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CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

June 2020 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, June 10, 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

starting time: (00:00)

Moderator

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

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Mr. John Stivers, RF

(00:43)
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Prescribed Fire: Management Uses and Landowner Training

John Stivers is the owner of Professional Timberland Services and a board member at the Alabama Prescribed Fire Council. We asked John Stivers to speak with us as part of a trio of speakers focused on vegetation management. Prescribed fire has been part of forest management for thousands of years, but modern scientific methods have provided a wealth of knowledge about how to apply fire. "Apply the science," John said, and you won't have any surprises. He gave some tips on achieving topkill on hardwood understory, and suggested several resources for landowners interested in learning more, beginning with attending a Certified Burn Manager class or a Learn-and-Burn workshop. Check the AFOA calendar regularly for fire education events. 

Additional resources:

Alabama burn permits

The Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)

Phone: (334) 253-2139
Email: rxburning@aol.com

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Ms. Michelle Isenberg

(05:15)
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Herbicides: Site Prep for Planting, Road & Trail Maintenance, and More.

Michelle Isenberg owns and operates Habitat Solutions in Dadeville, which specializes in aerial and ground application of forestry herbicides. With 25 years of experience in the forestry herbicides business, Michelle is one of our go-to experts on the question of vegetation management through herbicides. We asked Michelle for advice to landowners who harvested their timber the year before and are ready to plant. She said one of the factors is choosing the right time after green-up so the herbicides will be most effective, and the site and species help determine which herbicides she would recommend.

Suggested Reading:

Herbicides in Forest Management

Understanding, Selecting, and Applying Herbicides for Vegetation Management

 

Phone: (256) 749-3261
Email: habitat.solutions@yahoo.com

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Dr. Uma Karki

(08:14)
Hear Conference

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Grazing: Reduce Fire Hazards and Clean up Land with Goats

Dr. Uma Karki is a professor and State Extension Livestock Specialist at Tuskegee University. Her research has established that woodlands can be managed well for expanding the grazing opportunity for small ruminants and, at the same time, enhance the growth of timber trees and reduce fuel build-up in the system, thereby decreasing the possible fire hazard. She sees tremendous opportunities for developing silvopastures when forest and planted stands are thinned or clear cut. We asked Dr. Karki what landowners need to consider when looking at goats or sheep to control vegetation.

Grazing goats on woodlands involves the following needs:

  • A perimeter fence to keep goats in and predators out
  • Constant source of clean water
  • Minerals or nutrient supplementation may be needed to keep the animals healthy
  • Artificial shelters for harsh weather
  • Alternative food sources during winter and the dormant months
  • Husbandry and care year-round
  • Guardian animals (dogs) may help if predators are a concern
  • Vegetation higher than 5 feet may need to be cut back initially so the animals can reach

Suggested Reading:

Woodland Grazing (With Research Highlights)

Agroforestry Handbook

 

Phone: (334) 727-8336
Email: ukarki@tuskegee.edu

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Mr. Marvin Rogers

(12:39)
Hear Conference

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Oil and Gas Prospects in Alabama, and Oil and Gas Board Services

Marvin Rogers is an Alabama assistant attorney general and general counsel for the Alabama Oil and Gas Board. He is also a Choctaw County forest owner and a former member of the AFOA board of directors. Among other services of the Oil and Gas board, you can find maps as well as detailed reports at the Oil and Gas board website. Marvin said the outlook in Alabama for oil and gas exploration is improving after the events of this spring. The Oil and Gas Board offers a range of resources for landowners, but most importantly, if anyone needs help collecting royalties, give him a call at the number below.

Phone: (205) 247-3680
Email: mrogers@ogb.state.al.us

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