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Habitat Management Tools of the Trade: Drip Torch

By: Evan Wheeler, Private Lands Biologist Early succession plant communities dominated by grasses and forbs provide a critical habitat component for a variety of wildlife species in the Southeastern United States. However, fire suppression efforts, accompanied by land...

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Habitat Management Tools of the Trade: Wedge Prism

By: Evan Wheeler Wedge prisms are used to estimate the basal area (total cross-sectional area of tree stems in a forest stand [usually presented in ft2/acre]) of a forest stand and are readily available to private landowners and managers for a cost of about $33-90....

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The Snake with the Misleading Name

By: Ashlyn Halseth The black racer (Coluber constrictor) is a non-venomous snake found all over North and South America’s east coast. Once an adult, the black racer develops its smooth black scales and often a charismatic white/gray chin. Black racers are commonly...

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Nine-banded Armadillo: Protected from Nose to Tail

By: Ashlyn Halseth The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) is a mammal that thrives off the expansion and relocation of humans. They once were limited on their ability to migrate by America’s large rivers and lack of temperate habitat; however, while people...

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Academics Afield Expands to Georgia Southern University

Covington, GA – GWF is expanding our Academics Afield program to Georgia Southern University thanks to continued support from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. “Georgia Southern is a perfect fit for Academics Afield with the Shooting Sports Education Center...

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North American River Otters: Watershed Heroes

By Ashlyn Halseth When most Georgia residents hear the word “otter”, they tend to overlook our native species and focus on the marine mammal, the sea otter or Enhydra lutris. While these fuzzy aquatic carnivores are vital to their ecosystem on the west coast and east...

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Camo Coalition Legislative Update

Thank you for your continuing participation in the Camo Coalition network. Your involvement makes legislators and regulators - the folks that set the policies on our wildlife, game, sportfish and natural resources - take notice. Your engagement in the past has made a...

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Job Announcement: Facilities Maintenance Technician

Position has been filled. The Georgia Wildlife Federation (GWF), the state’s oldest member-supported conservation organization, seeks a Facilities Maintenance Technician. This part-time (3 day/week) position handles trail and property maintenance, basic facility...

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Job Announcement: Special Events & Tradeshow Assistant

The Georgia Wildlife Federation (GWF), the state’s oldest member-supported conservation organization, seeks a Special Events & Tradeshow Assistant. This part-time (3 day/week) position handles invoicing, payment collections and customer support for tradeshows and all...

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Job Announcement: Academics Afield Coordinator

Employer: Georgia Wildlife Federation Job Type: Internship (minimal hours most weeks and up to 40 hours on programming weeks) Location: Statesboro, GA Start Date: February 2020 Job Description: The Georgia Wildlife Federation is seeking qualified candidates for a...

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College Program Gets a Facelift and Hires New ABAC Coordinator

Covington, GA – GWF has rebranded its college learn-to-hunt program as Academics Afield. Just this past semester deer, dove, squirrel, and waterfowl programs were hosted at ABAC and UGA. Of those participating in the programs, nearly 70 had never hunted previously,...

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