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CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

NOVEMBER 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 Wednesday, November 11, 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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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.

Dr. David Mercker

(00:54)
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Facing Timber Casualty Losses?

Dr. David Mercker has served as an extension forester for 21 years with the University of Tennessee Extension. He recently developed a set of videos called "Back Porch Forestry" that talk viewers through forestry topics in a casual and approachable way. His episode on taxes and timber casualty loss caught our attention, especially given the number and severity of storms this year. We asked him to walk us through what landowners should know about casualty losses as they prepare for tax season. 

For more information:

Tax Treatment for Timber Casualty Loss - Back Porch Forestry

Can You Claim Timber Damages on Your Taxes?

Phone: (731) 425-4703
Email: dcmercker@utk.edu

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Jonathan Shears

(04:38)
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American Forest Foundation’s Carbon Offset Program

Jonathan Shears is the Regional Scaling Manager for the American Forest Foundation (AFF). We asked Jonathan to speak with us as part of our three-part series on a new set of carbon credit programs that are coming available for family forests. These programs allow family forest owners to take part in the carbon offset market, if it aligns with their goals and objectives for their land.

Suggested Reading:

How much carbon is stored in an average acre of forestland?

AFF Family Forest Carbon Program

Phone: (202) 751-2444
Email: jshears@forestfoundation.org

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Joshua Windham

(10:48)
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"Open fields": Your Property May Not Be Considered Private

Joshua Windham is an attorney at the Institute for Justice, and is involved in a case in Tennessee that questions the assumption of privacy on your own land that many landowners take for granted. At the heart of the case are some landowners who found game cameras owned by the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Service on their private property. In one case, removing the unmarked camera resulted in agents at the landowner's door. We asked Jonathan to tell us about the obscure policy that makes this legal, and the Institute for Justice's challenge.

Suggested Reading:

Government Cameras on Private Property

More on the "Open Fields" Doctrine

PURPOSE: To tell us about Institute for Justice’s challenge to “Open Fields” policies.

Phone: (202) 955-1300
Email: jwindham@ij.org

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Amanda Lang

(15:31)
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Timber Market Predictions: What We Might Expect in Five Years

Amanda Lang is COO and VP of Client Services at Forisk Consulting, LLC and leads all of Forisk’s operating, project management and Forisk Subscriber Support activities. Forisk recently posted on their blog about the outlook over the next few years for timber supply. By looking at sawmills projected to come online over the next few years, Forisk has some sunny news for forest owners looking at timber markets down the road. 

Suggested Reading:

Local Timber Supply Forecasts

Map of softwood sawmills as of 2019, including future openings and expansions.

Phone: (770) 725-8447
Email: ahlang@forisk.com

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