Forestry & Wildlife
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 management of natural resources. You can download, check the continuing education calendar, or locate Natural Resource Agents in your region. We encourage you to browse, send us questions, or visit other sites linked through our site.
County agents can help you find out about local events, provide you with certain publications, or often help with natural resources questions. There is a county Extension office in every Alabama county waiting to serve you.
Extension Specialists are faculty members at Auburn University. Typically a specialist has expertise on a particular subject matter. They can answer questions over the phone, email, and letters. Because their area of responsibility covers the entire state, Extension Specialists do not typically have the resources to conduct on-site visits.
The following Auburn University Extension Specialists have expertise related to Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources.
|Wes Anderson (Starts January 2021)||Wildlife Damage Management|
|Becky Barlow||Forest Management & Economics|
|Eve Brantley||Watershed Restoration|
|Beau Brodbeck||Community Forestry|
|Richard Cristan||Forest Operations|
|Mona Dominguez||Alabama Water Watch|
|Nancy Loewenstein||Invasive Plants & Plant/Tree Identification|
|Adam Maggard||Forest Systems Management|
|Mark Smith||Wildlife Management|
|Sonja Thomas||Worker Protection Standards, Pesticide Safety Education and Commercial Applicator Training|
|Russell Wright||Aquatic Resources|
There are several types of Continuing Education to choose from. Please visit our calendar for an up-to-date listing of our Forestry, Wildlife, & Natural Resources workshops.
If you have any questions please contact Kelly W.D. Knowles, Outreach Programs Administrator for the School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) Extension office.
Regional Extension Agents
There are seven regional agents specializing in Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources. These individuals have received specialized training and can usually answer most technical questions related to natural resources management, including forestry, wildlife, and pond management. They can also make limited on-site visits to discuss natural resources management on your property.
The following Regional Extension Agents have expertise related to Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources. FWNR REA SET Map
|Andrew "Andy" Baril||Set #1 (Counties: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Lawrence, Lauderdale, Limestone, Marion, Morgan, Walker and Winston)|
|Vacant||Set #4 (Counties: Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Elmore, Jefferson, Lowndes, Montgomery, Shelby and St. Clair)|
|Bence Carter||Set #7 (Counties: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Geneva, Henry, and Houston)|
|Norm Haley||Set #2 (Counties: Blount, Cherokee, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Maddison, and Marshall)|
|Drew Metzler||Set #5 (Counties: Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell, Talladega, and Tallapoosa)|
|J. Ryan Mitchell||Set #6 (Counties: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, and Washington)|
|Douglas Fulghum||Set #3 (Counties: Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Pinkens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox)|
|William "Jack" Rowe||ALTOM Community Forestry|
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