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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Support TLA While You Shop!

March 10, 2021

There are many giving vehicles to support The Longleaf Alliance. Perhaps the easiest way to make a difference is to shop using! Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know, same online shopping interface, and the same products you're familiar with. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your qualifying purchases to The Longleaf Alliance when you select us as your charity of choic

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The Longleaf Alliance Planting Funds

March 4, 2024

Because of the tremendous public benefits that flow from healthy private forests, many incentives (including "cost-share") exist to encourage landowners to plant, grow and manage forests. This is especially true with longleaf pine, because of its superior environmental benefits. The Longleaf Alliance works with multiple partners to provide longleaf pine seedling funds to landowners. This

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The Longleaf Alliance Leads a Three-Year Prescribed Fire Pilot Project in the GA Sentinel Landscape

February 20, 2021

The Longleaf Alliance is pleased to announce a three-year prescribed fire pilot project in partnership with the Georgia Sentinel Landscape. The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership is a federal, state, local, and private collaboration dedicated to promoting natural resource sustainability in areas surrounding military installations and conserving both working and natural lands. The Georgia Sentine

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Longleaf in the News – Video Interview With LLA’s President

January 7, 2021

Carol Denhof, President of The Longleaf Alliance, recently had the chance to speak with reporter Janet McConnaughey about the decline of longleaf pine and how The Alliance is working toward its restoration. In addition to the AP article "Restoring longleaf pines, keystone of once vast ecosystems" that is circulating widely, Carol's video interview is also spreading the word about longleaf pine

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Partners Working Together to Help Landowners Restore and Manage Longleaf Pine Forests in Mississippi and Alabama

January 4, 2021

Around Lucedale, Mississippi, an unusual mix of partners is working together to restore one of the South's iconic forests.  The Longleaf Alliance (LLA), Wildlife Mississippi, the Mississippi Forestry Association, Enviva, and other partners are working together to boost longleaf pine habitats in southern Mississippi and southwestern Alabama by creating new opportunities for public and private l

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Guiding Longleaf Restoration for 25 years

October 30, 2020

The Longleaf Alliance was formed in 1995 by Rhett Johnson and Dean Gjerstad in response to the urgent need to halt the decline of longleaf pine ecosystems, and to meet the growing demand for information on how to restore these forests. The Longleaf Alliance's role within the longleaf community has expanded over the years, but our core function of delivering science-based technical assistance

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LLA Hosts 1st Virtual Biennial Longleaf Conference

October 26, 2020

The Longleaf Alliance and partners hosted our first-ever Virtual Longleaf Conference on October 20-23, 2020. We were thrilled to be joined by 475 conference participants, including registered attendees, speakers, working group members, and students. With a full year of content access, the conference will continue to be a resource for the longleaf community. Following the conference's long-s

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TLA Awarded $1.7 Million to Advance Longleaf Pine Restoration and Conservation

August 18, 2022

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced $7.5 million in grants to restore, enhance and protect longleaf pine forests in eight Southeast states. The grants will generate more than $9 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of $16.5 million. The 22 projects were awarded through NFWF's Longleaf Landscape Stewardship Fund, and will support conservation w

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