2015 was a record-breaking year for the America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative. Restoration activities were reported on nearly two million acres to bring back or improve longleaf pine forests across the Southeast!
The Conservation Plan represents a first-ever effort to frame conservation activities across the entire range of longleaf pine forests in a way that supports, improves and accelerates the cumulative success and effectiveness of longleaf conservation.
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.
Publications related to prescribed fire, economic benefits and incentives, reforestation and site preparation, mid and mature stand forestry, wildlife habitat management, and rangewide history and policy are available for reference.
This website is designed for active engagement with private landowners and private forest managers by developing resource materials that state agents, county extension agents (CEA) and natural resource specialists can readily adopt. Materials include video presentations, print-outs for landowners, and topic specific powerpoint presentations.