We are thrilled to share with you the recently released America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI) 2019 Range-wide Accomplishment Report. This report celebrates the achievements associated with ALRI over the past decade based on data and success stories compiled from partners across the longleaf range from southern Virginia to eastern Texas. This report also highlights key 2019 accomplishments including 144,311 acres of longleaf established, 39,727 acres of land protected, and 1,414,761 acres of prescribed burns on longleaf lands.
Public land partners, including Federal and State Agencies, private landowners, non-governmental organizations, forest industry, and even individual longleaf enthusiasts are collaborating and endeavoring to reach our 15-year goal of 8 million acres of longleaf pine habitat on the landscape by 2025. While there is still much to do, this report continues to highlight substantial gains towards our goal every year. — Gary Burger, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources 2019 Longleaf Partnership Council Chair