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A good day of fishing can mean different things to different people.

It goes beyond what you catch (or don’t). A successful day out on a lake or river is also affected by factors such as whether you want to fish from the shore or a boat or what kind of fish are stocked. Any fishery can be… Read Article

The dozen or so women gathered in the bright, wood-paneled room knew they had big plans in the works. But what they didn’t know was that they were making history.

Together—masked and staying physically distant—the women were the first class to experience the Woman’s Landowner Workshops, a… Read Article

New study investigates heavy rains, increased use with potential negative impacts.


The year began with record-breaking rainfall across Georgia, followed by a pandemic forcing millions to work and learn in their homes.

For residents with septic systems, it was a lot to… Read Article

The morning’s air felt thick. It wasn’t ideal.

As the students gathered into the wood-paneled classroom at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway, Mark Melvin bit his lip. The plans that day called for their first hands-on prescribed burn, at a pie-shaped piece of land… Read Article

Dick Field pulls a dark green book from its shelf and cracks it open.

An art deco bookplate is pasted on the inside front cover, where, in black ink, is written the name of its former owner: B.F. Grant.

It’s one of several 1920s-era books in Field’s library—a collection that’s… Read Article

The view out Jared Flowers’ office window has changed a bit in the past year.

Flowers (BSFR ’04) is marine biologist supervisor for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division. Last August, he could see boats drifting by as they headed out of Oglethorpe Bay and… Read Article

Red wolves are standing at a crossroads.

To the east lies a successful project to bring the endangered animals back to their historic range—now at a standstill. To the west lies a potential population that has flown under the radar until recently, with locals and wildlife researchers… Read Article

When Rusty Cobb was considering what he wanted to study in college, a family friend who worked in forestry helped to point him to his eventual career path. 

“I’m happiest outdoors, in the woods, so making a career out of something I love was an easy decision,” says Cobb, a timber… Read Article

The value of forested land isn’t just in its timber—it’s also in its legacy. While generations of foresters have skewed male, times are changing; women are buying, inheriting and managing more land than their ancestors.

And Danielle Atkins is here to shepherd them through the process.… Read Article

For students who work in the University of Georgia’s Deer Research Laboratory, the concept of face coverings is not new.

That’s because when researchers study white-tailed deer, face coverings are used to keep the animals calm while necessary data is collected. Lately this data, such… Read Article

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