Restoration Through Partnerships
Corporate Sustainability Programs
The Longleaf Alliance and Enviva have entered into a 5-year MOU agreement that sets the framework for LLA to support Enviva in their efforts to protect and restore longleaf pine forests. Specifically, we assist with development of appropriate longleaf management plans, GIS mapping, training of foresters and suppliers, and monitoring/reporting of restoration outcomes. This is an important partnership because of not only the impact we can have on the operations of Enviva but also on potential new markets for private landowners who are restoring longleaf. In addition to funds associated with our MOU, Enviva has also provided funds to plant longleaf seedlings and perform maintenance of RCW cavities on the DeSoto National Forest.
Georgia Pacific & Aria Sustainable Products
Solve your paper product troubles and support The Longleaf Alliance by trying Aria Sustainable Products. Not only are the trees used to make Aria® locally and sustainably sourced, but for each tree used, three longleaf trees will be planted thanks to the partnership between Georgia Pacific and The Longleaf Alliance. Since 2018, over 14,000 longleaf pine seedlings have been planted on the DeSoto National Forest in Mississippi as a result of this partnership. You can help us restore longleaf forests from the comfort of your own home! Aria® products can be found on Amazon and ariajourney.com.
Appalachian Mountain Brewery
As part of the partnership, AMB and The Longleaf Alliance collaborated on “Pints for Pines,” a unique program that unites beer and wilderness enthusiasts to restore the longleaf pine ecosystem. AMB’s flagship Long Leaf IPA, which takes its name from North Carolina’s state toast, was a natural fit for the program. For every case of AMB Long Leaf IPA sold at retail – or the case equivalent of pints sold at bars and restaurants -- The Longleaf Alliance will plant one longleaf pine. To date, sales of Long Leaf IPA have supported the planting of 16,000 longleaf seedlings. Find AMB near you at amb.beer.
FSC Certification Opportunities
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has recognized Native Longleaf Pine Systems as critical to maintaining biodiversity on the landscape, considering them a “specified risk” for FSC Controlled Wood certified companies sourcing from regions where this ecosystem is likely to exist. The Longleaf Alliance has operated in your backyard for twenty-five years, provides forestry and biodiversity offsets, and offers tangible conservation tools.
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