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Reduce Sand Pines to help Endangered Scrub Jays (FWC Holmes, 6/16/2018)
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Reduce Sand Pines to help Endangered Scrub Jays (FWC Holmes, 6/16/2018)

FWC Holmes is located to the east of Lake Placid and is new to most Ridge Rangers. We'll be cutting down sand pines at this site to create more useable habitat for Scrub-Jays. This type of pines will take over a Scrub Habitat, eliminating homes for endangered Scrub-Jays and harboring Scrub-Jay predators.To minimize the summer heat, we'll be starting at 8 AM and wrapping up at 11 AM

6/16/2018
When: 8:00 AM
Where: FWC Holmes Maintenance/Storage Area
1205 County Road 621 E
Lake Placid, Florida  33852
United States
Contact: Bill Parken
863 699 3742


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We'll be cutting down sand pines at this site to create more useable habitat for Scrub-Jays. This type of pines will take over a Scrub Habitat, eliminating homes for endangered Scrub-Jays and harboring Scrub-Jay predators.

We’ll be using hand saws, sawsalls, and chainsaws (for qualified Ridge Rangers)


Meet at the FWC Maintenance shop on CR 621 

1205 County Road 621 E

Lake Placid, FL 33852


To minimize the summer heat, we'll be starting at 8 AM and wrapping up at 11 AM


Please bring your work gloves! You’ll also want to wear sturdy footwear, long pants, and shirt and hat for sun protection. The terrain is very sandy and brushy. 

We’ll have all the tools needed and plenty of cold drinking water.


The FWC Holmes Unit is part of the Lake Wales Ridge Wildlife and Environmental Area. The most distinctive natural community on the Lake Wales Ridge is scrub, home to one of the rarest collections of plants and animals in the world. Healthy scrub has the appearance of a miniature forest with trees seldom taller than 10 feet and open patches of sand. The WEA contains 20 of 22 federally listed plant species known to occur on the Lake Wales Ridge