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  • Last Update: 10/23/2020
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> October 2020

Through October 31...Statewide.
Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest
will begin accepting entries August 3. 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. For more information contact Billy Pope at 1-800-242-3151 or billy.pope@dcnr.alabama.gov.

October 21-28...Online.
Mississippi Forestry Association Annual Meeting will be presented virtually this year. The meeting will be on-demand and available October 21-28, so you can watch at your own convenience. Contact Casey Anderson at (601) 354-4936 or canderson@msforestry.net.

October 27...Online 7:30 PM CT.
Best Deer Season Ever Webinar Series is the fifth and final webinar in the series. The topic for this session is Processing and Preparation. For more information call the Pickens County Extension Office at (205) 367-8148.

October 27-29...Online.
Keeping Forests Virtual Forum invites you to participate in a forum dedicated to the development of successful payment for ecosystem service projects in the Southeast. For more information contact Scott Davis at sadvis381@gmail.com. Editorís Note: Plan to attend, but be aware that we suspect the outcome of movements like this are not likely to be in the best interests of fee-simple private forest owners.

October 29...Online 2 PM CT.
The How Both Short and Long Term Wildlife Research Can Inform Management webinar will be presented via GoToWebinar. In this webinar, Dr. Smith will discuss management implications of a follow up survey of the alligator snapping turtle population on the Flint River, 22 years after eliminating harvest, the success of a forest restoration project in the eyes of pine snakes, and the unexpected added value of surveys of one threatened species (the gopher tortoise) for the conservation of another (the gopher frog). If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

October 29...Online 6 - 7:30 PM CT.
Land Care Practices for Woodland Health webinar will present an overview of woodland ecology and the principles of succession. Understanding woodland ecology is essential to understanding why and how land care practices are applied and the results that can be expected. Watch part 2 of this 4-part webinar series to increase your knowledge base, add skills and gain an edge over the competition with additional services to offer your clients. Fee: $35. Contact Jonathan Kays at (301) 432-2767x323 or jkays@umd.edu.

October 29...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 decedentís 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.

October 30...Elmore County 9 AM.
Industry Supply Chain Issues Seminar at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center, Prattville. The seminar will address supply chain issues to include egress and ingress issues for access to public road and bridge assets, axle weight restrictions on log trucks, insurance issues for the logging industry and access restrictions for the interstate highways. Fee: $100. Contact Liz Chambers at (334) 481-2135 or lchambers@alaforestry.org.

October 31...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. Other workshops are available throughout the state. There are eligibility requirements. Fee: $20. For more information email Justin Grider at justin.grider@dcnr.alabama.gov.

October 31...Baldwin County.
Adult Mentored Hunt Workshop at the Upper Delta Wildlife Management Area in Stockton. 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. Other workshops are available throughout the state. There are eligibility requirements. Fee: $20. For more information email Justin Grider at justin.grider@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> November 2020

November 3...Multiple Counties.
Property Tax Votes or other fees will be on the ballots for the following Alabama counties: Crenshaw, Elmore, Fayette, Geneva, Greene, Macon, Mobile, Montgomery, St. Clair, Sumter, Washington, and Marshall (Volunteer Fire District 15). Property tax votes typically impose a tax for more than 25 years. All voters will be faced with 6 statewide amendments, and many county ballots contain local amendments. Click here to find your county's sample ballot on the Secretary of State's website.

November 3...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Timber Products 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.

November 4...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Deer Management Wild Cards: Predators, Baiting, & Disease webinar will be presented via Zoom. This is the third of six webinars in the Natural Resources Webinar Series. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

November 4...Online 1 PM CT.
Essential Aspects of Monarch Habitat in the Southeast is the second webinar in a three part series focused on monarchs in the southeast, NRCS planners and community conservationists will learn about specific habitat needs of larvae and adults. We will highlight monarch ecology in terms of the habitats that best support them in the region, and the host plants and nectar plants that they prefer to use. We will also discuss resources to help you select and find plant materials for restoring monarch habitat. For more information email Jennifer Ryan at jennifer.ryan2@usda.gov.

November 4-5...Online.
Healthy Forests: Managing for Bugs, Wildlife, and Big Trees will be presented as a Zoom Webinar. Instructors: Dr. Elizabeth McCarty and Dr. Michel Kohl. Fee: $215. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

November 5...Shelby County 10 AM.
Board Meeting of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust will meet at the Pelham Civic Complex, 500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham. This meeting will provide an opportunity for any individual who would like to make comments concerning the program. The public is invited to attend this meeting and is urged to submit comments. For more information call (334) 242-3484. Editor's Note: Here are some questions you may consider asking yourself and others. Should the state provide recreational activity property? Is recreation a necessary service? Does the state need more public land to compete with recreational opportunities (many of which are already) provided by private forestland owners? Will more public land that doesn't pay taxes put pressure on private landowners to (eventually) pay more in taxes? Will higher taxes promote more or less forestland ownership? Is private forestland ownership or public forestland better for our state?

November 5...Online 12 Noon CT.
The Woods for Wildlife: Forestry for Birds and Commonly Used Herbicides for Habitat Management webinar will be presented via Zoom. Managing forest habitat for birds doesnít have to be difficult and often aligns closely with familiar forestry practices. Learn what bird species rely on forests, why their presence is a quick and dependable indicator of forest health, and how to use this information to speak with both foresters and landowners to maximize forest productivity across multiple disciplines. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

November 5...Online 1 PM CT.
Using Biomass Markets in Forest Restoration will be presented via Zoom. Make way for forest restoration. Local biomass markets can provide a much-needed market for low value wood that needs to be cleared for forest restoration purposes. Pre-registration required. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

November 5...Online 1 - 2 PM CT.
Monarchs: Milkweed & Migration will be presented via Zoom Meeting. Join this meeting to learn more about our monarch butterflies. Registration required. Contact Jack LeCroy at (251) 288-2874 or jml0003@auburn.edu.

November 5...Online 6 - 7:30 PM CT.
Land Care Practices for Woodland Health Continued webinar will continue the focus on specific land care practices to achieve specific goals, such as ways to improve privacy, aesthetics, create natural havens, improve recreational opportunities, and grow/harvest forest products. The use of integrated vegetation management, including the use of forest herbicides, will be covered to include how to control undesirable plants, herbicide selection, common woodland herbicides, application methods, and vine management. Watch part 3 of this 4-part webinar series to increase your knowledge base, add skills and gain an edge over the competition with additional services to offer your clients. Fee: $35. Contact Jonathan Kays at (301) 432-2767x323 or jkays@umd.edu.

November 5...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.

 CANCELLED  November 6...Land Oí Lakes, Florida.
Land Steward Tour at the property of Jake English.

November 7...Baldwin County.
Annual Stockton Sawmill Days at Bicentennial Park, Stockton. Witness log-rolling, pole climbing, cross-cut sawing, boom walking, and other activities performed by professional lumberjacks. Other items of interest: portable sawmill operating basket making, syrup making, and much more. Bring a lawn chair. Fee: $10; children under 12 free. Contact Stockton Sawmill Days organizers at stocktonsawmilldays@gmail.com.

November 7...Barbour County.
Adult Mentored Hunt Workshop at the Barbour Wildlife Management Area shooting range. GPS Coord: 31.9809880, -85.4510920 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. Other workshops are available throughout the state. There are eligibility requirements. Fee: $20. For more information email Justin Grider at justin.grider@dcnr.alabama.gov.

November 10...Online 2 PM CT.
How Both Short and Long Term Wildlife Research can Inform Management webinar will be presented via GoToWebinar. In this webinar, Dr. Lora Smith will discuss management implications of a follow up survey of the alligator snapping turtle population on the Flint River, 22 years after eliminating harvest, the success of a forest restoration project in the eyes of pine snakes, and the unexpected added value of surveys of one threatened species (the gopher tortoise) for the conservation of another (the gopher frog). If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

November 10-11...Online.
Longleaf Pine Webinar will be presented via Zoom Webinar. Instructors: Dr. David Dickens and Dr. David Clabo. Fee: $270. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 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.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: November 11, 2020 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

 


AFOA Forestry Field Day

November 12...Clarke County 9:30 AM.
The Forestry Field Day will meet at the Scotch Land Management pavilion, 6969 Asbury Road, Whatley. Come meet with Ed Travis, Consulting Forester. Topic: Timber Sale Prep and Accounting: What Landowners Need to Know. RSVP to Jessica Nelson at (334) 524-1920 or jnelson@afoa.org.
 

November 12...Online 1 PM CT.
Prepare for and Recover More Quickly from the Next Hurricane will be presented via Zoom. Learn some strategies to make your property resilient and steps you can take to recover from a storm more quickly. Pre-registration required. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 12
...Shelby County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at The Fish Market Restaurant, 5407 Highway 280, Hoover. No-host dinner at 6 PM. Then listen to a 15 minute program, and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Remember 280 traffic at this time of day and plan accordingly. Limited seating. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

November 12...Online 6 - 7:30 PM CT.
Introduction to Woodland Health Assessment & Incorporating Woodland Health Practices into Your Business webinar starts with an introduction to the Woodland Health Assessment Checklist, and how to use it to educate and motivate your clients to address issues with their property and management actions you can offer. This checklist can be used to develop a land care plan. The plan further details land care practices for your clientís consideration. Further discussion will discuss marketing your services and how and when to include a forestry professional for certain practices. Watch the final installation of this 4-part webinar series to increase your knowledge base, add skills and gain an edge over the competition with additional services to offer your clients. Fee: $35. Contact Jonathan Kays at (301) 432-2767x323 or jkays@umd.edu.

November 17...Online 3 PM CT.
Walnut Council Webinar: Pruning will be presented via Zoom. For more information contact Liz Jackson at (765) 409-3272 or jackson@purdue.edu.

November 17-20...Online.
Family Director Essentials Virtual Program is presented by The Family Business Consulting Group (FBCG). This program is for multi-generational family businesses who are current or potential future board of directors for their family enterprise. It would be a good option for families who want to efficiently share common governance approaches with a group of family members/directors. Fee: $1,750 per board representative and $1,550 for each additional member up to a maximum of 6 per family. For more information contact Christine Nguyen at (773) 604-5005 or christine@thefbcg.com.

November 18...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Alabama Black Bears webinar will be presented via Zoom. This is the fourth of six webinars in the Natural Resources Webinar Series. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

November 18...Montgomery County 12 PM Noon.
PALS (People Against A Littered State) Governor's Awards at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery. Nominations must be submitted by October 11. Call Alabama PALS at (334) 263-7737.

November 19...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Heirs Property will be presented via Zoom Meeting. Dr. Robert Tufts will discuss how heirs property is created, what rights do heirs have, and how to transfer legal title to the heirs. Registration required. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

November 19-20...Online.
Timber Taxation Workshop will be presented via Zoom Meeting. Instructor: Dr. Yanshu Li. Six CFE hours available. Fee: $215; $50 discount if paid by October 29. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ingvar@uga.edu.

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; $50 discount if paid by November 3. 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 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 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 6-9...Online.
Perennial Farm Gathering will be presented virtually this year. This yearís 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 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; $100 discount if paid by November 20. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

December 8-9...Athens, Georgia.
Forest Appraisal at Flinchumís 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 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 decedentís 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 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


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 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


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 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, kidís 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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