Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cullman Archery Range

Byron Tuggle-Winston County High School Agri-science Instructor, Jay Conway-4-H Regional Extension Agent, and I recently visited the newly completed Cullman Archery Range. Jay says that the range has already seen a great deal of use and has been very popular. Mr. Tuggle hopes to build a scaled-down version for the Outdoor Classroom at the High School. The range is needed for the hunter safety education classes that Mr. Tuggle teaches. Barry Baird-Wildlife Biologist on the Black Warrior Wildlife Management Area, had a hand in the construction of this range. Some more photos of the range are located here.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Regional Forestry Field Days

The Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee and the Winston County Natural Resources Council are co-hosting the regional forestry field day in Jones Chapel. This series of field days is being sponsored by the Alabama Forests Forever Foundation, the Alabama Natural Resources Council, and the Alabama State Tree Farm Committee. Also, a couple of items not listed on the flyer, the field day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and field day is free of charge. Pre-registration is required by calling the number listed. A larger version of the flyer is available by clicking on the image on the right, or by calling our office at (205) 489-5376. I'll be glad to send you a copy.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bankhead Liaison Panel Meeting Scheduled

The Bankhead Liaison Panel is scheduled to meet on Thursday, July 23, 2009. This public meeting will begin at 6:00 PM at the USDA Service Center in Moulton. Note this is a change of meeting location. The address for the Service Center is 13075 Highway 157, Moulton, Alabama 35650. The Ag Service Center is located across the Highway from the Cattle Sale Barn and next to the Lawrence County Exchange (Co-op).
Agenda items for this meeting include:
  • Mechanical Fuels Reduction Project on Bankhead National Forest
  • Quality Deer Management Program on Black Warrior WMA
  • Sipsey Wilderness Non-native Invasive Plant Inventory Project
  • Alabama A&M University's Center for Forest Ecosystem Assessment Research Update including new research opportunities for Aquatic Research
  • Rock Creek Watershed Planning