Friday, December 20, 2013

Eastern Baccharis (Baccharis halimifolia) Identification and Control

Eastern Baccharis, Karan A. Rawlins,
University of Georgia,
Nancy Loewenstein, Research Fellow,  Auburn University, recently posted this information about Eastern baccharis:

Eastern baccharis, also known as groundsel tree, groundsel bush or saltbush, may go largely unnoticed until it blooms in the fall. Native to the Coastal Plain, it typically grows on the edges of tidal fresh and brackish marshes, back dunes, and in open forests. Its occurrence in pine plantations, pastures and disturbed areas appears to be on the rise, as does it’s occurrence beyond the Coastal Plain.
For more information on how to identify and control eastern baccharis: 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wilderness First Responder Course at Camp McDowell

A Wilderness First Responder Course will be held at Camp McDowell on January 19-26, 2014.  The Wilderness First Responder Course is for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions.

A full course description is available here: Course ad 2014.pdf

A registration form is available here: Registration.pdf

Friday, December 13, 2013

Whooping Cranes Migrate Into Winston County

According to the Operation Migration In The Field blog, Whooping Cranes arrived in Winston County on the 12th.  For more information check the blog:

Here's a photo from the trip on Thursday.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Digital maps for mobile devices

The US Forest Service offers new digital maps for mobile devices. Learn more about this free product at this link.