On Feb 4, at 10 a.m., Stan Kirkland, from Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will present an educational program “Learning to Live with Black Bears.” Stan grew up in the Florida panhandle community of Sneads in Jackson County. He learned at an early age to fish and hunt by following his father. He attended Chipola Jr. College and then Auburn University, graduating in 1976 with a B.S. Degree in Wildlife Management. He’s worked with the FWC since 1976 and will be retiring in 2014 with over 41 years service to the people of Florida. In his free time Stan does some freelance writing and photography and has articles published periodically in several outdoor magazines. He tries to spend one week each summer hiking on the Appalachian Trail, which runs from north Georgia to Maine. Stan recently served as president of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association, the second largest outdoor writers group in the country with over 550 members.
Walton County Coastal Branch Library is located at 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 Tel: (850) 267-2809