We ❤ Our Members

February 14, 2022

On behalf of TLA Staff and Board of Directors, a sincere thank you to members, conservation partners, and followers across the range and beyond who continue to demonstrate unwavering support and trust in our efforts to conserve and restore the longleaf pine ecosystem. We accomplish meaningful and impactful work, which we love, thanks to you! Celebrate with us! Follow our Facebook and Inst

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Tax Tips for Forest Landowners

January 31, 2022

Taxes are on everyone's mind this time of year, but successful tax planning is a year-round effort. For private forest landowners, financial considerations sustain ownership, fund land management activities, and provide investment returns. To achieve the best outcome, good record keeping and planning is essential. These helpful resources will increase your understanding of forestry tax provisio

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Balancing the Conservation Equation

January 27, 2022

Meet TLA's Edward O'Daniels WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE LONGLEAF ALLIANCE? As the Cogongrass Coordinator for The Longleaf Alliance, I work to bring the many partners together with private landowners to work together on a landscape scale to push out this noxious invasive species. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN CONSERVATION? For years I was an electrician, then many years in retail sales. It was duri

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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 French with The Longleaf Alliance also shares many important resource

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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 propertie

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Making Connections for Forestry & Wildlife – Landowner Expo in Georgia

December 15, 2021

The Georgia Sentinel Landscape Forestry & Wildlife Landowner Expo was hosted by The Longleaf Alliance and partners on December 1st at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center in Georgia. The Expo boasted experts from a dozen natural resource organizations who discussed sources of professional assistance, financial incentives, and other programs available to help landowners best manage

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Looking for Longleaf Seedlings?

December 6, 2021

Planting season is upon us! The Longleaf Alliance knows that some folks are still looking for longleaf pine seedlings for this season's projects. We also know that nurseries, consultants, and tree planters often have some inventory unexpectedly available. We'd like to help connect these folks! That's why The Longleaf Alliance is trying a new longleaf seedling connection strategy using social medi

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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 is happening in the Sandhills regio

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Longleaf Academies Return to In-Person!

November 22, 2021

After pivoting to a virtual format for the Longleaf Academy Program in 2021, The Longleaf Alliance held our first Academy back in person in November! We partnered with the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) to offer our "Fire & Longleaf Academy" in Waycross, Georgia. Highlights during the 2 ½ day event included hearing from our staff instructors as well as featured guest speakers from The N

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Conservation Behind the Scenes

October 28, 2021

Meet TLA's Lynnsey Basala I am the Vice President for Development, providing executive leadership, strategic direction, and management of all fundraising efforts, including foundation partnerships, individual and corporate donor campaigns/events, records management, and fiscal accountability. I pivoted from nonprofit national health organizational  development work to the conservation fi

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