Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Walker County Land Owner tour
The 2009 Walker County land owner tour was held at the Banks family property located in Pleasant Grove on May 2, 2009. Despite the rainy weather there were 62 attendees at the event. The event was hosted by the Walker County Forestry Planning Committee and lunch was provided by the Walker County Farmers Federation. The following partners helped with the tour as well as providing speakers: Jim Junkin, Staff Forester for the Alabama Forestry Commission covered prescribed burning, thinning and pruning, Danny Cain, County Extension Coordinator for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System covered pond management, Daniel Hogue, Consulting Forester for American Forest Management, Inc. covered BMP's for streamside management zones, Joel Glover, Wildlife Biologist for The Department of Conservation for Wildlife and Fisheries covered wildlife habitat improvement, and Jim Kitson, Field Supervisor for the Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District covered reclaiming mine land. We would like to once again thank the Banks family for allowing us to hold this event on their property that so greatly reflects the benefits of being dedicated stewards of their land.
Posted by Katherine Patton at 1:11 PM