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Shrimp in Alabama

…hese life cycles serves as a basis for shrimp management plans undertaken by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Marine Resources Division.
The Alabama DCNR manages shrimp primarily by protectin…

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Grilling Alabama Seafood

… and John Weichman for their review of this material; and to National Fisheries Institute and the Florida Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Seafood Marketing, for information used.
This work is partly a result of research sponsore…

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National 4-H Conference


4-H Project Achievements and Awards. Accomplishments or activities in your 4-H project area (animal science, natural resources, etc.)
4-H Leadership and Educational Accomplishments. Offices, committees, 4-H workshop presentati…

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Beaver Control in Alabama

… If beaver are to be shot at night, special permission must be obtained from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Dam Removal
Water backed up behind a beaver dam may place standing timber or crops under stress and…

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Acid Rain: An Overview

…illions of years for rocks to weather into fresh parent material that forms soil, one of our most valuable nonrenewable natural resources. Long-term weathering of soil minerals supplies many of the essential nutrients for both plant and ani…

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Nutrient Management Planning for Broiler AFOs

…d crops. Although not required, the owner or operator may wish to have his or her plan reviewed and approved by a local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District conservationist.
Alabama’s National Pollutant Disc…

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Oysters in Alabama

…oncern—public health and conservation. The Alabama Department of Public Health and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division monitor the waters around oyster reefs. They close the reefs to harvesting …

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Livestock Carcass Disposal

…ontaminate the water table, creeks, ponds, rivers, watersheds, and other water sources when disposing of a carcass. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is available to help identify appropriate livestock burial sites that meet…

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Junior Achievement

…ommunication (public speaking, music, crafts, arts)
Science and Technology (electricity, wood science, aerospace)
Natural Resources and Environmental Science (fishing, soils)

Participants must between the ages of 9 to 13 on January…

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Senior Achievement

…c speaking, judging teams, photography)
Foods and Nutrition/Family and Consumer Science
Natural Resources (environmental science, S.A.F.E., wildlife, forestry, plants and soils)
At Large Achievement


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Financial Assistance

…s to collaborate with project partners to increase restoration and sustainable use of soil, water, wildlife and related natural resources on regional or watershed scales. Through the program, the NRCS helps producers implement and maintain …

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High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques

…potential costs and returns prior to getting into high tunnel farming. A possible avenue of support is through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, which offers financial assistance for high tunnel construction. The net profit …

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Alabama 4-H Sportfishing was created through a partnership with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.

The program trains staff and volunteers to teach youth ages 9 to…

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Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP)

The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is a hands-on natural resources program that is dedicated to teaching wildlife and fisheries habitat management to junior and senior level (ages 9-18) 4-H and FFA youth across the United States….

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