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"Our focus at AFF across the longleaf range is improving
habitat for at-risk wildlife on family forest lands where there
is a demand for forest products," Erwin explained.
Because of ALRI's impressive progress, several others
have followed its approach for their own restoration efforts.
The Shortleaf Pine Initiative at the University of Tennessee
and AFF's White Oak Initiative through the University of
Kentucky are both modeling their programs after ALRI.
The Salooms are proponents of prescribed burning as it exposes, small
grasses and plants the gopher tortoise is depend on for life.
IMAGE COURTESY OF SALEM & DIANNE SALOOM.

A Model for Restoration Efforts
ALRI has focused its initial efforts on significant
landscapes where longleaf and its unique ecosystem
are already thriving. "The strategy for recovery is to
identify those resilient landscapes, work within them,
expand them and connect them to other strategic
areas," said Erwin.
ALRI works with 17 local implementation teams
throughout the southeast. These teams bring together
multiple stakeholders in an area, develop maps and
information and restoration priorities, and follow through
with landowners to fund, implement and evaluate
restoration projects.
Many accomplishments with longleaf restoration
are coming from federal, state, environmental nongovernment organizations (like The Nature Conservancy)
and large institutional landowners. AFF works closely
with ALRI, but concentrates its own longleaf restoration
work on family forest owners both inside and outside the
significant landscape areas.
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Burning for Better Habitats
Longleaf is not the easiest pine to raise. It has to be
planted carefully, and longleaf forests require active
management through prescribed burnings. In addition,
longleaf grows more slowly than other pines, so planting
and harvesting cycles are longer.

Salem and Dianne Saloom of Evergreen, Alabama have planted more
than 1,000 acres of longleaf since 2004.



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Overstory
Forests and Families
Forest Interactions
Forestry Amid a Pandemic
National Treasure: The Return of Longleaf
White Oak in the Buckeye State
Tools and Resources
Amazon Makes Major Investment in Family Forests
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