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Forest Stewardship / National Wild Turkey Federation Field Day at Canaan Ranch, Gilchrist County
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
High Springs, FL
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 browse. Giving 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 seedlings. Prescribed 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 treated. Challenges 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
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
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
When & Where
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.
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