The northern longleaf project was initiated in 2005 as a combined effort between the University of Alabama and the U.S. Forest Service, funded under the USDA-USDI Joint Fire Science Program and supervised through the Rissler Lab, Department of Biological Sciences. The project consists of a three-year monitoring of reptile and amphibian responses to prescribed burning in the northern longleaf ecosystem of the Talladega National Forest, Oakmulgee District. There is currently no information on the effects of burning with respect to the herpetofauna of this ecosystem, and more importantly, there are no published inventories of its herpetofaunal communties. This website lists the current progress and history of the project, as well as the current inventory/descriptions of collected species and their responses to prescribed burning.