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Owls of Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Owls are some of the most fascinating creatures in nature. Each species is equipped with its own unique set of characteristics and mannerisms. Alabama is lucky to have several species commonly found in the state,…

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Fire for Land Management Friendly to the Southeast

In Alabama, January through mid-March is a great time to use fire as a tool for land management.
Southeast is a Fire-Related Ecosystem
Before humans moved into the Southeast, lightning during summer thunderstorms set numerous fires. Becau…

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Legal Wildlife Damage Management Techniques in Alabama

One of the forestry and wildlife team’s most frequent inquiries involves wildlife damage management around the home. Wildlife damage is the damage and other problems caused by the presence and behavior of wildlife. As Alabama’s populati…

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Identification of Snakes in Alabama for Forest Workers

… in Alabama for Forest Workers, ANR-1308.

PDF Version of Snakes of Alabama Poster, ANR-2022.

https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/forestry-wildlife/venomous-snakes-of-alabama/…

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Flanking Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses flanking fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

Prescribed…

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Introduction to Prescribed Fire Ignition Techniques

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, provides on introduction to prescribed fire ignition techniques. A prescribed fire is a fire set intentionally to achieve certain…

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Point Source Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses point source fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

Prescr…

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Backing Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses backing fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

Prescribed …

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Burning Piles

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses how to burn piles safely.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

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Heading/Strip Head Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses managing strip head fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

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Prescribed Fire: Weather

When planning a prescribed fire, you have many things to consider. Fuel type, fuel load, and topography are usually static and straightforward to assess. Weather, however, is always changing and can take practice and thought to eval…

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ForestHER Workshops

ForestHER is a workshop series created with women landowners in mind. This year there are a variety of workshop dates and topics. Learn about forests and woodland management in a relaxed, fun setting that is right for you. 

For more inf…

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Venomous Snakes of Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama is home to one of the most diverse wildlife populations in the country. In fact, Alabama consistently ranks among the top five states in overall biodiversity. Included in this population, are over 50 spec…

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Summer: Prime Time for Ticks

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Trips through the creek, treks up a mountainside and excursions in the woods are fun summer pastimes. Spending time outdoors is part of the fun of summertime. However, outdoor pests, such as ticks, can put a damper…

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Prescribed Fire – Management Minute Video

Why should you consider fire as a management tool?  Learn more in this short video.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife agent serving your county.

To learn more about Prescribed Fi…

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