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1997 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 12/19/97

Take advantage of the many good contact phone numbers and internet addresses scattered throughout the 1997 Calendar.

Biographical Information About Speakers/Instructors: A-C, D-I, J-Q, R-Z

April 1997

22-23-Lee County. Forest Management For Wildlife. Fee $295. Call Lisa Bess at (334)844-1042.

24-Jackson County. Deadline for submitting comments to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) about proposed pipeline in northeast corner of county. Write Lois Cashell, Secretary, FERC, 888 First Street, N. E., Washington, DC 20426.

24-Elmore County 12 Noon. Treasure Forest Landowner Tour on Herron Property. See "Stand Diversity," Prescribed Burning, and Discuss Forestry Taxes. Call Lynn Justiss at (334)567-5486 or Rick Beauchamp at 567-6301.

24-Jefferson County 1 PM. Cahaba River Basin Project Stakeholders Meeting at Alumni Auditorium, Hill University Center, UAB. Forest Owners should attend to prevent mischief by EPA & Regulation Oriented Zealots. Questions? Call AFOA at (205)987-8811.

24-Jefferson County 5 PM. Storm Water Management Program [81 per acre tax] Advisory Committee meeting. Location: Rooms 412 & 413, Hill University Center, 1400 University Boulevard, Birmingham. Attend and remind fellow attendees that forestland cleans up storm water. Questions? Call AFOA at (205)987-8811.

25-Covington County 8:30 AM. Forestry Herbicide & Safety Standards Workshop with instructors Ken McNabb & Charles Simon. Meet at Lurleen B. Wallace Forestry School, Andalusia. Call Mike Older at (334)222-0379.

26-Tellico Plains, Tennessee 10 AM (eastern). Auction of David West's Sawmill Equipment. Call John Kimbel at 1-800-334-4395.

28-Atlanta, Georgia 2 PM. American Heritage Rivers Regional Meeting at Atlanta Regional Commission Office to implement President Clinton's "vision for healthier and more vital river corridors." A program of the Environmental Protection Agency and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Call Grace Deatrick, EPA, at (404)562-9294. American Rivers Homepage

28-Jefferson County 5:30 PM. Management Plan & Ordinance Subcommittee Meeting of the Storm Water Management Program Advisory Committee at Associated General Contractors Building, 822 Univ. Blvd., Birmingham. Call Dennis Lathem at (205)733-8087.

29-Jefferson County 2 PM. Testing & Inspections Subcommittee Meeting of the Storm Water Management Program Advisory Committee at Associated General Contractors Building, 822 University Blvd., Birmingham. Call Dennis Cole at (205)595-6042.

29-May 2-Athens, Georgia. Forest Production-Silvicultural Relationships. Fee $645. Call Susan King at (706)542-6640.

30-Randolph County. CFPC* meeting. Call Charles Wise at (205)557-2178.

30-Jefferson County 10 AM. CAWACO RC&D Council quarterly meeting at Southern Progress Headquarters, 2100 Lakeshore Drive, Homewood. Call Aimee Crawford at (205)251-8139 x 14.

30-May 3-Williamsburg, Virginia. Forest Landowners Association's Southern Forestry Conference. Fee $150. Call 1-800-325-2954.

May 1997

1-Chambers County 8 AM. Natural Resources Career Day for Youth at County Public Fishing Lake. Call Clayton Schwind at (334)864-9368 or W. R. Frazer at (334)864-9955.

1-Jefferson County 3 PM. Fee Structure Sub-committee meeting of the Storm Water Management Program Advisory Committee. Task: Set up method to collect several million dollars to fund the program. Call Don Heath at (205)320-7212.

1-Mobile County 7 PM. Mobile County Landowners Association meeting will feature David Russell from Citizens for Constitutional Property Rights, Inc., at Archer Agriculture Center. Call George Davis at (334)649-3170.

2-Cullman County. District Forestry Judging Contest for High School Students. Call Jim Moody at (205)734-0573.

2-Covington County 11:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Forestry Commission office, Andalusia. Call Michael Older at (334)222-0379.

3-Jefferson County 8 AM. Ninth Annual Cahaba River Float - a canoeing experience for 100 fifth graders from area schools. Experienced canoeists needed. Call Cathie or Rod at (205)823-6400.

4-9-Apopka, Florida. The Basics of Prescribed Fire. $280 fee covers tuition, meals & lodging. Call Vickie at (904)222-5646.

4-16-Scotland. Tour Scotland with the Society of American Foresters. Call Travel-On at 1-800-807-3338.

5-Jefferson County 1 PM. Meeting of Staffing & Budget Subcommittee of the Jefferson County Storm Water Advisory Committee at The Nature Conservancy, 2821 2nd Avenue South. Call Margie Alford at 520-5030 or 856-5513.

6-Jefferson County 5:30 PM. Storm Water Advisory Committee Advisory Committee meeting to consider a proposed motion that could recognize that forestland produces clean water and that might prevent forestland from being taxed to clean up area storm water pollution. Location: Associated General Contractors office at 822 University Blvd., Birmingham (near I-65).

6-9-Tallahassee, Florida. Quail IV: Fourth National Quail Symposium. Call Kaye Gainey at (904)893-4153.

6, 7 & 9-Colbert County 9 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now for 6th Grade Students. Volunteers needed. Call Johnnie Everitt at (205)383-4376.

7-Montgomery County. Loggers Appreciation Day at the State Capitol. Call Rick Oates at (334)265-8733.

7-Hope, Arkansas 8:30 AM. Crossett Forestry Field Day for Private Forest Landowners at Southwest Research & Extension Center. $15 covers lunch and instructional materials. Call Frank Roth at (501)777-9702x106.

7-Blount County 9 AM. Horse & Mule Logging Video to be shown at County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at County Office Building Auditorium, Oneonta. Call Gladys Daily at (205)274-2231.

7-St. Clair County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Extension Service office, Pell City. Call Kent Stanford at (205)338-9416.

7-9-Jefferson County. Urban Forestry Association Annual Conference. Reg. fee $70. Call Jerri LaHaie at (334)821-2924.

7-10-Cashiers, NC. 25th Annual Hardwood Symposium. Call Dan Meyer at 1-800-933-0318.

8-Butler County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Forestry Commission, Chapman. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

9-Geneva County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Treasure Forest Tour: Compare longleaf, 2nd generation loblolly & slash pines growing side-by-side, see greentree reservoir and wildlife openings, and discuss pond management. Call Ronnie Hickman at (334)684-2876

13-Arlington, Virginia. The 1997 National Property Rights Conference sponsored by Defenders of Property Rights will "address crucial legal, legislative and political issues involved in protecting Fifth Amendment rights - and help chart a course for future action." Fee $100. Call 1-800-352-8866x249.

13-Macon County 6 PM. Forest Landowners Banquet at Extension Service Office, Tuskegee. Speaker: Dr. Bill Hubbard, Regional Extension Forester. Fee $10. Call John Pulliam at (334)727-0340.

13-Monroe County 6 PM. Wetlands, Regulations, and Forestry with Art Hosey, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Society of American Foresters meeting at David's Catfish, Monroeville. Call Dr. Bill McKee at (334)743-8407.

13-14-Lee County. Cut-to-Length Harvesting Conference (at A. U. Hotel & Conference Center) & Field Tour. Learn about low-impact CTL harvesting - how it works, costs, impacts, and planning requirements. Fee $225. Call Lisa Bess at (334)844-1042.

13-15-Jefferson County. The Southern Forest Industries Conference at the Sheraton Civic Center. "How Full Is The Woodbasket?" Fee $500. Call Joe Palmer at (415)278-5372.

13-15-Statesboro, Georgia. Coastal Plain Forest Soils: Field Investigation at Southern Center for Continuing Education. $375 fee includes transportation & lunch on 2 days of field trips. Call Susan King at (706)542-3063 or visit UGA's web page.

14-Jefferson County 9:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Birmingham Zoo. Host: Bruce Relihan. Call Rod Goode at (205)823-6400.

15-Camilla, Georgia. Landowner Meeting sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Association. Topics: Thinning, Harvesting, Weed Control, and Fertilization. Location: International Paper Company, Bainbridge, GA. To make reservations, call April Lavender at (770)416-7621 or 1-800-947-6942 or send e-mail to GFA.

15-27-New Zealand. Study New Zealand's Natural Resources with University of Tennessee. $2400 from Los Angeles. Call Dr. Ed Buckner at (423)974-7126.

20-Winston County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Forestry Commission office, Double Springs. Call Johnna Godsey at (205)489-5014.

20-Houston County. County Forest Landowners Association Meeting. Call Jerry Smith at (334)677-5454.

22-Lee County 3 PM. Weaver Lecture Series will feature Dr. Clark Binkley. Call Auburn University School of Forestry at (334)844-1042.

22-23-Lee County. Global Positioning Systems and Data Recorders. Fee $285. Call Lisa Bess at (334)844-1042.

23-Cullman County 9 AM. Outdoor Classroom for Area Home-School Children and Parents. Hands-on learning. Call Monica McCravy at (205)734-0573.

24-June 8-Sweden & Norway. Nordic Forestry Tour with the Wisconsin Woodland Owners' Association. $3218. Call Ann Hockerman at (414)781-9485.

27-Wilcox County 9 AM. Forestry Tour at Lower Coastal Plains Experiment Station, Camden. Call Paul Wingard at (334)682-4421.

27-Choctaw County 6 PM. Wildlife & Endangered Species with Rhett Johnson, Director, AU Solon Dixon Forestry Ed. Center, Craig Guyer, AU Dept. of Zoology & Wildlife, and Brett Wehrle, US Fish & Wildlife Service. Meet at Extension Service office, Butler. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

28-Randolph County. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting. Call Charles Wise at (205)557-2178.

June 1997

2-3-Athens, Georgia. Forest Finance: Basic Applications. Fee $275. Call Susan A. King at (706)542-6640 e-mail to Susan King.

2-6-Covington County. Earth Lab (at Solon Dixon Forestry Center): a teacher workshop on forestry, endangered species, plants and animal studies, fossil hunting, etc. Call Bettye Anne Older at (334)670-3595 or 496-3959. (similar program on June 9-13)

3-Coffee County 8:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Farm Center. Call Bob DeVaughan at (334)894-6734.

3-Macon County 6 PM. War Eagle & Capitol Chapters of Society of American Foresters joint meeting at Back "40" Restaurant, Shorter. Call Jerry Johnson at (334)887-4560.

4-Blount County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at County Office Building Auditorium, Oneonta. Call Gladys Daily at (205)274-2231.

4-St. Clair County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Extension office, Pell City. Call Kent Stanford at (205)338-9416.

5-Clarke County 8 AM. Long Rotation Pine Management Field Trip will include discussions on merits of growing big trees, estate planning considerations, and wildlife management potential. Visit 70+ year old stands of pine, prescribed burned seed tree cuts, and more. Meet at Scotch Lumber Company, Fulton. Registration is at 8 AM. Leave on field trip at 8:30 AM. Contact Mark Elliott, Regions Bank, at (334)690-1423.

6-Cullman County 8 AM. Summer Safety Camp for Kids ages 7-10. Pre-registration required. All aspects of summer safety - woods, water, sports, etc. Call Lisa Dodson at (205)734-1434 or Monica McCravy at (205)734-0573.

6-Covington County 11:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Forestry Commission office, Andalusia. Call Michael Older at (334)222-0379.

7-Macon County 7:30 AM. Fishing Derby at Tuskegee National Forest for Kids under 19 years. Call David Carter at (334)727-2652.

7-11-Washington, DC. Fly-In For Freedom. An excellent program planned at the Washington Court Hotel. Wide variety of speakers and topics on property rights and wise use of natural resources. Registration $40. Call Bryan Bishop at (401)397-5633 or visit the Alliance for America's web site..

10-Butler County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Forestry Commission office, Chapman. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

10-11-Lee County. Liability Concerns for the Forestry Professional. Course designed for foresters, landowners, owners of small to medium forestry-related businesses and others. Fee $275. Call Lisa Bess at (334)844-1042.

11-Jefferson County 9:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Birmingham Urban Forestry Division Office, 4721 Avenue W. Host: Stan Palla. Call Rod Goode at (205)823-6400.

11-Coosa County 10 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Natural Resource Building, Hanover. Call Annette Spivey at (205)377-4750.

11-13-Butler County. Natural Resources Youth Camp at Union Camp's Cohasset Facility. A variety of speakers will teach the 6th grade students about the natural resources of our state and how they are managed. Call Paul E. Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

12-Lauderdale County 7 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Jim's Restaurant, Killen. Call Steve McEachron at (205)764-4382.

12-Cullman 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Call Monica McCravy at (205)734-0573.

14-Lauderdale County 10 AM. Auction of Sawmill Equipment at Jacksonburg Lumber Co. Call Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395.

15-21-Sumter County. Alabama Forestry Camp at Federation of Southern Cooperatives, Epes. Free tuition for 10th, 11th, or 12th Grade Students. Education and fun with emphasis on conservation & natural resources. Call William Hodge at (334)724-4450.

16-Shelby County 7 PM. Forestry & The Alabama Environmental Council. Speaker: Pat Byington, Executive Director, AEC. Meeting of Cahaba Chapter, Society of American Foresters at Lloyds Restaurant. Dinner at 6 PM, program at 7 PM. Call Harry Murphy at (205)967-3598.

17-Cullman County 9 AM. Project Learning Tree Workshop for teachers. At Camp Meadowbrook. Call Cherrie Haney at (205)734-6761.

17-Winston County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Forestry Commission office, Double Springs. Call Johnna Godsey at (205)489-5014.

19-Winston County 9 AM. Teachers Tour of the Bankhead National Forest to View Forest Management Activities. Call Mike Beach at (205)637-7212. (see similar tour on July 17)

19-Bibb County 10 AM. Auction of Kornegay Lumber Company Logging Division Equipment. Call Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395.

19-20-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Forest Inventory Workshop at Four Points Hotel. Fee $295. Call Lindsey Campbell at (706)769-6600.

20-Jackson County 9 AM - 3:30 PM. Project Learning Tree -- Teachers Workshop at Civitan Pavilion, County Park, Scottsboro. Anyone who wants to attend is invited. Call Dus Rogers to register at (205)574-2143.

21-Corinth, Mississippi 10 AM. Auction of F. J. Lake Logging, Inc. Call Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395.

22-23-Jekyll Island, Georgia. Georgia Forestry Association Annual Meeting. A Sunday seminar will feature fertilization of pine plantations. Fee $190. Call 1-800-947-6942.

23-July 11-Costa Rica, Central America. Tropical Dendrology. Call Jim Spitz at (541)389-5978 or Dr. Humberto Jimenez Saa in Costa Rica at ??(506)225-2646.

24-Butler County 9 AM. Project Learning Tree Workshop for Teachers at Sherling Lake Park, Greenville. Call Kim Swise at (334)875-2430x22.

24-Jefferson County 9 AM - 3 PM. Farm Safety Day Camp to teach 9-13 year-old youth about safety on the farm, in the woods, etc. Call Suzanne Davidson at (251-8139x39.

24-26-Covington County. Teacher Workshop on Natural Resources at Lurleen B. Wallace Forestry School, Andalusia. Call Michael Older at (334)222-0379.

24-26-Raleigh, North Carolina. First North American Forest Ecology Workshop. Call James Cook at (715)346-2269 or send e-mail.

25-Randolph County. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting. Call Charles Wise at (205)557-2178.

25-26-Walker County 9 AM to 4 PM. Wet & Wild Workshop for Teachers at Boy Scout Camp O'Rear on Blackwater Creek. Teachers will learn about stewardship of water resources and wildlife resources. No charge, limit 50. Call Danny Cain at (205)221-3392.

26-Jefferson County 5 PM. Storm Water Management Program Update by Jefferson County Forest Owner Perry Mitchell. Meet at Red Lobster Restaurant, Vestavia. This update will immediately precede AFOA's Dutch treat dinner and meeting. See below.

26-Jefferson County 7 PM. AFOA MEETING. Leasing Oil, Gas and Minerals with Marvin Rogers, Counsel for the State Oil & Gas Board and the Geological Survey of Alabama. Meeting Location: Scrushy Library, Vestavia. Plan to enjoy a Dutch treat Dinner with Mr. Rogers at 5:30 at the nearby Red Lobster Restaurant. Call AFOA at (205)987-8811.

26-28-Atlanta, Georgia. Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition at Georgia World Congress Center. $5 advance reg. Call (504)443-4464.

July 1997

1-2-Brookhaven, Mississippi. Inaugural Tour & Meeting of the West Gulf Working Group of the Auburn University Silvicultural Herbicides Cooperative. Call Dr. Glenn R. Glover at (334)844-1019 or e-mail to Dr. Glover.

2-St. Clair County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension office, Pell City. Call Kent Stanford at (205)338-9416.

8-Shelby County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at John E. Jones Agricultural Building Auditorium, Columbiana. Call Ricky Colquit at (205)669-6763.

8-Jefferson County 9 AM. CAWACO Resource Conservation & Development Council Quarterly Meeting at Jefferson County Commission Hearing Room, 2nd floor, Courthouse. For tickets to Smithsonian Exhibit (following meeting), call Aimee Crawford at (205)251-8139x14.

8-9-Lee County. Timber Tax with Professor Harry L. Haney, Jr., Virginia Tech. Fee $295. Call Lisa Bess at (334)844-1042.

9-Jefferson County 9:30 AM. County Forestry & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at Bessemer Chamber of Commerce, 321 North 18th Street. Call Derrick Heckman at (205)631-6982 or 2552.

9-Coosa County 10 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Natural Resource Building, Hanover. Call Annette Spivey at (205)377-4750.

10-Cullman County 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Call Monica McCravy at (205)734-0573.

10-Butler County 12 noon. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Golden Corral Restaurant, Greenville. Discuss recent youth camp. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

11-Covington County 11:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Forestry Commission office, Andalusia. Call Michael Older at (334)222-0379.

14-Monroe County 8 AM. Forest Finance Basics for Landowners with instructor Harry L. Haney, Jr. Meet at Alabama Southern Community College. Fee $125. Call Lisa Bess at (334)844-1042.

14-18-Lee County. 28th Annual Teachers Conservation Workshop sponsored by the Alabama Forestry Foundation. Call Rei Boyce at (334)265-8733.

15-Winston County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Forestry Commission office, Double Springs. Call Johnna Godsey at (205)489-5014.

16-Choctaw County 10 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at County Extension Office, Butler. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

17-Winston County 9 AM. Teachers Tour of the Bankhead National Forest to View Forest Management Activities. Call Mike Beach at (205)637-7212.

21-22-Athens, Georgia. Global Positioning System and Data Recorders. Fee $295. Call Susan A. King at (706)542-6640 or e-mail to Susan King.

24-Macon County 9 AM. Fish Pond Management with Dr. Mike Masser, Auburn University Aquaculture Program. Call John Pulliam at (334)727-0340.

24-Butler County 10 AM. Project Learning Tree Workshop (for teachers) at Sherling Lake Park, Greenville. Call Kim Swise at (334)875-2430x22.

24-Jefferson County 7 PM AFOA MEETING. Restoring the Black Bear in Alabama: a project of the Alabama Wildlife Federation & The Nature Conservancy. Speaker will be biologist Paul Davidson, Coordinator of the Black Bear Conservation Committee of Louisiana, East Texas, Mississippi and Arkansas, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Meeting location: Scrushy Library, Vestavia Hills. Plan to attend early birds' Dutch treat dinner with Mr. Davidson at nearby Red Lobster Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. Call (205)987-8811.

24-Crenshaw County 7 PM. Forest Taxation (income & estate) with Dr. Bill McKee. Location to be announced. Meal will be served, so please call in advance for reservation. Call Jack Jones at (334)335-3613 or Tim Money at 335-5712 or Lathan Hooks at 335-6568x140.

24-Mobile County 7 PM. Mobile County Landowners Association meeting at Archer Agricultural Center on Shillinger Road. Call George Davis at (334)649-3170.

25-Yazoo City, Mississippi 10 AM. Auction of Chipper, Loader & Conveyors at Anderson Road Lumber Co., Inc. Call Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395.

26-Ripley, Mississippi 10 AM. Auction of Logging Equipment at Robertson Logging, Inc. Call Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395.

28-29-Shreveport, Louisiana. Managing Louisiana's Forests for Water Quality: A Workshop and Forest Management Fair for Forest Landowners. Call Melinda Hughes at (504)388-4940.

30-Jefferson County 5:30 PM. Educational Meeting for Storm Water Management Authority, Inc., Board of Directors to understand the new storm water management program. Meet at Judge Wayne Thorn's courtroom, room 306, County Courthouse, 716 North 21st Street, Birmingham. Call Perry Mitchell at (205)995-7235 or AFOA at (205)987-8811.

30-Randolph County. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting. Call Charles Wise at (205)557-2178.

30-31-Tuscaloosa County. Global Positioning Systems & Data Recorders. Meet at Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. Fee $285. Call Lisa Bess at (334)844-1042.

August 1997

2-3-Walker County. Annual Convention of Alabama Christmas Tree Growers Association. Speakers will include Dr. Ken Tilt, Auburn Univ. & Dr. George Brown, A & M Univ. Call James Frye at (205)221-2214.

3-6-Ithaca, New York. 5th North American Agroforestry Conference. Fee $175. Call Barbara Cliff at (607)255-8195.

4-8-Choctaw County 2 PM - 4 PM. Hunter Education Course. Urge hunters who lease your land to attend. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

5-Jefferson County 5 PM. Wildlife Habitat Improvement Teleconference from Auburn University at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Call Larry Quick at (205)879-6964.

5-6-Lee County. Thinning Methods & Operations. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)844-1042 or send e-mail.

6-Blount County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at County Office Building Auditorium, Oneonta. Call Gladys Daily at (205)274-2231.

6-St. Clair County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension Service office, Pell City. Call Kent Stanford at (205)338-9416.

6-7-Lee County. "The Forester In Court" with instructors Walter G. Robillard and Robert C. Shelton, Jr. Course designed for foresters, wildlife biologists, land managers, and forest landowners. Fee $345 with $50 discount if paid before July 7. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)844-1042 or send e-mail.

6-7-Newport News, Virginia. Atlantic White-Cedar: Ecology and Management Symposium at Christopher Newport University. Sponsored by Atlantic White-Cedar Alliance, et al. Call K. O. Summerville at (919)553-6178 or send e-mail to him at the Griffiths Forestry Center. (Baldwin County has Atlantic White-Cedar sites.)

6-8-Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Opryland Hotel. Learn more about Tennessee's recently proposed Forest Practices Act. Estate Planning Seminar with Dr. Harry Haney, Jr., on August 7. Fee $95. Call (615)883-3832.

7-8-Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Practical Wood Identification. Call Todd Shupe at (504)388-4087.

7-8-Valdosta, Georgia. Negotiating Skills for Foresters with instructor James E. Doescher. Fee $315. Call Susan A. King at (706)542-3063.

8-Jackson County. Deadline to Comment on Environmental Assessment on USG(Gypsum) Pipeline Project (south of Richard City, Tennessee in sections 5, 6, 7 & 8). For a copy of the Environmental Assessment refer to "OPR/DEER/ERC-1, USG Pipeline Company, Docket No. CP97-202-000" and call (202)208-1371.

11-Lamar County Noon. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Pizza Hut. Call (205)695-7530.

12-Shelby County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at John E. Jones Agricultural Building Auditorium, Columbiana. Call Ricky Colquit at (205)669-6763.

12-Wilcox County 6 PM. CD-ROM Educational Tool For Teachers Developed by Stewards. Speaker: Mike Moody. Meeting of the Wild Turkey Chapter of the Society of American Foresters. Call Dr. Bill McKee at (334)743-8407.

14-Lauderdale County 7 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Jim's Restaurant, Killen. Discuss plans for Chainsaw Safety/Portable Sawmill Workshop on September 20. Call Steve McEachron at (205)764-4382.

14-Georgia (Athens, Columbus, Statesboro, Valdosta) 8 AM. Woodland Security Videoconference. Topics include Case Studies, Fundamentals, Perspectives, Technology, and Investigations. Fee $165. Call Susan A. King at (706)542-3063 or send e-mail to Susan King.

14-Cullman County 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Call Monica McCravy at (205)734-0573.

14-Jefferson County 6 PM. Public Hearing on County Storm Water Management Program in Judge Wayne Thorn's courtroom, room 306, County Courthouse, 716 North 21st Street, Birmingham. Enter from ground floor, take elevator to 3rd floor. As currently proposed, the program will tax forestland at $5 per parcel and probably increase regulation of management activities. Call Perry Mitchell at (205)995-7235 or AFOA at (205)987-8811.

14-Butler County 12 Noon. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Golden Corral Restaurant, Greenville. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

15-Tuscaloosa County Time: Evening. Wild Game Cook-off Competition Finals. $50 per couple includes "all you can eat of various wild game recipes" and membership in Alabama Wildlife Federation. Call AWF at 1-800-822-9453.

16-Tuscaloosa County 8 AM - 5:30 PM. White-tailed Deer Shortcourse at Bryant Conference Center. Numerous experts will discuss wide variety of topics on white-tail management. Fee $35 before August 1. Call Kevin McKinstry of Gulf States Paper Corporation at (334)289-4700.

17-20-Nashville, Indiana. Annual Meeting of the Walnut Council at Abe Martin Lodge. Call Larry Frye at (317)287-8788.

18-20-Memphis, Tennessee. Lumber Grading Short Course sponsored by the National Hardwood Lumber Association. Probably more than you want to know, but... Fee $375. Call Mary Bartee at 1-800-933-0318.

18, 25, Sept. 8, 15, 22-Corinth, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM. Profitable Marketing & Harvesting of Timber. Call Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

19-Winston County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Forestry Commission office, Double Springs. Call Johnna Godsey at (205)489-5014.

19-20-Lee County. Prescribed Burning For Experienced Burners (satisfies training requirements for certification of experienced burners as Prescribed Burn Managers). Fee $225 before 7/28; otherwise $275. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)844-1042 or send e-mail.

19-22-Athens, Georgia. Identification of Wetland Vegetation. Some background in taxonomy necessary. Fee $695. Call Susan A. King at (706)542-3063.

20-Nationwide. Deadline for Public Comment on the American Heritage Rivers Initiative. Many people who follow property rights issues believe this "initiative" is another program to slowly erode the rights to private property. Call Dan Byfield at (512)708-8083 or visit the Liberty Matters web page for details.

21-Bullock County 9 AM. Recreational Lake Management Workshop at Master Rack Lodge. Several speakers. Call Jimmy Smitherman at (334)738-2580 or Bill Clem at (334)738-3040.

21-Macon County 11 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Courthouse Annex, Tuskegee. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809.

22-23-Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Midwest Forest Industry Show: Equipment & Machinery Exposition. Call Missouri Forest Products Association at (573)634-3252.

25(changed 8/1/97 from 8/18)-Shelby County 7 PM. Cahaba Chapter, Society of American Foresters Meeting: The Alabama Cooperative Extension System with new director, Dr. Steve Jones. Meet at Cock-of-the-Walk restaurant, Pelham. Call Harry E. Murphy at (205)967-3598.

26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23-Aberdeen, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM. Profitable Marketing & Harvesting of Timber. Call Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

27-Randolph County 3:30 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Wedowee. Call Charles Wise at (205)357-2178.

28-Clay County 10 AM. AFOA TOUR. Tour Wellborn Cabinet high tech sawmill and modern cabinet factory employing 1,200 people who produce over 3,000 cabinets each day. Wellborn buys stumpage from local forest owners and will describe type of timber they want to buy. Meet at Wellborn parking lot in Ashland. Tour is free and open to public, but please call AFOA to help us know how many to plan for. Thanks. (205)987-8811. Or send e-mail reservation to AFOA.

28, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25-Macon, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM. Forestry/Wildlife Management for Profit & Recreation. Call Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

September 1997

2, 9, 16, 23-Canton, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM. Introduction to Hardwood Management. Call Stephen Dicke at (601)857-2284.

2, 9, 16, 23-Poplarville, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM. Forest Investment & Taxation. Call Glenn Hughes at (601)264-3903.

3-Blount County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at County Office Building Auditorium, Oneonta. Call Gladys Daily at (205)274-2231.

3-St. Clair County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension Service office, Pell City. Call Kent Stanford at (205)338-9416.

3-4-Panama City Beach, Florida. The Future of Forestry: Annual Meeting of Florida Forestry Association. $245 before 8/16. Call (904)222-5646.

3-5-Baldwin County. 11th Annual Alabama Water Resources Conference and Symposium at Gulf State Park Resort. Fee $120. Call Alabama Water Resources Research Institute at (334)844-4132.

4-Macon County 6 PM. Welcome Picnic for New Tuskegee Forestry Students at Camp Atkins sponsored by County Forestry Planning Committee. "Landowners and foresters please attend, no charge." Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809.

4, 11, 18, 25-Hazlehurst, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM. Introduction to Hardwood Management. Call Stephen Dicke at (601)857-2284.

6-Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Saving the Family Tree '97 with instructors John R. McAlister, II, William Alex Shumate, and Gregory L. Leatherbury, Jr. Fee $110 per person or $155 per couple. At Perdido Beach Resort. Call Frances Whitaker at (334)265-8733.

7-9-Baldwin County. Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Perdido Beach Resort. Fee $195. Call Frances Whitaker at (334)265-8733.

8-Lamar County 12 noon. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Pizza Hut, Vernon. Call Wayne Baines at (205)695-9179.

9-Shelby County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension Auditorium Building, Columbiana. Call Ricky Colquitt at (205)669-6763.

9-Shelby County 6:30 PM. Wildlife Management Workshop sponsored by the County Forestry Planning Committee. Topics will include Deer, Turkey, Game Food Plots. Also, Game Laws with Conservation Officer Mark Jolly. Call Ricky Colquitt at (205)669-6763.

9-10-Lee County. Applied Forest Finance: A Basis For Everyday Decisions. A workshop that will help you answer the questions: ...Should I replace or hold that premerchantable stand that was damaged in the ice storm? ...How much value should I place on the bare land of the tract I'm trying to buy? Fee $275 before August 18. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)844-1042 or send e-mail.

9-10-Starkville, Mississippi. Forest Tree Seed Short Course. Fee $184. Call Alan F. Brown at (601)325-8300.

10-Marion County 8:30 AM. Forest & Timber Taxation Workshop with Larry Bishop, U. S. Forest Service Taxation Specialist, and John Green, U. S. Forest Service Research Economist. Advance registration fee is $40. Call Tony Avery at (205)921-3843.

10-Montgomery County 10 AM. Public Hearing on Alabama Environmental Management Commission procedures (includes proposal to allow secret ballots and voting without being present). Great mischief to forest ownership can be caused by this growing center of power. It behooves you to attend and voice your opinion. Call ADEM at (334)271-7700 or 1-800-533-2336 for information about the meeting location and agenda.

11-Butler County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting will feature The Treasure Forest Program with James Malone. Meet at Forestry Commission office, Chapman. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

11-Elmore County 6 PM. Meeting of County Treasure Forest Landowners Association with speaker, James Malone, Executive Director, State Treasure Forest Association. Call (334)567-5486.

15-Macon County 6 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Dutch Treat Dinner. Treasure Forest Program with James Malone at Back 40 Restaurant, Shorter. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809.

15-20-Cullman County. County Fair on Sportsman's Lake Road. Call (205)734-0661.

15, 22, 29, Oct. 13, 20-Quitman, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM. Forestry/Wildlife Management for Profit and Recreation. Call Glenn Hughes at (601)264-3903.

16-Jefferson County 7:30 AM. Purchasing Timberland As An Investment at Sheraton Perimeter Park South. $185 before 8/26, $215 after. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)844-1042 or send e-mail.

16-Coosa County 6:30 PM. Treasure Forest Landowners Banquet at Poplar Point Alliance Camp, Hanover. RSVP by 9/5. Call Blake Kelley at (205)377-4638 or Annette Spivey at 377-4750.

17-Choctaw County 10 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension Service Office, Butler. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

17-18-Lee County. Harvesting Operations in Wetlands. Fee $305. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)844-1042 or send e-mail.

18-Macon County 11 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Courthouse Annex, Tuskegee. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809.

18-Hale County 7 PM. Deer and Quail Management Meeting at the Alabama Fish Farming Center, Greensboro, with Lee Stribling, Extension Wildlife Specialist, and David Nelson, Game & Fish Division. Call Jamey Clary at (334)624-8710.

18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16-Gulfport, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM. Introduction to Woodland Management. Call Glenn Hughes at (601)264-3903.

19-20-Starkville, Mississippi. Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show (about 5 miles SW of Starkville on Highway 25). Call Charles Burkhardt at M.S.U. School of Forest Resources at (601)325-2946.

19-21-Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association Annual Meeting and Tours. Call (715)346-4798.

20-Lauderdale County 9 AM - 4 PM. Chainsaw Safety/Portable Sawmill Workshop at Virginia Stacey's Treasure Forest, Elgin. Instructors will be Tim Ard (Game of Logging), Jack Paul (TVA Forester), Charles Hasmeier (Mill Owner), and Ed Whitaker (Consultant Forester). Call Steve McEachron at (205)764-4382.

20-Satellite/Cable/Internet. Taking Back Our Constitution: Your Role as a Citizen. First segment of six part series. To register, call Angela Lipsit at 1-800-548-7299 or send e-mail to Darcy Garthwaite. Also, review the series' web page at Taking Back Our Constitution.

21-26-Hollis, New Hampshire. Woodlot & Wildlife Management at Beaver Brook Association Forest. $175 covers all food, lodging, & supplies. Call Jonathan Nute at (603)673-2510.

23-Perry, Georgia 10:30 AM. Georgia Forestry Association Regional Meeting for Landowners at Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter. Speakers include: Joe Hopkins, GFA President, Several State Representatives, and David Westmoreland, Georgia Forestry Commission Director. Call Mike Zupko at (770)416-7621 or send e-mail to Mike.

23-24-Tuscaloosa County. Timberland Appraisal Basics. Fee $345. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)844-1042 or send e-mail.

24-Randolph County 3:30 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Wedowee. Call Charles Wise at (205)357-2178.

25-Montgomery County 2 PM. Ninth Annual Natural Resources Tour & Fish Fry at Frank Johnston's on Cantelou Road. Please call Bobby Hanks for meal reservations (no charge) at (334)265-0233.

25-Jefferson County 7 PM. AFOA MEETING. Are Alabama's Forests Gone Forever, Yet? Forest Inventory Analysis Project Leader Tim Albritton will review, with slides and other information, the ongoing survey of all forestland in Alabama. The survey is being conducted by the Alabama Forestry Commission and the U. S. Forest Service. Learn how the survey is done, what information is gathered, and how you can use the results for investment planning. Meeting location: Scrushy Library, Vestavia Hills. Plan to attend early birds' Dutch treat dinner at nearby Red Lobster Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. Call (205)987-8811.

26-Athens, Georgia. Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Program. Fee $75. Call Susan King at (706)542-6640 or send e-mail to Susan King.

26-27-Sweetwater, Tennessee. Developing the Potential of Paulownia: Annual Conference of The American Paulownia Association, Inc., at the Quality Inn. Numerous topics & speakers. Fee $50. Call Bob Davis at (423)337-3275.

27-Williamston, North Carolina 7 AM until. Carolina Log'n Demo. Call Jim Kea at (919)792-1621.

30, Oct. 7, 14, 21-DeKalb, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM. Forest Investment and Taxation. Call Glenn Hughes at (601)264-3903.

October 1997

1-St. Clair County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Extension Office, Pell City. Call Kent Stanford at (205)338-9416.

1-Blount County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at County Office Building Auditorium, Oneonta. Call Gladys Daily at (205)274-2231.

1-Winston County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Double Springs. Call Johnna Godsey at (205)489-5014.

2-3-Madison County. Treasure Forest Conference at Huntsville Marriott, Redstone Arsenal and Huntsville Botanical Garden. Registration $40 before 9/19/97. Call Fran Whitaker at (334)265-8733.

2, 9, 16, 23-Carthage, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM. Introduction to Hardwood Management. Call Stephen Dicke at (601)857-2284.

4-8-Memphis, Tennessee. National Convention of Society of American Foresters. Numerous seminars and tours. Tours include Ames Plantation, Anderson-Tully Industrial Forest and Chickasaw State Forest. Call (301)897-8720x109 or send e-mail to SAF.

6-8-Madison County. Second National Shiitake Mushroom Symposium at Holiday Inn Research Park. Numerous experts on wide variety of topics from growing to marketing. Fee $50. Call Dr. Cathy Sabota at (205)851-5710.

8-Monroe County 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting. Call Gary Cole at (334)743-2350.

8-Bullock County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Annual Forestry Field Day with several speakers at Holston Tract. Call Bill Clem at (334)738-3040.

8-Jefferson County 9:30 AM. County Forestry & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at Blue Springs Hatchery in Irondale/Leeds area. Call Derrick Heckman at (205)631-2552.

8-10-Columbus, Mississippi. Southeastern U. S. Project Learning Tree Coordinators Conference at Plymouth Bluff Center. Call Bill Colvin at (601)359-1386.

9-Marengo County - time? Forestry Field Day. Call Jerry Burton at (205)652-9817.

9-Lauderdale County 7 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Jim's Restaurant, Highway 72, Killen. Discussion topics include October 21-23 FAWN program at Joe Wheeler State Park and future Taxation Seminar. Call Steve McEachron at (205)764-4382.

9-Cullman County 8 Am. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Sportsmans Lake Road, Cullman. Call Monica at (205)734-0573.

9-Butler County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Greenville. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

9-Pickens County 2 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Forestry/Wildlife Tour & Meal (4 p.m.) at Duck Creek. Tour at 2 p.m. or 5 p.m, before or after meal. Call John Sutton at (205)367-8232.

9-Douglas, Georgia 4:30 PM. Georgia Forestry Association Regional Meeting for Landowners at Engram College Union, South Georgia College. Speakers include: Arnett Mace, Dean, UGA Forestry School, Mark Thomas, American Cyanamid, and Carlton Owens, VP, Forest Policy, Champion International. Call Mike Zupko at (770)416-7621 or send e-mail to Mike.

9-Chambers County 5 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Forest Management Meeting, Trade Show, and BBQ at the Farmers Federation Building on Highway 50 East, LaFayette. Meeting topics will include: Forest and Wildlife Management, Timberland Investments, Ad Valorem Tax Increases for Chambers County, and Federal Capital Gains & Estate Tax changes. Please preregister to reserve BBQ ($2.00) by calling Cathy Blackburn at (334)745-4791 or Bill Frazer at (334)864-9542.

9-Crenshaw County 7 PM. CRP Landowners Meeting at Harbin Ag Center, Luverne. Call Charles Clark at (334)335-6507.

9-Henry County 7 PM. Recreational Fish Pond Management with Aquaculturist Claude Reeves. Meet at Extension System office, Abbeville. Call James D. Jones at (334)585-6416

10-Butler County 8:30 AM. Wildlife Management Field Tour with Experts: Rhett Johnson, Kevin Kramer, & Rusty Parrish. Meet at Greenville/Butler County Public Library. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

11-Jefferson County 9 AM. Earth Day - Variety of Speakers on Natural Resource Conservation and Management. Meet at Girl Scout Camp Coleman near Trussville. Call Laura Elliot at (205)980-4750.

11-Washington County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Forestry Bus Tour at Stallworth Land Company to see forest management and wildlife habitat improvement practices. Lunch provided. To register call Mrs. Stallworth at (334)777-8401 or Lynn Sullivan at (334)847-2972.

13-Milledgeville, Georgia. Timber Cruising Basics (fee $175). Also, a workshop entitled "Timber Cruising You Can Count On" will follow on 10/14-15/97 (fee $335). Call Susan King at (706)542-6640 or send e-mail to Susan King.

13-Lamar County 12 noon. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Pizza Hut, Vernon. Call Wayne Baines at (205)695-9179.

14-16-Moultrie, Georgia. Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition - an educational farm show. At least one portable sawmill will be demonstrated. Call (912)387-7944.

14-17-Cullman County 9 AM to 2 PM daily. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) at Sportsman's Lake Park for county school 6th graders. To volunteer, call Monica McCravy at (205)734-0573.

October 14 to November 14. Sign-up Period for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Apply at your local Farm Services Agency office. CRP pays the landowner to plant certain cropland or pastureland to trees and "rents" the growing trees for ten years. Our sources tell us to bid about $45 per acre per year for the rental payment, but you should bid what you think best. Existing CRP contracts which will expire September 30, 1998, may be eligible for re-enrollment. Call your local Farm Services Agency (U. S. Government Office) for details.

16-Choctaw County 8 AM to 2 PM. Annual Forestry Tour at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Gilbertown. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

16-Macon County 11 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Courthouse Annex, Tuskegee. Call John Pulliam at (334)727-0340.

16-Thomson, Georgia 4 PM. Georgia Forestry Association Regional Meeting for Landowners at Thomson Methodist Church. Speakers include: Dr. Bruce Borders, UGA, Dr. Tom Harris, UGA/Timber Mart-South, Joe Hopkins, GFA President, and local State Representatives. Call Jim Alfriend at (706)595-2210.

17-Baldwin County 9 AM. Tour of Dr. Carl Booth's Property with Emphasis on Improving Forest Growth with Use of Herbicides. Meet at NEW Winn-Dixie parking lot on Highway 59, Bay Minette. Call Gib Burke at (334)964-6391.

18-Nationwide. 25th Anniversary of Congressional Passage of the Federal Clean Water Act.

18-Tuscaloosa County 8:30 AM to 1 PM. Tuscaloosa County Forestry Field Day sponsored by County Forestry Planning Committee on McGiffert Farm. Topics: Pine Release & Herbicides, Food Plot Design & Maintenance, Quail and Hardwood Management, and Easement Negotiations. Call Wayne Ford at (305)349-3886x299 or Hank McKinley at (205)333-1490.

19-21-Richmond, Virginia. Summit of the South: to deal with issues surrounding the underserved farmer and woodland owner. Otis Jones of the U. S. Forest Service Civil Rights Unit invites you to attend. Woodland owner registration fee: $100. Call (703)404-4291 or (202)496-0980.

20-Shelby County Dinner at 6 PM, Program at 7 PM. Urban Forestry with Mike Zarichnak. A meeting of the Cahaba Chapter, Society of American Foresters at Cock-of-the-Walk Restaurant, Pelham. Call Harry E. Murphy at (205)967-3598.

20-22-Statesboro, Georgia. Describing & Delineating Hydric Soils (wetlands). Fee $495. Call Susan A. King at (706)542-3063 or send e-mail to Susan King.

21-Lamar County 8 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now: a forestry appreciation program for local school children at Guthrie Smith City Park, Fayette. To help, call Karl Byrd at (205)695-7530.

21-Shelby County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Columbiana. Call Ricky Colquitt at (205)669-6763.

21-22-Lee County. Forest Roads (Runoff, Costs, BMPs). Instructors: Dick Brinker & Robert Tufts. Fee $345. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)844-1042 or send e-mail.

21-22-Lee County. 1997 Deep South Environmental Conference. Fee $125, $150 after 10/1. Call Auburn University Environmental Institute at (334)844-4132.

21-23-Jefferson County. Opportunities for Rural America -- Forest-Based Economic Development Academy at the Radisson Hotel, Birmingham. Fee $100. Call Dr. Bill Hubbard at (706)542-7813 or send e-mail to Dr. Hubbard.

21,22,23-Lauderdale County 9 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) for area sixth graders at Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville. To volunteer to help call Mike Yaeger at (205)637-7202.

21, 28, Nov. 4, 11-Lucedale, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM. Forest Investment and Taxation. Call Glenn Hughes at (601)264-3903.

23-Monroe County 8 AM - 1:30 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Bus Tour to Little River State Forest with emphasis on Longleaf Pine Management. Leave from Monroeville Agricultural Center. Call Gary Cole at (334)743-2350.

23-Jefferson County 9 AM to 4:30 PM. AFOA Recordkeeping Workshop. Personal finance and creative recordkeeping with Quicken. Limited to 12 students (a few seats are still open), this workshop will be held at CompUSA's Computer Training Center next to the Galleria on Alabama 150. Every student will have a computer. Registration fees: Non-members - $110, Members (or family) - $95. For further information call AFOA at (205)987-8811 or send e-mail questions. Mail registration fee to: AFOA Quicken, Box 361434, Birmingham, AL 35236.

23, 30, Nov. 13, 20-Pascagoula, Mississippi. Forest Investment & Taxation. Call Glenn Hughes at (601)264-3903.

25-Cullman County 9 AM - 4 PM. Old Time Logging and Woodworking Day (1930s, pre-electricity) at Peinhardt Living History Farm (I-65 exit 308). Call Susan at the Cullman Chamber of Commerce, (205)734-0454.

27-Austin, Texas. Southern Regional Property Rights Conference sponsored by Defenders of Property Rights. At the Driskill Hotel. $85 before Oct. 1, then $100. Call Loretta Herrington at (703)741-0276.

27-30-Starkville, Mississippi. Prescribed Burning Short Course. Call Alan F. Brown at (601)325-0100.

28-Athens, Georgia 3 PM. Georgia Forestry Association Regional Meeting for Landowners at Flinchum's Phoenix (UGA). Call Mike Zupko at (770)416-7621 or send e-mail to Mike.

28-29-Athens, Georgia. The Forester in Court. Fee $315. Call Susan A. King at (706)542-3063 or e-mail to Susan King.

28-30-Jackson, Mississippi. Mississippi Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Plaza Hotel. Fees: Couple, nonmember - $155; Individual, nonmember - $120. Call Steve Corbitt at (601)354-4936.

29-Randolph County 3:30 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Wedowee. Call Charles Wise at (205)357-2178.

30-Elmore County 8 AM. Tour of Parker Treasure Forest near Tallassee. Call Forestry Commission at (334)567-5486.

30-Covington 8:30 AM - 1 PM. Forestry Workshop at Lurleen B. Wallace College, Dixon Conference Room, Andalusia. Topics include Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Mark & Market Your Timber, Timber Thinning, Taxes, Longleaf Pine, & Field Demonstration. Call Charles Simon at (334)222-1125.

30-Mobile County 7 PM. Mobile County Landowners Association Ladies Night & Steak Dinner at Archer Agricultural Center, Schillinger Road. Make reservations by October 23; call Frankie Rainwaters at (334)633-0701.

November 1997

1-Autauga County. Alabama Meat Goat Association Annual Meeting will include Educational Seminars and Breeding Stock Sale. Hint: Goats eat kudzu. Call James Griffin at (334)584-7051.

1-Cullman County 11 AM. Auction of the Estate of John Doyle. Includes 75 acres near Dodgeville and miscellaneous farm equipment - tractors, pick-up truck, bush hog, and wood splitter. Call J. P. King Auction Company at 1-800-546-4044. Or stop in at their Website

1-2-Asheville, North Carolina. Annual Meeting of the American Chestnut Foundation at the Biltmore Estate. Call Tammy Carpenter at (802)447-0110 or send e-mail note.

2-4-Barbour County. "What's Over The Horizon?" is theme for Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting at Lakepoint State Park. Call Darrell Gates at (334)775-8345.

3-Lamar County 12 Noon. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Pizza Hut, Vernon. Call Wayne Baines at (205)695-9179.

3-Jefferson Count 7 PM. Blanche Dean Chapter of the Alabama Wildflower Society Meeting at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Call (205)879-1227.

3-6-Choctaw County 4:30 to 7 PM daily. Hunter Education Class at County Extension Office, Butler. Encourage your lessees to attend. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

4-5-Athens, Georgia. Herbicides in Forestry: Focus on New Technology. Fee: $275. Call Susan King at (706)542-6640 or send e-mail to Susan King.

5-Blount County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting to discuss and finalize 1997-1998 Projects & Work Plan. Meet at County Office Building, Oneonta. Call Gladys Daily at (205)274-2231.

5-St. Clair County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension Office, Pell City. Call Kent Stanford at (205)338-9416.

6-Chilton County 9 AM. CAWACO Resource Conservation & Development Council Annual Meeting at Alabama Emergency Management Agency Operations Center, Clanton. RSVP for lunch by 11/4, (205)251-8139 x 39.

6-Macon County 9 AM. Small Acreage Landowner Conference to include speakers on Estate Planning and Estate Taxation. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809.

6-Lamar County 6 PM. Dinner meeting at the National Guard Armory, Vernon, with program "Predators and How They Affect Our Game Animals." Speaker: Dr. Jim Armstrong, Auburn University Extension Wildlife Scientist. Dinner: $3. Call Susan Duff at (205)695-7622 x 202 or Wayne Baines at (205)695-9179.

6-7-Greenville, South Carolina. South Carolina Forestry Association's Annual Meeting. Call Frances Taylor at (803)798-4170.

8-Coosa County 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Treasure Forest Tour will include crawfish production, stream crossing construction, measuring champion trees, wildlife plantings, & global positioning system. Call Blake Kelley (205)377-4638, Annette Spivey at (205)377-4750 or Roger Vines at (205)377-4713.

10-Lamar County 12 noon. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Pizza Hut, Vernon. Call Wayne Baines at (205)695-9179.

12-Jefferson County 9:30 AM. County Forestry & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at Boy Scout office, Liberty Park. Prepare for Urban Forestry Fair in February. Call Derrick Heckman at (205)631-2552.

12, 13, 14-St. Clair County 9 AM. Tour of International Forest Company's tree nursery and tree seed extraction plant for county Sixth Graders. If you want to volunteer, call Kent Stanford at (205)338-9416.

12-15-Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 1997 Convention of the Society of Ecological Restoration includes November 13 all-day conference on Longleaf Ecosystem Restoration. Call Mark Hainds at (334)222-7779.

13-Cullman County 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Sportsmans Lake Road, Cullman. Call Monica at (205)734-0573.

13-Autauga County 9 AM. Longleaf Pine Management: Tour of Roy Dickey's Treasure Forest PLUS Vendor Show at County Agricultural Center. Call John Pirtle at (334)361-0576.

13-Butler County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Greenville. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

13-Winston County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Double Springs. Call Michael Henshaw at (205)489-5376.

13-Covington County 6 PM. Wild Game Dinner sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation & County Forestry Planning Committee at Alabama Electric Coop Lodge, County Road 59, Andalusia. Call Mike Older at (334)222-0379.

17-Talladega County 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Farm Services Agency office, Talladega. Call Bill Browning at (205)362-8210 x 210.

18-Statewide. Bobwhite Quail Hunting Season Opens. Season ends on February 28.

18 or 19-Virginia. Timber Income Tax for Accountants, CPAs, and Tax Practitioners. Williamsburg - 11/18 or Charlottesville - 11/19. Perhaps your tax advisor would like to justify a trip to Virginia and be more efficient with your tax planning? Call Gerald Cross at (540)231-8844 or inquire by e-mail.

18-19-Starkville/Mississippi State. Negotiating Skills Short Course with Instructor, Jim Doescher. Call Alan F. Brown at (601)325-0100.

20-Tuscaloosa County 9:45 AM. AFOA Tour. A Tour of The State Oil & Gas Board and The Geological Survey: Resources and Services Available to Forest Owners. Registration at 9:45, tour begins at 10. Meet at Jones Hall in Tuscaloosa on the University of Alabama Campus. If you get lost call Gary Wilson at the Board office at (205)349-2852. Forest Owners with land in counties where there is oil and gas activity or other minerals activity should make a point to attend. Tour is free and open to public. Dutch treat lunch will follow. Call AFOA at (205)987-8811 or send questions by e-mail.

21-Jefferson County 8:30 AM. Project Learning Tree Workshop for Teachers. Call Larry Quick at (205)879-6964.

22-Most of Alabama. Opening Day of Deer Hunting Season with Guns. The season runs to end of January for most areas. The hodgepodge of Conservation Department rules are pretty complicated, so check with the Game & Fish Division's published rules before hunting. Call them at (334)242-3467 or check the Alabama 1997-1998 Game Laws.

26-Randolph County 3:30 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Wedowee. Call Charles Wise at (205)357-2178.

December 1997

2-3-Lee County. Forestry for Non-Forestry Professionals. Fee $325. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)844-1042 or send e-mail.

2-3-Athens, Georgia. Timber Income Tax. Fee $335. Call Susan King at (706)542-6640 or send e-mail to Susan King.

3-Blount County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at County Office Building Auditorium, Oneonta. Call Gladys Daily at (205)274-2231.

4-Elmore County 7 PM. Treasure Forest Landowners' Christmas Dutch Treat Dinner, Update & Business Meeting at Kowaliga - Cecil's on Lake Martin. Call Rick Beauchamp at (334)567-6301.

5-Nationwide. Strike for Liberty to protest President Clinton's signing of the Climate Change Protocol. Ratification would require a roll-back of energy use within the U.S. to 15 % less than 1990 levels. To learn more contact the American Policy Center at (703)925-0881. With your fax phone you can get a list of activities and locations by ordering Faxback Document 211. Call 518)725-7890.

6-Chilton County 10 AM. Nature Trail Improvement Project at Confederate Memorial Park, Verbena. Join with local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, & AFC to install informative nature trail signs along existing trail. Forest owners invited to help. Bring a sack lunch, gloves, shovel and rake. Call Bruce Springer at (205)755-3042.

6-9-Mobile County. Alfa Farmers' 76th Annual Meeting. Call Steve Guy at 1-800-392-5705.

8-9-Athens, Georgia. Georgia Forestry Symposium. Topics of interest: The Marketplace from Global to Local, International Timberland Investments, Herbicide Opportunities, Hardwood Management, Pine Straw Sales, Timberland Portfolios, & Wildlife Enterprises. Fee approx. $250. Call Susan King at (706)542-6640 or send questions by e-mail.

11-Lauderdale County 7 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Jim's Restaurant, Highway 72, Killen. Elect officers & discuss plans for 1998 Forest Taxation Seminar. Call Steve McEachron at (205)764-4382.

11-Cullman County 8 Am. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Sportsmans Lake Road, Cullman. Call Monica at (205)734-0573.

11-Butler County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Greenville. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114

15-Talladega County 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Farm Services Agency office, Talladega. Call Bill Browning at (205)362-8210 x 210.

18-Macon County 11:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Christmas Luncheon at Home of Z Mount. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809.

End of 1997 Calendar of Events