Thursday May 1st, 2014 7:30 PM
Possibly a talk on Fish of Tate’s Hell
In the auditorium – Come in the hotel lobby, its straight ahead.
Phil Nixon has been active in NANFA (North American Native Fishes Association, Inc.) for about 30 years. He is the President of the Champaign Area Fish Exchange, the local aquarium club in East Central Illinois.
Tate’s Hell extends over more than 187,700 acres in Franklin and Liberty counties near Carrabelle. It is bordered by Highway 98 on the south and Apalachicola National Forest to the north and west. The wildlife management area is part of the close to 200,000-acre Tate’s Hell State Forest. In the 1960s and 1970s the previous owners developed this area as a commercial forest, digging drainage ditches and building roads that significantly altered the hydrology of the forest. In the early 1990’s the state began purchasing the land to protect Apalachicola Bay. Since then, the Florida Forest Service has prescribe burned most of the pinelands, re-established the native long leaf pine over a major portion of the forest, and worked to restore large areas of grassy