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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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The Alabama Natural Resources Council Annual Regional Forestry Events and Field Days

by Dr. Jim Armstrong, Professor & Extension Specialist This Thursday, October 8, 2015 and next Thursday, October 15, 2015. These are great opportunities to see how land... more

Having an Armadillo Problem?

by Dr. Jim Armstrong, Professor and Extension Specialist​ Dr. Jim Armstrong and undergraduate researcher, Thomas Marshall, are conducting a study of the effectiveness of various baits... more

Deer Food Plot Tips

​by Jordan Graves, Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Regional Extension Agent​ Most folks in the Deep South are in the midst of firing up their tractors or ATVs... more

Managing Legal Dove Fields

The ACES YouTube Video "Managing Legal Dove Fields" is an overview of legal methods for managing mourning dove fields in Alabama. For more information,... more

Alabama Natural Resources Council Outreach Symposium and Awards Banquet

​The ANRC Symposium and Awards Banquet will be held February 5, 2016 at Lanark, headquarters of the Alabama Wildlife Federation, in Millbrook, AL.   The symposium, held in the... more

Find a Deer Fawn?

A doe spends very little time with her fawn the first weeks after its birth to minimize the chance that predators will find it by... more

Silvopasture Works!

​April 24-25, 2015 at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center As part of a land management strategy, agroforestry practices can generate periodic revenue beyond that of... more

Geospatial Data Gateway

​A valuable resource for downloadable map data is the Geospatial Data Gateway made available by the Natural Resource Conservation Service of the United States Department... more

Alabama GIS

An excellent resource for parcel map data is the Alabama GIS web site provided by Flagship GIS, Inc.  The county-based datasets are available for several... more

Corn Maze Development

The Geospatial Extension Program has assisted in the​ development of several corn mazes since 2009.  Mazes have been created in Baldwin, Lee and Macon counties. ... 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.