Regional News & Updates

The Longleaf Alliance’s Longleaf Academy Courses offered in 2013

The LLA is currently offering 2 different courses for the first part of 2013. We are working on additional courses for the second half of 2013. Keep checking our website as new courses are added (

New Longleaf Economics Course

A continuing education opportunity from Southern Regional Extension Forestry and The Longleaf Alliance.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Establishes Longleaf Stewardship Fund

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently introduced its Longleaf Stewardship Fund, a collaborative partnership intended to restore the longleaf pine ecosystem and complete Range-Wide Conservation Plan goals.


The Second Annual Shortleaf Pine Conference will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Monte Sano Sate Park in Huntsville, Ala.


CLEMSON -- A Clemson University forester has received the Clemson Alumni Award for Distinguished Cooperative Extension Public Service. Robert M. Franklin, who started his Clemson Extension career in March of 1985, received his award from Clemson President Jim Barker during a December faculty meeting. Barker cited Franklin for "outstanding service in the development and delivery of programs for longleaf pine management and wildlife food and habitat management."


A new book titled, "The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem: Ecology,Silviculture, and Restoration," edited by Shibu Jose, Eric J. Jokela, andDeborah L. Miller of the University of Florida has just been published bySpringer Science of New York. This book is a state-of-the-art synthesis ofwhat we currently know about longleaf pine ecosystems and represents along-awaited update of the earlier classic longleaf pine book by Wahlenberg(1946).


Hurricane Katrina roared through Mississippi on August 29, 2005. In her path, some 1.2 million acres of forestland were damaged. This is about two years worth of annual harvest down in one day. Hardwood bottomlands, pine sawtimber, and recently thinned pine stands were most severely damaged


By S. Heather Duncan - Georgia's owners of forest land have long argued that they somehow should get credit for the public service their trees provide: Cleaning the air by absorbing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. Now the state of Georgia is helping create a market for this invisible commodity. Tree growers and farmers could receive payments for storing carbon to reduce global warming.

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