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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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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