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 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 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.
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 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Longleaf Landscape Stewardship Fund, in the 10th year of grant-making through this public-private partnership, announced 21 grant recipients and $12.2 million in partner funding and matching contributions to restore, enhance, and protect more than 415,000 acres of longleaf pine forests in all nine states of the historic Southeast range!
From Virginia, down to Florida, over to Texas, and all across the historic range, the local implementation teams continued to advance longleaf restoration through prescribed burning, education, and planting efforts.