TLIT Shows Off Longleaf Sites

After 14 months of virtual meetings, the Texas Longleaf Implementation Team was excited to host Carol Denhof, President of The Longleaf Alliance, in June for a series of field tours and social gatherings.  In addition to sharing our efforts and succe...

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FRC Receives "Notable Practice" for Longleaf Restoration

TexMark Timber Treasury (TTT), managed by Forest Resource Consultants (FRC), has over 9,000 acres Longleaf Pine in 7 East Texas counties, and through the service of SFI Manager, Don Dietz, is an active member of the TLIT Steering Committee.  Being ce...

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NEW RMS Red Gate Road Wildfire: Testimonial by Jennifer Smith

The aftermath of the 2011 wildfire season made many forest managers modify the manner in which they were utilizing fire and fire tolerant species in the forests of east Texas.  As a result, Resource Management Service (RMS), in cooperation with the T...

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Asset Protection Part 2

In Part 1, we examined two wildfires that hit pine plantations in the severe drought of 2011.  The Bearing Fire killed 20,000 acres of various aged loblolly plantations in Trinity and Polk Counties.  We also discussed the Cypress Fire in the Angelina...

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Asset Protection from Wildfire

Manage mid-story fuel loads to reduce fire damage in timber stands Consider longleaf pine as the most resilient pine to wildfire damage This blog post is to remind owners about the catastrophic damage done during the 2011 Bearing Fire in Polk and Tri...

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Developing New Efforts to Reach Forest Landowners

Our Texas Longleaf Implementation team assists landowners with the restoration of the longleaf pine ecosystem to its historic range in east Texas.  We connect owners to funding programs and agency professionals that provide expertise with land manage...

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Texas Longleaf Team Assists with Delivering Fire Course

The Texas Longleaf Team assisted with the June 24-27, 2018, Texas Department of Agriculture's Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager Course held in Jasper.  I was one of several instructors helping the Texas A&M Forest Service.  Participan...

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North Carolina to Texas Connection

In October, I participated in the regional Longleaf Partnership Council meeting in Southern Pines, North Carolina. That meeting merged into the SERPPAS meeting. The Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability is revising its region...

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Fire Effects Tour Highlights -

The Nature Conservancy and the Texas Longleaf Implementation Team hosted a field day at the Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary for members of the Texas Longleaf Taskforce.  Located near Silsbee Texas, the Sanctuary (preserve) is on the banks of Villag...

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