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.
The 2019 Range-wide Accomplishment Report shines the spotlight on achievements in longleaf pine restoration activities over the past year and encourages further collaboration among partners in a push to reach our goal of 8 million acres of longleaf pine across the range.
The 2018 Range-wide Accomplishment Report celebrates the progress made in longleaf restoration over the past year and the past decade. Click here to read about how this year’s Report showcases ALRI's impacts in longleaf restoration from 2010-2018 and the values provided to the American people and the landscape.
This “blueprint” for the next three years details where priorities should be placed and identifies the associated actions needed at various scales to advance the longer-term goal of restoring eight million acres over a 15 year horizon.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest more than $46 million this year through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership for projects that mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality, and restore healthy forest ecosystems on public and private lands. Among the eight new projects is "Sustaining Gains in Longleaf Pine Restoration Through Coordinated Cogongrass Control" in Alabama and Florida.
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia received a $5 million 2020 REPI Challenge Award to acquire an easement on 16,000 acres to, among other actions, protect, restore, and manage habitat for threatened, endangered, and at-risk species such as the gopher tortoise, eastern indigo snake, and woodstork.