The Southeast Longleaf Ecosystems Occurrences (LEO) database is a project to develop a shareable GIS database of documented longleaf pine locations and ecological conditions across the range. Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) is building the LEO database with funding from Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) via the U. S. Endowment for Sustainable Forestry and Communities, and in close conjunction with the America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative including the Longleaf Partnership Council mapping committee, The Longleaf Alliance, and other partners. This range-wide effort is modeled after the Florida Longleaf Pine Geodatabase , created by the Florida Forest Service and FNAI, which houses data for almost 2 million acres of existing longleaf pine in Florida.
The Southeast LEO database will enable partners to track longleaf acres and condition, and will be useful in conservation and cost-share planning efforts at the LIT level and regionally. Work on the project began in May 2018 with the database expected to be released in December 2019.