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  • Last Update: 08/16/2019
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> August 2019

Until October 31...Entries accepted for the Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest.
All amateur photographers invited to enter. Categories include, but not limited to: Birds of a Feather, Bugs and Butterflies, Coastal Life, Cold-blooded Critters, Nature-Based Recreation, Watchable Wildlife, State Park Adventures, Advanced Amateur, and more. Contact Kim Nix at (334) 242-3151 or kim.nix@dcnr.alabama.gov.

August 20...Autauga & Chilton Counties.
Special Primary Election for vacant House District 42 seat. This seat was previously held by state Representative Jimmy Martin. A runoff, if needed, is set for November 5, 2019 and the general election January 21, 2020. If a runoff is not necessary, the general election will be November 5, 2019.

August 20....Dickson, Tennessee.
West Highland Rim Forestry Association Meeting at the Tennsco Community Center, 115 Tennsco Drive. Topic: Chronic Wasting Disease. Fee: $10. To register call Dickson County Extension at (615) 446-2788.

August 20...Covington County 8 AM - 3 PM.
Chainsaw Safety Workshop at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. Topics include: Safety Practices, Chainsaw Design, Ergonomics, Starting, Limbing, Basic Felling, and On-site Demonstrations. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

August 20...Brandon, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
Alternative Management Regimes for a Low Stumpage Price Economy at the Rankin County Extension Building, 601 Marquette Road. An example of the management decisions to be discussed will be: Sell cheap now or delay thinning, Increasing yields to offset low prices, Various modifications to thinning, Planting fewer trees and Natural regeneration. Speaker: Dr. Barry Shiver. Fee: $125. For more information email Steve Butler at sbutler@timbercorp.net.

August 20-21...Tifton, Georgia.
Forest Herbicide Workshop at Tift County Extension Office, 1468 Carpenter Road South. Topics include: Safety and application, Modes of action, Aquatic vegetation control, Site prep, Herbaceous weed control, and Exotic plant control. Fee: $250; $50 discount if paid by August 9. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

August 20-22...Miramar Beach, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Sandestin Gold and Beach Resort. Fee: $375; $30 discount if paid by July 29. Call FFA at (850) 222-5646.


CANCELLED
AFOA Forestry Field Day

August 21...Russell County.
Forestry Field Day with Kelvin Welsh, Consulting Forester. RSVP Pat Richeson at (205) 624-2225 or pricheson@afoa.org.
 

August 22...Lee County 8 AM.
SmartMap 2.0 Workshop at the Caterpillar Training Center, 6155 Heath Road, Auburn. This workshop provides a more in-depth review than SmartMap 1.0 with hands-on training in the use of apps for planning and conducting UAS flights. SmartMap 2.0 focuses on using low-cost UAS technology for video capture, forest mapping, and other natural resource applications. Limit of 25 attendees. Fee: $50. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or smartmap@auburn.eduRegister here.

August 23...Columbus, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:15 PM.
Game Camera Surveys and Forest Management for White-tailed Deer at Lowndes County Extension Office, 485 Tom Rose Road. Fee: $15; lunch provided. Call Reid Nevins at (662) 328-2111.

August 26-29...Baldwin County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at 53856 Highway 59, Stockton. Fee: $150. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Registration opens June 1.

August 27...Montgomery County.
Special Primary Election Republican Runoff for vacant House District 74 seat. This seat was previously held by state Representative Dimitri Polizos. The general election is set for November 12, 2019.

August 27...Madison County 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM.
Practical, Code-Compliant Detailing for Midrise Wood Structures at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 720 Gallatin Street SW, Huntsville. Speaker: Jeff Peters, Woodworks. Pre-registration required and space is limited. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information email Courtney Rouse at courtney.rouse@woodworks.org.

August 27-29...Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Louisiana Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Resort. Fee: $305; $50 discount if paid by August 16. Contact Karla Johnson at (318) 443-2558 or lfa@laforestry.com.

August 28...Jackson County 9 AM - 2 PM. Was July 24, but moved to this date.
Getting the Most from Your Forestland at the Scottsboro VFW Post, 1616 Jefferson Drive, Scottsboro. Topics: Forest and Economic Development, Timber Markets, Non-timber Income Production, Investing in a Consulting Forester, and More. Adam Maggard will demonstrate a Woodmizer portable sawmill. For more information call (256) 574-2143.

August 28...Jefferson County 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM. Venue Change. Was Joe's Italian in Shelby County.
Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance and Design at Architecture Works, 130 19th Street South, Birmingham. Speaker: Jeff Peters, Woodworks. Pre-registration required and space is limited. Fee: $20; lunch included. For more information email Courtney Rouse at courtney.rouse@woodworks.org.

August 29...Middleton, Tennessee 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Natural Resources Enterprises Workshop at Lone Oaks Farm, 10000 Lake Hardeman Road. Learn about generating supplemental income from your property including the pros and cons and income potential of each. Registration required for lunch. For more info call (731) 425-4703.

August 29-30...Fayette County.
Forestry Continuing Education at Bevill State Community College in Fayette. Topics include: Best Management Practices (BMPs), Advancement in Pine Genetics, and Turkey Management in Pine Stands. A tour of Weyerhaeuser Sawmill/Log Yard included as well. Qualifies for CFE hours. Fee: $225; lunch included. For more information call (205) 932-0469.

 

> September 2019

September 4-6...Baldwin County.
Alabama Water Resources Conference & Symposium at Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach. Fee: $350. For more information call Rachel at (334) 844-1163. Click Here for online registration form.

September 5...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.

September 6...DeKalb County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at Sylvania High School, Sylvania. 3rd grade students only. Contact Joey Haymon at (256) 638-5551 or jbhaymon@dekalbk12.org.

September 6...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#

September 8-10...Baldwin County.
Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. Fee: $495; $20 discount if paid by August 31. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

September 9...Lee County 8 AM - 4 PM.
ForestHer Wildlife Management: A Workshop for Women Who Love the Land at the Auburn School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. This workshop for women will feature presentations about wildlife management in a relaxed, fun setting. Fee: $65. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

September 10...Cleburne County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Bats & Forest Workshop at the Cleburne Mountain Center, 6751 Highway 78, Heflin. The workshop includes a field trip to the Shoal Creek Ranger District, Talladega National Forest. Fee: $10. For more info call Allison Cochran at (205) 489-5111.

September 10...Lee County 8 AM - 4 PM.
ForestHer Pond Management: A Workshop for Women Who Love the Land at the Auburn School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn. This workshop for women will feature presentations about pond management in a relaxed, fun setting. Fee: $65. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019 or becky.barlow@auburn.edu.

September 10...Athens, Georgia 8 AM.
Upper Oconee Forests and Drinking Water Forum at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. Lunch provided. Contact Cassidy Lord at (970) 201-2577 or info@uown.org. Editor’s note: Members who have attended similar events held by this group have reported concerns that the rights of forest owners might be forgotten in the sponsors’ zeal to protect water quality. If you attend, please send AFOA a brief report.

September 10...Columbia, South Carolina 9 AM - 3 PM EST.
Pine Straw Workshop & Field Tour at Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road, Columbia. The purpose of this workshop is to help landowners balance the income from harvesting operations while preserving desired wildlife and ecological functions. Fee: $20. For more information email ghollan@clemson.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 10...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: September 10, 2019 CI -- Live! (This will be a link once program is finished)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

September 10...Gulfport, Mississippi 5:30 PM.
George County Pellet Mill Workshop at Lyman Community Center, 13472 Hwy 49. Mr. Rick Frederick, Enviva, will provide details on plans for the pellet mill. Fee: $10; dinner included. To register, call the Harrison County Extension at (228) 865-4227.

September 11...Walker County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Wade Math & Science Building, 14th Street East, Jasper. Professional Loggers Management Workshop. Topics: Forest Taxes and Its Implications on Harvests, How Conservation Initiatives are Changing Eastern Forests, Wild Turkey Considerations in Forest Management, Best Management Practices (BMPs), and More. Forest landowners are welcome to attend and participate. Pre-registration is required. Call the Walker Soil/Water Conservation District at (205) 387-1879.

September 11...Mobile County 10 AM.
Wills & Trusts: When, How, and Why? at Providence Hospital DePaul Center, 6801 Airport Boulevard, Mobile. This seminar addresses concerns about wills and trusts and answers difficult questions with serious legal consequences. To register, contact (251) 431-6014 or office@laddfirm.com.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

September 12...Calhoun/Cherokee County 9:30 AM.
Forestry Field Day will meet at the Ellis Ag building, 7265 AL Hwy 9 South, Centre, AL. GPS Coord: 34.06761, -85.61279  We will caravan to the property at 10 AM, then return to the Ellis Ag building for a Dutch Treat lunch. Come meet with Consulting Forester Jason McGee. Topic: From Seedlings to Sawtimber - Reforestation process, Post planting activities, Mid-rotation management, and Selling your sawtimber to maximize your return. RSVP Pat Richeson at (205) 624-2225 or pricheson@afoa.org.
 

September 12...Marengo County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Getting the Most from Your Forestland at the Tutt Land Company and Alabama Whitetail Records Museum, 6352 2nd Ave., Thomaston. Topics may include: Forest and Economic Development, Timber Markets, Non-timber Income Production, Investing in a Consulting Forester, and More. To RSVP contact Christina at (334) 295-5959 or cll0038@auburn.edu.

September 16...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Re-certification Workshop at Alabama Fire College, 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa. Fee: $100. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Registration opens June 1. Parking lot at the western end of the fire college facility; sign will be at the building where class will be held.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

September 17...Lauderdale County 9:30 AM.
Forestry Field Day will meet at the Waterloo Boat Ramp (North Side) in Waterloo. GPS Coord: 34.91518; -88.05868. We will caravan to the property, take the tour, then caravan back to Oakland Café for a Dutch Treat lunch. Come meet with Consulting Forester Billy Rye. Topic: The Value of a Consulting Forester. We will answer the following questions: What is a Consulting Forester? What does a Consulting Forester do? How can a Consulting Forester be of value to me? RSVP Pat Richeson at (205) 624-2225 or pricheson@afoa.org.
 

September 17-19...Portland, Oregon.
"Who Will Own The Forest?" and Forest Products Forum at World Forestry Center. Join the professionals as they discuss issues pertaining to the economy, forestland valuations, investing overseas, and emerging values such as carbon, biomass, and environmental credits. Fee: $2,400. Contact Sara Wu at (503) 228-1367 or swu@worldforestry.org.

September 17-20...Tuscaloosa County.
Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Course at Alabama Fire College, 2501 Phoenix Drive, Tuscaloosa. Fee: $150. Limited seating. For more info call Marti Davis at (334) 240-9332. Registration opens June 1. Parking lot at the western end of the fire college facility; sign will be at the building where class will be held.

September 18...Athens, Georgia.
US Endowment for Forestry-Based Innovation will create a Forest Innovation Reviews forum for presenting ideas about forests, forest management, forest products, and forest-rich communities conveyed through short talks. The deadline for nominating yourself or someone else to present at the forum is February 28. For more information contact Carlton Owen at (864) 233-7646 or carlton@usendowment.org.

September 18...Baldwin County 9:30 AM.
Landowner Tour at Confederate Conservation Bluff, 41241 County Road 86, Bay Minette. Topics: Management Goals, Aerial Drone Mapping for Forest Landowners, Certifications, Prescribed Burning for Longleaf, Quail Initiative, and Financial Assistance. To attend RSVP Richard Fields at richard.fields@forestry.alabama.gov.

September 19...McAlpin, Florida 9 AM EST.
Landowner Tour at RFM Farms. Attendees will meet at the McGranahan’s “Cookshack” off of 184th Street. The landowner’s primary management objectives are timber production, grazing, and wildlife management. Some walking so dress accordingly. Fee: $15; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

September 19...Calhoun County 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM.
Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Workshop at the Oxford Civic Center, Room 200, 401 McCullars Lane, Oxford. Topics: Wildlife Planning for Your Property, Conservation Programs, and Forestry Management Planning. Lunch provided. RSVP at (256) 835-7821 or calhounswcd@gmail.com.

September 20...Macon County 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Integrated Approach for Preventing Diseases and Parasites in Small Ruminants at 102 Mary Starke Harper Hall, Tuskegee University. If you use goats to reduce fire hazard or control kudzu or other weeds on your property, this workshop might help you improve the health of your animals. Fee: $30; $5 discount if paid by September 6. Working breakfast & lunch provided. Contact Dr. Uma Karki at (334) 421-2139 or ukarki@tuskegee.edu.

September 20...Vaiden, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:15 PM.
Game Camera Surveys and Forest Management for White-tailed Deer at Carmack Fish House, 24973 Hwy 35 N. Fee: $15; lunch provided. Call Taylor Casey at (662) 289-5431.

September 21...Conecuh County 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Field Day at Saloom Properties, 2835 Booker Mill Road, Evergreen. Come learn about opportunities to improve your forest management. The field day will feature: Timber Industry Experts, Sawmill Demo, Chainsaw sculptor, From Sawed Logs to Furniture, and more. Limited to 1st 50 participants. To register visit www.conecuhswcd.com

September 24...Russell County 6 PM.
Forestry Workshop and Dinner at The Old Seale Russell County Courthouse, 91 Longview Street, Seale. Fee: $10. Contact Jennifer Davidson at (334) 298-6845 or jenniferd@auburn.edu.

September 24-26...Cleburne County.
Longleaf Academy: Understory Diversity U201 at Talladega Mountains Natural Resource Center, 6751 AL-4, Heflin. The workshop will focus on the study of native plant identification, ecological functions of groundcover, understory restoration techniques, and management methods. Fee: $200; lunch included. Pre-registration is required. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

September 24-26...Starkville, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning Short Course at Hilton Garden Inn, 975 Highway 12 East. The course is open to the public and designed for anyone wishing to become a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager in Mississippi. Prescribed burning is one of the most efficient and cost-effective tools available to foresters and landowners in the Southeast for understory management, fuel reduction, site preparation, wildfire risk reduction, and wildlife habitat improvement. Fee: $250. Contact Allen Stroud at (769) 798-2597 or astroud@mfc.ms.gov.

September 25...Tifton, Georgia 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST.
Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting at the Tifton Campus Conference Center. Fee: $35; breakfast and lunch included. Contact Jessica McCorvey at (229) 734-4706x289 or jessica.mccorvey@jonesctr.org.

September 26...Conecuh County 8 AM.
SmartMap 2.0 Workshop at Reid State Technical College, 100 Hwy 83, Evergreen. This workshop provides a more in-depth review than SmartMap 1.0 with hands-on training in the use of apps for planning and conducting UAS flights. SmartMap 2.0 focuses on using low-cost UAS technology for video capture, forest mapping, and other natural resource applications. Limit of 25 attendees. Fee: $50. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or smartmap@auburn.edu.   Register here

September 26...Chambers County 5:30 - 7:50 PM.
Forest Landowners Conference at Farmers Federation Building, LaFayette. Topics: Cost Share Opportunities & Issue Advocacy with Legislators. Fee: $7; dinner included. To RSVP call Dennis at (334) 864-9542.

 

> October 2019

October 1-3...Jackson, Mississippi.
Mississippi Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Hilton Jackson, 1001 E. County Line Road. Fee: $445; $45 discount if paid by August 20. Contact Casey Anderson at (601) 354-4936 or canderson@msforestry.net.

October 3...Chilton County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
SmartMap 1.0 Workshop at the Chilton Regional Research and Extension Center, 120 County Road 756, Clanton. This workshop introduces audiences to low-cost and easy to use geospatial mapping applications (apps) that can be used on smartphones or iPads. It introduces audiences to GIS, GPS, Smartphone GIS applications, UAV (drone) technology and its applications for video capture and forest mapping. Fee: $50. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or smartmap@auburn.edu Register here

October 3...Greensboro, Florida 9 AM EST.
Landowner Tour at Crooked Creek Preserve on Hwy 270. Attendees will see longleaf pine, blooming wildflowers, native bee nesting boxes, bee hives, gopher tortoise burrows, and extensive damage to ravine system caused by Hurricane Michael. This is a walking tour so dress accordingly. Take necessary precautions if you have allergies to bee stings. Fee: $15; lunch included. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

October 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#

October 4-6...Shelby County.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) at Alabama 4-H Center on Lay Lake near Columbiana. Participants choose from over 50 courses such as: backyard wildlife, rock climbing, camp cooking, map and compass, camping, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, bird watching, shooting sports, and many more. For women 18 years or older. Courses are held rain or shine. Fee: $275; includes meals and lodging. Contact Hope Grier at 1-800-245-2740 or hope.grier@dcnr.alabama.gov.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

October 9...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: October 9, 2019 CI -- Live! (This will be a link once program is finished)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

October 16-18....Knoxville, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 401 W Summit Hill Drive. Fee: $TBD. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

October 18...Lee County 8 AM - 5 PM.
SmartMap 1.0 Workshop at the Caterpillar Training Center, 6155 Health Road, Auburn. This workshop introduces audiences to low-cost and easy to use geospatial mapping applications (apps) that can be used on smartphones or iPads. It introduces audiences to GIS, GPS, Smartphone GIS applications, UAV (drone) technology and its applications for video capture and forest mapping. Fee: $50. Contact Beau Brodbeck at (251) 259-6507 or smartmap@auburn.edu.   Register here

October 22-24...Elmore County.
Alabama Landowners Conference at the Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center, 2500 Legends Circle, Prattville. Topics include: Management Plans, Cogongrass, White Oak Initiative, Wild Pig Removal, Glyphosate Use, and More. Awards presented: Tree Farm, Helene Mosley Memorial, W. Kelly Mosely, and others. Fee: $100; $25 discount if paid by September 3. Contact William Green at (334) 612-5235 or wmgreen@alfafarmers.org.

October 22-24...Athens, Georgia.
Forestry for Non-Foresters Part 1 (Oct 22) at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. “This course will be especially useful for landowners and those who work with foresters and the forest industry such as forestry agencies, associations, forestry investment firms, real estate investment trusts and banking institutions with forest investments.” Fee: $TBD.
Forestry for Non-Foresters Part 2 is on October 23-24. Fee: $TBD. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu. See the leaders of this course give a teaser presentation at the 2016 AFOA Annual Meeting.


AFOA Forestry Field Day

October 24...Mobile County. Moved from August 6.
Forestry Field Day with Heath Eckert, Consulting Forester. Topic: The Ins and Outs of the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Programs - benefits and advantages, cogongrass spraying, understory burning, longleaf tree planting, and boundary line maintenance. RSVP Pat Richeson at (205) 624-2225 or pricheson@afoa.org.
 

October 25...Coffee County 9 AM - 1 PM.
Forestry Alternative Income Opportunities at Coffee County Extension Office, 1055 East McKinnon Street, New Brockton. A pine straw operation tour & demonstration is included. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

 

> November 2019

November 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#

November 8-9...Choctaw County.
Forestry: It’s Who We Are - Career & Field Day will take place on the grounds surrounding Pennington Town Hall, 322 County Road 33, Pennington. Friday is a career day for students and Saturday is open to everyone. Events include: lumberjack, log running, saw race, and other events to highlight the skills needed to operate machinery in the forest industry. Contact Maggie Dailey at (251) 589-4328 or mdailey@alabamaforestry.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 13...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: November 13, 2019 CI -- Live! (This will be a link once program is finished)
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

November 15-17...Baldwin County.
Gopher Tortoise Council Annual Meeting at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores. Fee: $160; $20 discount if paid by October 28. For more information contact Ericha Nix at (334) 242-3862 or ericha.shelton-nix@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> December 2019

December 6...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 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; $25 discount if paid by November 8. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

 

> February 2020

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: $TBD. For more information contact Karen Johansen at (706) 343-1480 or sesafbusmgr@bellsouth.net.

 

> 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
 

 

> 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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