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PBA featured in The Upland Gazette

February 20, 2018

Longleaf Pine Project Associate, Stephanie Wagner, has an article featured in the Spring 2018 Issue of The Upland Gazette, a statewide resource published twice annually by NCWRC.  The piece covers the the growing prescribed burn community and its role in restoring the health and viability of longleaf forests here in the Sandhills.   Link to PDF version of article: Sandhills PBA – Spring 2018 Upland Gazette-020618 —– More info on the state newsletter: “The Wildlife Commission’s The Upland Gazette newsletter is published each Spring and Fall for anyone interested in wildlife species and the habitats they need in... Read More →

Recent landowner prescribed burn: Cumberland County

February 9, 2018

As part of our private landowner longleaf pine project, we participated in another successful private landowner burn at the end of January, this time in Cumberland County on about 10 acres of 3-4 year old longleaf stands. About 10 folks came to help, including many who have been part of the Sandhills Prescribed Burn Association.  #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; ... Read More →

Now Online: Latest SALT Newsletter

December 14, 2017

If this newsletter didn’t hit your mailbox this fall, you can read it here. SALT Newsletter Fall 2017    Read More →

Check it out: Burning 101 Video!

December 13, 2017

Hope you can check out (and share) this video that showcases how our Prescribed Burn Association initiative can help local private landowners use prescribed fire to manage and restore their longleaf woodlands. Thank you to NC State University Extension Forestry and Brady Beck for producing this resource. Burning 101 Video  Read More →

Growing Season Burn & Learn Event

June 27, 2017

Participants conduct a test fire. Over 40 landowners, community supporters (including several fire departments) and agencies (including NC Department of Environmental Quality and NC State Parks) came together to for a Growing Season Burn & Learn workshop in Moore County, North Carolina. This event was part education and part celebration of the Sandhills Area Land Trust’s Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) initiative. The PBA has become a way for landowners to be connected with the peer support, training and tools needed to accomplish their longleaf restoration goals, including prescribed burning. Terry Sharpe, a retired wildlife biologist... Read More →

Thanks for a great Land Trust Day!

June 3, 2017

Joe Mcdonald speaks to the group We had a great morning at McDonald Artisan Farm celebrating the cultural and natural history of the property and area. It was special hearing Joe McDonald (a SALT founder) talk about his childhood on this special property that is forever protected! Thanks to the McDonald Family for hosting us, and to the Moore County Historical Association for partnering with us for this event. There were Land Trust Day celebrations around the state. The Land Trust Alliance just sent out a message that land trusts around the country have saved 56 million acres! Thanks for all you do to support SALT as your local land trust.  Read More →

1,300 People come “Party for the Pine”

April 22, 2017

Our tent was one of the scavenger hunt stops! SALT, its partners, and 1,300 people from the local area celebrated Earth Day (April 22nd) in a big way with the Party for the Pine in the meadow of the Weymouth Woods’ Sandhills-Nature Preserve’s Boyd Tract. The Party for the Pine is an annual celebration of the oldest-known longleaf pine tree, which we are fortunate to have in the NC Sandhills on state-protected land. This year the old tree turned 469 years old! This is the second year that the Party was structured as a festival, and has grown into a 5-hour event filled with educational activities, interactive displays, and guided hikes designed... Read More →

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