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August Wildlife School to be Held in Elmore County

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Auburn, Ala, August 5, 2011 – The Alabama Association of Conservation Districts’ Forestry and Wildlife Committee will host a Wildlife Management School, on August 25-26, 2011, at 8 a.m. at Camp Chandler YMCA, 1240 Jordan Dam Road, Wetumpka, Alabama.

The targeted audience includes landowners and land managers interested in improving wildlife habitat and population management. Topics include white-tailed deer management, feral hog control, timber management, where to obtain technical assistance, and much more.

Sponsors include the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee; the Elmore, Walker and Calhoun Soil and Water Conservation Districts, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Alabama Wildlife Federation.

Registration is $85 and includes the 2 day seminar, lodging in bunkhouse-style accommodations, and meals. Single day registration for Thursday or Friday is available for those who cannot attend both days.

Registered foresters that attend will receive Continuing Education Credits for each day of attendance.

The agenda and registration form are available online at: http://www.swcc.alabama.gov, click on “calendar,” then scroll down to “AACD Forestry and Wildlife Committee Wildlife School.” Deadline for registering is August 19, 2011.

For more information, contact Cheryl Hall, Calhoun County Soil and Water Conservation District, 1413 Hillyer Robinson Parkway, Suite B, Anniston, Alabama, telephone number: (256) 835-7821 Ext #3.