Longleaf Pine Habitat

 
 
Longleaf pines once covered over 90 million acres, but this incredible ecosystem has be reduced by more than 90%. Protection and restoration efforts are underway throughout the Southeastern United States. Photo by Erich G. Vallery, USDA Forest Service.

Longleaf pines once covered over 90 million acres, but this incredible ecosystem has be reduced by more than 90%. Protection and restoration efforts are underway throughout the Southeastern United States. Photo by Erich G. Vallery, USDA Forest Service.

Saving Longleaf pine in the panhandle

Conservation Florida is focused on protecting some of the last ecologically-intact longleaf pine landscapes in the Southeastern United States. We aim to connect and add to large swaths of existing conservation areas like the Apalachicola National Forest, Blackwater River State Forest, and Eglin Air Force Base.

The longleaf pine ecosystem projects Conservation Florida is working to protect in this region total nearly 8,000 acres and will not only protect longleaf pine forests, but artesian springs and coastal habitats as well.