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Sandhills Ecosystems and Fire

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Jesse Wimberly’s family farm in the Sandhills of North Carolina utilizes fire as a land management tool. He is able to maintain firewise structures and manage for a variety of different land objectives to maximize economic value and biodiversity within his property. He has re-introduced fire on the landscape to restore longleaf pine for both conservation and straw production. He also preserves biodiverse hot spots known as hillside seeps through conservation easements to ensure the proliferation of some of the most unique flora and fauna endemic only to the sandhills.

Longleaf pine is highly adapted to fire, Longleaf evolved with fire, Longleaf