A plan for the study and management of Mountain Longleaf Pine on Lavendar Mountain
Dr. Scott Colley,
Student Contributors: Eduardo Aguilar-Espinoza, Sofia Arce-Flores, Corey Babb, Lisa Barnes, Melanie Barnett, Melanie Belk, Rebecca Bennett, Brooke Bowen, Rex Bowman, Amy Brown, Ian Cipollini, Chris Clary, Carly Donahue, Janine Douglass, Kevin Eifell, Jason Farmer, Amy Gaskell, Sally Hileman, Walter Hutchins, Alison Hydeman, Jeremy Jones, John Jones, Stacy Lindsey, Carrie Manous, Lauren Marziliano, Kimberly Mink, Diane Mitchell, Rebecca Neal, Meghan Nolan, Pennsylvania Olinda, John Oliver, Paul Pugliese, Kristen Palmer, Sonya Payne, Susan Roth, Anna Sanders, Sarah Stephan, Karen Vaughn, StephanieWallace, Sarah Williams, Shelby West, Christopher Worrell, and Kerri Wrinn.
In the spring of 1999, the Berry
College Plant Ecology class and I initiated a long-term study of longleaf pine
The management plan is the product of the work of a large number of dedicated students and professionals, and not simply the vision of one person. The project as presented here is purposefully constructed to address our institutional mission of “head, heart, and hands”, and I think sends all the right messages to the outside world concerning Berry’s interest in the stewardship of its natural resources and the education of its students. The students and I could not have pulled this work together were it not for the help of the various members of the Berry Network (most notably Mr. John McGuire of the Longleaf Alliance).
Early management work was supported by Dean Wilson and Frank George
(Berry Land Resources) and by the Interagency Burn Team (US Fish & Wildlife
Service, US Forest Service, Georgia Forestry Commission, Georgia DNR, and The
Nature Conservancy). We thank everyone
who has contributed even the smallest amount of feedback to us or helped us in
any way. If this project is to remain
viable in the future, we will be leaning on these same individuals and groups;
for the most part their only reward is seeing to it that the longleaf pine, a
true example of southern heritage, remains a part of these
Martin Cipollini, Project Coordinator