of the Southwe

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Kelly Peterson Receives Inaugural Owen Fellowship

April 1, 2022

Congratulations to Kelly Peterson, Ph.D. Student in Ecology at the University of Georgia! Kelly Peterson is the inaugural recipient of The Owen Fellowship of The Longleaf Alliance. In addition to a $15,000 stipend to support Kelly's research on longleaf genetics, the 2022-2024 Fellowship also includes participation in the 14th Biennial Longleaf Conference, formal presentation at the 15th Bienni

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A Walk in the Woods with Burner Bob® & Friends

March 31, 2022

The Longleaf Alliance is thrilled to announce this brand new video from Burner Bob®, the prescribed fire mascot of the Southeast. In this video, you'll take a virtual walk with Burner Bob®, prescribed burner Shan Cammack with Georgina Department of Natural Resources, and their spunky fire ecologist friends as they visit The Fire Forest. 🔥🌲🔥 Along the way,  you'll meet Burner Bob®

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Making Better Herbicide Decisions When Everything Costs Too Much

March 24, 2022

Everything costs too much! As we all progress further into 2022, some materials are more difficult to get ahold of and prices are continuing to rise, most notably for fuel, electricity, and groceries. It is hard for these things to go unnoticed when nearly everyone relies on these three things to survive day to day. If you're in the forestry or agriculture industry, you are definitely feel

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Freeze Injury Alert

March 9, 2022

Southern yellow pines acclimate to winter weather gradually. While this provides some cold hardiness, the root system of longleaf pines never really goes dormant. When temperatures drop for extended periods, or when extreme temperature fluctuations occur, there is a risk of freeze injury to seedlings. Extreme cold, desiccating winds, and sudden temperature changes may adversely affect longleaf

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Cogongrass Mitigation Program – Alabama

March 4, 2022

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is labeled as one of the ten WORST weeds in the world. First introduced into the United States in the early 1900s at the port in Mobile, Alabama, cogongrass continues to spread extensively causing persistent infestations in the Southeast. This invasive grass can invade ecosystems like our favorite longleaf pine and cost landowners massive amounts of money. La

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Savannah River Watershed Priority Planning

March 1, 2022

The Savannah River Clean Water Fund (SRCWF) is a partnership focused on protecting the water supply for the communities and businesses along the Savannah River in Georgia and South Carolina through forest conservation and restoration. The overall goal of the Savannah River Clean Water Fund is to retain 60% of the forest cover in the watershed. The Savannah River Clean Water Fund works closely

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TLA Applauds the Newly Designated Northwest Florida Sentinel Landscape

February 21, 2022

The Sentinel Landscape Partnership, comprised of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Interior, recently designated three new Sentinel Landscapes. The selected landscapes play a crucial role in strengthening the nation's military readiness while addressing natural resources concerns like climate change. One of those selected was the Northwest

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