The southeastern forestry partnership, America’s Longleaf, has been working for more than 10 years to restore and maintain longleaf pine forests in the southeast. It started with a Conservation Plan and a common vision with a group of partners. Since the partnership began, more than 1.6 million acres of longleaf pine forests have been planted, 15 million acres of prescribed fire accomplished, and 325,294 acres of longleaf habitat protected through fee and easement acquisitions. The successful elements of this collaboration help increase biodiversity, build wildfire resistant forests, offer economic benefits to private landowners, enhance military installations, and improve the resilience of the southeast in the face of a changing climate.
Colette Degarady, Longleaf Pine Whole System Director, The Nature Conservancy
Stephanie Hertz, Project Manager, Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute
Kyle Jones, Regional Longleaf Restoration Coordinator, Unites States Forest Service
Deborah Maurer, SE NC Program Director, The Nature Conservancy