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Forest Biology and Dendrology Education

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Welcome to the Ambassadors for Conservation at Indian Springs State Park Project... a collaborative relationship between high school students, teachers, Park personnel and university students! Students involved in this project will collect, analyze, and present data on Indian Springs soils, tree rings, and forest diversity.

abandoned field This part of the park was once an agricultural field. Students will be able to determine how long ago these loblolly pines were established, and the impact of agriculture on the soil beneath their feet.
not farmed This area probably served as a woodlot long ago, offering a rare glimpse at soils that have not been disturbed by agriculture.
critters abound Caught in the act! Students will have ample wildlife viewing opportunites on the Refuge. What are the potential impacts of a large deer herd on woody vegetation?
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