I found a fairly new book that NASCers and other CP people should read. *It's called Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest, was written by Lawrence S. Earley, and was published by the UNC Press in late 2004. *I don't think I've seen it mentioned here before.
Southern Sarracenias and VFTs and other plants we care about come from the Longleaf range. *But they're only bit players in the book. *My town has two copies in its libraries and you should ask your library to get it too.