CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
September 2006 News Conference for Forest
Owners Sponsored by Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc. Conference
was recorded September 20, 2006.
Hayes D. Brown
starting time: (00:00)
Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this
news conference. Hayes' email address is
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Walter E. Cartwright
Alabama Timber Industry Assessment
Walter Cartwright is the Assistant Director of the
Alabama Forestry Commission's
Forest Management Division in Montgomery, Alabama. Cartwright is one
of the authors of
Alabama's Timber Industry-Assessment & Primary Wood-Using Mills by Region,
which contains the findings of a 2003 sample survey of all primary
wood-using plants in Alabama. We've asked him to talk about the assessment
and to comment on the map (see "Report 9/Figure 13" on p. 15) of the
seventeen primary wood-using plants operating during 2003 - and what that
means for Alabama's forest landowners.
Phone: (334) 240-9331
Donald D. Link
Meet Tree Farmers From All Across America
Link is retired after 41+ years in the forest products industry and
is currently self-employed as a consulting forester under the name
ForestScape in Monroeville, Alabama. Doug has also been active in the Tree
Farm program since 1965. Considering the
Alabama Tree Farm Committee will be hosting the
National Tree Farmer Convention
in Mobile, Alabama on October 19-22, 2006, we've invited Link to tell us
about the convention and how we can use it as an opportunity to meet with
forest landowners from other states.
Past Winners of the National Outstanding
Tree Farmers of the Year Award
Phone: (251) 575-2253
Lindsay Thomas, Jr.
Quality Food Plots - A New Book
Lindsay Thomas is the Director
of Publications and Managing Editor of the
Quality Deer Management Association's
flagship publication, Quality Whitetails, who operates out of Bogart,
Georgia. He is one of the authors of the book,
Quality Food Plots - Your Guide to Better Deer and Better Deer Hunting,
a comprehensive guide to good plots and wildlife. He shares some of his
expertise by offering some timely tips on food plots for this time of year
and explains what landowners can get out of this book (and how to get a
Hunting Camp Journal
is the Associate Editor of the new publication,
Hunting Camp Journal
who resides in Huntsville, Alabama. HCJ is a magazine for the hunter
who is involved with the management of the land and wildlife, yet we wanted
to know if there are any features that might appeal to landowners as well.
Olis talks about the magazine, some of its features, and how one goes about
getting a subscription.
Phone: (256) 837-3035
Dr. Robert A. Tufts
Family Business Options
Robert Tufts is
an attorney and Associate Professor at
University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. Tufts is
going to help us understand how
families can make the succession of the next generation smoother and more
organized by establishing partnerships, trusts, and other kinds of family
Phone: (334) 844-1011
Timber Theft/Trespass Laws
Tony Chandler, of Bay
Minette, Alabama, is the
Fire Prevention/Law Enforcement Specialist for the Southwest Region of
the Alabama Forestry Commission.
Chandler was recommended to us due to his dedication to the prevention of
timber theft, so we've asked him to clear up some of the terms and
procedures involving Alabama's theft and trespass
laws. He will explain the difference between timber theft
and timber trespass and which circumstances constitute a
civil case vs. a criminal case.
Phone: (251) 867-5368
Dr. John L. Greene
Current "Katrina" Assistance Programs
John Greene is a
Research Forester with the
Southern Research Station,
who operates out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Greene's area of expertise is
Legal, Tax and
Socio-Economic Influences on Forest Resource Management. He has
offered to give us an update on what programs are available to help Alabama
forest owners recover from the devastating hurricanes of 2005, including the
cost-share programs and tax provisions.
Phone: (919) 549-4093