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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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

October 21, 2022

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 11th 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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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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The Owen Fellowship – $20,000 Award for Longleaf Graduate Research

April 1, 2023

Now in its second round, The Owen Fellowship of The Longleaf Alliance is a two-year program offered in conjunction with the Biennial Longleaf Conference. The Owen Fellowship aims to advance longleaf pine research through a $20,000 scholarship award for graduate students. The 2024-25 recipient will attend the 2024 Biennial Longleaf Conference, conduct research related to longleaf pine conservat

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