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1998 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 1/2/99

Take advantage of the many good contact phone numbers and internet addresses scattered throughout the 1998 Calendar.

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

January 1998

THROUGHOUT JANUARY. Eagle Awareness Programs at Lake Guntersville State Park. Weekends - $140, double occupancy. Call 1-800-548-4553.

2, 3 & 5—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM. Christmas Tree Recycling for Fish Habitat at Sportsmans Lake Park. Tree seedling given in exchange for clean Christmas tree. Call Monica Cravy at (205)734-0573.

5—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 PM. Annual Covered Dish Dinner of Blanche Dean Chapter of the Alabama Wildflower Society at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Program on Wildflowers of the Cahaba River with Dr. Randy Haddock. Call (205)879-1227.

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

7—Blount County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at County Office Building, Oneonta. Plan February 28 Trade Show. Call Gladys Daily at (205)274-2231.

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

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

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

13—Columbus, Mississippi 8:30 AM. How to Manage Your CRP Pine Plantation. Call Joe Love at (601)328-2111, or Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

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

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

15—Shelby County, Alabama 8 AM. Forestry Herbicides: Latest Technology & Safety plus Kudzu Control and Site Preparation for Longleaf. Ten Pesticide Applicator points and 4.5 CFE points available. Fee approx. $10. Sponsored by Cahaba Chapter, SAF. Location: Agri-Building, Extension Auditorium, about 1 mile west of Columbiana on Ala. 70. Call Lee at (205)987-8811.

15, 22, & 29—Ashland, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. How to Manage Your CRP Pine Plantation. Call Melvin Oatis at (601)224-6330, or Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

17—Columbia, South Carolina. Certified Prescribed Fire Manager Course. Call Paul Watts at (803)896-8837.

21—Macon & Bullock Counties, Alabama 8:30 AM. Tour New Forever Wild Facility in Bullock County. Leave from Extension System office in downtown Tuskegee at 8:30 a.m. Call John Pulliam at (334)727-0340.

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

26—Walker County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Vulcan District Dinner Meeting at Victorian Inn Restaurant, Curry (about 10 miles north of Jasper on Hwy. 257). Fee $17.50. Call (334)265-8733 or fax registration to (334)262-1258.

27—Madison County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Forest Owners' Tax Seminar at Country Inns & Suites (on U.S. 72), Huntsville. Instructors — Larry Bishop & John Greene, USFS. Call Mark Sullivan at (205)532-1565.

28-30—Corbin, Kentucky. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky-Tennessee Society of American Foresters. Call Wayne Clatterbuck at (423)974-7346.

29—Lauderdale County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Forest Taxation Seminar at Florence Municipal Auditorium with instructor Lou Hyman. Discuss recent tax law changes including tax incentives, ownerships, & depreciation. Call Steve McEachron at (205)764-4382.

29—Mobile County, Alabama 7 PM. Mobile County Landowners Association meeting at Archer Agricultural Center, Schillinger Road. Call Keith Graham at (334)649-3729.

30—Butler County, Alabama 9 AM. Forestry Commission Annual Tree Seedling Sale at Fred's Department Store, Greenville. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

February 1998

2—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 PM. Region 2020 Goal Setting: Environment, Culture, and Recreation. Topics include Preservation of Natural Resources, Clean Air & Water, Greenbelts, Recreation, and others. Meet at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 18th Street & 8th Avenue North, Birmingham. This meeting is first in a series which should provoke serious concern among forest owners. Other meetings are scheduled for 2/3, 2/10, 2/12, 2/17, & 2/19. For details call Region 2020 at (205)326-1100 or 1-888-326-1101 or call Lee at AFOA, (205)987-8811.

3—Walker County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension System office on Airport Road, Jasper. Call Danny Cain at (205)221-3392.

3—St. Clair County, Alabama 1 PM. Introduction to Plan-It 3 Workshop at Ashville Elementary School. Call Willie Holston at (205)629-6421.

3—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 PM. Region 2020 Goal Setting: Education and Health. See February 2, above.

3, 10, 17, 24—Jackson, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Introduction to Hardwood Management. Call Bill Maily at (601)372-4651, or Stephen Dicke at (601)857-2284.

4—Blount County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at County Office Building, Oneonta. Plan February Trade Show. Call Gladys Daily at (205)274-2231.

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

4-5—North Carolina. Newest Tax Laws Affecting Forestry. Call Kelley Duffield at (919)515-3184 or contact her with e-mail or visit NCSU's Website.

4-5—Blacksburg, Virginia. Timber Income Tax with Dr. Harry Haney. Call 1-800-325-2954.

5, 12, 19—Brandon, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. How to Manage Your CRP Plantation. Call Donna Beliech at (601)825-1461, or Stephen Dicke at (601)857-2284.

5, 12, 19, 26, March 5—Grenada, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Profitable Marketing and Harvesting of Timber. Call Steve Winters at (601)226-2061, or Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

6-7—Montgomery County, Alabama. Alabama Loggers Council Convention at Holiday Inn, Downtown Montgomery. Call Bill Jones at (334)265-8733.

7—Walker County, Alabama 7:30 AM - Noon. County Forestry Planning Committee Wildlife Species Tree Seedling Sale. Call Dan Jackson at (205)384-6344.

9, 16, 23, March 2, 9—Holly Springs, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Profitable Marketing and Harvesting of Timber. Call Ronnie Jones at (601)252-3541, or Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

10—Marengo County, Alabama - time? Economic Development Summit at Demopolis Civic Center. Program designed to boost awareness of the benefits of agribusiness among economic developers and policy makers. $20 fee includes lunch. Call County Agent at (334)295-5959.

10—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 PM. Region 2020 Goal Setting: Places. Topics include Transportation, Mass Transit, Historic Preservation, Planning and Zoning, and Others. See February 2, above.

11—Choctaw County, Alabama 8 AM - Noon. County Forestry Planning Committee Annual Tree Sale at National Guard Armory, Butler. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

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

11—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Discuss preparations for Urban Forestry Fair (See 2/17/98). Call Derrick Heckman at (205)631-2552.

11-12—Wilmington, North Carolina. Silviculture for Intensively Managed Plantations. Call Kelley Duffield at (919)515-6883 or contact her with e-mail or visit NCSU's Website.

12—Coffee County, Alabama - time? Economic Development Summit at Enterprise State Junior College. Program designed to boost awareness of the benefits of agribusiness among economic developers and policy makers. $20 fee includes lunch. Call County Agent at (334)894-5596.

12—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Jim's Restaurant, Killen. Elect officers, plan upcoming FAWN event for elementary school students and review forest taxation seminar. Call Steve McEachron at (205)764-4382.

12—Chambers County, Alabama 8 AM CST. Teachers Inservice Training on Forestry at County Farmers Federation Agricultural Center. Program with Dr. David Hall will include tour of East Alabama Lumber Company. Call Bill Frazer at (334)864-9955 or Bruce Eason at 864-9542.

12—Four-Site Teleconference 8 AM - 2:30 PM. Marketing Forest Products on the Internet: Your Company's Future is Now. Fee $50. Downlinks include Northwest-Shoals Community College - Phil Campbell Campus, University of Alabama - Birmingham, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, and University of Alabama - Huntsville. Call 1-800-645-8967 ext. 6370.

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

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

12—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 PM. Region 2020 Goal Setting: Economic Development. Topics include Business Opportunities and Others. See February 2, above.

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

16—Franklin County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Valley District Meeting at Waterfall Valley Hunting Club, Russellville. Reservations, please. Call (334)265-8733.

17—Jefferson County, Alabama 9 AM - 2 PM. Urban Forestry Fair at Boutwell Auditorium for Invited 4th & 5th Grade Students. To help, call Rod Goode or Cathie McWhirter at (205)823-6400.

17—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 PM. Region 2020 Goal Setting: Government. See February 2, above.

18—Macon County, Alabama 12 Noon. Dutch Treat Luncheon at Kellogg Conference Center on Tuskegee Campus for New District Ranger on Tuskegee National Forest. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809.

18—Tiptonville, Tennessee 1 PM. Short Rotation Woody Crops, West Tenn. Wood Markets, Food Plots on Disturbed Areas, and more, at Boyettes Restaurant, Reelfoot Lake. RSVP, please. Call Cheri Petty at (901)425-4717.

18-20—Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Natural Resources Conference of Missouri Society of American Foresters. Call Rocky Hayes at (573)290-5730.

19—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 PM. Region 2020 Goal Setting: Community. Topics include Seniors, Youth, and Others. See February 2, above.

19—Satellite Broadcast 6:30 PM. The Fair Labor Standards Act: How Does It Affect the Professional Logger. Anyone may downlink. Coordinates are: C-Band, Telstar 5, Transponder 23, Downlink Frequency 4160, Polarity: Vertical. Call (334)844-1002.

19—Marengo County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Black Belt District Meeting at Ca-John's Faunsdale Bar & Grill. Reservations, please. Call (334)265-8733.

21—Satellite & Internet Broadcast Noon - 3 PM. Taking Back Our Constitution - Part III: Today's Hot Political and Legal Issues. Call Kelley Harris at 1-800-548-7299 or e-mail or visit the "Taking Back Our Constitution" Website.

22-28—Alabama Arbor Week.

23—Conecuh County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Longleaf District Meeting at Floyd's Restaurant, Evergreen. Reservations, please. Call (334)265-8733.

24—Knoxville, Tennessee 8 AM. Timber Tax Workshop at Holiday Inn at Cedar Bluff. $35 fee covers lunch & materials. Call Candace Dinwiddie at (615)883-3832.

24-26—Laurel, Mississippi. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Society of American Foresters. Call Dr. Robert Daniels at (601)325-3150.

25—Macon County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Capital District Meeting at Back Forty, Shorter. Reservations, please. Call (334)265-8733.

25-28—Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Annual Conference of the North American Deer Farmers Association. Call (301)459-7708 or visit their website.

26—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM - Noon. Arbor Day Tree Seedling Give-away at Cullman Civic Center. Packages of 25 pine & 5 hardwoods, first-come, first-serve. Donations accepted. Call Monica McCravy at (205)734-0573.

26—Lee County, Alabama 6:30 PM. 1998 Forestry Concerns: Timber Taxes, Economics of Thinnings, Treasure Forest Program, Recognition of Recent Treasure Forest Recipients. Meet at County Ag. Center Auditorium, 600 South 7th St., Opelika. Call Jeff Clary at (334)749-3353.

••26—Jefferson County, Alabama 7 PM. AFOA Educational Program. Forestland as a Background for Enterprise. Owners and/or Managers of Hatchet Valley Farms, Twin Pines Resort & Conference Center, and Glenwood Mental Health Services will describe opportunities presented by their forestland and how they use the forest as an integral part of their business or enterprise. Location: Scrushy Library, Vestavia Hills, is on US 31 about 2 miles north of the intersection of I-65 and US 31 on the left (west side) as you head north. Plan to attend 5:30 p.m. Dutch treat dinner with the speakers at Red Lobster Restaurant just north of the library. If you have any questions, contact AFOA at (205)987-8811 or Send Email.

27-March 1—Baldwin County, Alabama. Alabama Forestry Association's Mid-Winter Meeting at Grand Hotel, Point Clear. Fee $195. Call (334)265-8733.

28—Blount County, Alabama 8:30 AM - 2 PM. "Great Indoor (Outdoor) Festival" — Annual Forestry & Outdoor Trade Show. To include consultant foresters, timber buyers, wildlife specialists, home & garden products, & free tree seedlings. Exhibitors wanted. Call Gladys Daily at (205)274-2231.

28—Eubank & Mt. Vernon, Kentucky 10 AM & 2 PM. Logging and Sawmill Equipment Auctions. Call Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395 or check their website TRI-STATE.

March 1998

3—Walker County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension System office on Airport Road, Jasper. Call Danny Cain at (205)221-3392.

3-4—Starkville, Mississippi. Advanced Negotiation Skills. Fee $195 by 2/25, $225 after. Call Sandra at (601)325-0100 or register by e-mail.

3, 10, 17—Carrollton, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. How to Manage Your CRP Pine Plantation. Call Kipp Brown at (601)237-6926, or Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

3, 10, 17, 24—Vicksburg, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Forest Investment and Taxation. Call Terry Rector at (601)636-5442, or Stephen Dicke at (601)857-2284.

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

4-5—Blacksburg, Virginia. Forest Finance Applications. Call 1-800-325-2954.

5—Marion County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Attorney and Landowner Nelson Vinson to discuss his Experiences in Dealing with Forest Related Matters. Call Tony Avery at (205)921-3843.

5-6—Garnett, South Carolina. Quail Management Seminar. Call Judy Barnes at (803)734-4306.

5, 12, 19, 26—Mendenhall, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Forest Herbicide. Call Perry Lee at (601)847-7004, or Stephen Dicke at (601)857-2284.

6—Chambers County, Alabama 8:30 AM CST. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office. Call Bill Frazer at (334)864-9955 or Bruce Eason at 864-9542.

7—Monroe County, Alabama 8 AM - Noon. Beaver Control Workshop at Agricultural Center, Monroeville. Includes Field Demonstration. Instructor: Frank Boyd, Animal Control Officer, USDA Wildlife Service. Call Rick Dorrance at (334)575-3156 ext. 237.

7—Barbour County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board meeting at Lakepoint State Park. The Board writes Alabama Game Laws. For an agenda call (334)242-3486. The Alabama Sportsman's and Landowner's Council tells us that "Dog deer hunters are seeking to extend their seasons and re-open areas now closed to them. If you are concerned about dog-deer hunting you should attend [this meeting]. If you cannot attend, call or write your State Representative and voice your concern. For more information call Sybil Deschaines, (205)883-4438, or Jack Lavette, (205)254-3500."

9-12—Choctaw County, Alabama 4:30 - 7 PM. Hunter Education Classes (4 evenings) at Extension office, Butler. Urge hunters who lease your land to attend. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

10—Bonifay, Florida 8:30 AM - 4 PM. Timber Taxation Workshop. Call Tom Haxby at (850)414-9955.

10—Marion County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Part 1 of Forestry Short Course at Upper Coastal Plains Experiment Station, Winfield. Topics include: Timber Management, Prescribed Burning, Herbicide Use, Kudzu Control, & Forest Aesthetics. $30 fee "per farm" covers 4 part series — 3/17, 3/24, & 3/31. Call Warren Griffith at (205)932-8941 or Wayne Robinson at 695-7139 or Bobby Wallace at 921-3551.

11—Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee Forestry Association's Forestry Day in the Legislature. Call TFA at (615)883-3832 or send questions to tnforasn@mindspring.com.

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

11—Lake City, Florida 8:30 AM - 4 PM. Timber Taxation Workshop. Call Tom Haxby at (850)414-9955.

11-12—Aiken, South Carolina. Forest Ecosystem Restoration. Seventeen speakers and field trip addressing longleaf pine and Atlantic white-cedar issues. Fee $205. Call Steve Muzal at (864)656-4842 or register online.

11-12—Fayetteville, North Carolina. Intensive Forest Management — Growing Pines Fast. Fee $290. Meet at Ramada Inn. Call Lindsey Campbell at (706)769-6600.

12—Tavares, Florida 8:30 AM - 4 PM. Timber Taxation Workshop. Call Tom Haxby at (850)414-9955.

12—Pollock, Louisiana 8:30 AM. Global Positioning Systems for Foresters. Fee $15 by March 2, $25 afterward. Contact Todd Shupe at (504)388-4087 or tshupe@agctr.lsu.edu or call Barry Crain at (318)473-6605.

12—Jefferson County, Alabama 5:30 PM. Meeting of the Storm Water Management Authority, Inc., Executive Committee followed by the Board of Directors Meeting. Location: Media Room on the Mezzanine, Alabama Power Company Building, 600 North 18th Street. Message to carry to the meeting: Forestland provides clean water. It is wrong for an agency which was created to clean up urban storm water to harass forest owners throughout the county with new taxes and regulations.

12—Choctaw County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Treasure Forest Banquet with James Malone at Butler Senior Citizens' Building. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

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

16, 23, 30, April 6—Greenwood, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Forestry/Wildlife Management. Call Jerry Singleton at (601)453-6803, or Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

17—Marion County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Part 2 of 4 part Forestry Short Course at Upper Coastal Plains Experiment Station, Winfield. Topics include: Wildlife Management — Whitetail Deer, Beaver Control, Quail, Wild Turkey — and Hunting Leases and Insurance. $30 fee "per farm" covers 4 part series — 3/10, 3/24, & 3/31. Call Warren Griffith at (205)932-8941 or Wayne Robinson at 695-7139 or Bobby Wallace at 921-3551.

19—Elmore County, Alabama 6 PM. Forestry Taxes plus Wildlife Plantings will be discussed at this meeting of County Treasure Forest Association in Wetumpka. Call Lynn Justiss at (334)567-5486 or send him your questions with e-mail.

23-24—Athens, Georgia. Forest Decision-Making in an Uncertain World. Meet at Holiday Inn. Fee - about $50. Call David Newman at (706)542-8356 or send e-mail.

23-27—Durham, North Carolina. Forest Appraisal. Call Bonnie Britt at (919)613-8082 or send e-mail.

24—Marion County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Part 3 of 4 part Forestry Short Course at Upper Coastal Plains Experiment Station, Winfield. Topics include: Avoiding Timber Theft, Timber/Forestry Law, Timber Sales, and Logging - One Step at a Time. $30 fee "per farm" covers 4 part series — 3/10, 3/17, & 3/31. Call Warren Griffith at (205)932-8941 or Wayne Robinson at 695-7139 or Bobby Wallace at 921-3551.

25—Randolph County, Alabama 3:30 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Wedowee. Call C. E. Wise at (205)357-2178.

26-28—Eufaula, Oklahoma. Timber Utilization Conference and Expo at Fountainhead Resort. Numerous programs of interest to forest owners. Fee $75. Call Kenneth Hitch or Gary Garman at (918)423-2479 or visit Timber Utilization Conference and Expo Website.

27—St. Clair County, Alabama 9 AM. Pioneer Day at Legion Town, Ashville. Call Tina Loveless at (205)338-7215.

27-29—Barbour County, Alabama. Fins, Feathers and Flowers Weekend at Lakepoint State Park Resort. Programs and field trips to study the birds and other animals and flowers at the nearby wildlife refuge. Single - $122 or Double - $159, includes 2 nights lodging, several meals, tours and program. Call 1-800-544-5253.

31—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 PM. Greenways Project meeting to discuss spending $30 million of court-ordered public funds on floodplain land in Jefferson County. Meeting at Hoover Public Library. Call AFOA at (205)987-8811 or J. B. Cooper at (205)339-9319.

31—Marion County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Part 4 of 4 part Forestry Short Course at Upper Coastal Plains Experiment Station, Winfield. Program includes Children's Educational Tools, Guest Speaker, Presentation of Certificates, and Dinner. $30 fee "per farm" covers 4 part series — 3/10, 3/17, & 3/24. Call Warren Griffith at (205)932-8941 or Wayne Robinson at 695-7139 or Bobby Wallace at 921-3551.

31, April 7, 14, 21, 28—Pontotoc, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Forestry/Wildlife Management. Call Ricky Ferguson at (601)489-3910, or Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

April 1998

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

2, 9, 16—Canton, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. How to Manage Your CRP Pine Plantation. Call Otis Davis at (601)859-3842, or Stephen Dicke at (601)857-2284.

5-7—Hagerstown, Maryland. Natural Resources Income Opportunities on Private Lands Conference. Contact Jonathon S. Kayes at (301)432-4089 or jk87@umail.umd.edu.

6-9—Savannah, Georgia. Jurisdictional Delineation of Coastal Plain Wetlands. Fee: $895. Contact Marcie Todd at (706)542-6645 or Susan King at (706)542-6640 or kings@gactr.uga.edu.

7—Walker County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension System office on Airport Road, Jasper. Call Danny Cain at (205)221-3392.

7-8—Autauga County, Alabama. Intensive Forest Management — Growing Pines Fast. Fee $290. Meet at Holiday Inn, Prattville. Call Lindsey Campbell at (706)769-6600.

7, 14, 21, 28—Brookhaven, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Forest Investment and Taxation. Call Perry Brumfield at (601)835-3460, or Stephen Dicke at (601)857-2284.

8—Blount County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at County Office Building Auditorium, Oneonta, to plan spring school trips to Treasure Forest. Call Gladys Daily at (205)274-2231.

8—Cleburne County, Alabama 4 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting to discuss possible grant proposals. Call Chris Dukes at (205)463-2876.

8-9—Starkville, Mississippi. Global Positioning Systems. Fee: $220. Contact Alan Brown at (601)325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu.

9—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Jim's Restaurant, Killen. Plan spring FAWN program, elect officers, and discuss upcoming events. Call Steve McEachron at (205)764-4382.

9—Butler County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Mussel Creek Hunting Lodge. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

13-15—Baldwin County, Alabama. Alabama Water Conference & The Deep South Environmental Conference at Gulf State Park Resort Hotel. Fee $100 by 4/10, $150 after. Call Auburn University Environmental Institute at (334)844-4132.

13-16—Athens, Georgia. Forest Production — Silvicultural Relationships. Instructors: *H. Lee Allen, NC State Nutrition Cooperative & *Larry Morris, UGA. Fee: $645. To register: (706)542-6645 or Register@gactr.uga.edu.

14-16—Tallahassee, Florida. Fire & Forest Ecology Conference sponsored by Tall Timbers Research Station. Learn about "innovative silviculture and vegetation management." Call Dr. Keith Moser at (850)893-4153 or request information with an e-mail note.

15—Dale County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Forestry Field Day & Tour on Hack Jordan Property. Topics: Thinning, Longleaf Pine Management, Wildlife, Landowner Rights. Call Bruce Bowden or Doug Ezzell at (334)774-8112.

15—Choctaw County, Alabama 10 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at county Extension office. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

16—Butler County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Herbicide Workshop at Greenville/Butler Co. Public Library. Instructors: Dr. Ken McNabb & Michele Isenberg. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

16—Macon County, Alabama 11 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension System office, Tuskegee. Call John Pulliam at (334)727-0340.

16—Mobile County, Alabama 7 PM. Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting at Jon Archer Agricultural Center. Call Keith Graham at (334)649-3729.

17—Bristol, Florida 8:30 AM. Workshop on Longleaf Pine Management at the Apalachicola National Forest. $50 fee includes box lunch and 3 publications (Fundamentals of Uneven-Aged Management of Southern Pine, Microcomputer Software for Predicting Growth of Southern Timber Stands, and The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem: Ecology, Restoration and Management). Call Tall Timbers Research Station at (850)893-4153 ext. 250 or request information with an e-mail note.

17-18—Baxley, Georgia 8 AM - 5 PM. Timber Harvesting Expo Southeast - Live Logging Demos. Call Dave Ramsey at (334)834-1170.

18—Satellite & Internet Broadcast Noon - 3 PM. Taking Back Our Constitution - Part IV: Today's Hot Political and Legal Issues. Call Kelley Harris at 1-800-548-7299 or e-mail or visit the "Taking Back Our Constitution" Website.

18-19—Lee County, Alabama. Annual Meeting of the Alabama Wildflower Society with emphasis on Native Azaleas & Rhododendrons. Call Caroline Dean at (334)745-2494 or Ginnie Lusk at (205)988-0299.

20-23—Starkville, Mississippi. Prescribed Burning Short Course. Numerous instructors. Fee: $260. Contact Alan Brown at (601)-325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu.

21—Atlanta, Georgia 10 AM. Kudzu Control Options: Present & Future. By invitation only. Meet at Sheraton Inn, Airport. Fee: $25. One seat is available to an AFOA member who will agree to pay his own fee and submit a written report to AFOA about the program. If you would like to be AFOA's reporter, contact Lee at (205)987-8811 or Send Email. Also, be sure to reserve your seat by contacting Kerry O. Britton at (706)546-2455 or kbritton@negia.net.

21—Lee County, Alabama 11 AM. The Battle for Maine's Forests: Issues Affecting Management of Private Forest Land with Dr. Maxwell McCormack, Jr., Deer Isle, Maine. Location: Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center. Contact Glenn Glover at (334)844-1019.

21-22—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Boundary Law, Easements, & Right-of-Ways. Fee: $295 by March 31, $345 after. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or send questions to besong@preceda.com.

22—Marengo County, Alabama. Environmental Field Day at Lake Helen on Dr. Adams' Property north of Linden. Call Jerry Burton at (205)652-9817.

22-23—Jefferson County, Alabama. Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils Annual Meeting. Call CAWACO at (205)251-8139.

23—Newton, Georgia 8 AM. Tree Farm/Forest Landowner Seminar & Bar-B-Q sponsored by Georgia Forestry Association at Ichauway Plantation. Fee: $10. RSVP by 4/17. Call 1-800-947-6942.

24—Winston County, Alabama 9 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now for elementary school children at Camp Maxwell. Host: County Forestry Planning Committee. Call Johnna Godsey at (205)489-5014.

•• 25—Covington County, Alabama 8 AM to 5:30 PM. Alabama Forest Owners' Association ANNUAL MEETING at Dixon Forestry Education Center. Field Trips and Indoor Workshops on Estate & Income Tax Planning, Longleaf Pine Management, Wildlife Food Plots, Timber Cruising/Values, Boundary Line Marking, Keeping Usable Records, Computer Aided Map Drafting with Acreage Comparisons to Global Positioning System, and Forest Law Update. Advance registration fee before 4/18, $12; $15 at the door. Contact AFOA at (205)987-8811 or Send Email. Editor's note: 273 were in attendance including about 25 speakers and exhibitors.

27—St. Clair County, Alabama 1 PM. County-wide Future Farmers of America Forestry Judging Contest. If you want to help, call Tim Davis at (205)629-6421.

27-29—Athens, Georgia. Forestry for Non-Foresters. Fee: $295 by 4/6, $315 after. To register: call (706)542-6645 or Register@gactr.uga.edu.

27-May 1—Lauderdale County, Alabama 9 AM daily. Forestry Awareness Week Now: a program for elementary school students at the Melton Hollow Nature Trail. If you want to participate, call Steve McEachron at (205)764-4382.

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

29-May 2—Orlando, Florida. Forest Landowners Association Annual Meeting. Fee: $225. Contact Steve Newton at (404)325-2954 or snewton100@aol.com.

May 1998

2—Montgomery County, Alabama. Farm Safety Day Camp for Children & Parents. Call George Tabb at (334)265-0233.

2—Jefferson County, Alabama 9 AM. Cahaba River Canoe Float for City Kids (put-in near Liberty Park). If you want to help, contact Rod Goode at (205)823-6400.

5—Lee County, Alabama 3 PM. Industrial Forestry in a Changing World with Weaver Series Lecturer, Carlton N. Owen, Vice President, Forest Policy, Champion International. Location: Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center. Contact Professor Dean Gjerstad at (334)844-1020 or gjerstad@forestry.auburn.edu.

5-6—Athens, Georgia. Describing and Delineating Piedmont Hydric Soils. Fee: $345. Contact Marcie Todd at (706)542-6645 or Susan King at (706)542-6640 or kings@gactr.uga.edu.

5, 12, 19, 26—Woodville, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Forestry/Wildlife Management for Profit and Recreation. Call Don Bales at (601)888-3211, Patrick Poindexter at (601)783-5321, or Stephen Dicke at (601)857-2284.

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

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

6-16—Scandinavia. Tour Norway & Sweden with the Society of American Foresters. Call Richard Reid at (941)488-2467 or send questions by e-mail.

7—Monroe County, Alabama. Opportunities for Sustainable and Profitable Forest Management - Part 1 of a Series: Managing Your Forest Resources to Achieve Your Objectives. See 5/14 & 5/21. Call Christie Prout at (334)636-9642.

7—Chambers County, Alabama 8 AM. Student Field Day with Professional Foresters & Wildlife Managers at County Public Lake. For High School Juniors and Seniors interested in a career in the Natural Resources field. Call Bill Frazer at (334)864-9955.

8 & 9—Geneva County, Alabama 9 AM. Longleaf Planting Under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). May 8 for Commercial Tree Planters; May 9 for forest owners. Location: Geneva Farm Center, Highway 52. Call Ronnie Hickman at (334)684-2876.

8-9—Richmond, Virginia. Expo Richmond '98: East Coast Logging & Sawmill Equipment Exposition. Call Mike Washko at (804)737-5625.

9—Coffee County, Alabama. Farm Safety Day Camp for Children & Parents. Call Willie Durr at (334)222-1125.

11—Elmore County, Alabama 10 AM. Forest Owner Ed Wood will explain to County Commissioners why Commission's Reduced Truck Weight Limits on County Roads from 80,000 lbs. to 50,000 lbs. will cause Elmore County forest owners to receive reduced timber prices and possibly complete lack of bids on timber that is accessible only by county roads. Ed would like a lot of forest owners to attend this meeting. Location: Upstairs at Old Courthouse, downtown Wetumpka. Call Ed Wood at (334)567-7711.

11-12—Jefferson County, Alabama. Selling Your Programs to Foundations and Government Funders. Instructor, Ron Ayer. Fee: $229. Call Suzanne Davidson at (205)251-7739 ext. 14.

12—Macon County, Alabama 6 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Annual Landowners Banquet at Forestry Commission Work Center on Highway 29 about 8 miles east of Square in Tuskegee. State Forester Tim Boyce, speaker. Reservations, please. Fee: $9/person or $15/couple. Call John Pulliam at (334)727-0340.

••12—Winston/Marion Counties, Alabama 9:30 AM. AFOA Tour of Caldwell Chair Company PLUS Field Trip/Workshop: Tips on Selling Timber. Learn how your trees are used at the furniture manufacturing plant and then learn how to sell timber to make the most money AND leave your forestland in the best shape for the future. Directions: Take Ala. Hwy. 13 north out of Haleyville. After the railroad underpass at the Marion County line, go 1.4 miles and turn left on paved road (there's a North Industrial Park sign at this turn). Take second paved road, right, to the factory. Contact AFOA at (205)987-8811 or Send Email to AFOA or call Consulting Forester James Glasgow at (205)993-4918.

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

14—Monroe County, Alabama. Establishing Forests - Part 2 of a Series: Managing Your Forest Resources to Achieve Your Objectives. See 5/7 & 5/21. Call Christie Prout at (334)636-9642.

18—Statewide. BEGIN Sign-up for Stewardship Incentives Program (SIP), federal assistance program which provides cost-sharing to conduct multiple-use forest management practices. Signup period ends June 19. Contact your local Farm Services Agency or Alabama Forestry Commission office.

19—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Forest Herbicides with Dr. Ken McNabb, Auburn Extension Forestry Specialist. Local herbicide dealer will sponsor dinner at Quincey's in Northport. Contact Wayne Ford at (205)349-3886 ext. 299 or sford@acesag.auburn.edu.

21—Shreveport, Louisiana. Computer Applications in Growth and Yield, Forest Finance and Forest Inventory. Fee $125. Contact Todd Shupe at (504)388-4087 or tshupe@agctr.lsu.edu or call Ricky Kilpatrick at (318)965-2326.

21—Hale County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Tour of New Gulf States Sawmill with Modern Mill Technologies. Two miles southwest of Moundville. Lunch provided. Call Jim Junkin at (205)371-2202.

21-22—Lee County, Alabama. Global Positioning Systems & Data Recorders. Fee: $345. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or send questions with e-mail.

21-22—Blacksburg, Virginia. Estate Planning for Forest Landowners. Call 1-800-325-2954.

22—Monroe County, Alabama (had been listed as May 21). Forest Stand Management - Part 3 of a Series: Managing Your Forest Resources to Achieve Your Objectives. See 5/7 & 5/14. Call Christie Prout at (334)636-9642.

23—Pike County, Alabama 11 AM. Land Auction — about 1,500 acres in Pike & Geneva Counties; mostly forested. Contact J. P. King Auction Company at (205)546-5217 or http://www.jpking.com.

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

27-28—Shreveport, Louisiana. Intensive Forest Management Workshop at Ramada Inn. Fee: $290. Call Lindsey Campbell at (706)769-6600.

28—Clarke County, Alabama. Opportunities for Sustainable and Profitable Forest Management - Part 1 of a Series: Managing Your Forest Resources to Achieve Your Objectives. See 6/4 & 6/11. Call Christie Prout at (334)636-9642.

28—Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM. Improving Your Tax Position: A Timber Income Tax Workshop with Instructor, William C. Siegel. Meet at Tully Auditorium, Thompson Hall, MSU. Fee $195 if postmarked by 5/14, $225 after. Contact Alan Brown at (601)325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu.

30—Baldwin County, Alabama 9 AM. Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board Meeting at Gulf State Park. Board will announce decision on extending dog deer season. For agenda, call (334)242-3486.

June 1998

1—Jefferson County, Alabama 7 PM. Longleaf Pine - An Overview. A program of the Blanche Dean Chapter of the Alabama Wildflower Society. Speaker: Robert Gandy, Consulting Forester. Contact Jennifer Greer at (205)672-2392 or creekside@mindspring.com.

1-3—Butler County, Alabama. Natural Resources Youth Camp at Mussel Creek Hunting Lodge for Butler Co. 6th Grade Students. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

2—Statewide. Primary Elections. Some of the people elected this day will pass laws that will determine who will make the decisions for the management and disposal of private property. If you have recommendations as to why a forest owner should vote for a particular candidate, please forward to AFOA. We may publish a special web page with your recommendations in anticipation of the November general election.

2—Colbert County, Alabama 8:30 AM - 3 PM. Northwest RC&D Council Tour of Non-Point Source Water Quality Protection/Improvement Projects. Tour includes Bear Creek Watershed, Forestry Best Management Practices, TVA Constructed Wetlands. For reservation, call (256)383-1446.

2-3—Lee County, Alabama. Developing Your Timber Buying Skills. Fee: $345. Learn what Auburn teaches the timber buyers by going to class with them. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

2-3—Mobile County, Alabama. Prescribed Burning for Experienced Burners at Harrigan Forestry Learning Center. Fee: $325. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or send questions with besong@preceda.com.

2-3—Columbia, South Carolina. Intensive Forest Management Workshop at Amerisuites Hotel. Fee: $290. Call Lindsey Campbell at (706)769-6600.

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

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

3—Talladega County, Alabama 10 AM - 2 PM. Open House at Forestry Commission office — 425 Alabama Highway 275. Call Arthur Hitt at (256)362-4848.

3-6—Madison, Wisconsin. Who Owns America? Part II: How Land and Natural Resources Are Owned and Controlled. Call Lynn Meinholz at (608)262-3658 or contact through e-mail.

4—Clarke County, Alabama. Establishing Forests - Part 2 of a Series: Managing Your Forest Resources to Achieve Your Objectives. See 5/28 & 6/11. Call Christie Prout at (334)636-9642.

4-5—New Bern, North Carolina. Dendrology Review of Coastal Woody Plants. Fee: $195. Contact Kelley M. Duffield at (919)515-3184 or duffield@cfr.cfr.ncsu.edu.

5—Shelby County, Alabama 9 AM. Farm Safety Day Camp for Children & Parents. Call (205)325-5342.

6—Macon County, Alabama 7 AM. Fishing Derby for Kids on the Tuskegee National Forest. Call District Ranger Tom Haines at (334)727-2652.

6-10—Washington, DC. Alliance for America's Fly-In for Freedom: Local Vision, Global Hope. When events are scheduled and agendas are completed they will be posted at http://home.navisoft.com/alliance/afaweb. Call Fly-In Chairman Rose Comstock at (530)283-1565 or contact allianceam@aol.com.

9—Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina. Forest Management for Neotropical Migratory Birds. Fee: $55. Contact Kelley M. Duffield at (919)515-3184 or duffield@cfr.cfr.ncsu.edu.

9—Jefferson County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Saving The Family Tree '98 Seminar at the Harbert Center, Birmingham. Sponsored by CIGNA Financial Advisors and Alabama Forestry Association (AFA). Fee: $155 (single) or $195 (couples) plus $30 for non-AFA members. Call Kimberly Costa at 1-888-588-7782. See June 10, 16, & 18, below.

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

10—Dallas County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Saving The Family Tree '98 Seminar at the Performing Arts Center, Selma. See June 9, 16, & 18, above and below.

10—Morgan County, Alabama 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Tennessee Valley RC&D Council Flint Creek Watershed Tour. Includes Riparian Zone Protection in Heavy Agriculture Use Area. For reservation call (256)353-6146 ext. 2

10-12—Souston in LesLandes, France. Forexpo — Intensive Forest Management. Seventy acre site, 300 exhibits, 30,000 visitors. Call Maison de la Foret at (33)56 90 92 44.

11—Clarke County, Alabama. Forest Stand Management - Part 3 of a Series: Managing Your Forest Resources to Achieve Your Objectives. See 5/28 & 6/4. Call Christie Prout at (334)636-9642.

11—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Jim's Restaurant, Killen. Review past FAWN program and discuss upcoming hardwood management workshop. Call Steve McEachron at (256)764-4382

11—Dekalb County, Alabama 7:30 AM - 2 PM. Tennessee Valley RC&D Council Sand Mountain Tour includes riparian protection and constructed wetlands. For reservation call (256)353-6146.

11—Chambers County, Alabama 8 AM. Forest Tour: Pre-commercial Thinning, Fertilizing and Pruning with a variety of speakers. Call Bill Frazer at (334)864-9955.

11—Jefferson County, Alabama 2 PM. Meeting of the Storm Water Management Authority, Inc., Executive Committee in Mayor's Conference Room E, Birmingham City Hall. Call AFOA at (205)987-8811.

13—Calhoun County, Alabama 10 AM. Field Trip with Blanche Dean Chapter of Alabama Wildflower Society to Learn to Identify Native Grasses with Botanist Dan Spaulding. Bring a sack lunch. 10 a.m. at Anniston Museum of Natural History or 9 a.m. at Southeastern Bible College on Highway 280, Cahaba Heights, Jefferson County. Call Linda Sherk at (205)672-9779.

14-16—Marshall County, Alabama. Society of American Foresters, Ala. Div., Annual Meeting. "Bringing Forestry to the People" plus tour of Little River Canyon. Meet at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge. Fee: $90. Call Rick Oates at (334)265-8733.

15—Talladega County, Alabama 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Farm Services Agency office, Talladega. Call Arthur Hitt at (256)362-4848.

16—Barbour County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Saving The Family Tree '98 Seminar at Sparks Technical College. See June 9, 10, & 18, above & below.

18—Greenville, North Carolina. Coastal Plain Forest Roads and Preharvest Planning. Fee: $55. Contact Kelley M. Duffield at (919)515-3184 or duffield@cfr.cfr.ncsu.edu.

18—Mobile County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Saving The Family Tree '98 Seminar at the Mobile Country Club. See June 9, 10, & 16 above.

18—Macon County, Alabama 11 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension Service Office, Tuskegee. Call John Pulliam at (334)727-0340.

18—Elmore County, Alabama 6 PM. Timber Taxation with Bill Parker, CPA. Meet at Catfish Country, Wetumpka. Call Lynn Justiss at (334)567-5486 or Rick Beauchamp at (334)567-6301.

19—Escambia County, Alabama 9 AM. Longleaf Pine Workshop at Hauss Nursery, Atmore. Emphasis on stand establishment: Special Cost Share Considerations, Planting Techniques, Competition Control. Please call Mark Hainds at (334)222-7779 to reserve your place.

19—Statewide. END Sign-up for Stewardship Incentives Program (SIP), federal assistance program which provides cost-sharing to conduct multiple-use forest management practices. Signup period began May 18. Contact your local Farm Services Agency or Alabama Forestry Commission office.

21-23—Callaway Gardens, Georgia. Georgia Forestry Association Annual Meeting. Fee: $200. Call (850)906-0099 or send questions to GFAGrowGa@aol.com.

22—Marion County, Alabama. Organizational Meeting for Volunteer Fire Department in Shottsville/Bull Mountain Area. Call Tony Avery at (205)921-3843.

23—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 PM. Public Hearing on Assessment of County Watersheds sponsored by County Soil & Water Conservation District. Meet in County Courthouse, Room 540. Call (205)823-6400.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

June 25—Jefferson County, Alabama 7 PM. Forestland Investment Opportunities Through Stock Investments. Speakers will be Judy & George Jolly, Investment Executives with PaineWebber, Inc. They will discuss The Timber Company (TGP), U.S. Timberlands (TIMBZ), and others. Location: Scrushy Library, Vestavia Hills. Plan to attend 5:30 PM Dutch treat dinner with the speakers at Red Lobster Restaurant, just north of the library. Questions? Contact AFOA at (205)987-8811 or Send Email.


27—Satellite & Internet Broadcast Noon - 3 PM. Taking Back Our Constitution - Part V: Your Judicial Courts. To register contact Angie Wheeler at 1-800-548-7299 ext. 450 or awheeler@fcref.org or visit the website at http://www.fcref.org/constitution.

July 1998

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

7—Bullock County, Alabama 10 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Inverness Nursery. Call Steven Jennings at (334)566-9856.

7-8—Athens, Georgia. Using Computerized Growth & Yield Models to Analyze Stand Management Decisions. Fee: $295. Contact Marcie Todd at (706)542-6645 or toddm@gactr.uga.edu.

7-9—Starkville, Mississippi. Wildlife Management for Foresters with a "diverse cadre of distinguished leaders in their fields" with George Hurst as lead instructor. Fee: $375. Contact Alan F. Brown at (601)325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu.

8—Monroe County, Alabama 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Agricultural Center. Call Gary Cole at (334)743-2350.

8-9—Lee County, Alabama. Managing the Visual Impacts of Forestry Operations. Fee: $345. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or send questions to besong@preceda.com.

8-12—Munich, Germany. Interforst '98. A forestry & logging trade show. 400 exhibitors, 41,000 visitors. Contact Interforst in Munich at 5107-234.

8, 16, 22—Choctaw County, Alabama 9 AM - 5 PM. Professional Loggers Course at Extension Office, Butler. Watch for the PLM title (Professional Logging Manager) on AFOA Timber Buyer Lists. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

9—Butler County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Greenville-Butler County Public Library. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

13, 14, 15, & 16—North Carolina. Marketing Timber: Things a Landowner Should Know (4 dates and locations - Halifax, Wilson, Lumberton, & Asheboro). Fee: $35. Contact Kelley Duffield at (919)515-3184 or visit the program website at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/feop/timber.html

14-15—Starkville, Mississippi. Harvesting in Visually Sensitive Areas with Professor Gordon Bradley, University of Washington. Fee: $275. Contact Alan F. Brown at (601)325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu.

15—Woodworth, Louisiana. Wetlands Forest Management. Fee: $35. Contact Dr. Todd Shupe at (504)388-4087 or tshupe@agctr.lsu.edu or call Barry Crain at (318)473-6605.

15—Choctaw County, Alabama 10 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at County Extension office, Butler. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

16—Macon County, Alabama 11 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension Auditorium, Tuskegee. Call John Pulliam at (334)727-0340.

17-19—Jefferson County, Alabama. Alabama Deer Hunters Exhibition at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center. Fri. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Contact person not known.

20-21—Montgomery County, Alabama. GIS & GPS: A Hands-On Workshop with Instructors George and Karen Barker. Fee: $295 with early registration discount. Other workshop locations and dates include Nacogdoches, Texas 8/3-4; Memphis, Tennessee 8/6-7; Hot Springs, Arkansas 8/17-18; and Chattanooga, Tennessee 8/20-21. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

20-24—Lee County, Alabama. 29th Teachers Conservation Workshop sponsored by the Alabama Forestry Foundation for K-12 and Agribusiness teachers. If you would like to sponsor a "scholarship" for a teacher ($500 per teacher) call Rei Boyce at (334)265-8733.

21-22—Montgomery County, Alabama. Intensive Forest Management Workshop with Dr. Barry Shiver, UGA, and 2 instructors from North Carolina State's Fertilizer Cooperative. The class is free to first 20 AFOA members who call Dean Gillespie of Terra International at 1-888-307-8767 or Terra International's main desk at (334)834-7640. Sponsors include Terra International, American Cyanamid, and others. (email notice sent to 188 AFOA members about 7 p.m. on 7/13/98)

21, 22, 23—Monroe County, Alabama 8:30 AM - 4 PM. Teachers Forestry Workshop with Vocational Forestry Instructor Johnny Andrews. Call Gary Cole at (334)743-2350.

22—Jefferson County, Alabama 1:30 PM. Cahaba River Basin Watershed Project Stakeholders Meeting at Hoover Public Library. Wendy Allen of The Nature Conservancy will welcome stakeholders. Call forest owner Bill Guy at (205)956-1161.

22-23—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Estate Planning for Forest Landowners with instructor Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $345. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or send questions to besong@preceda.com.

22-24—Charleston, South Carolina. Low Country Brush Tour '98. Call Jimmie Cobb at (334)887-2803.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP -- 5 SESSIONS

July 23—Elmore County, Alabama 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, or 6:30 PM. Hands-On Computer Aided Map Drafting. The forestry and computer specialists at Natural Resource Technologies, LLC, will work with very small groups of forest owners to help you create useful working maps of your forestland. Bring maps, aerial photos and other location information about your forestland. Call George Barker to reserve a computer and instructor at (334)260-0644 or 1-888-848-2146 or register at NRT@aol.com. For questions about AFOA, call (205)987-8811 or send questions to AFOA.


23—Mobile County, Alabama 7 PM. Bradley Byrn of the State Board of Education will speak to the Mobile County Landowners Association at the Jon Archer Agricultural Center. Call Keith Graham at (334)694-3882.

25—Monroe County, Alabama 8 AM. Timber Tax with Instructor Professor Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $135. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or Gary Cole at (334)743-2350.

27—Jefferson County, Alabama. Timber Tax for Tax Professionals. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or send questions to besong@preceda.com.

29-30—Gulfport, Mississippi. Intensive Forest Management. Fee: $290. Call Lindsey Campbell at (706)769-6600

30—Randolph County, Alabama 5:30 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Wedowee. Call Charles Wise at (256)357-2178.

August 1998

2-5—Danville, Illinois. Perfect Your Plantation: Annual Meeting of the Walnut Council. Fee: $105. Call (317)873-8780.

3-4—Nacogdoches, Texas. GIS & GPS: A Hands-On Workshop with Instructors George and Karen Barker. Fee: $345. Other workshop locations and dates include Montgomery, Alabama 7/20-21; Memphis, Tennessee 8/6-7; Hot Springs, Arkansas 8/17-18; and Chattanooga, Tennessee 8/20-21. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

3-5—Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Marriott Hotel. A wide array of educational, philosophical, and fun events planned. Contact Candace Dinwiddie at (615)883-3832 or tnforasn@mindspring.com.

3-7—Choctaw County, Alabama 2 - 4 PM Daily. Hunter Education Class at county Extension System office. Encourage hunters who lease your land to attend. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

4—Georgia 8 AM. Woodland Security - Video Conference at four locations (Albany, Athens, Rome, Savannah). Fee: $155. Contact Marcie Todd at (706)542-3063 or toddm@gactr.uga.edu.

4-9—Asheville, North Carolina. National Christmas Tree Association Convention. Call 1-800-449-1228 or review the schedule at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/feop/ncta98.html.

4 & 5—Cullman County, Alabama 9 AM - 4 PM. Project W.E.T. (Water Education for Teachers) Workshop at Camp Meadowbrook with Game & Fish Division Conservation Education Specialist Dana Roberts. Call Cherrie or Patty at (256)734-1431.

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


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 6—Monroe County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Land Boundaries, Timber Cruising, Timber Marketing & Matriculation at Alabama Southern Community College. Alabama Southern is located 2 miles south of Monroeville Square on State Highway 21 and 1.5 miles north of the intersection of Highways 21 & 84. Meet in the Science Building Conference Room. Call AFOA at (205)987-8811 or send questions to AFOA or call Forestry Instructor Rick Dorrance at (334)575-3156 ext. 237.


6—Colbert County, Alabama 7 PM. Hardwood Seminar with speaker Ben Guyton, Champion International. Sponsor: Colbert & Lauderdale County Forestry Planning Committees. Location: Colbert Co. Courthouse, 116 West 5th Street, Tuscumbia. Call John Everitt at (256)383-4376

6-7—Memphis Tennessee. GIS & GPS: A Hands-On Workshop with Instructors George and Karen Barker. Fee: $345. Other workshop locations and dates include Montgomery, Alabama 7/20-21; Nacogdoches, Texas 8/3-4; Hot Springs, Arkansas 8/17-18; and Chattanooga, Tennessee 8/20-21. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

10—Clarke County, Alabama 9 AM. Washington County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Clarke/Washington USDA Service Center, Jackson. Discussion will include planning a forestry tour for landowners in Washington County. Call Lynn Sullivan at (334)847-2972.

10-12—Elmore County, Alabama. Hunter Safety Education Course. Contact Lynn Justiss at (334)567-5486 or weoka@mindspring.com.

11-12—Lee County, Alabama. Prescribed Burning in Young Stands. Fee: $325. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or send questions to besong@preceda.com.

11-12—Ruston, Louisiana. Forest Economics, Taxes, and Estate Planning at Louisiana Tech University. Fee: $20 per day. Contact Mike Dunn or Todd Shupe at (504)388-4087 or tshupe@agctr.lsu.edu or call Steve Hotard at (318)644-5865.

12—Jefferson County, Alabama 8 AM. Alabama Property Tax - a half-day seminar for accountants, industrial and business controllers, CFOs and tax managers and officers. Fee: $169. Call Lorman Education Services at (715)833-3959.

12—Monroe County, Alabama 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Agricultural Center. Call Gary Cole at (334)743-2350.

13—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Jim's Restaurant, Killen. Discuss upcoming fall FAWN event. Call Steve McEachron at (256)764-4382.

13—Butler County, Alabama 12 Noon. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Golden Corral Restaurant, Greenville. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

15—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 8 AM. White-tailed Deer Short Course at Bryant Conference Center. Numerous speakers. Fee: $35; under 16 free with paying adult. Call Kevin McKinstry at (334)289-4700.

16-26—Oregon & Washington. Members of the New York Forest Owners Association are planning a trip to Visit Forest Owners of the Pacific Northwest. For more information contact Alan Knight at P. O. Box 325, White Plains, NY 10603 or alan50000@aol.com.

17-18—Hot Springs, Arkansas. GIS & GPS: A Hands-On Workshop with Instructors George and Karen Barker. Fee: $345, $295 if received by 7/27. Other workshop locations and dates include Montgomery, Alabama 7/20-21; Nacogdoches, Texas 8/3-4; Memphis Tennessee 8/6-7; and Chattanooga, Tennessee 8/20-21. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

17, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21—Corinth, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Forest/Wildlife Management for Profit and Recreation. Call Stanley Wise at (601)286-7755 or Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

18—Jefferson County, Alabama 7:30 PM. Frogs and Salamanders with Mark Bailey. A Sierra Club meeting at the Birmingham Zoo Auditorium. Call Kirsten Waerstad at (205)322-6768.

18-21—Athens, Georgia. Identification of Wetland Vegetation. Fee: $765. Contact Marcie Todd at (706)542-6645 or toddm@gactr.uga.edu.

19—Clarke County, Alabama 12:30 PM. Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting at USDA Service Center, Jackson. Forest owners welcome to attend. Call Terri McHargue at (334)246-0245.

20—Winston County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Double Springs Community Center. Call Johnna Godsey at (205)489-5014.

20—Madison County, Alabama 7 PM. All About Paulownia with Robert Davis, past president of the American Paulownia Association. Meeting of the Treasure Forest Association of Northeast Alabama at Stone Building Auditorium, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville. Call Zack Thompson at (256)881-8280.

20-21—Chattanooga, Tennessee. GIS & GPS: A Hands-On Workshop with Instructors George and Karen Barker. Fee: $345, $295 if received by 7/30. Other workshop locations and dates include Montgomery, Alabama 7/20-21; Nacogdoches, Texas 8/3-4; Memphis Tennessee 8/6-7; and Hot Springs, Arkansas 8/17-18. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

20-23—Atlanta, Georgia. International Woodworking Fair at Georgia World Congress Center and Georgia Dome. On-site registration is $20. For discount registration or further information contact (770) 246-0608 or iwf@sprynet.com or http://www.iwf98.com.

20, 27, Sept. 3, 10—Wiggins, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Longleaf Pine Management. Call John Wesley at (601)928-5286 or Glenn Hughes at (601)477-9801.

21—Raleigh, North Carolina 8 AM. Estate Planning for Forest Landowners with Instructor Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $95. Contact Kelley Duffield at (919)515-3184 or review the schedule and registration information at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/feop/estate.html.

22—Eupora, Tennessee 10 AM. Auction at Smith Sawmill: 2 Hurdle sawmills, dozers, feller buncher, skidders, and more. Contact John C. Kimbel at 1-800-334-4395 or auction@tdsnet.com or http://www.tval.com/auction. Eupora is about 30 miles west of Starkville.

24-25—Athens, Georgia. Estate Planning for Forest Landowners with instructors Drs. Harry L. Haney, Jr. and William C. Siegel. Fee: $315 by 8/2, $335 after. Contact Marcie Todd at (706)542-6645 or toddm@gactr.uga.edu.

26-27—Lee County, Alabama. Timberland Appraisal Basics with Instructor Steven G. Burak, President, Sizemore & Sizemore, Inc. Fee: $345. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or send questions to besong@preceda.com.

27—Randolph County, Alabama 5:30 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Wedowee. Call Charles Wise at (256)357-2178.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 27—Jefferson County, Alabama 7 PM. A Look Into The Future: a discussion on supply and demand with Louis Hyman, Deputy Director for Programs, Alabama Forestry Commission. Location: Scrushy Library, Vestavia Hills (2 miles north of I-65 on U.S. 31). Plan to attend 5:30 PM Dutch treat dinner with Mr. Hyman at the Red Lobster Restaurant, just north of the library. Call AFOA at (205)987-8811 or send questions to AFOA.


27, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24—Macon, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Profitable Marketing and Harvesting of Timber. Call Dennis Reginelli at (601)726-4326 or Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

28—Jackson, Mississippi 8 AM - 4 PM. How to Manage Your CRP Pine Plantation. Call Bill Maily at (601)372-4651 or Stephen Dicke at (601)857-2284.

29—Wilcox County, Alabama 9 AM. Auction of Sawmill and Logging Equipment at Chapman Hardwoods and Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. Contact Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395 or http://www.tval.com/auction.

31-Sept. 3—Athens, Georgia. Jurisdictional Delineation of Piedmont Wetlands. Contact Marcie Todd at (706)542-6645 or toddm@gactr.uga.edu.

September 1998

1—Satellite Broadcast - 12 Alabama Sites 6 PM - 9:30 PM. Opportunities for Sustainable and Profitable Forest Management - Part 1 of a Series: Managing Your Forest Resources to Achieve Your Objectives. See 9/8 & 9/15. Fee: $20 for all three sessions. Contact Christie Prout or Lisa Salinas at (334)636-9642 or lsalinas@ascc.edu or register at http://www.ascc.edu/CFPCT2.HTM.

1, 8, 15—Hazlehurst, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. How to Manage Your CRP Pine Plantations. Call Shelby Bearden at (601)894-4081 or Stephen Dicke at (601)857-2284.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29—Water Valley, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Forest Management Plan Development and Use. Call Steve Cummings at (601)675-2730 or Clay Ware at (601)226-6000.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29—Waynesboro, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Profitable Marketing and Harvesting of Timber. Call Allen McReynolds at (601)735-2243 or Glenn Hughes at (601)477-9801.

2—Marion County, Alabama 7:45 AM. Forest Roads Workshop. Speaker: Dr. Richard Brinker, Dean of Auburn University's School of Forestry. Fee: $50 advance, $75 at door. Contact Tony Avery at (205)921-3843 or 921-9841 (fax).

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

2—Macon County, Alabama 6 PM. "New Student" Picnic at Camp Atkins, Tuskegee. The picnic provides an opportunity for new students in Tuskegee's forestry and environmental science programs to meet professionals in their fields of interest (professionals in those fields urged to attend). Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809.

8—Pickens County, Alabama 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission Office, Carrollton. Finalize plans for Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) for 5th Grade Students on October 6 & 7. Call John Sutton at (205)367-8232.

8—Satellite Broadcast - 12 Alabama Sites 6 PM - 9:30 PM. Establishing Forests - Part 2 of a Series: Managing Your Forest Resources to Achieve Your Objectives. See 9/1 & 9/15. Fee: $20 for all three sessions. Contact Christie Prout or Lisa Salinas at (334)636-9642 or lsalinas@ascc.edu or register at http://www.ascc.edu/CFPCT2.HTM.

8—Washington County, Alabama 6:30 PM. County Soil & Water Conservation District Meeting at the USDA Service Center, Jackson. Discuss Soil & Water Conservation Issues. Call Toni Ice at (334)246-0245.

8, 15, 22—Lexington, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. How to Manage Your CRP Pine Plantation. Call Walter Jackson at (601)834-2795 or Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

9—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission Office. Call Monica McCravy at (256)734-0573.

9—Monroe County, Alabama 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Agricultural Center. Call Gary Cole at (334)743-2350.

9—Fayette County, Alabama 10 AM. Timberland Auction: 160 acres and 120 acres. Located in tent north of downtown Fayette across from airport. Contact GrangerThagard & Associates at 1-800-996-2877 or gtauctions@aol.com. GrangerThagard Auctions has a website at http://www.gtauctions.com.

9-11—Macon County, Alabama. 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Tuskegee University Forest/Natural Resource Program. Location: Kellogg Executive Conference Center. Forest owners are welcome to attend. Call Lewis Black, Jr., at (334)724-4493 or check the website at http://agriculture.tusk.edu/30yrs/30th.html.

10—Butler County 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Greenville-Butler County Public Library. Call Paul Hudgins at (334)376-9114.

10—Jefferson County, Alabama 5:30 PM. POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 24!! Storm Water Management Authority Board Meeting to vote on budget and associated property taxes. See September 24.

12—Clay County, Alabama. Farm Safety Day Camp for Children & Parents. Call Henry Dorough at (205)362-6187.

14-15—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Statistics for Forest Inventory with Dr. Richard G. Oderwald, Virginia Tech. Fee: $295 before 8/21, otherwise $345. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

15—Satellite Broadcast - 12 Alabama Sites 6 PM - 9:30 PM. Forest Stand Management - Part 3 of a Series: Managing Your Forest Resources to Achieve Your Objectives. See 9/1 & 9/8. Fee: $20 for all three sessions. Contact Christie Prout or Lisa Salinas at (334)636-9642 or lsalinas@ascc.edu or register at http://www.ascc.edu/CFPCT2.HTM.

15—Coosa County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Treasure Forest Banquet with presentation by Dan James. Location: Poplar Point Camp, Hanover. Call Annette Spivey at (256)377-4750.

16—Choctaw County, Alabama 10 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension System office, Butler. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133

16-17—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Global Positioning Systems & Data Recorders with Dr. Richard G. Oderwald, Virginia Tech. Fee: $295 before 8/21, otherwise $345. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

17—Jefferson County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Timberland as an Investment at the Sheraton Perimeter Park South, Birmingham. Fee: $215 or $185 before 8/16. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or send questions to besong@preceda.com.

17—Winston County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Double Springs Community Center. Call Johnna Godsey at (205)489-5014.

17—Elmore County, Alabama 6 PM. Attracting Song Birds with speaker Mac Cone — a program of the County Treasure Forest Landowners Association at Catfish Country Restaurant, Wetumpka. Call Rick Beauchamp at (334)567-6301 or Lynn Justiss at (334)567-5486.

17-18—Nashville, Tennessee. Estate Planning for Forest Landowners. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or send questions to besong@preceda.com.

17-18—Blacksburg, Virginia. Forest Road and Trail Location Techniques for Steep Terrain. Call (540)231-5182 or visit http://www.conted.vt.edu/forestry/road.htm.

19—Satellite & Internet Broadcast Noon - 3 PM. Taking Back Our Constitution - Part VI: Your Citizenship. Tune in on America's Voice Network or the internet. Contact Angie Wheeler at 1-800-548-7299 or awheeler@fcref.org.

19-23—Traverse City, Michigan. National Convention of the Society of American Foresters at Grand Traverse Resort on the shores of Lake Michigan. Fee: $290. Numerous break-out sessions and tours. Call Linda O'Keefe at (301)897-8720 x 106.

20-22—Baldwin County, Alabama. 49th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Forestry Association at The Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Fee: $210. Call (334)265-8733.

22-23—Starkville, Mississippi. Global Positioning System: a certificate program for the natural resource professional Fee: $245 includes $30 discount if paid by 9/15. Contact Alan F. Brown at (601)325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu.

23 & 24—New Ellenton, South Carolina. Demonstrations of Kudzu Control using herbicides and soybean looper on 23rd. Demonstration of Annosum Root Rot Control using borax applicator attached to feller buncher on 24th. Register by 9/11. Call Dr. John Taylor at (404)347-2718.

24—Montgomery County, Alabama. Annual Natural Resource Tour and Fish Fry on Bill Livingston Tract near Pine Level. Call Bobby Hanks at (334)265-0233.

24—Milledgeville, Georgia 4 PM Regional Landowner Workshop at Milledgeville Country Club. Fee: $10, includes meal. Call Georgia Forestry Association at (770)416-7621.

24—Randolph County, Alabama 5:30 PM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Wedowee. Call Charles Wise at (256)357-2178.

24—Jefferson County, Alabama 5:30 PM. Storm Water Management Authority Board Meeting to vote on budget and associated property taxes. At Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Executive Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Call AFOA at (205)987-8811.

24, Oct. 1, 8, 15—New Augusta, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Forest Investment and Taxation. Call Roger Jones at (601)964-3668 or Glenn Hughes at (601)477-9801.

25-26—Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Annual Meeting of American Paulownia Association at the Holiday Inn. Call Tom Copas at (423)675-6281.

25-27—Platteville, Wisconsin. Annual Meeting of Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association. Call WWOA at (715)346-4798.

28—Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM. Evaluating Your Forestry Investments: Practical Tools for Foresters and Forest Landowners with Instructor Dr. Steve Bullard, MSU Professor of Forestry. Fee: $245 includes $30 discount if received before 9/9. Contact Alan F. Brown at (601)325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu.

29—Grenada, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. How to Manage Your CRP Pine Plantation. Call Steve Winters at (601)226-2061 or Tim Traugott at (601)226-6000.

29-30—Blacksburg, Virginia. Forest Finance: Basic Computer Applications and Case Analysis. At Virginia Tech Continuing Education Center. Call Professor Harry Haney, Jr., at (540)231-5212.

29-30—Jackson, Mississippi. Forest Inventory (not for beginners) with Instructors Drs. Bruce Border and Barry Shiver. Recommended text book is Sampling Techniques for Forest Resource Inventory by Shiver and Border, available at John Wiley Publishing, 1-800-255-5945 or Amazon.com. Registration fee: $299 with $21 discount if mailed 2 weeks prior to class. Call Lindsey Campbell at (706)769-6600.

30—Blackstock, South Carolina. Uneven-Aged Management—A General Introduction. Contact Philip O. Epps at (803)276-1091.

30-Oct. 1—Southern Pines, North Carolina. Silviculture for Intensively Managed Plantations with instructors, Drs. *H. Lee Allen, Steve McKeand, and Bob Abt. Fee: $445 includes room, meals & field tour transportation. Call Kelley Duffield at (919)515-3184 or obtain program and registration information at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/feop/silvicul.html.

October 1998

1-2—Mobile County, Alabama. Forest Landowner Conference: Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Location: Mobile Clarion. Wide variety of topics include Black Bear Initiative, Pond Construction and Forestry Tour. Fee: $58 if received by 9/23, $78 after. For additional information or to receive a registration form, call Fran Whitaker at the Alabama Forestry Association at (334)265-8733.

2-4—Shelby County, Alabama. Becoming An Outdoors Woman. 4-H Center on Lay Lake. Fee: $140. Call Gail Moore at (334)242-3623. Review program at http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/bow.html

4-7—Minneapolis, Minnesota. Farming the Agroforest for Specialty Products at the DoubleTree Park Place Hotel. Session topics include: Botanicals and Medicinals, Decorative and Handicraft Products, and Forest-Based Food Products. Fee: $145 includes $30 discount if received by 9/1. A few "scholarships" are available for landowners, farmers, and small scale producers. Contact Program Coordinator Scott Josiah at (612)624-7418 or CINRAM@forestry.umn.edu.

6-7—Lee County, Alabama. Forestry for Non-forestry Professionals. Fee: $345. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or send questions to besong@preceda.com.

6-7—Starkville, Mississippi. Curve Sawing: A workshop on a new technology that will produce about 15-20 percent more lumber from small timber. Fee: $295 includes $30 discount if received by 9/27. Contact Alan F. Brown at (601)325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu.

6 & 7—Pickens County, Alabama 9 AM - Noon. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) for all 5th Grade Students, Pickensville. To volunteer your assistance, call John Sutton at (205)367-8232.

6-15—Blacksburg, Virginia. Wildlife Habitat and Plant Management. Contact David Waterman at (540)231-5486 or dmwater@vt.edu.

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

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

8—Raleigh, North Carolina. Addressing Biological Risk I: Insects and Diseases of Southern Pines. Contact Kelley Duffield at (919)515-3184 or visit the website BadBugs.

8—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Jim's Restaurant, Killen. Discuss 10/13 & 14 FAWN event and upcoming workshops. Call Steve McEachron at (256)764-4382.

8—Chambers County, Alabama 5 PM. Private Organizations Available to Assist the Small Non-Industrial Timberland Owner: Fall Landowner Conference at Farmers Federation Agricultural Center, Highway 50 East, LaFayette, sponsored by the County Forestry Planning Committee. Barbecue available at $2 per plate. Call Bill Frazer at (334)864-9955.

8—Bibb County, Alabama 6 PM. Land-Use Planning in the Cahaba River Basin: What can forest owners do to keep control of their forested investments? Prime Rib Night (Dutch Treat) at Sawmeal Restaurant, 3 miles south of Brent on Hwy. 5. Call Bill Guy at (205)956-1161 or J. B. Cooper, Jr., at (205)339-9319.

9—Jackson County, Alabama 11:30 AM - 2:15 PM. Tour of Jack McQuinn's Treasure Forest near Trenton. Topics: Wildlife Plants, Food, & Management and Hardwood & Pine Management. Call Dus Rogers at (256)574-2143.

9-11—Dekalb County, Alabama. Annual Retreat of Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club at DeSoto State Park. Featured guests will be the Myczack Riverkeepers. $100 for registration includes 2 nights at park lodge. Call Joe Copeland at (205)287-1652 or Susan Hammack at (205)838-2142. Editor's Note: Be aware that you will probably hear great wailing and gnashing of teeth about timber harvesting on private land at this meeting. We hope you'll attend and explain how "working" forestland is natural and good. It provides clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, beautiful scenery, and jobs and income for people. Otherwise, have fun. It's a great place to spend the weekend.

10—Tallahassee, Florida 10 AM - 3 PM. Open House at Tall Timbers Research Station. Wagon Tours, Exhibits, Prescribed Fire Demonstrations and more. Call Rose Rodriguez at (850)893-4153 ext. 258.

12-15—Starkville, Mississippi. Management & Regeneration of Hardwoods with a diverse group of instructors. $375; discount $30 if received by 10/5. For class information, contact Alan F. Brown at (601)325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu. For on-campus lodging, call (601)325-2434. For off-campus lodging contact Starkville Chamber of Commerce at (601)323-5783.

12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9—Grenada, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Forest Management Plan Development and Use. Call Steve Winters at (601)226-2061 or Clay Ware at (601)226-6000.

13—Bullock County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Field Tour of Sedgefield Plantation. Look at management practices being instituted by new owners. Tour is open to public. Lunch provided. Please call Jimmie Smitherman to reserve your place on the tour: (334)738-2580.

13—Colbert County, Alabama 10 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at County Courthouse, Tuscumbia. Call John Everitt at (256)383-4376.

13 & 14—Lauderdale County, Alabama 8:30 AM - 2 PM. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) for elementary students at Joe Wheeler State Park. To volunteer, call Steve McEachron at (256)764-4382.

14—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission Office. Call Monica McCravy at (256)734-0573.

14—Walker County, Alabama 5:30 PM. Timberland as an Investment with instructors Fletcher Majors, Jr., Great Southern Land Co. and Elton Coley, Tomlinson Timber Group. Available timber tracts will be presented. Program is free, but limited to first 50 who register at 1-800-782-5263. See 10/15, Jefferson County & 10/19, Tuscaloosa County.

15—Jackson County, Alabama. Farm Safety Day Camp for Children & Parents. Call Alan Smart at (205)657-6336.

15—Choctaw County/Covington County, Alabama 7 AM - 5 PM. Annual Forestry Tour of Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center for Choctaw County Forest Owners. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

15—Escambia County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Tour and Program on "Artificial Regeneration" in conjunction with the County Soil & Water Conservation District Annual Meeting at F. A. Hauss Nursery in Atmore. To reserve your place, call David Elliott at (334)867-8042 ext. 3 or Marisa Lee Sasser at 867-7760.

15—Macon County, Alabama 11 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension Office, Tuskegee. Call John Pulliam at (334)727-0340.

15—Macon County, Alabama 2 PM. County Timber Producer's Council Meeting to discuss and solve forest products transportation problems. If you would like to attend as a "reporter" for AFOA, please call Lee at (205)987-8811. For meeting location, call County Engineer Glenn Drummond at (334)724-2619.

15—Jefferson County, Alabama 5:30 PM. Timberland as an Investment with instructors Fletcher Majors, Jr., Great Southern Land Co. and Elton Coley, Tomlinson Timber Group. Available timber tracts will be presented. Program is free, but limited to first 50 who register at 1-800-782-5263. See 10/14, Walker County & 10/19, Tuscaloosa County.

16—Valdosta, Georgia. Timber Cruising Basics. This course is designed for landowners, real estate professionals, accountants, lawyers, wildlife biologists and others who want to understand how foresters estimate timber volumes. Instructors: *Jon Aschenbach, and *Bob Schumacher. Fee: $175; $20 discount if paid by 9/25. Contact Marcie Todd at (706)542-6645 or toddm@gactr.uga.edu.

16-18—Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. 15th Annual Meeting of The American Chestnut Foundation at Longwood Gardens. Fee: $100. Contact TACF at (802)447-0110 or chestnut@acf.org.

18-21—Clemson, South Carolina. National Symposium on Horse Trails in Forest Ecosystems. Emphasis will be on impacts on landscape, user conflicts, and horse-trail campgrounds. Contact Donna Arterburn at (864)656-0605 or donna@strom.clemson.edu or visit Strom Thurmond Institute website at http://www.strom.clemson.edu for details.

19—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at Birmingham Water Works Pumphouse Conference Room (Sicard Hollow Road near US 280 & I-459). If you cannot attend, please call Bill Guy (205)956-1161 or J. B. Cooper (205)339-9319 to voice your support of their work guarding the rights of forest property owners.

19—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 5:30 PM. Timberland as an Investment with instructors Fletcher Majors, Jr., Great Southern Land Co. and Elton Coley, Tomlinson Timber Group. Available timber tracts will be presented. Program is free, but limited to first 50 who register at 1-800-782-5263. See 10/14, Walker County & 10/15, Jefferson County.

19-21—Madison County, Alabama. Regional Agro-Forestry Conference at the Huntsville Hilton. Fee: $75. Call Dr. George Brown or Dr. Phil Cannon at (256)851-5462 or 858-4189.

19-22—Starkville, Mississippi. Prescribed Burning Short Course with a diverse list of instructors. Fee: $375; $30 discount if received by 10/5. Contact Alan F. Brown at (601)325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu.

19, 26, Nov. 2, 9—Leakesville, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Forest Herbicide Short Course. Call Mark Gillie at (601)394-2702 or Glenn Hughes at (601)477-9801.

20, 21, 22, & 23—Cullman County, Alabama 9 AM - 2 PM. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) for 750 County 6th Graders. To volunteer to help, call Monica McCravy at (256)734-0573.

20-21—Valdosta, Georgia. Timber Cruising You Can Count On. This course is designed to help practicing timber cruisers. Fee: $325; $20 discount if paid by 9/29. Contact Marcie Todd at (706)542-6645 or toddm@gactr.uga.edu.

20-22—Moultrie, Georgia. Sunbelt Ag Expo. Among many other things a Wood Mizer Portable Sawmill will be demonstrated. Call Wood Mizer's Georgia office for details at (770)251-4894.

22—Monroe County, Alabama 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Fall Forestry Tour: First Thinnings of Pine Plantations, Wildlife Openings, CRP Regulations, Prescribed Burn Demonstration. Transportation and Lunch Provided. Begin tour at County Agricultural Center on Agricultural Drive, just north of Alabama Southern. Call Rick Dorrance at (334)575-3156 ext. 237.

22—Winston County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Double Springs Community Center. Call Johnna Godsey at (205)489-5014.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

October 22—Jefferson County, Alabama 7 PM. Hardwood Forests: Emphasis on Renewal with Forester Eddie Stone, Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Discussion will include hardwood management and practical ways for forest owners to improve timber quality on hardwood-capable soils. 120 free hardwood seedlings will be given to attendees - donated by Central Florida Lands & Timber tree nursery. Location: Scrushy Library, Vestavia Hills (2 miles north of I-65 on U.S. 31). Plan to have dinner (no-host) at 5:30 p.m. with Mr. Stone at Ruby Tuesday, just north of the library. For details, contact AFOA at (205)987-8811 or Send Email.


22—Mobile County, Alabama 7 PM. Mobile County Landowners Association (MCLA) Supper Night at Jon Archer Agricultural Center. Program will feature short speeches by local candidates for public offices and election of MCLA Officers. Call Keith Graham at (334)649-3729.

22-23—Orlando, Florida. Intensive Forest Management - Growing Trees Fast with Instructors Drs. Barry D. Shiver and Bruce E. Border. Fee: $299 includes $21 discount if mailed 2 weeks prior to class. Call Lindsey Campbell at (706)769-6600.

22, 29, Nov. 5, 12—Tylertown, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Introduction to Forestry Investment and Taxation. Call Lamar Adams at (601)876-4021 or Stephen Dicke at (601)857-2284.

23-24—Jefferson County, Alabama. Return of the Natives: Central South Native Plant Conference. Fee: $65. Call Mary Jo Modica toll-free at 1-888-349-1815.

24—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 8 AM - 1 PM. 18th Annual Tuscaloosa County Forestry Field Day. Topics include Warrior River, Wildlife Management, Pine Release, Beaver Control, & Hardwood Management. Contact S. Wayne Ford at (205)349-3886 ext. 299 or sford@acesag.auburn.edu.

24—Clay County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Treasure Forest Landowner Tour. Topics include Wildlife Management, Forest Recreation, and Forest Management. Meet at Midway School. Call Earl Smith at (256)396-2441.

24—Bolivar, Tennessee 10 AM. Auction at G & R Sawmill includes dozers, loaders, forklifts and trucks. Contact Tri-State at 1-800-334-4395 or http://www.tval.com/auction.

25—Jackson County, Alabama 2 - 3:30 PM. Tour Jack McQuinn's Treasure Forest near Trenton. Topics: Forestry & Wildlife. Call Jack McQuinn at (256)776-2183.

26-29—Athens, Georgia. Southern Forestry Geographic Information Systems Conference and Pre-Conference Workshops on 26th & 27th. Fees: Conference - $295; Workshops - $215 each. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706)542-7813 or Hubbard@smokey.forestry.uga.edu or Steve Nodine at (864)656-7723 or snodine@FORSonline.org.

29—Bibb County, Alabama 6 PM. Adoption of By-Laws & Mission Statement of Rural Cahaba Forest Landowners Association at Sawmeal Restaurant, 3 miles south of Brent on Hwy. 5. For details call Dr. Alan Belcher at (205)926-9931. Editor's note: Cahaba Watershed Forestry Association was chosen for the name of the new organization.

30—Elmore County, Alabama 9 AM - Noon. Fall Forestry Tour on the Austin Plantation: Topics include Thinning Operation of 12 Year Old CRP Plantation, Forest Fertilization, and Effects of Thinning Operations on Wildlife. Tour leader is Ron Hilyer, Clearwater Foresters. Lunch provided by Farmers' Federation, but please reserve your place by 10/26 by calling Lynn Justiss at (334)567-5486 or Rick Beauchamp at 567-6301.

November 1998

1-3—Panama City Beach, Florida. Foresters Practicing Forestry: Are We Becoming An Endangered Species, Too? Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Society of American Foresters. Fee: $100. Contact Charles Hall at (706)845-9085 or cthjr@mindspring.com.

3—Falls Church, Virginia. Timber Income Tax for Accountants, CPAs, and Tax Practitioners. Call Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr., at (540)231-5212 or fax (540)231-9886.

3-4—Tifton, Georgia. Herbicides in Forestry. Fee: $275. Contact Marcie Todd at (706)542-6645 or toddm@gactr.uga.edu.

3, 10, 17, 24—Mendenhall, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Profitable Marketing and Harvesting of Timber. Call Perry Lee at (601)847-1335 or Stephen Dicke at (601)851-2284.

3, 10, 17, 24—Hattiesburg, Mississippi 7 - 9 PM. Longleaf Pine Management. Call Lee Taylor at (601)545-6083 or Clayton Rouse at (601)794-8504 or Glenn Hughes at (601)477-9801.

4—Clarke County, Alabama 8:45 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee 24th Annual Forestry Tour will highlight Grove Hill United Methodist Church forestland. Topics will include Best Management Practices for Water Quality, Wildlife Management, Forest Management, Herbicides, Soil Erosion, and Forest Road Construction. Lunch provided by Monsanto Company. Leave at 9 AM from National Guard Armory on Highway 84 East in Grove Hill. Tour & lunch are free, but please reserve your place by calling (334)275-3121 or 275-3283.

4—Blount County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Tour of Kenneth Wright's BMP (Best Management Practices for Water Quality) Reclamation Project. Meet at Jack's Hamburger Restaurant at Highway 231, Blountsville. Call Gladys Daily at (205)274-2231.

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

5—Williamsburg, Virginia. Timber Income Tax for Accountants, CPAs, and Tax Practitioners. Contact David Waterman at (540)231-5486 or dmwater@vt.edu

5—Tallahassee, Florida 7 AM. Annual Gamebird Management Field Day at Foshalee Plantation. Topics include quail management, feeding experiment, results of 1998 hatch, use of herbicides, discussion of new prescribed fire regulations. Fee: $40 includes $20 discount for members of Tall Timbers. Call Rose Rodriguez at (850)893-4153 ext. 258.

5—Nashville, Tennessee 8 AM. Timber Tax Workshop at Ramada Inn Governor's House. Fee: $30. Call Larry Tankersley at (423)974-7977 or Candice Dinwiddie at (615)883-3832.

5—Winston County, Alabama 9 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) for elementary students. At Houston Recreation Area, Bankhead National Forest. To help, call Johnna Godsey at (205)489-5014.

5—Macon County, Alabama 9 AM. Small Acreage Forest Landowner Conference: A 12-year Review of Highlights in Managing Small Forested Tracts for Pleasure and Profit. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809 or 727-0006.

7—Coosa County, Alabama. Tour of Chuck Welden's Forestland to include Quail Management, Timber Thinning, Pond Management, Longleaf Pine Management, & Prescribed Burning. Call Annette Spivey at (256)377-4750, Blake Kelley at 377-4638, or Roger Vines at 377-4713.

7—Bibb County, Alabama 10 AM. Sawmill & Logging Equipment Auction at Bill Brown Sawmill, Brierfield on Highway 139. Call Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395 or visit Tri-State's Website.

7—Clarke County, Alabama. Jackson Fall Festival will include Lumberjack Competition (with cash awards to winners) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Susan at (334)246-3251 or jacksoncoc@solution.com.

9—Virginia Beach, Virginia. Global Positioning System. Contact David Waterman at (540)231-5486 or dmwater@vt.edu.

9-10—Athens, Georgia. Forest Finance: Basic Applications and Case Studies. Instructor: Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $295. Contact Marcie Todd at (706)542-6645 or toddm@gactr.uga.edu.

9-12—Choctaw County, Alabama 4:30 PM - 7 PM. Hunter Safety Course. As always, urge hunters who lease your land to take this course. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133 or for other hunter education courses in Alabama, call Ray Metzler at 1-800-245-2740 or visit http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/hesched.html.

10—Lee County, Alabama 2 PM. Arithmetic, Population, and Energy: Weaver Lecture Series address on "Sustainable Development" by Dr. Albert Allen Bartlett, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, University of Colorado. Program at Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center. Contact Dr. David South at (334)844-1022 or dsouth@forestry.auburn.edu.

10-11—Lee County, Alabama. Forestry Herbicides. Fee: $345. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or send questions to besong@preceda.com.

10-13—Athens, Georgia. Forest Production — Silvicultural Relationships. Instructors are Professors *H. Lee Allen(NCSU) and *Larry Morris(UGA). Fee: $625. Contact Susan A. King at (706)542-6640 or kings@gactr.uga.edu.

11—Pike County, Alabama 9 AM - 3 PM. Enhancing Wildlife Habitat Through Selective Vegetation Management. Speakers to include Dr. Jeanne Jones, MSU Wildlife & Fisheries Dept., Mark Thomas, American Cyanamid, and others. Meet at Troy State University Arboretum. Lunch provided. Space limited - RSVP. Call Michelle Isenberg at (256)825-0512 or voice mail at 1-800-426-2451 ext. 825-0512.

12—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission Office. Call Monica McCravy at (256)734-0573.

12-13—Athens, Georgia. Advanced Forestry for Non-Foresters. Fee: $295. Contact Marcie Todd at (706)542-6645 or toddm@gactr.uga.edu.

12-13—Charlotte, North Carolina. Perspectives on Sustainable Forestry for the South. Fee: $145. Contact Kelley Duffield at (919)515-3184 or duffield@cfr.cfr.ncsu.edu or visit the program website at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/feop/sustain.html.

12-13—Florence, Mississippi. Project Learning Tree Facilitator Training at Twin Lakes Conference Center. Learn to be facilitator for PLT educational programs. Call Harold Anderson at (601)359-2838.

12-15—Savannah, Georgia. National Tree Farm Convention at Hyatt Regency Hotel. Fee: $175. Also Tax Seminar, Pre- and Post-Convention Tours for additional fees. Call Sue Shaddeau at (770)451-7106.

14—Montgomery County, Alabama 8 AM - 3 PM. Montgomery/Elmore Forestry, Fish & Wildlife Field Day for Urban Youth. Meet at B. A. Parson Sporting Clays. Topics: Fishing & Aquatic Ecosystems, Shooting Sports & Safety, Wildlife Identification. Call Shannon Andress at (334)265-0233.

15-19—Baldwin County, Alabama. Annual Conference on Water Resources. Call American Water Resources Association at (703)904-1225.

16—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at Associated General Contractors building. Agenda to include discussion of whether Cahaba Watershed Forestry Association should be given a vote on the committee. Contact Bill Guy at (205)956-1161 or wguy@bigfoot.com or call J. B. Cooper at (205)339-9319 or Dr. Alan Belcher at (205)926-9931. Editors' Note: We are seeing watershed protection groups forming in Alabama, some financed by U.S. EPA, and wonder if forest owners have seen groups similar to the Cahaba River Basin Project (with Stakeholders and Steering Committees)in other parts of the U.S.? If yes, please send note to AFOA.

17-19—Charleston, South Carolina. Longleaf Alliance 2nd Biennial Conference. Speakers, posters, exhibitors, and field trip addressing all aspects of longleaf management. Fee: $225. Contact Mark Hainds at (334)222-7779 or hainds@alaweb.com or register online at http://www.clemson.edu/extfor/courses. Post Conference Tour of Savannah River Site on Oct. 20 - $20. Contact John Blake at (803)725-8721.

18—Autauga County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Annual Forestry Tour. Topics include plantation thinning, wildlife management, & prescribed burning. For map to location, call John Pirtle at (334)361-0576.

18—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Mt. Olive Community Center. Discuss plans for February Urban Forestry Fair. Call Rod Goode at (205)823-6400.

18-19—North Charleston, South Carolina. Forest Inventory (not for beginners) with Instructors Drs. Bruce Border and Barry Shiver. Recommended text book is Sampling Techniques for Forest Resource Inventory by Shiver and Border, available at John Wiley Publishing, 1-800-255-5945 or Amazon.com. Fee: $299 with $21 discount if mailed 2 weeks prior to class. Call Lindsey Campbell at (706)769-6600.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL TOUR & PROGRAM

November 19—Cullman County, Alabama 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Logging Site & Hanceville Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Plant with tour leaders/foresters Keith Plott & Tim Thornhill. Consulting Forester Billy Rye, Forest Management Specialists, will present program on "The Best Way to Sell Timber." Park cars at Hanceville OSB plant parking lot 1 mile south of intersection of U.S. 31 and Ala. 91 on U.S. 31. Transportation and lunch provided - reservations required by Thursday, 11/12/98. Call AFOA at (205)987-8811 or send reservation request to AFOA or fax (205)987-9824.


19—Macon County, Alabama 11 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension System Building, Tuskegee. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809 or 727-0006.

20—Walker County, Alabama 11 AM. Bid Opening for Pocahontas Land Company Sale of 2,263 Acres in 14 Tracts. For detailed information call Fletcher Majors at (334)273-8633 or Elton Coley at (256)360-2447.

21—Ecru, Mississippi 10 AM. Auction of Portable Sawmills & Logging Equipment at Wilder Brothers Sawmill. Call Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395 or visit Tri-State's Website.

December 1998

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

3—Jefferson County, Alabama 2 PM. (postponed "tentatively" to the 10th)   Meeting of the Storm Water Management Authority Executive Committee. For location contact AFOA at (205)987-8811 or Email to AFOA or Zhaleh McCullers (SWMA) at (205)325-1440.

8-9—Starkville, Mississippi. Forest Herbicides: Understanding the Latest Developments in Technology, Research and Application. Fee: $225; $30 discount if paid by 12/1. Contact Sandra Caceres at (601)325-0100 or scaceres@cfr.msstate.edu.

9—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission Office on Sportsmans Lake Road. Call Monica McCravy at (256)734-0573.

9—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Birmingham Zoo. Discuss plans for February Urban Forestry Fair. Call Rod Goode at (205)823-6400.

10—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Lynda's Restaurant, Highway 72, Killen. Discuss Upcoming Tax Seminar, Grants, Funding & 501(c)(3) IRS Requirements for Planning Committee. Call Steve McEachron at (256)764-4382.

10—Coosa County, Alabama 11 AM. Auction of 476 forested acres east of the Coosa River. Contact GrangerThagard & Associates at 1-800-996-2877 or http://www.gtauctions.com.

10—Dallas County, Alabama 11:30 AM. Bid Opening for 5,756 Acres "Recreational/Timberland" Property in 11 tracts. For maps and a property description call The Great Southern Land Co., Inc., at 1-800-782-5263.

10—Jefferson County, Alabama 1:30 PM. Storm Water Management Authority Executive Committee Meeting in Birmingham City Hall, Mayor's Conference Room E, on the third floor.  Forest Owners should continue to monitor the SWMA which taxes them to pay for the clean up of urban water pollution.  The lawsuit brought against the Authority last spring by landowners is progressing very slowly, but now includes all 23 cities which are participants in the Authority. Call AFOA at (205)987-8811 or Zhaleh McCullers at (205)325-1440.

10-11—Athens, Georgia. Timber Income Tax with instructors Drs. Harry L. Haney, Jr., and William C. Siegel. Fee: $335; $20 discount if paid by 11/19. Contact Susan A. King at (706)542-6640 kings@gactr.uga.edu.

11—NATIONWIDE. Deadline! Last day of Conservation Reserve Sign-up that began on October 26. Some planting costs and land rent for 10-15 years paid by Federal Government to plant trees. Longleaf will be a favored species on old peanut fields in Southeast Alabama. Contact local office of USDA Farm Services Agency. See 2/25/99 Jefferson County for program on investment analysis and other information that a landowner should consider before signing a long term lease/contract.

16—Slayden, Tennessee  10 AM.  Auction of Sawmill, Loaders, & Semi-Tractor at Adkin Brothers & Trotter Sawmill.  Call Tri-State Auction and Realty at 1-800-334-4395 or visit their web site at http://www.tval.com/auction.

17—Macon County, Alabama 11 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Christmas Dinner at Home of Z Mount. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809 or 727-0006.

30, Jan. 2 & 6—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM - 5 PM. Christmas Tree Recycling at Sportsmans Lake Park - clean trees will be used for fish habitat in Smith Lake and donor will receive tree seedling to plant. Call Monica McCravy at (256)734-0573.

End of 1998 Calendar of Events