Saving Our Savannas Resources

Dig deeper into the history, ecology, and culture of longleaf pine ecosystems with these resources.


Cover: The Forest that Fire MadeThe Forest That Fire Made: An Introduction to the Longleaf Pine Forest
John McGuire, Carol Denhof and Byron Levan

UGA Press

Cover: Herbal Remedies of the Lumbee IndiansHerbal Remedies of the Lumbee Indians
Arvis Locklear Boughman, Loretta O. Oxendine


Forgotten Grasslands of the South
Reed Noss

Island Press

Cover: Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills RegionA Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region
Bruce A. Sorrie


Cover: The Lumbee Indians: An American StruggleThe Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle
Malinda Maynor Lowery

UNC Press

Cover: Painting the Landscape with FirePainting the Landscape With Fire: Longleaf Pines and Fire Ecology
Den Latham

HFS Books

Cover: Looking for LongleafLooking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest
Lawrence S. Earley

UNC Press

Cover: LongneedleLongneedle
Anne Marshall Runyon


Cover: Longleaf, far as the eye can seeLongleaf, Far as the Eye Can See
Bill Finch, Beth Maynor Young, Rhett Johnson, John C. Hall

UNC Press

cover of Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast bookWildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast
Laura Cotterman, Damon Waitt, Alan Weakley



Preserving North Carolina’s Longleaf Pine Trees with Earl Ijames

Web Resources

Range-wide conservation plan for longleaf pine (2025-2040)
America’s Longleaf

The Longleaf Leader: Past Issues
The Longleaf Alliance

Naval stores: A history of an early industry created from the South’s forests
James P. Barnett

North Carolina Longleaf Coalition Website
N.C. Longleaf Coalition

Pulp Road Wildfire StoryMap
The Nature Conservancy in North Carolina

Sweet Home Carolinas: Using remote sensing to identify suitable habitat for the Venus flytrap
NASA Develop

Flora of the Southeastern United States: Web App
NCBG Herbarium


News Articles & Stories

Longleaf Pine Restoration—a Major Climate Effort in the South—Curbs Its Ambitions to Meet Harsh Realities
Marianne Lavelle, and Sarah Whites-Koditschek and Dennis Pillion of

A US pine species thrives when burnt. Southerners are rekindling a ‘fire culture’ to boost its range
James Pollard

North Carolina and the Turpentine Trail
David Cecelski

Academic Journal Articles

Conservation of the Endangered Pinus palustris Ecosystem Based on Coastal Plain Centres of Plant Endemism
Bruce A. Sorrie, Alan S. Weakley

Climate Change in the Lumbee River Watershed and Potential Impacts on the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
Ryan Emanuel

The impact of Hurricane Michael on longleaf pine habitats in Florida
Nicole Zampieri et al

The effects of fire, climate, and species composition on longleaf pine stand structure and growth rates across diverse natural communities in Florida
Nicole E. Zampieri, Stephanie Pau


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