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.
1.38 Million Acres of Longleaf Restoration Work in 2013
The public and private partners involved in the America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI) accomplished an impressive 1.38 million acres of longleaf restoration work in 2013 according to a report recently released by the Longleaf Partnership Council.
Longleaf Planting Densities
Planting densities for longleaf have been the subject of many conversations among foresters, wildlife biologists and landowners for several years. To address the situation, the Longleaf Partnership Council (LPC) developed a White Paper on Longleaf Pine Planting Density (2013) and Fact Sheet, providing landowners a discussion of the potential benefits and drawbacks of a range of planting densities.
Study Documents Economic Benefits of Longleaf Restoration
Not only is longleaf being successfully restored on the Osceola National Forest, the restoration efforts are generating significant positive returns for the broader economy according to a recent study.
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A multi-year partnership is investing $1.7 million during FY14 in Mississippi's Upper Black Creek Watershed to reduce wildfire risk, restore native habitat including longleaf pine ecosystems that are home to the threatened gopher tortoise, and decrease sedimentation and erosion.
Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell paid a visit to South Carolina recently where she touted local efforts to conserve longleaf pine habitat and cited the project as an example of why full funding by Congress is needed for the Land & Water Conservation Fund.