The Longleaf Alliance: A Regional Longleaf Pine Recovery EffortThis article is part of a larger document. View the larger document here.
Longleaf pine was once the dominate forest over nearly 70 percent of Alabama, ranging from just south of the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast. Today longleaf represents less than 3 percent of Alabama's forest acreage. However, a dramatic recovery of this most important southern ecosystem is underway with interest and support at an all time high among landowners, agencies, and conservation groups.