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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First Annual Savannah River Fire Festival

October 15, 2021

Fun for the Whole Family The first annual Savannah River Fire Festival was held in October 2021 at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center in Effingham County, Georgia. Hosted by the Longleaf Alliance and partners, it was a huge success. The festival was a fun day jam-packed with outdoor activities for approximately 200 attendees, including a live burn demonstration, meet and greets

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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 longleaf pine habitats, make sure to also check out our 3-part

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Transitioning like a Rocket-Stage Longleaf

September 16, 2021

Meet TLA's Abe Huang I'm a seasonal wetland restoration technician. We work within the diverse hub of agencies that makes up the REPI partnership, where concerted efforts are brought together to improve the bottomlands of the Gulf Coastal Plain. I knew I wanted to work outdoors. I got started in natural resource conservation after changing my liberal arts focus to include sustainable move

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Prescribed Fire Cost-Share in SE Georgia

September 10, 2021

The Georgia Sentinel Landscape Pilot Project is currently accepting applications for its cost-share program for landowners to conduct prescribed burning, create firebreaks, and obtain burn plans. The deadline to apply is November 1st so get in touch with Project Coordinator Susan French today if you're interested in managing your forestland with prescribed fire and located in one of our target

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Longleaf Pine Research Needs Survey

August 26, 2021

The Longleaf Alliance needs your input! We are soliciting feedback on pressing longleaf research needs. The RESEARCH NEEDS SURVEY is open to all partners, TLA members, and longleaf supporters. From landowners to academics, we want to hear from you! Please reach out to Sarah Crate with questions.

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Announcing The Owen Fellowship – $15,000 Award for Longleaf Graduate Research

August 23, 2021

The Owen Fellowship of The Longleaf Alliance is an exciting NEW program we are proud to offer in conjunction with the Biennial Longleaf Conference. The Owen Fellowship aims to advance longleaf pine research through a $15,000 scholarship award for graduate students. The recipient will attend the 2022 Biennial Longleaf Conference in Wilmington, North Carolina, conduct research related to longleaf

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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 for water utilities of investing in longleaf

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Finding a Passion for Amphibians and Reptiles

July 30, 2021

Meet Jessica Sandoval Jessica has been on staff with The Longleaf Alliance since 2018, but begins a new journey in a few short weeks as she pursues a M.S. in Biology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a focus on aquatic ecology. We are happy to celebrate Jessica's numerous contributions by sharing her story for our People Of Longleaf series! As a member of the AMBBIS Te

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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 including three important (and diverse) plant famil

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