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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

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 Specialist

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.

Name Area
Wes Anderson (Starts January 2021)Wildlife Damage Management
Becky BarlowForest Management & Economics
Eve BrantleyWatershed Restoration
Beau BrodbeckCommunity Forestry
Richard CristanForest Operations
Mona DominguezAlabama Water Watch
Nancy LoewensteinInvasive Plants & Plant/Tree Identification
Adam MaggardForest Systems Management
Mark SmithWildlife Management
Sonja ThomasWorker Protection Standards, Pesticide Safety Education and Commercial Applicator Training
Russell WrightAquatic Resources

Outreach/Continuing Education

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

Name Area
Andrew "Andy" BarilSet #1 (Counties: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Lawrence, Lauderdale, Limestone, Marion, Morgan, Walker and Winston)
VacantSet #4 (Counties: Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Elmore, Jefferson, Lowndes, Montgomery, Shelby and St. Clair)
Bence CarterSet #7 (Counties: Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Geneva, Henry, and Houston)
Norm HaleySet #2 (Counties: Blount, Cherokee, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Maddison,  and Marshall)
Drew MetzlerSet #5 (Counties: Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell, Talladega, and Tallapoosa)
J. Ryan MitchellSet #6 (Counties: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, and Washington)
Douglas FulghumSet #3 (Counties: Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Pinkens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox)
William "Jack" RoweALTOM Community Forestry

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