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Dec. 10, 2015 Millbrook: Secrets of the Longleaf

Secrets of the Longleaf
Alabama Wildlife Federation 
Mon - Fri: 8 am - 6 pm
3050 Lanark Road
Millbrook, AL 36054
Phone: 334-285-4550
Toll Free: 800-822-9453

Thursday, December 10th @ 6:00 pm
They once dominated a staggering 90,000,000 acres of the southeastern United States but today the majestic longleaf pine stands have been relegated to a mere 5% of their original range. Home to a rich diversity of plant and animal species - including an estimated 27 federally endangered species - this valuable, fire-dependent ecosystem has become an increasingly important focus for scientists and conservationists. Filmmaker Rhett Turner spent a year documenting the longleaf pine forests and described them as “a breathtaking place full of  animals and plants that live nowhere else in the world”.  

Thursday at 6:00 pm, the Alabama Wildlife Federation is pleased to welcome some of the individuals on the leading edge of restoring one of Alabama’s most treasured natural resources to showcase their ongoing efforts.  

Highlights of the evening will include:
   -  Debut of Secrets of the Longleaf Pine in the EBSCO theater, produced and directed by Rhett Turner and Greg Pope. Turner will be in attendance to discuss the film.

   -  Discussion by Jimmy and Sierra Stiles on their part in the film and their hands on involvement with The Indigo Snake Initiative and gopher tortoise conservation efforts in Conecuh National Forest.
   -  Live animal demonstration including the debut of a gopher tortoise and the eastern indigo snake - the longest native snake in the United States. A unique opportunity to get up close and personal with threatened species!
   -  Tree cavity nest carving demonstration with biologist Mark Bailey, and discussion on his work with Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers.