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A Key to Common Native Trees of Alabama

This key can help you identify 69 of the most common native trees found in Alabama. Keys such as this one, which is based on a series of choices between two statements, are called dichotomous keys. This key was designed for use during the g…

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Prescribed Fire – Management Minute Video

Why should you consider fire as a management tool?  Learn more in this short video.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife agent serving your county.

To learn more about Prescribed Fi…

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Developing Management Plans – Management Minute Video

Forest management is generally a long-term commitment, and although it can be intimidating, a plan is needed to manage your forestland to optimize forest and wildlife related resources. A well thought-out plan will take into account curren…

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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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Improve Lighting to Enhance Forest Habitat – Management Minute Video

Learn more about how opening up your forest and improving lighting can benefit your deer herd.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife agent serving your county.

To learn more about lig…

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Taking Soil Samples – Management Minute Video

We depend on soils to grow our food, but they also support the natural systems that we count on to produce forest and wildlife resources.  Soils impact forestland productivity, and can determine if certain plants and animals grow and thriv…

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Plantings for Wildlife

Three of the most important requirements for game and nongame wildlife are shelter (cover), food, and water. Increasing or decreasing the abundance of a particular wildlife species on your property will be a matter of altering the relativ…

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Oaks Part (1 & 2) Management Minute Video

Oak trees are known to be attractive to deer.  Learn more on how you can better manage oak trees on your hunting property in these two videos.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife a…

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Using Herbicides – Management Minute Video

Do you have invasive species on your property? Or are you looking to improve the composition of your forest understory? Herbicides can help get the job done and are a great management tool when used correctly. Learn more in this short vide…

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Food Plot Musts – Management Minute Video

Here are a few things to remember when planning and implementing food plots. Learn more in this short video.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife agent serving your county.

To learn…

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Coyotes – Management Minute Video

Coyotes are a hot topic among many hunters. How do coyotes affect your management decisions? Here are some quick ideas about how to reduce the impact of coyotes on your deer population. Learn more in this short video.

For more inform…

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Consultants – Management Minute Video

While there are many things that a landowner can do when it comes to making land management decisions, there are times when you may look to a professional for assistance and advice. The land management professionals are often called consul…

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Use of Trail Cameras – Management Minute Video

Trail cameras are a great technology that can be beneficial to both your hunting efforts and management decisions. Learn more  in this short video.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife …

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