Join Wild South staff for a day of sandstone glade restoration in the Bankhead National Forest
Saturday, October 21
8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama
9:15 a.m. at the Corinth glade on Winston County Road 57. The glade site is on the side of the road on the way to Corinth Recreation Area.
Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-974-6166
A glade is a natural area that is characterized by openness, thin soils, rockiness, herbaceous vegetation, scattered shrubs and patches of trees. Certain types of plants are found only in the glade eco-system.
The glade in the Corinth area of the Bankhead National Forest is targeted for restoration by the Bankhead District of the Forest Service and Wild South is partnering in the project. We will be removing pine trees and Chinese privet that has grown in the glade and hauling woody debris into the surrounding forest.
Botanist Kevin England, who is doing research on the glade, will be there to participate and educate about the unique flora on the glade.
The glade is fairly flat and is easily accessed from the road. Be prepared for heat if it’s a warm day, slippery rocks if it has rained, very little shade.
- drinking water, snacks, lunch (no need to pack a backpack since parking is close-by)
- work gloves
- tools if you have them: hand-pruners, loppers, folding or bow saw (tools will also be provided)
Wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Long pants, long sleeves, a hat, sturdy closed-toe boots or sneakers are recommended.
After signing up, meet at the Wild South office at 8:30 if you wish to carpool. Otherwise, meet at the Corinth glade at 9:15. Directions to both locations are in the links above.
E-mail or call us if you have questions or wish to sign up.
Wild South’s Helping Hands volunteer program is funded by our individual donors and by a matching grant from The National Forest Foundation.