South Regional Forestry Field Day Is Thursday At Magnolia Branch

September 30, 2013

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, winners of the 2012 Helene Mosley Treasure Forest Award, are inviting landowners from Alabama and Florida to tour their forest on Thursday, October 3.

The Helene  Mosley award active since 1977 selects landowners who have gone above and  beyond in conducting outstanding multiple-use forest management.

The field day will be an excellent opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts including  landowners, hunters, and foresters interested in managing forestland for multiple  uses. Attendees will enjoy an outdoor experience touring the 6,500-acre reserve via truck drawn trailers.

In addition to a fun day in the outdoors, the tour will feature five  educational stops.  Speakers will address a wide range of multiple use topics with management applications and associated economic considerations. Tour stops will include managing for native edible forest plants, maintaining or improving water quality, selecting and planting native understory plants, gopher tortoise and box turtle management and longleaf establishment. Expert speakers from a variety of  agencies and the professional forestry community will pass on their knowledge and  experience through these outdoor demonstrations.

Registration is free and includes lunch. The event is from 8:15 a.m. until 2 p.m.  For more information, to register and directions contact the Escambia County (AL) Extension Office  at (251) 867-7760 or email


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