Jordan Luongo, Jim Clark
This sandhills site is owned and managed by the The Nature Conservancy for longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) and wildlife habitat. Prescribed burning occurs at approximately two-yr intervals. Red cockaded woodpeckers occupy the site. Longleaf savannas are interspersed with hardwoods, that include Quercus nigra, Q. laevis, Q. incana, and Carya tomentosa.
Two plots have been established. CALL_PIPA is a circular, 54-m diameter plot in upland longleaf savanna. Because only longleaf occurs on this plot, sampling is limited to mapping, tree attributes, and crop counts.
CALL_HDWD takes in the transition from bottomland hardwood swamp to upland longleaf pine. This 50 m x 40 m plot includes both crop counts and seed traps.