Longleaf Pine Forest and Savanna

Destiny & Adi

Native Plants

  • Longleaf pine
  • Wine grass
  • Shrubs
  • Forbs
  • Woody bamboos

Native Animals

  • Bobwhite quail
  • Turkey
  • Whitetail Deer
  • Doves
  • Fox-Squirrel

Non-Native Plants and Animals

  • Gopher Tortoise
  • Red-Cockadeed Woodpecker
  • Pine Snake

Human Impact on Ecosystem

Northeast part was primarily burned by Native Americans, they had an annual burning.

Ecosystem Services

Excellent habitat for many wildlife species and is home to several threatened and endangered species.

Present Protection or Conservation Laws

The American recovery and reinvestment act is in play in this forest and another law was passed to prevent the burning of trees.

Ecosystems Impact on the Culture of the Region

Most of NC's past was shaped by the long-leaf pine. Cattlement, turpentine producers, and loggers were born within and thrived under the long-leaf pine.