The Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit has led in the development of development of an Open Pine Decision Support Tool tools that enable the strategic conservation of open pine habitats. This tool in intended to help guide decisions about where, when, how, and why to undertake conservation actions based on a comprehensive landscape analysis and the application of key conservation
biology principles to maximize conservation benefits for birds and other wildlife.
The Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit facilitates cooperation among the U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division; universities; state fish and wildlife agencies; and private organizations in programs of research and education related to fish and wildlife resource management. The Unit Leader plays a critical role by providing scientific leadership to the East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture management board. The unit is involved in several studies examining wildlife-habitat relationships in longleaf pine forests.
Auburn University Center for Longleaf Pine Ecosystems - The center provides information about longleaf pine ecosystem management, research ways to improve longleaf pine restoration and management activities and provide a variety of ecological, social and economic services for the people in the Southeast.