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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 11/12/2018
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> November 2018

October 11 - November 13...Online.
Public Comment Period Reopened on Proposed Critical Habitat for the Black Pinesnake. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the comment period for 30 days on the 2015 proposed critical habitat designation for the federally threatened black pinesnake, and holding two informational public meetings: the first meeting will be on October 22, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, from 6 to 7:30 PM at Pearl River Community College; the second will be on October 24, in Thomasville, Alabama, from 6 to 7:30 PM at Coastal Alabama Community College. We also are re-announcing the availability of the draft economic analysis. The critical habitat consists of 6 units in Mississippi and 2 units in Clarke County, Alabama. For more information contact Denise Rowell at (251) 441-6630 or denise_rowell@fws.gov. See comments from the previous comment period.

October 16 - November 13...Collins, Mississippi 6 - 8 PM.
Forestland as an Investment Short Course will meet 5 consecutive Tuesdays at the Covington County Extension Office, 68 Industrial Park Drive. Topics will include: Basics of Forestland Management, Land Acquisition, Technical Assistance, Marketing Strategies, and Taxation Planning. Fee: $30. Register by October 10. Contact Carolyn Conger at (601) 765-8252 or c.j.conger@msstate.edu.

November 14-15...Augusta, Georgia.
Forest Management for Gamebirds at the Savannah River Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road. This course will focus on the relationship between intensive forest management, gamebird habitat requirements, and gamebird ecology. Instructor: Dr. Mark McConnell, UGA. Fee: $295; $50 discount if paid by October 24. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

November 15...Autauga County 7:30 AM - 2 PM.
Fall Landowner Tour at Dr. George Seier - Two Oak Preserve, 1306 County Road 51, Prattville. Topics include: Know your rules in regards to water, Wildlife management program, Trout with my Bass, How to manage for native birds—bird watching, Timber Management, and more. Rain or shine. Fee: $15; BBQ lunch included. For more information call (334) 365-5532x2403.

November 16...Gainesville, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM EST. Rescheduled from October 11.
Forest Plant Identification at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue. Learn about how some of these plants are used by wildlife and the role they play within the larger plant community. This is a walking event in the woods so wear appropriate clothing. Fee: $10; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

November 20...Carrollton, Mississippi 6:30 PM. Rescheduled from November 13.
Carroll County Forestry Association will meet at Carrollton Community House, 203 Lexington Street. Contact Tracy Robertson at (662) 237-6926 or t.robertson@msstate.edu.

November 28-30...Milton, Florida.
Florida Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Training at Pensacola State College, Building 4900, 5988 US-90. Fee: $175; lunch provided. Must register by October 29. Contact John Saddler at (850) 681-5928 or john.saddler@freshfromflorida.com. Ask about other session dates and locations.

 

> December 2018

December 1...Jasper, Arkansas 9 AM - 4 PM.
Ozark Chinquapin Foundation Annual Meeting at the Caroll Electric Coop, 511 Court Street. Topics include a history of the trees, their importance to humans and wildlife, and announcements on work being done to restore this species to our forests. Fee: $10; lunch included. For more information email ozarkchinquapininfo@gmail.com.

December 4...Wiggins, Mississippi Noon 12 PM.
Pearl River-Stone County Forestry Association (CFA) Meeting at The Sawmill Restaurant, 2205 US 49, Wiggins. Dutch treat lunch. For more information call Pearl River CFA at (601) 928-5286.

December 4-6...Georgetown, South Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: Longleaf 101 at the Hobcaw Barony, 22 Hobcaw Road, Clemson Lab, Building B. Topics include: History of longleaf, Use of fire, Artificial regeneration, Natural regeneration, Stand management, Diseases, Economics, Groundcover, Wildlife Habitat, and more. Fee: $150; includes lunches. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

December 5-6...Athens, Georgia.
Deer Ecology & Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course will benefit those interested in wildlife management on their land, especially deer enthusiasts. Fee: $325; $75 discount if paid by November 14. Lunch provided on day 1. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

December 6...Walker County 9 - 10:30 AM.
Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper. Forest landowners are welcome to attend and participate. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

December 7...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

December 7...Teleconference Noon CST.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share important policy issues happening in your state. Dial-in number: 1-866-299-7945 and Participant code: 2594#

December 7...Online 12 Noon CT.
Casualty Loss and Income Tax Deductions Related to Timber and Landscape Trees webinar will focus on the new tax law changes that Congress passed in 2017 that affect the casualty loss deductions starting in the 2018 tax year. Presenter: Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, USDA Forest Service. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

December 8-9...Mobile County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Citronelle passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 11...Bibb County 8 AM - 2 PM.
Professional Logging Manager (PLM) Seminar at the Sawmeal Restaurant, 6880 Alabama Highway 5, Brent. Topics include: New taxlaw, Choice of business entity, Best Management Practices (BMPs), and more. Landowners welcome to attend. CEUs available. Lunch provided. Pre-registration required. Contact Matt Hartzell at (205) 926-4310 or mdh0007@aces.edu.

December 13...Atlanta, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST.
Wood Flows & Cash Flows at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This class details research and insights for analysis supporting investments in the forest industry. Fee: $850; $100 discount if paid by November 30. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

December 15-16...Franklin County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Red Bay passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 29-30...Hale County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Greensboro passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> January 2019

January 3...Walker County 9 - 10:30 AM.
Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper. Forest landowners are welcome to attend and participate. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

January 4...Teleconference Noon CST.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share important policy issues happening in your state. Dial-in number: 1-866-299-7945 and Participant code: 2594#

January 7-9...Tallahassee, Florida.
Florida Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Training at the Tallahassee Forestry Center, 865 Geddie Road. Fee: $175. Must register by December 7. Contact John Saddler at (850) 681-5928 or john.saddler@freshfromflorida.com. Ask about other session dates and locations.

January 12-13...Escambia County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Atmore passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 29...Butler County.
Property Tax Vote - Butler County voters will decide on a 6 mill property tax increase.

January 25 - February 17…Marshall County.
Eagle Awareness Weekends at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. This program runs each weekend. Watch Bald Eagles glide across the sky and view their nesting sites. Guided interpretive programs held each weekend will help you get in touch with one of America’s greatest symbols. Call Lake Guntersville State Park for pricing at (256) 571-5445.

 

> February 2019

February 1...Teleconference Noon CST.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share important policy issues happening in your state. Dial-in number: 1-866-299-7945 and Participant code: 2594#

February 7...Walker County 9 - 10:30 AM.
Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper. Forest landowners are welcome to attend and participate. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

February 9-10...Jackson County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Scottsboro passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 11 - March 30...Online.
Forest Principles, Practices, and Stewardship for Landowners is a 6-week online course for landowners who want to be more proactive with their forest management. Topics will include: Best forest type for your property, Locating boundary lines, Map reading, Forest tree measurements, Forest thinning, and Forest product markets. The course wraps up with an optional forestry field day at the Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest in Auburn, AL. Fee: $50. Contact Adam Maggard at (334) 844-2401 or adm0074@auburn.edu.

February 16-17...Baldwin County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Spanish Fort passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 19...Atlanta, Georgia 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM EST.
Applied Forest Finance at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This class details the step-by-step financial analysis required to answer key investment and forest management questions. Learn how to identify, value, and rank timber and forestry investments. Fee: $TBD. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

February 23-24...Dallas County.
Alabama Adult Trappers Education Workshop in Minter (Portland Landing Special Opportunity Area). This workshop passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> March 2019

March 4 - May 24...Online.
Woodland Options for Landowners Online is a twelve week self-paced course covering topics such as: Setting management goals, Writing a management plan, Using aerial photos, Using topographic maps, Using soil surveys, Determining boundary lines, Forest ecology, and Working with natural resource professionals. Fee: $45 per household. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

March 20-22...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton. Fee: $TBD. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@uga.edu.

 

> April 2019


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

April 26-27...Escambia County.
Location: Headquartered at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, 303 Poarch Road, Atmore, AL 36502.

AFOA ANNUAL MEETING: For Room Reservations call (866) 946-3360. Group Code is yet to be determined. Make your reservations early since AFOA only has a 50 room block for the 26th and a 50 room block for the 27th. We are unable to block out any more rooms.

The Program Agenda/Attendee Registration Form will contain the most up-to-date information for annual meeting attendees.

REGISTRATION:

     Program Agenda and Attendee Registration Form

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Application
 

 

> June 2019

June 18-21...Olympic Valley, California.
National Forest Landowners Conference at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe. Fee: $TBD. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

June 26-28...Atlanta, Georgia.
Southern Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition at Georgia World Congress Center. EXPO showcases the latest products and services for the wood products industry. Fee: $TBD. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x3 or egee@sfpa.org.

 

> August 2019

August 9-11...Amory, Mississippi.
Southern Christmas Tree Association Annual Meeting will be held at Worthey Tree Farm. Fee: $TBD. For more information call Michael Buchart at (225) 505-6335.

 

> August 2020

August 26-29...Atlanta, Georgia.
International Woodworking Fair (IWF) at the Georgia World Congress Center. The IWF is one of the top woodworking trade shows for furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, and custom and general woodworking industries. Fee: $35; $5 discount if paid by July 31, 2020. Contact IWF at (404) 693-8333 or info@iwfatlanta.com.


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