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Tag: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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  • A visitor looks intently at an iPhone screen attached to a large photographic scope.

    Shutterbugs at St. Marks

    February 28, 2018 | 3 minute readWhen St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on the Florida panhandle was awarded a $5,000 grant to encourage mobile photography on the refuge, staff originally planned to offer a class to children with an accompanying adult. However, few adults with children signed up for the first class. In addition, adults told refuge staff members that they would like to sign up but didn’t have a child to bring with them. After the refuge opened the classes to adults, more than 100 participants enrolled in the three-hour classes that have been offered in the last two years. Learn more...

    Shutterbugs photography course in action on St. Marks NWR. Photo courtesy of Karen Willes, USFWS Volunteer.

  • Bright orange flames engulf low-lying scrub in a pine tree stand.

    St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge conducts precision prescribed fire at its wildland fire education site

    February 4, 2016 | 5 minute readWhile the fire crew at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge regularly applies prescribed fire treatments on hundreds of acres at a time, they also scientifically maintain an area of the forest near the visitor center to show the public why prescribed fire is needed. Scott’s Plots Educational Fire Management site is located at the end of a spur trail off the visitor center trail at St. Marks, which is in the Florida panhandle near Apalachicola National Forest. Learn more...

    Prescribed fire in the Panacea Unit of St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge June 2013. Photo by Jennifer Hinckley, USFWS.

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