Wild Pigs in the Bankhead National Forest
Joseph Jenkins, staff wildlife biologist with Wild Alabama, and Rollins Jolly, US Forest Service wildlife biologist, will discuss wild pigs and the impacts they are having on Sipsey Wilderness and the Bankhead National Forest as a whole. Topics covered will include the history of wild pigs within the Forest, wild pig biology, impacts on fragile habitats and imperiled species, and wild pig management. There will be time for questions from webinar attendees at the end of the presentation.
Joseph Jenkins is a researcher with the AL Natural Heritage Program and staff wildlife biologist with Wild Alabama. He earned his M.S. in Biological Sciences at Auburn University studying the ecology of the flattened musk turtle. Joseph has spent the past eight years studying the flattened musk turtle and Black Warrior waterdog in the Bankhead National Forest where he has seen first-hand the impacts of wild pigs on the Forest’s ecosystems.Rollins Jolly is a wildlife biologist on the Bankhead National Forest and oversees the Forest’s wild pig management program. He earned his B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Clemson University and spent several years in Colorado before coming to the Bankhead in 2019. Wild pig control has been at the forefront of Bankhead’s priorities for the past decade and the program continues to expand and increase in effectiveness.
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