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 America’s Longleaf 2021 Range-wide Accomplishment Report is out highlighting 2.29 million acres of longleaf management activities across the Southeast – the most acreage since America’s Longleaf formed in 2010. Due to the collective endeavors of our outstanding partners, management activities occurred on longleaf stands. Our network's passion for longleaf pine continues to be the driving force of these incredible achievements.
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 2020 Range-wide Accomplishment Report marks 10 years of accomplishments thanks to the continued collaboration of the many partners that make up ALRI. These achievements translate to positive outcomes for local economies, national defense, rare species, recreation, forest resiliency, wildfire risk, clean air and water, carbon sequestration, and climate change mitigation.
Important sentinel landscapes updates! The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership designates a new sentinel landscape in the longleaf pine range - the South Carolina Lowcountry Sentinel Landscape, releases the 2022 Sentinel Landscapes Accomplishments Report, and celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the partnership.
Meet Carol Denhof - plant ecologist, President of The Longleaf Alliance, and the new 2023 Longleaf Partnership Council Chair! Recently, Carol was interviewed on her thoughts on a variety of topics regarding longleaf pine, the importance of private landowners, and the toughest question of all - her favorite longleaf plant!