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CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

August 2019  News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference was recorded at 10:00 AM  Central Time on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 with a live audience. If you would like to be a member of the audience on the next program, call (205) 624-2225 to register.

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Hayes D. Brown   Alabama Forest Owners' Association

Hayes D. Brown

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Moderator

Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news conference. Hayes' email address is hbrown@hayesbrown.com.

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Today's issue of Capital Ideas - Live! is brought to you by Forester Search, a web resource developed by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association with the support of the
Bradley/Murphy Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Trust.

Visit www.ForesterSearch.com for a list of Consulting Foresters in your area.

 

James Daniel Chappell

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Overview of Alabama’s Forest Resources

As the Coordinator of the Alabama Forestry Commission’s Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, Dan Chappell is well aware of the economic and environmental impact of forestland in every one of Alabama’s 67 counties. The Alabama Forestry Commission has drawn data from many sources to present a picture of the current state of our timber resource. The Commission's Report covers several indicators of forest resources and the forestry industry, including timberland acreage, average net timber growth and harvest, and timber price trends.

Suggested Reading:

Forest Resource Report 2018

Phone: (334) 850-3986
Email:   james.chappell@forestry.alabama.gov

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Prof. Julia D. Mahoney

(04:15)
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Conservation Easements – The Rest of the Story

Julia Mahoney holds the John S. Battle chair at the University of Virginia School of Law and is an expert in property rights, land preservation, and eminent domain. She has written and spoken about Conservation Easements, and understands the problems associated with them. Conservation easements are explicitly designed to restrict the range of available land use options but that also means they can restrict future generations' flexibility to respond to advances in scientific knowledge and changes in cultural values.

Suggested Reading:

The Perpetual Problem of Conservation Easements Speech

Perpetual Restrictions on Land and the Problem of the Future, University of Virginia Law Review

The Illusion of Perpetuity and the Preservation of Privately Owned Lands

Phone: (434) 924-3942
Email:
  jldmahoney@gmail.com

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Dr. Ed Wilson

(09:22)
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Preventing Hunting Related Accidents (and lawsuits)

Ed Wilson is educated in Forestry and the vice president of Outdoor Underwriters. While his primary focus has been the creation of a sustainable Hunt Lease Liability Program, Outdoor Underwriters also focuses on safety and education for landowners and the people who lease their lands. Liability Insurance is a must, and knowing what the insurance covers and doesn't cover is important, and who is liable - a landowner, a hunting club or a commercial entity.

Suggested Reading:

Your Liability and Safety Questions, Answered

Phone: (803) 451-5826
Email: ewilson@outdoorund.com

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Michelle Metcalf

(11:47)
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Leasing Land to Mountain Bike Riders

Michelle Metcalf is the Recreation Access Manager - Northwest Region at Weyerhaeuser. As such she oversees the company's recreation access program for its Oregon and Washington lands. Several years ago there was some unauthorized use on some of Weyerhaeuser's property. To combat this, in 2015, the company began to issue permits for use of their lands. In July, the Portland-based nonprofit Northwest Trail Alliance signed a lease agreement with Weyerhaeuser that allows them to manage nearly 3,000 acres of forested land just 15 miles north of Portland City Hall. With this historic partnership with the bike group, the company was able to control the access to the property and earn additional income.

Suggested Reading:

NW Trail Alliance signs lease agreement to manage 3,000-acre parcel north of Portland

LIABILITY INSURANCE AVAILABLE FOR LEASING LAND TO MOUNTAIN BIKERS!
8/15/19: A listener asked this question: "Would I be able to get the AFOA liability insurance for leasing to mountain bikers?" Ed Wilson (see previous guest, above) replied: "As long as it is structured similar to a hunting lease it would be considered a recreational lease. If it is a day lease and/or commercial operation business the hunting lease policy would not be applicable." The application form to use AFOA's liability policy is at www.HuntingInsurance.bz.

Phone: (360) 414-3450
Email: michelle.metcalf@weyerhaeuser.com

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