Brian Pelc, Restoration
Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy, will lead this field trip to the Flint
Rock Preserve where we will see some early comparative results of restoration
techniques that are being used to restore longleaf pine in the flatwoods.
Prior to this field
trip Brian Pelk will also be giving a presentation on this topic to the Friends
of the Apalachicola National Forest (FANF) on Monday, October 8 and Ace Haddock
will also be speaking at this FANF meeting which you are encouraged to attend
because it will provide background information that you will need to fully
appreciate this field trip.
Carpool: Meet to form a car pool at 9:00 a.m. by the
fire tower at the intersection of US 98 and Lighthouse Rd. (Last chance
restroom opportunities prior to the meetup can be found at gas stations at
Woodville Rd (363) & Bloxham Cutoff Rd (267), or Woodville Rd (363) &
US 98, or at the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge visitor center).
The field trip will
involve driving on some rough dirt roads. There will be 3 stops which are
accessible in an all-wheel drive vehicle, but continuing on to the 4th stop
will require a true 4-wheel drive vehicle. Please RSVP to Helen Roth, firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name(s),
type of vehicle, and if you are willing to be a car pool driver. Call
850-980-1941 if you have any questions.
Please remember to
bring the usual personal field trip items such as water, snack, bug spray,
suntan lotion, sun/insect protection clothing, hiking stick...
Helen Roth, (850)-980-1941,