The America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI) is a collaborative effort of multiple public and private sector partners that actively supports range-wide efforts to restore and conserve longleaf pine ecosystems. The vision of the partners involved in the ALRI is to have functional, viable longleaf pine ecosystems with the full spectrum of ecological, economic and social values inspired through the voluntary involvement of motivated organizations and individuals.
2014 Range-wide Accomplishments Report and Executive Summary
This 2014 Range-wide Accomplishment Report communicates the restoration work accomplished collectively by the many partners in America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative. This is the second annual range-wide comprehensive look at the restoration work to bring back the iconic longleaf pine forest to the South.
Longleaf Pine Awarded Funding Through USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program
The United States Department of Agriculture announced that 115 high-impact projects across all 50 states and Puerto Rico will receive more than $370 million in Federal funding as part of the new USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
Longleaf Highlighted on the National Stage
More than 200 longleaf supporters gathered in Washington, DC on July 22 for a series of memorable events to celebrate five years of restoration progress by the America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative.
On May 4, 2015, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The funding is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the newest conservation tool of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Members and friends of the America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative convened in Pensacola, Florida on April 6-7, 2015 in conjunction with the 12th Annual Stewardship Partners Meeting by Southern Company and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.