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Alabama Natural Resources Council

… turkeys in the 1940s, to about 1.5 million deer and 450,000 turkeys in Alabama today. It is the mission of the Alabama Natural Resources Council (ANRC) to continue this positive trend by promoting sustainable forest management to family fo…

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Meet the Team – Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Extension

Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Extension
The mission of the Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Team is to provide the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the manageme…

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2017

The mission of the Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Team is to provide the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the management of Natural Resources.

Forest produc…

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Commercial Horticulture: Programs, People & Educational Resources

The Commercial Horticulture Program provides research-based information to nurseries, landscape companies, and fruit and vegetable growers with conventional or organic production systems. This is done through regional meetings, ad…

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Aquatic Resources Team: Project Activities & Impacts 2017

…luation Techniques: A case study of the Fairhope project will be completed in 2018, as the project is ongoing.
Aquatic Natural Resources
Recreational Fish Pond Management
Project Leader: Russell Wright
Extension Collaborators: P. J. Wat…

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Aquatic Resources Programs and People

The Aquatic Resources Program provides science-based Extension programming in the areas of aquaculture, private pond and lake management, coastal resources, commercial and recreational fisheries, aquatic resource conservation, and aquatic r…

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Junior Naturalist Program

Alabama is a state rich in natural resources and ranked fifth in the nation in terms of biodiversity (variety of fauna and flora). This is possible because of our state’s extensive river system and five distinct physiographic land section…

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Soil Health in Alabama

Properties of a Healthy Soil

High organic matter content
Optimal nutrients and pH for plant growth
Stable aggregates to promote water infiltration
Large population of beneficial organisms
No compaction layers
No co…

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Venomous Snakes of Alabama

…how to identify and avoid these snakes.
Six Venomous Snakes
Bence Carter, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife and natural resources regional agent, said the six venomous snakes of Alabama include the Eastern coral snake, copperhead, c…

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Pickens County 4-H Forestry Team Advances to National Competition

…d of their accomplishments,” said Emily Nichols, an Alabama Extension specialist charged with guiding Alabama 4-H’s natural resources and environmental education programs.

The Pickens County team will represent Alabama in the upcomin…

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Extension Leads in Advancing Alabama

…-how—and with an impressive return on investment. In every way, we advance Alabama!

Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources
Animal Sciences and Forages

58% of 300 goat and sheep farmers and food producers completed surve…

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4-H Wildlife Teams Compete in State Competition

… County senior team. WHEP is a wonderful opportunity for students, and it teaches them to be good stewards of Alabama’s natural resources,” Nina McCormick said. “This team practiced hard and put in many study hours. It is a great honor for …

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Summer: Prime Time for Ticks

…mptoms and seek medical help if needed.
Finding a Host
Dr. Beau Brodbeck, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife and natural resources regional agent, said ticks have several ways of finding and attaching to hosts.

“Ticks find their…

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