The Longleaf Partnership Council (LPC) is pleased to announce a new communications fact sheet, Thriving on Fire: The Resilient Longleaf Pine. This informational product showcases longleaf pine’s unique tolerance to fire as well as highlights the economic and conservation benefit to planting longleaf and utilizing prescribed burning as a forest management practice.
The fire resiliency fact sheet is the third in a series of communications documents that was requested by the LPC in Fall 2017 to demonstrate how longleaf pine can outperform other pine species during natural disasters. The first communications document, Longleaf Resiliency: Insects and Diseases, was released in 2019, and the second, Blowing in the Wind: Advantages of Longleaf Pine in Wind Storms, was released in 2020.
The LPC’s sincere gratitude goes out to Lisa Lord of The Longleaf Alliance, Jennifer Fawcett of North Carolina State University Extension Forestry, and David Godwin of the Southern Fire Exchange and the University of Florida for writing and designing this document, and Evan Wheeler for literature review. The LPC is also very thankful to those who reviewed the content, and the funding partners at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, International Paper, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Georgia Wildlife Federation.