Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Recognizing the Significance of Private Landowners in the Restoration of Longleaf Pine

North Carolina Botanical Garden 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill

Ninety percent of North Carolina’s land is in private ownership. The role of private landowners in longleaf pine restoration is extremely important, not only for the ecosystem itself, but for the landowners and their families. In this talk, John Ann Shearer will demonstrate how private landowners have played a significant role in longleaf pine restoration in North Carolina over the last 25 years. The NC Longleaf Coalition’s Longleaf Honor Roll recognizes model landowners. John Ann will share the goals, criteria, and nomination process for the Honor Roll as well as examples of landowners who have been recognized for their excellent land stewardship.

Virtual Presentation: Keys to Establish and Manage Longleaf Pine Trees


Longleaf pine forests are among the most diverse ecosystems in North America, but they depend on fire to thrive. In this talk, you will discover how fire shapes the structure and function of these habitats, how fire affects the plants and animals that live there, and how fire can be used as a management tool to restore and conserve these rare and valuable ecosystems. Whether you are a landowner, land manager, or enthusiast of longleaf pine natural areas, this talk will provide you with valuable insights and practical tips on how to use fire as a force for good.