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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2018

…ershed best management practices, increased adoption of watershed best management practices, and improved conditions of water resources as documented by Alabama Water Watch (AWW) volunteer water monitors.

Extension Collaborators (from AW…

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Alabama Natural Resources Council

Approximately 70 percent of Alabama is covered with forests. In addition to providing clean air, water, and recreational opportunities, Alabama forests provide the raw material for a $20 billion dollar forest products indu…

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2016

…22 have obtained or initiated a forest management plan
25 have initiated invasive plant control efforts

Water Resources Program
Improving Water Resources through enhancement or restoration of streams includes approaching st…

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2017

…ershed best management practices, increased adoption of watershed best management practices, and improved conditions of water resources as documented by Alabama Water Watch volunteer water monitors.

Collaborators: Alabama Department of E…

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Drought and Forests: Information for Landowners

… duration increases long-term (seasons or longer) and conditions worsen. Characteristics of hydrological drought impact water resources. Streams stop flowing and ponds and lakes regress or dry up completely. Indirect impacts include loss of…

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Harvesting Pine Straw for Profit: Questions Landowners Should Ask Themselves

… Equipment—even people—can spread seeds when operating in contaminated areas.
How will pine straw removal affect water resources?
Raking pine straw can potentially negatively affect the quality of local water resources. Raking annu…

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Live Christmas Trees: Recycle and Reuse

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — The parties are over and the decorations are packed. Now, there is just one thing left to do – get rid of the Christmas tree. For those who have live Christmas trees, this can sometimes be a bothersome issue. L…

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Backyard Bird Feeding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Bird feeding is a hobby that over 62 million Americans enjoy. Alabama boasts a diverse gathering of bird species, making bird feeding an especially popular activity in the state.
Birds
Just as the seasons chang…

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The Virginia Opossum: Our Only Native Marsupial

The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), also known as possum, is an animal that can be both a benefit and a nuisance to landowners. Known widely for playing dead when frightened, the opossum is a creature with a unique place among Alab…

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Alabama Extension Focused on Quality and Value

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— In a world of rapid change, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System continues to be a leader of cutting-edge research and problem solving.  Alabama Extension Director Gary Lemme said the organization’s educati…

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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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Avoiding Poisonous Plants

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Warmer weather is sending people in droves to participate in many outdoors activities. In many of these instances, people are in close contact with plants. When camping, hiking, playing in the yard and even worki…

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Silvopasture from a Farmer’s Perspective

Silvopasture is a management system that combines the production of trees, forage, and livestock. It requires knowledge and intense management of all three components and, for that reason, can be a daunting task. For many farmers, howev…

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Silvopasture: An Opportunity for Additional Income from Your Forestland

Take a minute to think about why you own land. Is it to pass on to your children and grandchildren? For outdoor recreation? Because you enjoy the beauty of nature? Is it part of your farm? 

If you answered yes to one or more of these qu…

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Landowners and Forest Inventories: Frequently Asked Questions

Assume you just purchased a new car and have decided to sell your old vehicle yourself. What is the first thing you would do? You would determine the value of the vehicle and a reasonable sales price, right?

Most people wouldn’t dre…

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