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08/30/2011

Learn how to establish longleaf pine on your land

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Learn how to attract wildlife, fund habitat improvement projects and establish longleaf pine on your property at a workshop Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Canaan Ranch in Gilchrist County, Fla.

Registration for the workshop is $10 and includes lunch. The program runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Don't wait! Space is limited.

Longleaf pine forests are the South's most unique ecosystem. These forests provide an important and diverse habitat that is home to 26 federally listed endangered species such as the indigo snake, red-cockaded woodpecker and gopher tortoise. They also provide outstanding habitat for white-tailed deer and wild turkeys.

During the workshop, you can spend time with wildlife biologists and foresters learning how to establish longleaf pine and improve your property for wildlife.

Canaan Ranch is located on SE 65th Ave. near Bronson, Fla. You will receive a map with official directions upon registration. Dress for the outdoors and expect some light walking during the ranch tour.

Funding for this event is provided by the USDA Forest Service through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service, the NWTF and the Florida Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee.

To register or learn more about the workshop, visit http://fsp-tour091311.eventbrite.com or call Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375.

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