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Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Extension

Our objective is to provide Alabamians with the information needed to make natural resource related decisions; from building bluebird boxes, to finding a professional logger, to water quality indicators. You can download or order a publication from this site, check the continuing education calendar, or locate Natural Resource Agents in your region. We encourage you to browse, send us questions, or visit other sites linked through our site. Comments are appreciated.

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Prescribed fire: A Series to promote better forest management and therefore better wildlife management

​Prescribed fire has been a part of land management across most of the South for probably as long as people have been living here.  Fire... more

Bamboo: Benefit or Boogeyman?

Golden bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea), planted as an ornamental and historically for use as fishing poles, is a familiar sight spreading around old homesteads. Sometimes confused... more

Invasive Plant Control at Lagoon Park

​The Alabama Invasive Plant Council, working with ACES personnel, recently received a small grant from the US Forest Service to help with invasive plant control... more

Urban Coyotes: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

​A recent news article brings to light a growing trend coyote management. Once creatures associated with rural areas and agriculture, the adaptable coyote now seems to not... more

Introductory work on UAV hazards in the work place

​The commercial interest in and use of UAV’s (drones) in forestry and wildlife management is growing. Like any new technology the workplace safety implications of... more

Recognizing those who are making a difference.

When it comes to natural resource management in Alabama, we have A LOT of great people doing A LOT of great things.  And I'm not... more

Plinking on the Roof

​It began again this past weekend.  Like clockwork, in the middle of the night, before the rays of sunlight early Saturday morning, I heard a... more

Cool-Season Wildlife Plots

If you would like to improve the overall health of your wildlife, along with your chances to see and... more

Getting A Grip On Wild Pigs

​There are two groups of landowners in Alabama….those who have wild pigs, and those who are about to have wild pigs.  If you're in the... more

Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum) Identification and Control

Tropical soda apple (TSA) was nearly eradicated across the state during a recent federally funded eradication program.  However, with termination of program funding, reports of... more

Alabama Natural Resources Council (ANRC)

Alabama Natural Resources Council The Alabama Natural Resources Council is a state wide organization that works to develop programs that increase the values of the state's forest resources. These programs are managed by three Council appointed committees: the County Outreach Committee, the Treasure Forest Committee, and the Forest Resources Committee.