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Forest Stewardship / National Wild Turkey Federation Field Day at Canaan Ranch, Gilchrist County

Florida Forest Stewardship Program

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

High Springs, FL

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Forest Stewardship / National Wild Turkey Federation Field Day at    

Canaan Ranch, Property of Nolan Galloway and Family

September 13, 2011;    9:00 am – 1:00 pm ET

Gilchrist County, FL

 

Canaan Ranch was originally purchased by Nolan Galloway’s great grandfather in 1944, who operated the property as a cattle farm, but sandy soils provided insufficient browseGiving up on cattle, he began to plant pine trees.  With about 2,000 acres of naturally regenerated longleaf pine and another 1,200 acres in a mixture of planted slash pine, longleaf, and oak hammocks, the family has harvested trees when needed and replanted when financially feasible.  Nolan’s long-term goal for the property preserve much of the naturally regenerated longleaf pine / wiregrass habitat forever, while bringing the sparsely populated longleaf areas into better production by planting containerized seedlingsPrescribed fire has been and will continue to be an important management tool.  A small amount of Japanese climbing fern was found on the property and promptly treatedChallenges have all been financial but, with the help of financial assistance from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Forestry and Natural Resources Conservation Service, several management dreams have been realized.  Nolan is working toward a perpetual annual harvest and regeneration cycle that will allow the ranch to pay for itself as well as fund future investments.  According to Nolan, “Managing this property is a life-long passion for me.  I do not get paid for my efforts at the ranch but I take great pride in the property and consider my work there to be my legacy.  Join us for a tour of Canaan Ranch.     


PDF announcement with directions and more details here

 

Event Cooperators:

Nolan Galloway and Canaan Ranch

UF-IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation

UF-IFAS Gilchrist County Cooperative Extension Service

Florida Division of Forestry

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service

 

 

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Canaan Ranch

High Springs, FL

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

Florida Forest Stewardship Program

The mission of Florida's Forest Stewardship Program is to help and encourage landowners to actively manage their land for multiple benefits.

PROGRAM COOPERATORS:

UF-IFAS SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES & CONSERVATION

UF-IFAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION

UF-IFAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

USDA NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICE

FLORIDA SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE 

AND A HOST OF OTHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

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