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  • Last Update: 12/09/2019
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> December 2019

December 9...Tupelo, Mississippi 6 PM.
Lee County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Office, 5338 Cliff Gookin Boulevard. Topic: Disaster Loss Management. Speaker: Dr. John Kushla. To RSVP call (662) 841-9000.

December 9-10...Athens, Georgia.
Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference at The Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 1197 South Lumpkin Street. This conference encompasses topics related to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in forestry and natural resource management. Some specific topics include: Creating inventory data from LiDAR data, Evaluating erosion repair techniques with low cost UAV, Approaches to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)-based seedling survival counts, Satellite imagery in Forestry, Comparison of new technologies to accurately measure tree size and location, and more. Fee: $300. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

December 10...Marengo County.
Property Tax Vote - Marengo County voters will decide on a 4 mill property tax increase.

December 10...Corinth, Mississippi 6 PM.
Alcorn County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Office, 2200 Levee Road. Topic: Christmas Trees. Speaker: Dr. John Kushla. To RSVP call (662) 286-7755.

December 11...Glen St. Mary, Florida 9 AM - 3 PM ET.
Learn & Burn Workshop: Invasive Species Control & Prescribed Fire at Glen St. Mary Nursery, 7703 Glen Nursery Road. Get boots on the ground experience with control techniques, walk-through a recently treated site, and learn about resources available to you. A prescribed burn at this site will be done in January, 2020. Lunch included. Space is limited. Contact Alicia Halbritter at (904) 259-3520 or aliciah1221@ufl.edu.

December 11...Crossville, Tennessee 5 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Cumberland Mountain State Park Lodge, 24 Office Drive. Topics: Cost Share programs and how graduates of the University of Tennessee are becoming better prepared to work with forest industry and landowners. Fee: $20. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 12...Ashland, Mississippi 6:30 PM.
Benton County Forestry Association Meeting at the County Extension Office, 382 Ripley Avenue. Topic: Prescribed Burning. Speaker: Dr. John Kushla. To RSVP call (662) 224-6330.

December 14-15...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. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 17...Houston, Mississippi 6 PM.
Chickasaw County Forestry Association Meeting at the Houston Civic Center, 635 S. Starkville Road. Topic: Management Plan Essentials. Speaker: Marc Measells. For more information call (662) 456-4269.

December 18...Chipley, Florida 8:30 AM - 12 Noon CT.
Learn How to Write a Prescribed Burn Prescription at the Washington County Extension Service, 1424 Jackson Avenue. This program will guide private landowners through the process of writing a Burn Prescription for a designated location using current conditions. Call the Washington County Extension at (850) 638-6265.

December 28-29...Jefferson/Shelby/St. Clair County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Leeds 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. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> January 2020


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

January 8...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: January 8, 2020 CI -- Live! (This will be a link once program is finished)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

January 11-12...Morgan County.
Festival of the Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), 3121 Visitors Center Road, Decatur. Over 14,000 Sandhill cranes along with several pairs of Whooping cranes spend the winter at Wheeler NWR. Events include viewing the cranes up close, birding workshops, nature walks, kid’s activities, and live raptors. Call Wheeler NWR at (256) 350-6639.

January 14-16...Ridgeland, South Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: Longleaf 101 at the Blue Heron Nature Center. Topics include: History of longleaf, Use of fire, Artificial regeneration, Natural regeneration, Stand management, Diseases, Economics, and more. Fee: $150; includes lunches. Contact Karen at (414) 379-9697 or karen@longleafalliance.org.

January 18-19...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. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 22...Chipley, Florida 8 AM - 4 PM CT.
Learn & Burn Workshop at 2706 Roche Road. This is an opportunity for private landowners to walk through the planning and burn prescription process for the burn that will be conducted that day. Cotton jeans / pants, long-sleeved cotton shirt, safety glasses, all leather hiking / work boots with heavy soles, and leather gloves are required to participate in the burn. Due to the need for good weather conditions alternative dates 23-25 may be used. Participants will be notified of any changes due to weather. Call Don Buchanan at (850) 381-3522.

January 23...Silver Springs, Florida 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET.
Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration & Management at Silver Springs State Park, 5656 Silver Springs Blvd. Topics: Why Longleaf, Establishing Longleaf, Prescribed Fire, Managing Wildlife in Longleaf, Pine Straw Harvesting, and Prescribed Fire Demonstration (weather permitting). Fee: $15; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

January 24 - February 16…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.

January 25-26...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. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 30...Lakeland, Georgia 8:30 AM - 1 PM ET.
Feral Swine & Trapping Demonstration Workshop at UGA Extension, Lanier County, 162 W Thigpen Avenue. Topics include: Disease Issues, Water Quality Issues, Control Techniques, Trapping, Regulations, and More. Lunch provided. Pre-registration required. For more information email info@gacd.us.  Register at www.gacd.us/events

 

> February 2020

February 5-7...Baldwin County.
Alabama Recreational Trails Conference at Gulf State Park and Lodge, 21196 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores. This conference will present trends and ideas for creating recreational trails that are inclusive, accessible, and connected. Fee: $195. Outdoor Mobile Workshops on February 5 are additional $50. Call the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development at (205) 348-7058. Editor’s Note: Landowners would find it prudent to stay aware of trail creation plans and the impact of planned trails. Public trails require property, and short-term and long-term funding (tax dollars). Should the state compete with private landowners in providing this recreation opportunity?

February 10 - March 28...Online.
Forest Principles, Practices, and Stewardship for Landowners is a 6-week online course that teaches forestry basics for landowners who want to start being more proactive with their forestland management. The course will include topics such as determining the best forest type for your property, locating boundary lines and map reading, forest tree measurements, forest thinning for timber and wildlife, and forest product markets. Learn at your own pace with the course wrapping up with an optional forestry field day at Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest in Auburn. Fee: $60. Contact Adam Maggard at (334) 844-2401 or adm0074@auburn.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 12...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: February 12, 2020 CI -- Live! (This will be a link once program is finished)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

February 12-16...Nashville, Tennessee.
Annual National Wild Turkey Federation National Convention at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Fee: $20/day. Call Marsha at 1-800-843-6983.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 13
...Shelby/Jefferson County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location to be determined (TBD). No-host dinner at 6 PM. Then listen to a 15 minute program, and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Limited seating. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

February 15-16...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. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 18...Baker, Florida 8 AM - 4 PM CT.
Learn & Burn Workshop at Gum Creek Lodge, 5741 Gum Creek Lodge Road. This is an opportunity for private landowners to walk through the planning and burn prescription process for the burn that will be conducted that day. Cotton jeans / pants, long-sleeved cotton shirt, safety glasses, all leather hiking / work boots with heavy soles, and leather gloves are required to participate in the burn. Due to the need for good weather conditions alternative dates 19-22 may be used. Participants will be notified of any changes due to weather. Call Don Buchanan at (850) 381-3522.

February 23-25...Panama City Beach, Florida.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at the Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort. Theme: "Recovering From the Storm: Where We Have Been, and Where We Are Going". Topics may include: Assessment through remote sensing, Salvage, Tax implications, Impact to wood supply, Alternative silviculture, Policy concerns, Legislative concerns, and more. Professional foresters and landowners are welcome to attend to hear conference speakers address economic, environmental, and policy issues. Fee: $405. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or se.saf.businessmanager@gmail.com.

February 29-March 1...Choctaw County.
Alabama Adult Trappers Education Workshop at the Bent Creek Lodge in Jachin. The workshop will pass 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. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $200; includes Saturday's night lodging, lunch, steak dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> March 2020

March 10-11...New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Forest Economic Contributions Summit will connect forestry economic contribution analysts, economic development specialists, & advocates (private landowners) to learn from each other. Fee: $220; $60 discount if paid by January 15. Contact Leslie Boby at (706) 612-7875 or lboby@sref.info.

March 10-11...Atlanta, Georgia.
Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. The conference will address new projects, technologies, and markets in those industries. Fee: $TBD. Contact Dianne Sullivan at (334) 834-1170 or dianne@hattonbrown.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

March 11...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: March 11, 2020 CI -- Live! (This will be a link once program is finished)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

> April 2020


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

April 21-22...Tuscaloosa County.
Location: Headquartered at Hotel Capstone, 320 Paul W. Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
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AFOA ANNUAL MEETING: For room reservations call (205) 343-1118 and use Group Code: Alabama Forest Owners Association or book online at http://bit.ly/AM2020CAPSTONE  The room block will expire March 22.

The Program Agenda/Attendee Registration Form will contain the most up-to-date information for annual meeting attendees. It will not be created until late 2019.

REGISTRATION:

     Program Agenda and Attendee Registration Form

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Form
 

 

> July 2020

July 17-19...Jefferson County.
Annual World Deer Expo at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham. The expo will have hunting products, apparel, outfitters from all over the world, seminars, outdoor celebrities, kid’s activities, and more. Fee: $10; kids receive discounted admission. For more info call Channing Brown at (205) 678-4141.

 

> August 2020

August 7-9...Baldwin County.
Southern Christmas Tree Association Annual Meeting will be held at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, 21196 East Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores. The Sunday Farm Tour will be at Fish River Trees near Summerdale. Fee: $TBD. For more information call Michael Buchart at (225) 505-6335.

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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