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Reynolds field day showcased

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 09 - October 20, 1994

Virginia Tech's annual field day to showcase its projects dealing with natural resources was held on October 18 at the Reynolds Homestead Forest Resources Research Center in Critz.

Managed by Virginia Tech's College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, the 710-acre research center serves as a pilot forest for forest biologists and provides fisheries researchers with pond sites. Because of the recovery work at the Homestead, the round leaf birch was taken off the Endangered Species List this year.

During the field day, visitors spent the day outdoors touring various areas demonstrating regeneration of hardwood and pine stands for biodiversity, performance of loblolly hybrids in contrast with pitch pine, freshwater mussels and farm ponds, forest road construction, and wildlife management.

The program was led by Jack Bird, agricultural manager of the Homestead; Karen Green, Westvaco forester; Lou Helfrich, Virginia Tech professor of fisheries and wildlife sciences; Mike Jones, Patrick County Extension director; Richard Kreh[[??]], senior research associate at the Homestead; Bill McDaniel, state forester; Jim Parkhurst, Virginia Tech's Extension wildlife specialist; and Shep Zedaker, forestry professor.