- Thomas County Public Library, North Madison Street, Thomasville, GA, USA
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Enlightening Bites ft. Joe Burnam
A Community of Fire: Longleaf Pine and Red-cockaded Woodpeckers in the Red Hills
The Red Hills Region of Southwest Georgia and North Florida contains some of the finest remnants of the longleaf pine ecosystem in the Southeast. Large, contiguous landholdings in the region managed for northern bobwhites have maintained excellent habitat for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and other important species. Mr. Burnam will discuss longleaf ecology and management from a cultural and ecological perspective, and how this management has been successful in maintaining an intact and diverse ecosystem, including the largest population of red-cockaded woodpeckers remaining on private lands.
Mr. Burnam is a wildlife biologist with the Wildlife Conservation Section of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He earned a BSEd and MS in Wildlife Ecology and Management from the University of Georgia. He works primarily with the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker on state and private land in Southwest Georgia and helps manage upland pine habitat on southwest Georgia Wildlife Management Areas. He lives in Cairo with his wife, two children, and a bird dog.
We encourage attendees to bring a lunch and enjoy the lecture! Physical distancing is respected, limiting the seating available. Seats-on-arrival only, no reservations.