America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative (ALRI) released the 2018 Range-wide Accomplishment Report. Every year ALRI compiles the numerous longleaf accomplishments across the Southeast into one comprehensive and detailed summary. In addition to last year’s achievements, the report also showcases the work that has been done in longleaf restoration by ALRI since 2010 and the ways the Initiative plans to move forward in reaching the goal of 8 million acres of longleaf pine by 2025.
Since 2010, over 1.2 million acres of longleaf pine have been planted across the range. Additionally, over 10 million acres have been treated with prescribed fire to reduce wildfire risk and improve ecosystems. Over 200,000 acres of land have received long-term protection through acquisitions or easements. These impressive accomplishments are providing significant value to the American people and the landscape as a whole.
The full findings, outcomes, and accomplishments of 2018 can be found here.