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August 9, 2017 | 8 minute readIf one of the Southeast’s signature species is the gopher tortoise, so, too, is the towering pine that shades its burrow. The longleaf pine is one of the Southeastern United States’ great trees. When European settlers came to North America, they discovered Pinus palustris. It stretched across 90 million acres, from east Texas to Virginia, and was just what a young nation needed to grow. The wood from the conifer built homes, sailing masts and even roads. Learn more...
Longleaf pines, says Salem Saloom, are "part of our heritage." Photo by Mark Davis, USFWS.
October 3, 2017 | 3 minute readSalt marshes, mangrove forests, and barrier beaches are home to a diversity of wildlife species, and when these coastal ecosystems are intact and functional, they benefit communities as well as wildlife. Read the full story...
Brown pelican chicks on mangrove island. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS.