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CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

May 2020 News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference will be recorded at 10:00 AM Central Time on May 13, 2020 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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Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news conference. Hayes' email address is hbrown@hayesbrown.com.

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Michael Hartley

(00:50)
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Pine or Hardwood...or Both?

Michael Hartley is Vice President at McKinley & Lanier Forest Resources, Inc. In times of depressed pine prices, which we are certainly seeing, forest landowners tend to reduce their management costs and ask themselves whether replanting in pine is the right choice. The article on mixed pine-hardwood stands linked below suggests "In light of these trends, forestry research and extension professionals in the South are striving to develop alternatives to intensively managed pine plantations for private nonindustrial forest landowners to maintain their land in forests." Michael joined us to discuss how to proceed as a landowner in light of current conditions. 

Suggested Reading:

Management and economic considerations for mixed pine-hardwood stands.

Southern pine management: A landowner's guide

Phone: (205) 886-6650
Email: michael@mlforestresources.com

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Dr. Brady Self

(06:04)
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Hardwood Forest Management

Dr. Brady Self, Associate Extension Professor with Mississippi State University Extension, handles outreach and education of landowners and forestry professionals in northwest Mississippi. There are a variety of factors that landowners should weigh when making plans for planting or regeneration. We asked Brady to speak with us about what landowners should consider while making that decision.

Suggested Reading:

Oak regeneration for the future

Paying for a new forest without cost share funding

Podcast: Planning for hardwood regeneration

Phone: (662) 226-6000
Email: brady.self@msstate.edu

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Gregory Whitis

(09:24)
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Recreational Pond Management

Gregory Whitis is an Extension Aquaculture Specialist and Associate Professor at Auburn University's School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences. He shares with us a little about his trouble-shooting process when doing pond visits as well as his top tips for making sure your recreational pond makes for good fishing. If you are interested in building or maintaining a recreational pond on your land, you might want to start with his slideshow, Just a Few Basics on Recreational Pond Management.

Suggested Reading:

Find a fisheries/aquaculture specialist

Pond construction and watershed management in recreational fish ponds

Liming fish ponds

Phone: (334) 624-4016
Email: whitign@auburn.edu

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Mark W. Thomas

(14:38)
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Whitetail Economics: Chronic Wasting Disease and Baiting

Mark W. Thomas of Forestry/Wildlife Integration, LLC is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and registered forester. We asked Mark to tell us about the economic importance of deer hunting to rural communities and how the chronic wasting disease (CWD) might impact those communities, should it spread to Alabama. CWD is a deadly disease that infects deer and elk, and while it hasn't been found in Alabama, it has reached Mississippi and Tennessee. We also asked Mark to discuss the seeming conflict between licensed baiting of deer and research which suggests baiting helps spread the disease. These are two conflicting forces on deer hunting in Alabama that could have ramifications for landowners who lease land for hunting.

Suggested Reading:

Alabama approves hunting whitetail deer and feral hogs over bait

Bait license fees and regulations

The link between Chronic Wasting Disease and Baiting

Phone: (205) 288-7162
Email: caribouhunter55@yahoo.com

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