| Longleaf pine forests once covered |
60 to 90 million acres from
West Virginia to Texas.
|In Louisiana, only a small fraction of the original 6 million acres of longleaf pine forests still exists, with the majority of that being on the Kisatchie National Forest.|
|There are 6 million acres in Louisiana that have soils suitable for longleaf restoration.|
|62 species of animals classified as Species of Conservation Concern occur in Louisiana’s 4 longleaf pine habitat types.|
|Establishment and management of longleaf pine will benefit a large array of endangered and threatened plant and animal species, as well as popular game species such as white-tailed deer, Northern bobwhite quail, and the Eastern wild turkey.|