Monday, August 9, 2010

National Forests in Alabama Named Conservation Organization of the Year

The National Forests in Alabama were honored by the Alabama Wildlife Federation's 2011 Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards as the Conservation Organization of the Year. The National Forests in Alabama include the Bankhead, Shoal Creek, Talladega, Oakmulgee, Tuskegee, Conecuh Districts and the Supervisor's Office in Montgomery. The NFs in AL was recognized for being a leader in both forest and wildlife conservation in Alabama. "Working with numerous management partners, they devote countless hours and resources to restore vast areas of our national forests back to the historic longleaf pine ecosystem that once dominated Alabama's landscape. In the wildlife arena, they are leaders in the effort to recover the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and their efforts are providing beneficial examples that are being replicated on private lands in Alabama and the Southeast. The NFs in AL team is also assisting with native warm season grass establishment and re-introduction of Eastern indigo snakes once found in south Alabama. The NFs in AL team is also a leader in conservation education - promoting a land ethic for youth."

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