Georgia-Pacific

Alabama River Cellulose LLC

Perdue Hill, Alabama, United States

Certified through 2023

Project Name
Project Type
Blue Bird
Avian
About the Program

Georgia-Pacific is a leading manufacturer and marketer of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The Alabama River Cellulose paper mill in is in Perdue Hill, Alabama along the Alabama River. Conservation projects on the site include a feral hog removal project on 1888 acres, with 1500 acres actively being controlled for hogs. On-the-ground work for the project began in January 2010. The conservation objective is to manage the feral hog population to prevent forest damage and maintain wildlife habitat. 

Practices and Impacts

  • Corral trapping is implemented to manage the hog population.
  • New methods of trapping are in place to better catch the feral hogs. Methods used include electronic/phone capabilities to set off the traps capturing hogs in greater numbers.
  • During operations, visuals of the hogs allow for the contractor to know where to set hog traps.
  • Hog populations are now considered more manageable.
  • Blue birds are nesting in the nest boxes provided.
  • Control burns are managing lady bug populations.

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