Information from Ruby Gilbreath, Bankhead National Forest:
You are invited to attend the Bankhead Liaison Panel’s Hardwood Restoration Workshop and Field Tour on Saturday, September 24, 2011. This workshop will focus on the restoration of hardwood ecosystems. The Bankhead National Forest is nearing completion of the Forest Health and Restoration Project begun in 2004 and beginning the next steps in our restoration program. This workshop will highlight and describe some of the changes you are seeing in the Forest, especially as they relate to Bankhead hardwood restoration goals and objectives and the management techniques used to accomplish these. A panel of professionals including research scientists and professors specializing in hardwood silviculture and restoration will join us to explain the ecology and management of upland hardwood ecosystems.
The workshop will begin at the Black Warrior Work Center (Central Fire Lookout Tower) located on Highway 33 about 7 miles south of Wren, Alabama. The workshop is scheduled to begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. with a field tour following which should end by 5:00 p.m. This free workshop is open to the public for anyone who wishes to attend. Participants should plan for a day of walking in the forest and should bring their lunch and drinking water. Please try to arrive early to pick up printed materials and be ready to begin at 9:00 a.m. Participants should register for the Hardwood Restoration Workshop by calling the Bankhead National Forest at (205) 489-5111.
Update (8/22/11) This program has been approved for 5 CFE's (Continuing Forester Education Credits).