Southeastern Section to hold field course

The Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society will host a Wildlife and Forestry Field Techniques field course. ©Richard

The Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society will host a Wildlife and Forestry Field Techniques field course for students from May 26 to June 10 at the Jones Center at Ichauway, in Newton, Georgia. Course topics include wildlife surveys, capture and handling; habitat surveys; longleaf pine ecology and management; threatened and endangered species; prescribed fire; firearms safety; remote animal tracking and heavy equipment operation. The course also presents networking opportunities with peers and practicing biologists.

The field course is open to undergraduates and graduate students majoring in any natural resource program. Preference will be given to members of The Wildlife Society or a student chapter. Participants will earn three credits through Castleton University in Vermont, which can be transferred to students’ home institutions.

The Jones Center is 29,000-acre ecological center that includes a diverse range of ecological communities unique to the historic landscape of the southeastern Coastal Plain.

The course will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and will include a maximum of 24 students. The cost is $1,500 and includes three tuition credits, room and board.

For more information contact Daniel U. Greene, Ph.D.,Weyerhaeuser Company, 3477 S. Frontage Road, Columbus, MS 39701, dgreene907@gmail.com.


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