The Texas Longleaf Team was named a Texan by Nature 2021 Conservation Wrangler. TLT partners with landowners throughout East Texas to restore the Longleaf Ecosystem. Learn more by watching the video below about one of our recent partners, Pine Island Partners.
Learn about the history of the longleaf pine ecosystem, the unique qualities of these habitats, and what individuals and landowners can do to bring back this iconic forest.
The importance of prescribed fire in the management of forest ecosystems, including longleaf pine, is put on display in "Into the Black," a film by Southern Exposure, featuring many longleaf partners.
This video describes how Rufus Duncan is helping restore the historic Longleaf Pine range at Scrappin' Valley in east Texas.
In this video Ike McWhorter, a Fire Ecologist with the United States Forest Service, discusses the native grasses found in Longleaf Pine forests.
Mike Howard is a landowner in Sabine County and is restoring Longleaf Pines on his property.
Simon Winston is restoring Longleaf Pine to his ranch near Nacogdoches Texas. Simon has received technical and financial assistance from many sources including the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the USDI FIsh and Wildlife Service, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Longleaf Taskforce. SImon uses frequent prescribed burns to create favorable wildlife habitat and enhance the longleaf ecosystem.
In this video, Ike McWhorter, Fire Ecologist for the US Forest Service discusses how Fox Hunters Hill is an important location for longleaf.
In this video Ike McWhorter, Fire Ecologist for the US Forest Service discusses a recent burn and the benefits to the forest ecosystem.
In this video Ike McWhorter, Fire Ecologist for the US Forest Service discusses the effects that lightning strikes and subsequent fire has on a Longleaf Pine forest.