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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 11/20/2020
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> November 2020

November 23-24...Online.
Understanding the Role of BMPs will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Instructors: Dr. Puneet Dwivedi and Dr. Jay Shelton. CFE credits available. Fee: $215. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

 

>December 2020

December 1...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Map Reading will be presented via Zoom Webinar. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry in a relaxed, fun setting. Join during your lunch break. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

December 1...Baldwin County 5:30 - 7:30 PM.
Chainsaw Safety Workshop at 8300 AL-104, Fairhope. Topics covered: Personal Protective Equipment, Safety Features of the Chainsaw, How to Safely Start a Chainsaw, and Basic Saw Handling. To register, contact Cathy Banning at (251) 937-7176 or bannicj@auburn.edu.

December 2...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Longleaf Establishment and Management on Private Lands webinar will be presented via Zoom. This is the fifth of six webinars in the Natural Resources Webinar Series. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

December 2...Online 6 PM CT.
Quality Deer Management Cooperatives, and More will be held via Zoom Meeting. Bow season is here and rifle season is on its way. Join Ben Westfall – QDM Cooperative Specialist, and special guest Technical Assistance Biologist Jared Knight from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as they will be discussing and answering questions related to new regulations, DMAP, QDM Cooperatives and more. For more information email Ben at bwestfall@qdma.com.

December 3…Crossville, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Forte's On The Square. The program will include Tennessee Senate Commerce & Labor Committee Chairman Paul Bailey to provide an update on plans for the 112th General Assembly convening in January. Fee: $25. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 3...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Basic Estate Planning will be held via Zoom Meeting. Topics to include: Problems when there is no Will, Power of Attorney, Wills, and Advanced Directive for Health Care. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

December 5-6...Butler County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Greenville at the Butler County Forestry Commission Office, 59 Firetower Road. The trapper 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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 6-9...Online.
Perennial Farm Gathering will be presented virtually this year. This year’s gathering will feature talks from leading scientists in the field of agroforestry. Fee: $80. For more information contact the Savanna Institute at (608) 448-6432 or info@savannainstitute.org.

December 7...Online 11 AM CT.
Intermediate Stand Management Options for Pines & Hardwoods will be presented via Zoom Webinar. This presentation will cover management activities that will keep established pine and hardwood stands productive and healthy. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

December 8...Online 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Wood Flows & Cash Flows will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Registration is open. Maximizing returns from timberland assets and wood-using facilities relies on a current, localized understanding of factors driving forest industry economics, markets and technologies. Wood Flows & Cash Flows details investment-relevant research and insights for the forest industry. This one-day conference includes tangible content that directly applies to strategic plans, market analyses, valuations, and competitive benchmarking. The conference will feature a panel of industry executives, and the Forisk team will share new investment research and strategic analysis for the forest industry, sector by sector. Fee: $600. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

December 8...Online 11 AM CT.
Managing Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Ecological Integrity Alongside Traditional Forestry will be presented via Zoom Webinar. This webinar will provide an overview of diverse native plants that can be managed alongside different types of forest management, with a focus on species that create quality wildlife habitat. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

December 8-9...Athens, Georgia.
Forest Appraisal at Flinchum’s Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Road. More details to come. Instructor: Morgan Mellette. Fee: $345; $50 discount if paid by December 7. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

December 9...Online 11 AM CT.
Invasive Species in Southern Forests: Problems and Solutions will be presented via Zoom Webinar. The presentation will introduce the problem, why you should care, and tools to help identify, monitor and prevent the spread of invasive species. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

December 10...Online 9 AM CT.
Building with Mass Timber Workshop will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Join this workshop to learn from the experts about why mass timber is so great for building and sustainability as well as what types of wood buildings are a good fit for your needs. Pre-registration is required by December 9. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

December 10...Online 11 AM CT.
Beneficial and Pest Insects in Our Forests: Management Recommendations will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Native insects like bark beetles, pine tip moth, and Deodar weevil can cause problems in pine stands. The distinction of when a native insect becomes a pest insect will be highlighted. Management options including habitat management, thinning, burning, and pesticide use will be discussed. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

December 10...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Using Trusts in Estate Planning will discuss how trusts allow the grantor to control the management and distribution of assets long after the decedent’s death. Types of trusts and their creation and use will also be discussed. Fee: $15. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

December 11...Online 11 AM CT.
Water Quality Best Management Practices & Watershed Management will be presented via Zoom Webinar. This talk will explore the ways in which integrated watershed management can benefit forest landowners. We will explore water quality BMPs and and how they relate to management objectives including fisheries, aesthetics and sustainability. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

December 12-13...Clay County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Talladega at Hatchet Creek Farms/Hollins WMA, 5379 County Road 7. The trapper 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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 16...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Drone Applications in Forestry webinar will be presented via Zoom. This is the final presentation in the Natural Resources Webinar Series. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

December 17...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Estate Planning for Landowners will discuss problems with leaving property equally to your children, dividing property, and using a trust or business entity. Fee: $15. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

December 30...Online 8 - 9 AM CT.
Wild Pig Impacts to Forestry and Management Strategies will focus on the impacts of wild pigs to the forest industry, practical management strategies, and other approaches currently being researched. Registration required. Fee: $10. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

December 30...Online 12 Noon - 1:30 PM CT.
Pond Management Basics will be presented via webinar. The webinar will focus on the basics that landowners or land managers need to know when managing their own recreational fish ponds. The webinar will discuss the key structural components of ponds, maintaining water quality, aquatic plant control, and managing sustainable fish populations. Fee: $10. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

December 30...Online 12 Noon - 1:30 PM CT.
Managing for Wildlife Basics will be presented via webinar. The webinar will provide an overview on the basics of wildlife management, specifically for game species. This is an introductory session that briefly highlights many aspects of wildlife management that landowners or managers should consider on their property. Topics include habitat needs, ecological succession, managing edge, food plots, supplemental feeding, managing invasive, predator control, prescribed fire and balancing timber production with wildlife needs. Fee: $10. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

 

> January 2021

January 2-3...Jefferson County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Leeds at Bass Pro Shops, 5000 Bass Pro Boulevard. The trapper 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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 9-10...Calhoun County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Anniston at Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area, 1693 Joseph Springs Road. The trapper 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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 11 - February 21...Online.
The Woman Landowners Academy is a 6-week online program hosted through a private Facebook Group, only open to participants. Within the group you will have exclusive access to materials, resources, land management professionals, as well as the opportunity to join a network of women just like you. Topics include: Understanding What You Own, Learn How to Read a Map in the Woods, Financial Preparation, Selling Timber, Reforestation, and Estate Planning for the Next Generation. Fee: $75. For more information email landandladies@gmail.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

January 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.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: January 13, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

 


AFOA Forestry Field Day

January 15...Escambia County, 9:30 AM.
The Forestry Field Day will meet at Yellow Hammer Travel Center in Brewton (Exit 69 on I-65). We will caravan to the property no later than 10 AM for the tour. Come meet Danny Dunwell, Consulting Forester as he covers topics such as: Why and how to convert loblolly or slash stands to longleaf, benefits of planting longleaf (such as pinestraw revenue and wind-resistance), considerations and costs, and what resources are available to landowners. RSVP to Jessica Nelson at (334) 524-1920 or jnelson@afoa.org.
 

January 23-24...Escambia County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Atmore, 1133 Bell Creek Road. The trapper 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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 24-26...Baldwin County.
State of Alabama Governance Seminar will be held at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear. The seminar focuses on the state of the state and specifically addresses issues of importance to the state that will be topics during the upcoming legislative session. Fee: $TBD. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

 

> February 2021

February 8...Online 7 AM - 4 PM CT.
Heirs' Property & Sustainable Forest Management Conference will be presented via Zoom Webinar. This virtual conference will bring together experts in heirs’ property, including forest landowners experiencing it firsthand. The conference will share ideas and perspectives, provide updates on legal developments regarding heirs’ property, and present results from two integrated research and outreach initiatives. Pre-registration is required. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 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.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: February 10, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 11
...Shelby/Jefferson County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at a location to be determined. 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 13-14...Jackson County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Hollywood at the Jackson County Wildlife Management Area, 234 County Road 141. The trapper 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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 20-21...Baldwin County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Spanish Fort at the District V Wildlife Office, 30571 Five Rivers Boulevard. The trapper 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. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 24-26...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. Fee: $TBD. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@uga.edu.

February 27...Shelby County.
Adult Mentored Hunt Workshop at the Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area. The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn hunting basics, firearm safety and handling, where to hunt, and the equipment and gear needed. There are eligibility requirements. Fee: $20. For more information email Justin Grider at justin.grider@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> March 2021

March 23-25...Panama City Beach, Florida.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at Callaway Resort & Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia. Fee: $TBD. For more information contact Danielle Atkins at (706) 631-4440 or se.saf.businessmanager@gmail.com.

 

> July 2021

July 16-18...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 2022

August 23-26...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: $TBD. Contact IWF at (404) 693-8333 or info@iwfatlanta.com.

 

> October 2021

October 19-21...Moultrie, Georgia.
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition at Spence Field, 290-G Harper Blvd. Activities: Tractor & ATV test drives, Stock Dog Trials, educational seminars, and many more. Fee: $TBD. Call (229) 985-1968 for more information.

 

> October 2022

October 20-23...Wilmington, North Carolina.
Biennial Longleaf Conference in Wilmington. Save the date! Fee: $TBD. For more information email Sarah Crate at sarah@longleafalliance.org.


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