Upcoming Events



PLM Workshop

The Bibb County Natural Resources Planning Committee hosted a Professional Log Managers (PLM) seminar for 50 professionals employed in the logging and timber industries on Wednesday, December 13.  The seminar was held at the Sawmeal Restaurant, and it was sponsored by KyKenKee, Inc. and IndusTREE Timber, Inc.   Logging and timber personnel from throughout Alabama—and one from near Jackson, MS—participated to get five (5) continuing education units (CEUs).  CEUs are often required as professional development for industry personnel each calendar year.  Presenters/topics included: Phillip Taggart of the U.S. Forest Service/Logging On Federal Lands;  Mike Caylor of the U.S. Forest Service/Endangered Species On Federal Lands; Ryan Peek of the Alabama Forestry Commission/Timber Removal Best Management Practices; Mitch Kemmer of Kemmer & Kemmer Law/Timber Laws and Related Legal Issues; and Andrew Baril of Alabama Extension/Invasive Plant and Animal Species in Forests.

2017 Bibb County F.A.W.N.

Forestry Awareness Week Now Bibb County Forestry Awareness Week Now (F.A.W.N.) hosted the Bibb County 5th-6th graders at the

Brierfield State Park on October 19, 2017

 

Bibb County Holds an Abundance of Natural Resources

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Bibb County is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, including public and private forests, rolling pastures and the Cahaba River watershed. Most county residents depend on these resources for their livelihoods as well as recreation. The importance of using these resources wisely and conserving them is critical.

Regional Agent Andrew Baril works with Bibb County Extension staff to address individual client requests concerning ponds, wildlife plots, forests and other issues.

Programs include invasive plant and animal species education, wildlife and forestry education through school-based programs such as Bibb County Earth Day/Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN), and a workshop series developed with the Bibb County Natural Resources Planning Committee.