TX-LA Longleaf & Flatwoods

Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris), historically was the predominant forest type in much of the southeastern United States having once covered 92 million acres. Over the past two centuries, the longleaf pine ecosystem has declined to 3.4 million acres.  With fire suppression and conversion of native pine forest many of the bird species dependent upon this habitat have markedly declined. Therefore, conservation of open pine habitat is a high priority action for the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture partnership.

America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative has developed partnerships that strive toward creating viable Longleaf Pine ecosystems with the full spectrum of ecological, economic, and social values.  The Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture joins America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative in celebrating recent longleaf restoration success, and working towards an even brighter future.  Read more about America’s Longleaf at http://www.americaslongleaf.org/.

The LMVJV participates as a partner in the site-based Longleaf Pine implementation teams in both Texas and Louisiana.

Texas (Texas Longleaf Taskforce)  

Louisiana (West-Central Louisiana Ecosystem Conservation Partnership)