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Forest lands cover more than 210 million acres in the southeastern United States, and there are more than 21 million acres of forest in Alabama alone. More than 95 percent of Alabama’s forest lands are privately owned.

Landowners need quality land and wildlife resource training opportunities so that they manage their properties effectively. Dr. Gary Lemme, Alabama Extension director says Alabama landowners can learn more about a variety of management techniques by attending a Regional Forestry Field Days.

“Participants will learn how to manage Alabama’s forests for a variety of uses,” said Lemme. “These events will feature experts in forest and wildlife management resources as well as a tour of a certified TREASURE Forest or Tree Farm.”

Sponsored by the Alabama Natural Resources Council (ANRC) and the Alabama State Tree Farm Committee, three regional Forestry Field Days will be held in October. Registration for these free events begins at 8 a.m. and lunch will be served. Call the appropriate regional field day contact to confirm your spot and to get directions.

North Alabama - Oct. 2 - Burgess Farm in Colbert County

Agenda:

  • Predator Solutions; Trapping
  •  Mulching Timber & Creating Wildlife Openings
  •  Thinning, Prescribed Burning & Timber Markets
  •  Pine Plantation Establishment & Invasive Species Control

Contact: Johnnie Everitt - (256) 383-4376


Central Alabama - Oct. 9 - Charles Holmes Property in Perry County

Agenda:

  • Agri-Tourism
  •  Wild Pig Management
  •  Longleaf vs Loblolly Pine Management
  •  Stream Crossing

Contact: John Ollison - (334) 683-6888


South Alabama - Oct. 16 - Newman Property in Coffee County

Agenda:

  • Dove Field Management
  •  Hardwood Management
  •  Mid Rotation Release
  •  Wetland Management

Contact: Mary McLean - (334) 894-5596

The Alabama Natural Resources Council’s primary mission is to promote the stewardship of Alabama's forest resources. These regional forestry field days are just one of the Council’s outreach efforts. Visit the ANRC website for more information.


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