Guarding Eglin's wild lands

Kinkade, Mark
September 2004
Airman;Sep2004, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p44
The article informs that, long before there was an Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, people protected the longleaf pine forests that covered the vast area. Today, those people are called the "Jackson Guard." But they do more than protect trees. They are the guardians of Eglin's vast wild lands. The list of specialists working environmental issues reads like the faculty list for a good-sized college science department. It includes biologists, foresters, archaeologists, botanists and fire protection experts. INSET: Eglin at a Glance.


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