Containing the southernmost reaches of the Appalachian Mountains, the Talladega Division of the National Forest includes the state’s highest peak, Cheaha Mountain, at 2,420 feet. The Cahaba River is one of the most ecologically diverse rivers in the South and is home to the rare Cahaba lily. Phillips discusses the river’s many features, as well as concerns about environmental changes to the Cahaba. Our host explores these unique features in historical, as well as biological contexts, and also visits the Conecuh National Forest. Phillips tells the viewer of the river’s past and discusses its future. These all work together to form a self-perpetuating natural community, or ecosystem. The show concludes by looking at environmental changes occurring on the island caused by growth and development and examines ways to manage such activities to benefit the island’s natural future. This video recalls the history of the Black Warrior River from the time of early human settlement to the present. This program overviews Covington County’s history and natural appeal as host Dr. (Televised in High definition, surround sound) called Project Community. Exotic, invasive plant species have established a foothold, and they are refusing to let go. Mountains, prairielands, woodlands, rivers, coastal marshlands. Fun, adventure, relaxation, inspiration, nature study. Alabama’s diverse natural settings provide for diverse forms of recreational and educational experience, available along the many outdoor trails in every part of the state. Phillips highlights the variety of Alabama’s outdoor trails as he chooses to hike ‘the one less traveled,’ taking viewers on a pleasant journey of wilderness solitude and reflecting upon the history of early trails in the state, the many benefits of outdoor trails today, and related implications for the future. Across the nation today, numerous rivers and streams are being encroached upon by sprawling growth and development.
Often overlooked, this area of Alabama is rich in natural qualities including caves and sinkholes. Along the way, he examines a variety of plants and animals that live in the area and discusses the importance of maintaining Alabama’s natural areas. He also joins a group of children on a nature walk and discusses the importance of environmental education for America’s youth. Local experts add their perspectives on farming, forestry, commercial fishing, and the overall growth and development of Alabama’s coastal areas. Phillips points out the various features of the area and recounts points of local history. On a sentimental journey back to the site of his childhood home, Dr. Throughout the program, quotations from famous Native Americans remind us that our natural environment is the basis of life. The forest is a setting in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, soil, water, wildlife, plants and trees. This video presents both the natural and the human history of Dauphin Island and describes the forces of geologic change to barrier islands. The river’s name was taken from the Native American Chief Taskalusa (meaning black warrior) who encountered the De Soto expedition in 1540. Phillips takes the viewer through the Sipsey Wilderness and recalls the influence of nineteenth-century romanticism and the emergence of a national movement for the preservation of America’s wilderness regions. This video gives an overview of Alabama’s role as a national leader in wildlife conservation and restoration. Private landowners, along with wildlife officials, develop strategies to conserve the salamanders’ habitat. This program explores the history and heritage of Lee County and examines the implications of accelerating development that may significantly alter the county for all time. One such place is Covington County with its enchanting forests, crystal clear rivers, and beautiful countryside. Doug Phillips examines troublesome changes and impacts affecting Weeks Bay today and talks with local leaders who discuss the rising potential for environmental decline throughout Alabama’s coastal area.
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If you visit Fred’s Mexican Cafe downtown, you can order a drink from Todd Smith, 22, one of the bartenders there.
Or you could tune in tomorrow to the CMT network and watch Season 4 of “Sweet Home Alabama.” Smith is a contestant on the show, where 11 city slickers and 11 country guys move into a house in Fairhope, Ala., trying to win the heart of a Southern belle.
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This show reflects on Alabama’s native heritage as we learn the importance of the Native American Festival held each year at Moundville Archeological Park. Highlighted in this video are four of Alabama’s arboretums and their significant contribution to the preservation of our native plants and trees. The program features guest commentary from industry, environmental organizations, and forest research scientists, and examines these different interest groups perspective about the concept of “sustainable forestry.” Teacher Guide 46. He explains how to enjoy such a night hike without the aid of a flashlight, lantern, etc. For much of the nation’s history wetlands were considered wastelands, and thus frequently drained, polluted, or otherwise altered and ruined. Various leaders and local residents are featured as they consider past and present conditions and ponder prospects for the Black Belt’s future. Today a host of efforts are being made to examine the region’s problems and consider possible solutions to a variety of needs’economic, educational, and social.
Few places boast such an abundance of freshwater as our state of Alabama. Phillips for a journey across 44,000 square miles of the Mobile River Basin, a freshwater drainage encompassing most of Alabama. Meet Ailbamous Indians, French soldiers, Davey Crocket, Andrew Jackson’s regiment, and converse with 18th century botanist William Bartram while also learning about the natural appeal of the location. This video examines Tuscaloosa County, Alabama as an example of a southern community affected by accelerating new-south growth and faced with the challenge of managing this change so as to protect local rural and environmental values. This program highlights the importance of Alabama forests in context with the history and significance of the southern forest system. Therefore, this program focuses primarily on key issues of forest controversy, including such hot-button issues as the practice of clear-cutting and the conversion of natural forestlands to pine tree plantations. Doug Phillips as he takes a nighttime stroll through the Alabama woodlands by the light of the stars. Wilson is an Alabama native and can testify personally to what a growing number of scientists today acknowledge – “Alabama is the aquatic state! Phillips takes viewers on a riverboat trip to examine firsthand the diversity of streams and rivers that set Alabama apart as a unique realm of freshwater resources. Wilson and other experts provides added insights into both the impressive qualities of Alabama’s freshwaters and the environmental threats they face. Although remote, this part of Alabama today enjoys distinguished recognition for the successful cooperation of local organizations and landowners in correcting the serious “non-point source” pollution problems that for years caused Bear Creek to be officially closed to human use. This program examines the region’s natural history and how it has helped shape its human and cultural history. Many issues confront the residents of Alabama’s Black Belt region, among the more economically depressed areas of the state.
Phillips takes viewers on an actual exploration of an unmapped cave in northern Alabama. This park, more than 10,000 acres in size, is Alabama’s largest. High-growth urban areas of our nation often generate noise, pollution, crime, and stress. Experts now believe that the Longleaf ecosystem was at one time the single largest forest ecosystem in the south. In an 1891 report, state geologist, Professor Eugene Allen Smith, noted that the area around Wetumpka was “structurally disturbed.” In this video, Dr. Doug is joined by a group of teachers interested in astronomy. This video overviews the diversity of wetland resources in Alabama, describes the many values they contribute, and highlights the dilemma of inadequate wetlands protection in the state. Project representatives, including government officials, university leaders, and local participants, discuss their hopes for the region. Also featured is the acclaimed model curriculum, Discovering Our Heritage – A Community Collaborative Approach, which draws upon a variety of environmental themes to help integrate the teaching of science, social studies, mathematics, and language arts. As Alabama was being settled, the portion of the state now called Lee County was a rough frontier akin to the Wild West.
This video traces the history, and significance, of the Longleaf pine, Alabama’s official state tree. Doug Phillips takes an autumn stroll through Alabama woods to introduce viewers to individual members of the forest community and answer the commonly asked question, “what kind of tree is this? The show features Native Americans as they demonstrate arts and crafts unique to the Indian culture, play games from long ago and listen to stories about primary tribes, tribal territories, and basic lifeways. Along the way, viewers are given a lesson in studying the night sky as Dr. Today, there is new recognition of the many important ecological and economic benefits of wetlands. In this program, viewers visit a sampling of the projects and initiatives under-way to assist the Black Belt. This program celebrates Alabama teachers and highlights the value of Alabama’s outdoors as a “natural classroom.” Viewers visit with selected master teachers who incorporate natural history and environmental education to enhance the study of required academic subjects.