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Improve Lighting to Enhance Forest Habitat – Management Minute Video

Learn more about how opening up your forest and improving lighting can benefit your deer herd.

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

To learn more about lig…

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Taking Soil Samples – Management Minute Video

We depend on soils to grow our food, but they also support the natural systems that we count on to produce forest and wildlife resources.  Soils impact forestland productivity, and can determine if certain plants and animals grow and thriv…

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Oaks Part (1 & 2) Management Minute Video

Oak trees are known to be attractive to deer.  Learn more on how you can better manage oak trees on your hunting property in these two videos.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife a…

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Using Herbicides – Management Minute Video

Do you have invasive species on your property? Or are you looking to improve the composition of your forest understory? Herbicides can help get the job done and are a great management tool when used correctly. Learn more in this short vide…

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Food Plot Musts – Management Minute Video

Here are a few things to remember when planning and implementing food plots. Learn more in this short video.

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

To learn…

1 min read

Coyotes – Management Minute Video

Coyotes are a hot topic among many hunters. How do coyotes affect your management decisions? Here are some quick ideas about how to reduce the impact of coyotes on your deer population. Learn more in this short video.

For more inform…

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What is Basal Area? – Management Minute Video

Basal area is often used to make land management decisions, but it is a term that can be confusing to landowners. Used by both forestry and wildlife professionals, basal area is defined as an estimate of cross-sectional area (usually in squ…

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Baldwin County Master Environmental Educator

The Master Environmental Education Program (MEE) was created in 1995 and is an outreach program of the Baldwin County Extension Office. We train volunteers to teach nine environmental lessons in schools and to community groups. The lessons …

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An Emergency Handbook: Preparation and Recovery

BE PROACTIVE
The best way to protect your home and family is by preparing ahead of time.
MITIGATE
• Keep your home in good repair.
• Remove hazards from your yard.
• Buy appropriate insurance.
• Learn about Firewise Communitie…

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Milling Dimensions: Characteristics of Portable Sawmill Owners and Operators

Landowners harvest trees from their property for many reasons. Often this is done as part of a regularly scheduled timber harvest such as a thinning or final harvest. But there are times when cutting older trees in a small area to impro…

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County Youth Councils, Where to Start

Congratulations! You have been selected to represent your county on the county 4-H Youth Council. Your positive attitude and leadership qualities will assist in the current 4-H youth programs in your county.
Role of the 4-H County Youth Co…

2 min read

Garden Bugs: Managing Soil Pests in the Garden

Managing Soil Pests in the Garden is part two of three in the Garden Bugs series.
General Recommendations
Many soil insect pest populations reach high numbers in grass or turf, and home gardens are often established in areas previously co…

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Garden Bugs: Managing Above-Ground Pests in the Garden

Managing Above-Ground Pests in the Garden is part three of three in the Garden Bugs series.

Nonchemical methods for managing garden pests that feed on the foliage and fruit of garden vegetables.
Aphids

To repel aphids, anchor alumi…

6 min read

Garden Bugs: Making Your Garden Vegetables Less Susceptible to Insect Damage

Making Your Garden Vegetables Less Susceptible to Insect Damage is part one of three in the Garden Bugs series.

How can I keep “bad bugs” out of my garden?

How can I attract “good bugs” to my garden?

How can I control slugs…

5 min read

Harvesting Pine Straw for Profit: Questions Landowners Should Ask Themselves

Production of nontimber forest products such as pine straw can be a good way for forestland owners to earn an income, especially when traditional timber markets are down. Pine straw consists of the needles that fall from pine trees. Fre…

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