Friday, April 18, 2014

April Council Meeting and Tour Notes

Tour of young shortleaf stand on Bankhead National Forest.
The Winston County Natural Resources Council met at the U. S. Forest Service Office in Double Springs on April 17, 2014.  Present at the meeting were: Chris Wright, Mike Henshaw, Allison Cochran, John Creed, Carl Godsey, Tony Avery, Matthew Brock, Jeremy McDonald, Wade Hill, Tim Malone, and Dave Casey.
  • The council welcomed the newly appointed District Ranger, Dave Casey, to the council.
  • Allison gave a short report from the International Feral Hog Meeting that was recently held in Montgomery.  
  • The balance in the treasury is $10,603.53.
  • Mike Henshaw requested $200 for the Winston County 4-H Shooting Sports shotgun team that is attending the State 4-H Shotgun Championship.  Council approved this amount.
  • Jeremy McDonald requested funds for the May 7th Junior Ranger program at the Payne Creek Demo Area.  The council approved up to $125 for portable toilets, and up to $100 for bus transportation for Double Springs Elementary School students.
  • Shandy Porter is working on an Outdoor Classroom grant for the technical center.  It was suggested that he contact the Northwest RC & D Council.
The council then carpooled to several sites in the Black Pond and Moreland areas to view young longleaf and shortleaf pine stands.  Photos are available here:

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