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.
The 2023 Request for Proposals for the NFWF Longleaf Landscape Stewardship Fund is now open. The LLSF is a public-private partnership that expands, enhances, and accelerates longleaf pine ecosystem restoration across the historical longleaf range throughout the southeastern U.S. Approximately $16.9 million in grant funding is available to projects that restore, enhance, and maintain longleaf pine on private and public lands to improve wildlife habitat and water quality, with some funding also available for bottomland hardwood restoration. Proposals are due by 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on Thursday, February 2, 2023.
The Longleaf Partnership Council gathered Council members, partners, and friends of longleaf in person for the first time in two years on May 23-24, 2022, to update on the ongoing efforts for longleaf pine restoration.