The President’s Message

Published in 1969

The winter meeting in Conecuh National Forest, at Oakwood Lodge beside Blue Lake, brought new knowledge of what is happening to our National Forests. From competent outdoor people and from personal observation we learned that Conecuh Forest is fast succumbing to the increased traffic which a good outdoor area is sure to bring, and the ravages of timber management as it is practiced in our national forests. While our meeting was good, resulting in some wonderful birding and excellent fellowship and constructive thinking, there was the sad note of ever encroaching civilization upon the domain of the wild creatures we all love, and which civilization needs so badly.

Author: Walter F. Coxe
Volume Number: 17 Year Published: 1969
Issue Number: 3-4
Page Number: 61

Link to article: 17 No. 3, 4_1969_p61.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: 17 No. 3, 4_1969.pdf