GCPEP Staff Take a Break from the Field to Teach Alabama and Florida Students

May 15, 2023

Classroom in the Forest Invasive Species Coordinator Emma McKee presented at Classroom in the Forest at Conecuh National Forest. It was a wonderful event with nearly 300 students attending. Classroom in the Forest, coordinated by The Alabama TREASURE Forest Association, enables school children to get a close-up look at private forestland and private forest landowners, as well as the many TR

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Welcoming Wildlife Into Our Landscapes – Coastal WildScapes 13th Annual Symposium

April 13, 2023

The 13th Annual Coastal WildScapes Symposium was held at the Richmond Hill City Center in Richmond Hill, Georgia. The theme "Welcoming Wildlife Into Our Landscapes" attracted 81 participants for the event. Gage LaPierre of the University of Florida Native Plant Nursery and Natural Teaching Area Laboratory chronicled his efforts to restore native groundcover in urban habitats. Diana Churchill, a

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Learning While Burning

March 30, 2023

Learn & Burn workshops provide landowners with hands-on prescribed fire opportunities while also networking with others in their communities who utilize prescribed burning to manage their woodlands. What is a Learn & Burn? Adequate training is often a barrier for landowners interested in prescribed fire, and Learn & Burn workshops are one way to help them gain the knowledge and

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Pints for Pines – Bringing Back Longleaf in North Carolina

March 24, 2023

The Longleaf Alliance loved celebrating with new and old friends at the Pints for Pines Longleaf Planting day at Cotton Creek Preserve on March 13, 2023. More than 30 volunteers planted 2,000 longleaf pine container seedlings to support longleaf pine restoration in the North Carolina Piedmont. Special thank you to Three Rivers Land Trust for being gracious hosts. Read the News Arti

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Longleaf Pine and Water Research Forum

March 8, 2023

The Longleaf Alliance, U.S. Forest Service, The Jones Center at Ichauway, University of Georgia, Phinizy Center for Water Sciences, and the Southeastern Partnership for Forests and Water brought together natural resource professionals, researchers, and experts to discuss research happening across the range of longleaf pine and to work collaboratively to synthesize the state-of-the-science regar

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Sharing the Longleaf Story at SEWE

March 2, 2023

A few weekends ago, several Alliance staff were spreading the word about longleaf at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, South Carolina. Our booth in Quail Village at Brittlebank Park was alongside many of our partners including Jon Kohler & Associates, LLC, Quail Forever, the South Carolina Bobwhite Initiative and the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council. Pass the Torc

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We ❤ Our Members

February 14, 2023

Valentine's Day is a whimsical holiday that for many stirs up memories, feelings, and gratitude. In the spirit of the holiday, let's pause to consider our love for longleaf - our 'WHY' for dedicating resources and talents to move the needle. Thank you for being a part of this dedicated longleaf community, a mighty force of nature comprised of comradery and positivity for change. Look how far

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NEW Longleaf & the Landowner Academy kicks off in 2023

February 9, 2023

In January, The Longleaf Alliance and the National Wildlife Federation introduced a new Academy type - Longleaf & the Landowner. We were thrilled to work with the 2022 Gjerstad/Johnston Landowner of the Year award winner, Herbert Hodges and the Willie Hodges Estate Family Farm, who opened the doors to the farm that has been in the family since the 1890s to hold the 3-day event. The course was

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Welcome A.R.T. – TLA’s New Field Team Assists Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander Recovery

February 2, 2023

ART members Abe Huang, Sean Seid, Haley Welshoff, & Kameron Burgess. The Longleaf Alliance is excited to introduce our new field team assisting the reticulated flatwoods salamander project on Escribano Point Widllife Management Area in Florida. The Ambystoma bishopi Restoration Team, or A.R.T. for short, will be part of the greater AMBBIS team and primarily work on wetland restoration

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TLA’s Wetland Ecosystem Support Team Exceeds Restoration Goals

January 27, 2023

In 2018, The Longleaf Alliance's Wetland Ecosystem Support Team (WEST) formed to restore isolated wetlands in the Gulf Coastal Plain Ecosystem Partnership (GCPEP). Why Wetlands? The longleaf landscape hosts many significant natural communities embedded within the "woods." The connectivity of the landscape and ALL its parts improves the resiliency of our communities. Wetlands, in particular,

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