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Agricultural Best Management Practices for Water Quality

…education and awareness. For more information on agricultural BMPs for controlling nonpoint source pollution, visit the Natural Resources Conservation Services website at

Best Management Practices
Nutrient management …

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Backyard Bird Feeding

…the seasonal group of birds in the yard.

Bence Carter, an Alabama Extension regional agent in forestry, wildlife and natural resources, said Alabama’s bird population is made up of not only resident birds, but also migrant birds flocking…

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The Virginia Opossum: Our Only Native Marsupial

…ama Regulations Relating to Game, Fish and Fur-Bearing Animals, available at the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website (

Another benefit opossums provide is pest control since two major c…

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Prescribed Fires: Great Tool for Land Management

…d promotion for controlled burns have been on the rise.

Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife and natural resources regional agent, said fires are a natural part of many of our ecosystems.

“With prescribed fire, w…

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Recent Rains Ease Wildfire Threat

… is considered abnormally dry, and just over 25 percent of the state is drought-free.

Alabama Extension forestry and natural resources agent Spenser Bradley said it is important to take proper steps to ensure safety and prevent widesprea…

2 min read

Watering Tips

…l override the system when it rains or when the soil reaches a preset moisture level. Your county Extension office, the Natural Resources Conservation Service ( or a certified irrigation professional can provide technical …

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Fire Alert Issued in Alabama, Use Caution

…extreme drought. The remaining 64 percent of the state are considered abnormally dry.

Alabama Extension forestry and natural resources agent Spenser Bradley said while there is not a statewide burn ban, it is important to take proper ste…

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