Pledge by The Longleaf Alliance
Restoration, Stewardship, and Conservation of the Longleaf Pine EcosystemTotal Trees Pledged: 5,784,877
Supporting actions: Data and Technological Tools, Science and Technical Assistance, Tree Protection through Management, Workforce Development, Environmental Education,
This pledge for 1t.org US aligns well with the strategic priorities of The Longleaf Alliance. Our work focuses on education & outreach, restoration, land management, and long-term conservation of healthy working forests. We work collaboratively with and leverage support from numerous partners that share our longleaf restoration goals. The Alliance pledges to make a direct impact on the goal of growing 1 trillion trees by 2030 by conserving a total of 2500 acres of forestland and facilitating the planting of 5,055,000 trees (4,560,000 from reforestation, 440,000 from afforestation, and 55,000 from management that encourages natural regeneration.) Much of the work that we do as an organization though indirectly supports the goals of 1t.org. Our pledge also includes data & technology tools through our priority mapping projects, science & technical assistance through the technical guidance that we provide to landowners and partners, tree protection through the management work that we do to maintain healthy forests, workforce development through our training programs that teach methodologies for restoring and managing longleaf, and environmental education through our outreach programs that raise awareness about the longleaf ecosystem.
Arbor Day Foundation, One Tree Planted, US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Forest Foundation, Georgia Pacific, Enviva Biomass, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Department of Defense, US Forest Service, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation and their funding sources, Georgia DNR, The Nature Conservancy, and the US Endowment
Acres: 55,000 / Trees: 101,295,935
Acres: 2,500 / Trees: 729,877
Acres: 2,500 / Trees: 729,877
Data & Technological Tools – The Longleaf Alliance (TLA) coordinates and utilizes LEO (Longleaf Ecosystem Occurrence) and SE FireMap technologies to determine priority longleaf restoration targets. These tools are important in conservation and restoration planning.
Science & Technical Assistance – One of our core functions is providing science-based technical assistance to landowners and partners who are restoring longleaf. Providing this assistance allows for increased capacity and more successful restoration efforts.
Tree Protection through Management – As part of our strategic actions, we are involved in direct, on-the ground land management that maintains forest health. These actions include the application of prescribed fire, invasive species treatment, midstory treatment, rare species management, and groundcover restoration.
Workforce Development – Through our Education & Outreach Program, TLA provides essential training and materials to Foresters, Land Managers, and Agency Personnel that play an active role in longleaf restoration. We have delivered 105 classes of our signature Longleaf Academy Series to over 2600 people. This course teaches landowners, land managers, agency personnel, and others “all things longleaf” and empowers them with the knowledge of how to restore and manage longleaf forests with a variety of objectives.
Environmental Education – The Longleaf Alliance provides a variety of education and outreach tools that raise general awareness and knowledge of the longleaf pine ecosystem. We do this through field days, festivals, presentations, social media, and online resources. In 2020, TLA utilized these tools to reach over 1.2 million people.
The landowners and partners that we work with to restore longleaf are dedicated to establishing longleaf in appropriate habitats and doing the work needed to maintain these habitats through active management. Through our technical assistance, education & outreach, habitat management, and landowner assistance programs, we can provide the necessary assistance to ensure restoration success.
The Longleaf Alliance is also an active Longleaf Partnership Council member of America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI). This Initiative works collaboratively to achieve shared longleaf restoration goals. Working as a partnership allows for members to leverage expertise and resources across the range to advance longleaf restoration goals. The Alliance also employs a Longleaf Implementation Team Consul on behalf of ALRI that coordinates with partners across the range to increase conservation outcomes.
The Alliance is working to support all longleaf stakeholders and is also a member of ALRI’s new Longleaf For All committee to better serve and include minority, unserved, and underserved landowners/operators in longleaf programs and therefore create positive change within the forestry and longleaf community.
2,314,348 MT CO2e