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Auburn professor working to restore river cane in Alabama

AUBURN – An Auburn University professor wants today’s Alabamians to experience what Native Americans used as a mainstay in daily life and what 18th century naturalists saw as prime wildlife habitat.

Mark Smith, assistant professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and a specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, is developing ways to restore river cane that once covered floodplains throughout the state.

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