CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
January 2001 News Conference for Forest Owners
Sponsored by Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
Conference was recorded Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Hayes D. Brown
starting time: (00:00)
Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this
telephone news conference. Hayes' email address is
Review prior telephone conferences:
Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr.
Are Arriving from 2000 Cost Share Payments.
Exclude or Include Payments on Your Tax Return????
is a nationally known expert on income and estate taxes as related to
forestry activities. He will attempt to explain how to treat income we
receive from cost share payments. The details are explained in Forest
Owners' Guide to the Federal Income Tax - Ag Handbook No. 708.
Click here for text
in pdf format and go to pages 37-43.
needed, download Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you have a hardcopy
version, go to pages 40-42. To view the cover and table of contents of Ag
For general tax information including IRS
forms, visit the National
Timber Tax Website.
Phone: (540) 231-5212
Dr. Michael A. Dunn
Control of Your Next Timber Sale.
Mike Dunn is Program Leader and Forest Economist at LSU
AgCenter's Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service. He was a featured
speaker at last year's Master Tree Farmer satellite video conference and
plans to return again this year. He reminds us in a linked paper
(click here) that the "timber sale contract is one of the most
important tools used by the forest landowner." Mike leads us to a
wealth of timber sale contract information that will be useful to
us and our legal advisors.
Phone: (225) 388-4087
Joyce L. Perrin
Commission on Environmental Initiatives:
What's in store for forest owners?
Joyce Perrin is editor
and publisher of Citizens
ALERT, a "monthly publication for free citizens who want
'the news' they are not hearing." She is concerned that the legislative
and regulatory "plans" of the leaders of the
Alabama Commission on Environmental Initiatives may harm forest
owners and other landowners. She urges forest owners to
become informed about this new commission in order to prevent new
regulations or laws that might take our property. Joyce is a
resident and forest owner in Blount County, Alabama.
forester/landowner's letter to ACEI.
Phone: (205) 429-4672
victory For Property Rights in Oregon.
Is similar legislation needed in Alabama?
Dave Hunnicutt, Director of Legal Affairs,
Oregonians In Action, describes how state and local governments,
through abuse of their regulatory authority, have frequently taken
private property without paying for it. That abuse of authority has
given governments a vested interest in opposing property rights. On
November 7, 2000, "[t]he voters of Oregon approved by a 55% to 45%
majority Measure 7 which requires government to compensate landowners
when regulations reduce the value of their property." Read the Measure 7
articles at www.oia.org
Phone: (503) 620-0258
of Canadian Lumber May Soon Harm Alabama Forest Owners.
Softwood Lumber Agreement ends March 31, 2001.
is Vice President - Public Affairs for the
Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association based in Forest Park,
Georgia. She explains why U.S. forest owners, even owners of small acreages,
will be harmed by Canada's policy of subsidizing Canadian forest industry
jobs by giving away their government-owned timber.
Click here for details.
Phone: (404) 361-1445
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Landowners.
Mitch Dubensky is Director of Forest Environment for the
American Forest & Paper Association in Washington D.C. He cautions
forest owners to apply the Supreme Court's January 9, 2001 decision
responsibly. The Court ruled that the Clean Water Act protects only
"navigable waters," and negates "the glancing goose test" which claimed that
any isolated pond that a migrating bird even glanced at "became a part of
interstate commerce." Wall Street Journal, 1/16/01.
Click here to read the full text of the Court's decision ( a pdf file).
Alabama landowners with petroleum potential located beneath former "waters
of the United States" may find this decision a profitable one.
Phone: (202) 463-2434
Dr. L. Wes Burger
Quail & Fire
Burger is an Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology in the
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Mississippi State University.
His research interests include bobwhite population ecology and
response of early successional bird species to different kinds of forest
and agricultural management.
To learn more about encouraging bobwhite quail on your land, he
visit to the following three web sites:
Phone: (662) 325-8782
for Sale in Perry & Lowndes Counties
Walter Tutt is owner/manager of
Tutt Real Estate, LLC, located in Linden, Alabama. He has several
forestland tracts listed on an easy-to-use web page with maps and
Phone: (334) 295-1146
Issues and Topics AFOA is following.
To suggest an issue or a
topic for a future telephone conference,
please send an email note to AFOA by clicking here.
US Supreme Court Rules on Isolated Wetlands
- Stumpage & Forest Product Markets
- Seasonal Forest and Wildlife
- Forestland For Sale
- Repeal of Estate Tax
- Forest Taxation: Income, Estate,
- Southern Pine Beetle: salvage &
- Wood Buying Policies During SPB
Section 631(b) Capital Gains Tax Change
- Delaney Family Current-Use Case
- Jefferson Co. Storm Water Management
Lawsuit & Appeal
- National Monument status on Alabama
- Alabama's Pine Straw Wholesale
- Useful Computer Software
- Forest Fertilization
- Intensive Forest Management
- Long Rotation Management & Natural
- TMDL, CWA, EPA Basins, CARA, Forest
- Minerals, Gas & Oil Activity
- Recreational Businesses for Forest
- Current Use Tax Assessment Rates
- Local Harvesting Restrictions & Road
- Bridge Repairs & the Alabama Trust
- Dog Hunting & Hunter Trespass
- and many more.