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    Longleaf — A Legacy Forest
    of East Texas
    Photo courtesy of Arkorn/Shutterstock
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    Photo courtesy of William C. Bunce/Shutterstock
  • Longleaf Ridge
    Photo courtesy of David Bezanson, The Nature Conservancy
  • Longleaf Ridge - Mature Longleaf Pine on Longleaf Ridge Conservation Easement
    Photo courtesy of Ron Billings with Texas A&M Forest Service
  • Longleaf Ridge - Blazing Star (Liatris) on Longleaf Pine Regeneration Area 1
    Photo courtesy of Ron Billings with Texas A&M Forest Service
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    Photo courtesy of Jason Meyer / Alamy Stock Photo
  • Pine Cone Boxes
    Photo courtesy of Rufus Duncan
  • Prescribed Burning in Longleaf Stand
    Photo courtesy of Parker Schuerman
  • Longleaf Ridge - Longleaf Pine Cone
    Photo courtesy of Ron Billings with Texas A&M Forest Service
  • Longleaf Ridge - Longleaf Pine and Cones
    Photo courtesy of Ron Billings with Texas A&M Forest Service
  • Longleaf at Campbell Global Plantation
    Photo courtesy of Stephanie Hertz
  • Pine Warbler in Longleaf Pine at Sandylands Preserve credit Rachel Rommel.
    Great Pine Warbler in a longleaf pine at Sandyland Sanctuary in Texas. Photo Credit: Rachel Rommel.
    Photo courtesy of Pine Warbler in Longleaf Pine at Sandylands Preserve. Photo credit: Rachel Rommel.

Some Information

If you’re a landowner interested in longleaf, the Texas Longleaf Implementation Team can help! We are a network of many conservation organizations and can help connect landowners to information and financial assistance. Check out the “Landowner Assistance” tab for more information, or reach out to us through our contact form!

The Study of Longleaf Pine

Longleaf has an important legacy in the State of Texas. Check out the “Why Longleaf Pine” tab to learn about its history and benefits for landowners.

Why It Matters

The iconic longleaf pine forest is part of our state’s natural heritage, and can provide a suite of benefits such as timber income, wildlife habitat, hunting, or recreation.  To read about restoration efforts across the Southeast, visit America's Longleaf Restoration Intitiative.   

Welcome to the Texas Longleaf Implementation Team Site!

In the heart of east Texas stands the remaining acres of the longleaf pine forest. With tall, stately trees, lush grasses, forbs and wildflowers this iconic forest was historically and still is a wonderful part of our state’s natural heritage. Native Americans and European settlers derived food, medicine and fiber products for their lives. Deer, turkey, quail and other wildlife used the forest as habitat. Today we use the forests for many of the same benefits, including recreation. The beauty and aesthetics of the landscape are inspirational.

With the loss of forest acreage there is a resurgence to protect and conserve remaining longleaf forests. There is sharing of information and technology to assist conversion of lands and with restoration and management of forests.

The Texas Longleaf Implementation Team is a group of individuals, organizations and agencies that share a passion for this iconic species. With a national resurgence in this species, Texas has formed the Implementation Team, at last count 188 members strong, to work together and celebrate all aspects of longleaf pine.

This webpage has been created to assist landowners or any other interested person with the many aspects of longleaf. We encourage you to investigate all pages of the website from artificial regeneration to wildlife use.

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Are you a landowner? Check out our “Assistance” tab for information about cost-share opportunities, land management techniques, and more!