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2024 Spring Seminar Series – Matthew Capps

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The 2024 Spring Seminar Series will feature Matthew Capps, deputy director of Alabama State Parks. Capps will give a presentation titled “Alabama State Parks: 2023 A Year At A Glance” on Wednesday, April 24, at 11 a.m. in Room 2217 of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment Building located at 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL.

Capps is an Auburn University alumnus and hosted by Dr. Wayde Morse, professor of conservation social sciences in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment. He will provide his snapshot of the status of Alabama State Parks and the successes and challenges it faced in 2023. His presentation will also provide state park attendance data, information about new park reservation systems, and other capital improvement projects across the state.

Capps has more than twelve years of park operations and grounds maintenance which includes nonprofit, municipal, and private sectors. His current role has allowed him to spearhead the development of a complete capital improvement plan which aims to optimize operations for long-term financial stability of Alabama State Parks.

Faculty, students, and the public are invited to attend this program. Advanced registration is not required.  Refreshments will be available after the seminar. Parking is available on the third and fourth floors in the South Quad Parking Deck across from the CFWE Building on Duncan Drive. To receive announcements about future seminars, download the 2024 Spring Seminar Calendar or request to join our email list at

Contact the seminar host or Robert Gitzen at if you would like to attend via Zoom or access a recorded version of the seminar.


April 24
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment Building, Room 2217
Auburn University, AL 36849-0001 United States
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