LPC Meeting, October 22-23, 2012 in Nacogdoches, Texas

The Longleaf Partnership Council is gearing up for a meeting on October 22-23 to be held in conjunction with the Biennial Conference of the Longleaf Alliance in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Comprised of 33 leaders in longleaf restoration from state and federal agencies, non-profits and academia as well as private landowners, the Council has become the “go to” forum for coordination and communication about longleaf restoration efforts range-wide.  Under the able leadership of Chair Patrick Glass (pictured on home page), over the past year the Council has developed a Strategic Priorities and Actions document to guide the America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative in the next three years.  Review and finalization of this “road map” will be a highlight of the upcoming meeting.  Other topics include updates on the Longleaf Stewardship Fund of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (see related story) as well as recently developed strategies to significantly increase prescribed burning.  While the Council meetings are always informative, partners value them just much for the opportunity to see friends and colleagues.  Especially if you’re coming to Nacogdoches for the Longleaf Alliance Conference, consider coming early and attending the Council meeting starting at 4 pm on Monday!  Lastly, don’t miss this chance to witness the “changing of the guard” as Vernon Compton begins his tenure as the Council’s next Chair as well as the election of a new incoming Co-chair to ensure future Council leadership. 

 A meeting agenda will be posted here when available, so check back!