Prosch, Sessions, Smith
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary 
Geoffrey G. Prosch, United States Army;  U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions; & Deputy Assistant Secretary David P. Smith,  Department of Interior
Mountain Longleaf
National Wildlife Refuge
A Project Assisted by Jacksonville State University's
Environmental Policy & Information Center

Dedication Scrapbook 

The Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge was dedicated on June 30, 2003.  The establishment of America's 542nd refuge coincided with the centennial anniversary of the Nation Wildlife Refuge System. A century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt declared Pelican Island, a five-acre island along the east coast of Florida, America's first federal bird reservation. Since that time, the National Wildlife Refuge System has grown to protect nearly 100 million acres of some of this country's finest wildlife habitat. 

Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge is another jewel in this network of lands for wildlife. This newest national wildlife refuge will protect the largest and finest remaining example of mountain longleaf pine ecosystem, and the only remaining old-growth mountain longleaf pine forest in the world.
Photo of Senator Jeff Sessions
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions
Photo of Pete Conroy
Pete Conroy, EPIC Director
Photo of Steve Miller
Steve Miller, Refuge Manager 
Photo of Robert Downing
RD Downing, Vice Chairman, Calhoun County Commission & JPA
Photo of Senator releasing owl
Senator Jeff Sessions with Ann Miller releasing a rehabilitated barred owl.
Photo of Heather Sawyer & Geoffrey Prosch
Heather Sawyer, Geoffrey Prosch, Steve Miller touring new refuge.
Photo of local journalists
David P. Smith, Geoffrey Prosch, Sara Clemons of the Anniston Star, Tony of TV24 (with camera), Bill Garland, Senator Sessions, Pete Conroy
Photo of Shannon
Shannon with the bank Jim Marsh & the Cheaha Mountain Amphitheater


Related Links

Link to Long Leaf Alliance
Long Leaf Alliance Website
link to
The Nature Conservancy
link to Mountain Longleaf NWR
Mountain Longleaf NWR

Mountain Longleaf Main Page | Protecting Fort McClellan's Longleaf EcoSystem | News Releases

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Last Updated:  November 11, 2003