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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Conserving the Natural World for the Next Generation

July 2, 2021

Meet Ronald Henderson This week The Longleaf Alliance is sending off Ronald Henderson III as he transitions to his new adventure with The Nature Conservancy. Thank you, Ronald, for your hard work with TLA this past year. Best of luck! I'm a seasonal wetland restoration technician. I go in the wetlands, clear out unnecessary brush so the salamanders can thrive! I got into conservation thro

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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, prescri

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TLA Joins 1t.org with 5.5 Million Tree Pledge

May 4, 2021

The Longleaf Alliance has joined the Trillion Trees Community with our pledge of planting over 5.5 million longleaf pine trees by 2030. We are excited to be in excellent company with other corporations, governments and non-profit organizations in the @1t.org US Chapter, led by the World Economic Forum and American Forests. See our full pledge at us.1t.org. [video mp4="https://longleafalliance.or

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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 LPC to communicate how longleaf pine can ou

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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 remains is a fraction of once was, but  Alabama is a leader in

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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 ti

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Eastman and GP Cellulose provide critical support for longleaf pine restoration in Florida

March 19, 2021

In celebration of the International Day of Forests on March 21, Eastman, Eastman Foundation and GP Cellulose worked with The Longleaf Alliance (TLA) to provide 60,000 longleaf pine seedlings to Torreya State Park in Northwest Florida. This conservation collaboration is intended to help protect forest ecosystems, support delicate wildlife communities, and help repair the planet for fut

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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 all can do to stop it. Partners on the video include

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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 the assistance of knowledgeable partners, Terence is

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