Education & Outreach
Longleaf Biennial Conference
The Biennial Longleaf Conference is the largest and longest-running regional conference focused on the restoration and conservation of the longleaf ecosystem that once dominated the southeastern U.S.
Open to individuals, private landowners, land managers, wildlife biologists, conservation groups, consultants, researchers, forestry professionals, agency and outreach personnel who share an interest in longleaf pine ecosystems, the conference draws up to 500 attendees and 30+ exhibitors and vendors. It also serves as a rallying spot for other organizations and agencies, like the Longleaf Partnership Council of America’s Longleaf.
Rekindling Our Connections
The 14th Biennial Longleaf Conference was held on October 25-28, 2022, at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington, North Carolina!
A sold-out crowd of 350+ registrants representing 16 states joined us to “rekindle our connections,” including 33 undergraduate and graduate students (a record-setting student attendance for an in-person Longleaf Conference). Read more >>
The Owen Fellowship of The Longleaf Alliance
The Owen Fellowship is an exciting program offered to graduate students in conjunction with the Biennial Longleaf Conference. The recipient will receive a $15,000 scholarship to support research related to longleaf pine conservation or restoration, attend and present at Biennial Conferences, and author an article for publication in The Longleaf Leader.
We are thrilled to announce Kelly Peterson is the 2022-2023 Owen Fellowship recipient.
As a two-year award, the application period for the 2024-2025 Fellowship will open in April 2023.
The first Regional Longleaf Conference was held in 1996 in The Longleaf Alliance's home state of Alabama. Since then the Biennial Longleaf Conference travels throughout the Southeast to accommodate the nine-state geography of longleaf enthusiasts.
Wilmington, NC - Rekindling Our Connections
Longleaf the Resilient Landscape - Virtually Anywhere You Are
Alexandria, LA - Longleaf Reflections
Savannah, GA - Growing a Legacy
Mobile, AL - Our Roots Run Deep
Alexandria, LA - Forest for Our Future • Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems: Silvicultural, Ecological, Social, Political and Economic Challenges
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