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1999 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 12/26/99

Take advantage of the many good contact phone numbers and internet addresses scattered throughout the 1999 Calendar.

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

January 1999

6—Blount County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at County Office Building, Oneonta. Plan February Forestry Trade Show. 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—Perry County, Alabama 11 AM. Sealed Bid Opening for Purchase of 433 Acres of Marengo & Perry County Land  (some timber) at Stockyard Cafe, Uniontown. Call John Hall & Company at (334)-270-8400 or Great Southern Land at 1-800-782-5263.

8-10—Lauderdale County, Alabama. Eagle Awareness and More at Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge. A weekend of guided eagle & wildlife study. Single: $130. Double: $150. Call 1-800-ALA-PARK.

10-13—Jefferson County, Alabama. Southern Landowner Outreach Conference. "If you need information about the services, programs and benefits available to you from USDA agencies, State agencies, universities and other organizations, this conference is for you." Location: Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. Fee: $175. Call, toll-free, 1-888-526-3227 or visit http://www.forestry.uga.edu/sloc.

12—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 1 PM. Hurricane Creek Watershed Forum will meet at the West Alabama Planning Conference Center, Northport. Attendance by forest owners is important. Call Dr. Alan Belcher at (205)926-9931.

13—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Camp Coleman, near Trussville, will feature a Sediment & Erosion Control Demonstration. Call Rod Goode at (205)823-6400.

14—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.

14—Raleigh, North Carolina 8:30 AM. Federal Income Tax Update for Forest Landowners. Instructor: Rick A. Hamilton*, Extension Forester, NC State. Fee: $65. Contact Jennifer Barnes at (919)515-3184 or visit the program web page at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/feop/taxes.html.

15-17—Marshall County, Alabama. Eagle Awareness and More at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge. A weekend of guided eagle & wildlife study. Single: $130. Double: $150. Similar programs on 1/22-24 & 1/29-31. For reservations call 1-800-ALA-PARK.

19—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at Associated General Contractors of America building near UAB. Contact Bill Guy at (205)956-1161 or wguy@bigfoot.com or call J. B. Cooper, Jr., at (205)339-9319.

19-21—Chicago, Illinois. The State of North America’s Private Land. Contact Charlie Persinger at (515)289-2331 ext. 12 or charliep@swcs.org.

20—Macon County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Forestry Tour leaves from Extension Service office, downtown Tuskegee. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809 or Mrs. Z Mount at 727-0006.

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

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

21—Macon County, Alabama 11 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension Service Office, downtown Tuskegee. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809.

26-27—Athens, Georgia. Wildlife Plantings and Erosion Control: BMPs and Beyond. A program to "broaden your array of forest land management recommendations for soil stabilization and wildlife plantings." Speakers: Ben Jackson* and Jeff Jackson*. Fee: $295; $20 discount if paid by 1/5/99. Contact Susan King at (706)542-6640 or kings@gactr.uga.edu.

28—Mobile County, Alabama 7 PM. Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting at Archer Agricultural Center. Call Austin Rainwaters at (334)633-0701.

28­29—Jackson, Tennessee. Kentucky-Tennessee Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting: Best Management Practices. Contact Wayne Clatterbuck at (423)974-7346.

28-30—Biloxi, Mississippi.  Management of Migratory Landbirds of the Southeast: State of Knowledge and Research Needs. Contact Kimberly G. Smith at (501) 575-3251 or kgsmith@comp.uark.edu.

February 1999

2—Walker County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at County Extension Office, Jasper. Call Danny Cain at (205)221-3392.

2-4—Starkville, Mississippi. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resource Managers: A comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the latest technology (computer aided mapping and more). Fee: $645; $50 discount if paid before 1/23. Contact Sandra Caceres at (601)325-0100 or  scaceres@cfr.msstate.edu.

3-5—Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference: an opportunity to share research related to outdoor recreation, leisure and resource-based tourism. Contact Becky Stephens at (423)974-5495 or rstephe1@utk.edu.

10—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.

10—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Birmingham City Hall in Conference Room A, 3rd Floor. Call Rod Goode at (205)823-6400.

11—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Lynda’s Restaurant, Killen. Discuss upcoming tax seminar (see Feb. 18) and spring program to make children aware of forestry. Call Steve McEachron at (256)764-4382.

11-12—Macon County, Alabama. Farmers Conference at Kellogg Foundation Center, Tuskegee. Tree seedlings will be given to those in attendance. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809.

11-12—Montgomery County. County Road and Bridge Summit (at Montgomery Civic Center) to discuss many problems related to local roads including access to forested areas of the state. Discussion will include logging truck weight restrictions, deterioration of county roads and bridges, and allocation of diesel fuel tax to county road departments. "Today over 800 rural bridges are in need of replacement to keep timberlands accessible for harvest. It will be increasingly difficult to manage forest resources without maintaining our secondary road system." Call the Association of County Commissioners of Alabama (ACCA) at (334)263-7594 or Bill Jones at the Alabama Forestry Association at (334)265-8733.

12—Nash County, North Carolina. Understanding Conservation Easements. Call Jennifer Barnes at (919)515-3184 or visit Forestry Extension Outreach Program web site at http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/feop/easements.html.

12—Choctaw County, Alabama 9 AM - Noon. Annual Tree Seedling Sale by County Forestry Planning Committee at National Guard Armory, Butler. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133.

13—Washington County, Alabama 10 AM. County Forestry Tour. Call Lynn Sullivan at (334)847-2972.

16—Jefferson County, Alabama 9 AM - 2 PM. Urban Forestry Fair for Elementary Students at Boutwell Auditorium and Linn Park. AFOA would like several members to talk to students at our "booth" about the value of privately managed forestland. 850 students attended 1998 Fair. Call Eyvon at AFOA at (205)987-8811 or write to: AFOA.

16-18—Shreveport, Louisiana. Tenth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Contact James D. Haywood at (318) 473-7226 or dhaywood/r8_kisatchie@fs.fed.us.

17—Walker County, Alabama 11 AM. Deadline for Delivery of Bids for Drummond Company Sale of 6,628 Acres in 16 Tracts. For detailed information call David Bowers at (205)384-2308 or Kent Morris at (205)384-2306.

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

18—Lauderdale County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Forest Taxation Seminar with Lou Hyman. Implications of partnerships, treatment of cost-share payments, maintenance costs, capital gains treatment, and changes in tax law. Call Steve McEachron at (256)764-4382.

22—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at Birmingham Regional Planning Commission. Call Linda Wyckoff for directions at (205)251-8139. For information of interest to forest owners, contact Bill Guy at (205)956-1161 or wguy@bigfoot.com or call J. B. Cooper, Jr., at (205)339-9319.

22-26—Covington County, Alabama. Prescribed Burning for In-experienced Burners at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, Andalusia. Registration fee: $395; Lodging & Meals at Center: $195; Lunches for non-boarders: $26. Call Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or ask questions via e-mail to besong@mindspring.com.

22-26—Nashville, Tennessee. Erosion Control: Investing in the Protection of Our Environment. Annual Conference and Trade Exposition of International Erosion Control Association (IECA). Contact Tracy Zuschlag at 1-800-455-4322 or ecinfo@ieca.org. IECA's web page is at http://www.ieca.org.

23—Walton County, Florida. Economic Value of Forests: Options to Maximize Landowner Returns. Contact Mike Jacobson at (352)846-0883 or mgj@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu.

24­26—Natchez, Mississippi. Mississippi Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting. Contact Thara Baker-Alley at (601)786-3961.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 25—Jefferson County, Alabama 7:00 PM. Long-Term Forest Production Leases: Considerations a Forest Owner Should Make Before Signing the Lease. Speaker: Edward F. Travis, consulting forester and real estate appraiser from Mobile. Several government and a few private programs seek to lease forest soils to produce a variety of forest products. The discussion will cover evaluation methods and income tax and estate planning considerations. Location: Vestavia Hills Public Library. Plan to attend 5:30 p.m. no-host dinner with Mr. Travis at nearby Red Lobster restaurant (2 miles north of I-65 on U.S. 31). Call AFOA at (205)987-8811 or send questions to AFOA. Also, see a short description of Union Camp's proposed Agro-Forestry (Land Leasing) Program.


26—Madison County, Alabama 9 AM. Annual Meeting and Landowner Seminar of Treasure Forest Association of Northeast Alabama: Wildlife Management. Meet at Tom Bevill Center at University of Alabama, Huntsville. Call Mark Sullivan at (256)532-1565.

26-27—Walker County, Alabama. Tree Sale: Wildlife and Ornamental Species. Wal-Mart Super Center Garden Center, Jasper. Sponsor: County Forestry Planning Committee. Call Danny Cain at (205)221-3592.

26-28—Barbour County, Alabama. Lake Eufaula’s Fins, Feathers, and Flowers Weekend at Lakepoint Resort State Park. A weekend of guided nature study. Single: $122. Double: $159. Call 1-800-544-5253 for reservations.

26-28—Baldwin County, Alabama. Alabama Forestry Association Mid-Winter Meeting at The Grand Hotel, Point Clear. Fee: $215. Call Fran Whitaker at (334)265-8733.

27—Blount County, Alabama 8 AM - 2 PM. "Great (Indoor) Outdoor Festival" - Annual Forestry Trade Show with Consulting Foresters, Timber Buyers, Reforestation Vendors, Arts & Crafts. Call Gladys Daily at (205)274-2231.

27—Macon County, Alabama 9 AM - Noon. High School Woodsman Competition for Four-Man Teams from Alabama High Schools. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809.

27—Jefferson County, Alabama 10 AM - 3 PM. White-Tailed Deer Management Seminar followed by Quality Deer Management Association branch organizational meeting. At Bessemer Civic Center. Fee: $25 individual and $35 with spouse (includes membership in QDMA). Contact W. F. Jones at (614)793-0265 or wjones1@columbus.rr.com or call QDMA at 1-800-209-DEER. QDMA Web Site at http://www.qdma.com.

28—Mobile County, Alabama 1 PM - 5:30 PM. White-Tailed Deer Management Seminar followed by Quality Deer Management Association branch organizational meeting. At Saraland Civic Center. Fee: $25 individual and $35 with spouse (includes membership in QDMA). Contact Troy Jones at (334)679-0788 or 341-4500 or tjones@iar.net or call QDMA at 1-800-209-DEER. QDMA Web Site at http://www.qdma.com.

28-March 2—Lexington, Kentucky. Twelfth Central Hardwood Forest Conference. Contact Jeff Stringer at (606)257-5994 or at jstringe@ca.uky.edu.

March 1999

2—Walker County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at County Extension Office, Jasper. Call Danny Cain at (205)221-3392.

2-4—Starkville, Mississippi. Global Positioning System: a certificate program for the natural resource professional. Fee: $425. Contact Alan F. Brown at (601)325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu.

4-5—Mobile County, Alabama. Landowner and Treasure Forest Conference (postponed by Hurricane Georges) at Clarion Hotel. Numerous topics and field trip. Fee: $58. Call Fran Whitaker at the Alabama Forestry Association at (334)265-8733.

6—Montgomery County, Alabama. Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board Meeting in Capitol Building Auditorium; enter from Union Street. Call Conservation Department at 1-800-262-3151 or Alabama Sportsman’s and Landowner’s Council, Inc. at (256)883-4438.

9-12—Choctaw County, Alabama 4:30 - 7 PM. Hunter Education Course. Call John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133. Urge hunters to take this class or contact Ray Metzler at 1- 800-245-2740 or http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/hesched.html for location of similar classes in other areas of the state.

10—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Birmingham Horticulture & Urban Forestry offices at the State Fair Grounds. Call Rod Goode at (205)823-6400.

10­13—Memphis, Tennessee. Ecology and Management of Bottomland Hardwood Systems. Fee: $200. Contact Sammy King at (318)266-8619 or sammy_king@nbs.gov or gaylord@sheltonbbs.com.

11—Jefferson County, Alabama 1 PM. Storm Water Management Authority Executive Committee Meeting in Mayor’s Conference Room E, 3rd Floor, Birmingham City Hall. For details about the latest activities of this public corporation that is being sued by landowners, please call J. B. Cooper at (205)339-9319 or AFOA at (205)987-8811.

12—Macon County, Alabama 9 AM. CRP Workshop on Prescribed Burning and First Thinning at Cunningham Farm, Milstead. Lunch provided. Call Dr. Peter Mount at (334)727-8809.

13—Monroe County, Alabama 8 AM. Prescribed Burning Workshop and Demonstration sponsored by County Forestry Planning Committee. Classroom in Monroeville; demonstration at Little River State Forest. Call Gary Cole at (334)743-2350.

13—Central City, Kentucky  9 AM to 5 PM. Portable Sawmill Demonstration at Brewco Industrial Park.  An open house sponsored by Brewco, Inc. & Timber Harvester.  Food and beverages will be provided for attendees at the show, but please register in advance by calling 1-800-237-6880 or sending email to brewcoinc@muhlon.com.

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

18—Pike County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Membership Meeting of Alabama Sportsman’s and Landowner’s Council, Inc., at the South Alabama Electric Cooperative Auditorium, Troy. "Discuss purpose and goals of ASLC and get membership input into concerns they have with hunting." Call Dr. Tom Sanders (334)335-3697, Tom Gilmore (205)942-2194, or Cecil Cash (334)366-2489.

18—Shelby County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Vulcan District Meeting at Lloyds Restaurant on US 280, Inverness Area. Fee: $20. Fax reservations to (334)262-1258 or call AFA at (334)265-8733 or Jan Seaman at (205)665-2536.  

18—Madison County, Alabama 7 PM. Planning & Managing the Sale of Hardwood Timber. Speaker: Steve Garland, Moss Lumber Company. Sponsored by Treasure Forest Association of Northeast Alabama. Call Mark Sullivan at (256)532-1565.

22—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at Greater Birmingham Association of Homebuilders, Homewood - (205)912-7000. For details of interest to forest owners contact Bill Guy at (205)956-1161 or J. B. Cooper, Jr., at 339-9319.

22-23—Calhoun County, Alabama. Arboriculture Workshop at Anniston City Meeting Center. Designed for urban tree care workers but may have some value for forest owners. Call David West at (256)237-1621.

23—Knoxville, Tennessee. Habitat Management for Wildlife. Call Dr. Wayne Clatterbuck at (423)974-7346.

23—Colbert/Lauderdale Counties, Alabama 7 PM. Alabama's Forests Through Time: Beginning 350 Million Years Ago Through The Present - How our forests are changing/adapting to the environment, and what is anticipated for the future.  A slide show by Dr. James Lacefield, Professor of Archaeology, UNA. Directions: From intersection of Court St. & Dr. Hicks Blvd. (also intersection of Highways 72, 43, 13, 17 & 157) go west on Dr. Hicks Blvd. approximately 0.35 mile, go left on Riverview Dr. approximately 0.1 mile. (Look for Board of Education sign) Turn left in the first drive at the Richards Center. The program will be in the auditorium.  Call Steve McEachron at (256)764-4382 or John Everitt at (256)383-4376.

23-24—Lee County, Alabama. Forest Roads. Instructor: Dr. Robert Tufts, Associate Professor of Forest Engineering, Auburn University. Fee: $365. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

23-24—Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. Enhancement of Reforestation at Surface Coal Mines: Interactive Forum. Contact Dianne Throgmorton (618) 536-5521 or diannet@siu.edu.

24—Pike County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Wiregrass District Meeting at The Pines, Troy. Fee: approx. $20. Fax reservations to (334)262-1258 or call AFA at (334)265-8733 or Dale Folmar at (334)897-5352.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP AND PROGRAM

March 25—Etowah County, Alabama 9:00 AM - 12 Noon. Timber Sale Basics with Consulting Forester Allen McCreless. Reservations not required. Wear clothes suitable for a walk in the woods.  Directions: Take Exit 188 on Interstate 59, north of Gadsden. Head northwest to a 4-way stop. Turn right and drive 3.8 miles. Turn left into paved driveway with brick columns. A no-host lunch will follow the program at a nearby restaurant. Call AFOA at (205)987-8811 or send questions to AFOA.


25—Bibb County, Alabama 5:30 PM. Cahaba River Basin Project Stakeholder Meeting at Centreville Baptist Church, 138 Court Square East, Centreville. For directions, contact local forest owner Dr. Alan Belcher at (205)926-9931. If you want to have a voice in this land use planning organization funded by the Federal Government contact forest owners Bill Guy at (205)956-1161 or J. B. Cooper, Jr., at (205)339-9319. 

27—Randolph County, Alabama 10 AM (Central). Auction of Sawmill & Logging Equipment at Probilt Manufacturing, Wedowee. Call Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395 or visit their website at http://www.tval.com/auction.

30—Orlando, Florida. The Use of Fire in Timber, Wildlife, and Cattle Management. Program at The Nature Conservancy Disney Wilderness Preserve. Contact Alan Long at (352)846-0891 or ajl@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu.

31—Nationwide. Annual Deadline for Submitting Grant Proposals to Bradley/Murphy Trust. The Trust offers grants up to $2,000 to underwrite development of educational facilities, assist in covering expenses of conducting educational programs, etc. Immediate attention is paid to proposals which involve private consulting foresters and non-industrial forest landowners and provide solutions to environmental problems through the free market system. For application write to: Harry E. Murphy, 3128 Woodhaven Drive, Birmingham, AL 35243.

April 1999

8—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Lynda’s Restaurant, Highway 72, Killen. Prepare for April 26-30 Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) program. Call Steve McEachron at (256)764-4382.

8—Covington County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Longleaf District Meeting at The Dixon Forestry Center, Andalusia. Fee: approx. $20. Fax reservations to (334)262-1258 or call AFA at (334)265-8733 or Rick Jones at (334)222-1168.


AFOA "FIELD" TRIP

April 10—Shelby County, Alabama 9:00 AM. Forestland Pickup Buyers Club. Meet at AFOA office at 2163 US 31 in Pelham. If you are planning to buy a pickup or sport utility vehicle in the next year, please join other AFOA members in a series of fun Saturday mornings shopping for the vehicle of your choice.   Contact Lee at (205)987-8811 or Send Email.


10—Tupelo, Mississippi 10 AM & 2 PM. Two Auctions of Sawmill Equipment, Loaders, Skidders, and Trucks. Call Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395 or visit their webpage at http://www.tval.com/auction.

13—Shelby County, Alabama 7 PM. Alabama Quail Hunters Club Meeting at Lloyds Restaurant on US 280. Guest speaker from Quail Unlimited. Contact Jeanise Frost at (205)665-7810. Visit their website at http://www.newleafpub.com/alaquail/index.html.

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

14—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at McWane Center, 200 19th Street North, Birmingham. Park in deck; tokens will be provided. Call Rod Goode at (205)823-6400.

14—Coosa County, Alabama 10 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Natural Resource Building, Hanover. Call Annette Spivey at (256)377-4750.

14—Macon County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Capital District Meeting at Back 40, Shorter. Fee: approx. $20. Fax reservations to (334)262-1258 or call AFA at (334)265-8733 or J. Ray Clifton at (334)566-4084.

14-15—Athens, Georgia. Intensive Forest Management. Instructors: Dr. Barry D. Shiver and Dr. Bruce E. Borders. The course "will benefit private landowners who have pines under cultivation for profit." Fee: $315. Contact Susan A. King at (706)542-6640 or kings@gactr.uga.edu. Register at http://www.gactr.uga.edu.

15—Pickens County, Alabama 9 AM. Aliceville Forestry Field Day for High School Students at the city park. To volunteer your help, call John Sutton at (205)367-8232.

15—Mobile County, Alabama 7 PM. Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting at Jon Archer Agriculture Center. Topic: The Tax Referendum. Call Mrs. Frankie Lou Rainwaters at (334)633-0701.

18-20—Biloxi, Mississippi. Southern Forest Economics Workshop Annual Meeting—Forest Investments: Improving the Odds. Contact Ian Munn at (601) 325-4546 or imunn@cfr.msstate.edu.

18-24—Alabama -- Statewide. Don’t Drop It On Alabama: PALS (People Against A Littered State) Spring Cleanup. To get involved call 1-800-ALA-PALS.

19-22—Starkville, Mississippi. Prescribed Burning Short Course at MSU. Fee: $375; $30 discount if paid by April 5. Contact Sandra Caceres at (601)325-0100 or scaceres@cfr.msstate.edu.

19—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at Greater Birmingham Association of Homebuilders, Homewood - (205)912-7000. For details of interest to forest owners contact Bill Guy at (205)956-1161 or J. B. Cooper, Jr., at 339-9319.

20—New Bern, North Carolina. Migratory Bird Identification - Coastal Plain. Contact Jennifer Barnes at (919)515-3184 or barnes@cfr.cfr.ncsu.edu or http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/feop/bird.html.

20-21—Jackson, Mississippi. Timber & Timberland Valuation. Instructor: Ed Travis. Fee: $385. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

20-21—Gainesville, Florida.  Fire: Friend or Foe!  1999 Florida Society of American Foresters/School of Forest Resources & Conservation Spring Symposium. Fee: $80. Contact Michael Jacobson at (352)846-0883 or visit the symposium website at: http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/Extension/sprsym.htm.

21-22—Cullman County, Alabama 9 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN). Program for 6th graders in city schools, private schools and home schools. To volunteer your assistance, call Monica McCravy at (256)734-0573.

22—Knoxville, Tennessee. Oak Regeneration Workshop: "A State of the Art." Call Dr. Wayne Clatterbuck at (423)974-7346.

22—Pollock, Louisiana. Wildlife Management Techniques for Foresters and Land Managers. At Camp Grant Walker. Fee: $25. Contact Todd Shupe at (225)388-4087 or tshupe@agactr.lsu.edu.

22—Winston County, Alabama 9 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) Program at Camp Maxwell for Haleyville 6th Grade Students. To help, call Johnna Godsey at (205)489-5014.

22—Tallapoosa County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Piedmont District Meeting at Cecil’s Downtown, Alex City. Fee: approx. $20. Fax reservations to (334)262-1258 or call AFA at (334)265-8733 or Joe Rogers at (256)839-6371.


AFOA ANNUAL MEETING

April 24—Lauderdale County, Alabama 8 AM. Educational Conference: What Should I Do With It? at Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge. Saturday meeting & lunch registration fee: $12 per person. Friday pre-meeting tours to Champion Paper Mill and Yeager Demonstration Forest are full. For registration and motel information and program details, contact AFOA at (205)987-8811 or click here.


24—Mobile County, Alabama 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM. April in the Savanna: a field trip to the Grand Bay Savanna led by staff members of The Nature Conservancy. Fee: $15. To register, call Shaun Flynn at (205)251-1155. For more details visit TNC-Alabama Events.

26-30—Lauderdale County, Alabama 9 AM - 2 PM. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) at Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville. To volunteer your assistance, call Mike Yeager (931)722-3648 or Bill Inskeep at (256)766-8839.

27—Gainesville, Florida. Forest Tree & Plant Identification. Contact Alan Long at (352)846-0891 or ajl@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu.

27—Clarke County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Delta District Meeting at Jackson Community House, Jackson. Fee: approx. $20. Fax reservations to (334)262-1258 or call AFA at (334)265-8733 or Doug Roberts at (334)626-5100.

27-28—Autauga County, Alabama. Making Intensive Forest Management Decisions. Holiday Inn, Prattville. Fee $320; $25 discount if paid by April 13. Call Lindsey Campbell at (706)769-6600.

28—Pickens County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) for Elementary School Students at Pickensville Recreation Area. To volunteer your help, call John Sutton at (205)367-8232.

28-30—Athens, Georgia. Forestry for Non-Foresters. Course is designed for people who work with foresters such as secretaries, landowners, and accountants. Fee: $325; $20 discount if postmarked by 4/7/99. Contact Susan A. King at (706)542-6640 or kings@gactr.uga.edu.

29—Marengo County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Black Belt District Meeting at Faunsdale Bar & Grill, Faunsdale. Fee: approx. $20. Fax reservations to (334)262-1258 or call AFA at (334)265-8733 or Wayne Lewis at (334)295-2304.

May 1999

1-13—Brazil, South America. Society of American Foresters Study Tour will focus on forestry in southeastern Brazil and offer an extension tour to the Amazon rainforest. For travel arrangements, call Kim Warren at 1-800-322-7032 ext. 119. For technical itinerary, contact Dick Reid at (941)488-2467 or rreid66519@aol.com.

4-5—Mobile County, Alabama. GIS/GPS (Geographic Information Systems & Global Positioning System) Seminar at Harrigan Forest Resource Center, University of Mobile. Instructors: George & Karen Barker. Fee: $365. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

4-5—Lee County, Alabama. Timberland Appraisal Basics. Instructor: Steven G. Burak. Fee: $365. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

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

5—Lawrence County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Valley District Meeting at O’Brien’s, Mount Hope. Fee: approx. $20. Fax reservations to (334)262-1258 or call AFA at (334)265-8733 or Adrian Blocker at (256)637-7222.

5-8—Nashville, Tennessee. Southern Forestry Conference: Forestry and Wildlife - It's a Natural. Opryland Hotel. Fee: $249. Call 1-800-325-2954.

6—Bahama, North Carolina. Migratory Bird Identification - Piedmont. Contact Jennifer Barnes at (919)515-3184 or barnes@cfr.cfr.ncsu.edu or http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/forest/feop/bird.html.

6—Chambers County, Alabama 8 AM CDST. Student Outdoor Classroom: Program on Forestry, Conservation, Fisheries & Wildlife at Chambers County Public Lake. To volunteer your help, call Clayton W. Schwind at (334)864-9368.

6—Clarke County, Alabama 10 AM. Ala-Tom Resource Conservation & Development Council - Quarterly Board Meeting at Thomasville City Hall. Contact Norman Burton at (334)275-3185 or nburton@al.nrcs.usda.gov.

6—Jackson County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Mountain District Meeting at Mud Creek Fish Camp, Stevenson. Fee: approx. $20. Fax reservations to (334)262-1258 or call AFA at (334)265-8733 or Randy Whitaker at (931)469-7272.

8—Conecuh County, Alabama 9 AM - 3 PM. A Walk in the Conecuh National Forest with Wildlife Biologist Mark Bailey. Fee: $15. Contact Shaun Flynn at The Nature Conservancy for location and other details at (205) 251-1155. For more details visit TNC-Alabama Events.

8—Mobile County, Alabama 10 AM. Treasure Forest Tour. Meet at Seven Hills Fire Station on Newman Road. Catfish dinner will be provided, but please call Kay by May 3rd for reservations at (334) 690-8445.

10—Calhoun County, Alabama 8 AM. Mountain Longleaf Ecosystems: Management, Establishment, Cost-Share, Fire, Ecosystems. Morning: Anniston Meeting Center. Afternoon: Talladega National Forest. Call JoAnn Smith at (256) 463-7325.

10-11—Jackson, Mississippi. Forest Roads. Instructor: Professor Robert A.Tufts, Auburn University. Fee: $365. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

10-12—Atlanta, Georgia.  Conference:Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change to Water Resources of the United States. Contact American Water Resources Association at (703) 904-1225 or awrahq@aol.com or http://www.awra.org.

10­15—Hannover, Germany. LIGNA Plus Hannover '99: World Fair for Forestry and Wood Industries. Contact Brad Miller at (609) 987-1202 or bmiller@hfusa.com. Website at http://www.hfusa.com.

11—Shelby County, Alabama 7 PM. Alabama Quail Hunters Club Meeting at Lloyds Restaurant on US 280. Program tba. Contact Jeanise Frost at (205) 665-7810.

11-12—Starkville, Mississippi. Negotiating Skills. Instructor: Jim Doescher. Contact Alan F. Brown at (601) 325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu.

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

12—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Mt. Olive Community Center. Call Rod Goode at (205)823-6400.

12—Coosa County, Alabama 10 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Natural Resource Building, Hanover. Call Annette Spivey at (256)377-4750.

12-13—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Managing the Visual Impacts of Forestry Operations. Instructor: David F. Carroll. Fee: $365. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334)821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

13—Pollock, Louisiana. Global Positioning Systems: a hands-on approach. Fee: $30. Contact Todd Shupe at (225)388-4087 or tshupe@agactr.lsu.edu.

14-15—Montgomery County, Alabama. Alabama Loggers Council Convention at Embassy Suites Hotel. Call Bill Jones at (334)265-8733.

15-19—Washington, DC. Fly-In For Freedom: Get a Grip on Earth Day. "Do we leave or lead it?" Fee: $125. Call Alliance for America at (518)835-6702 or visit http://www.allianceforamerica.org.

16-18—Lee County, Alabama. Annual Meeting of the Alabama Division of the Southeast Society of American Foresters, at the Quality Inn University Center (1-800-AUBURN3). Quality vs. Quantity: Implications for Forest Management AND concurrent session for Herbicide Applicators.  Fee: $75. Contact Kent Hanby at (334)844-1001 or hanby@forestry.auburn.edu.

17—Perry County, Alabama 10 AM & 1 PM. Cahaba River Basin Non-Point Source 319 Project (EPA project) meetings at the Depot, Marion. Education sub-committee at 10 a.m. and Technical sub-committee at 1 p.m. If you own land in the Cahaba Watershed in Perry, Bibb or Dallas counties, please call forest owners J. B. Cooper at (205)339-9319 or Dr. Alan Belcher at (205)926-9931.

18—Houston County, Alabama 7 PM. Insuring Your Planted Pines. Speaker: Myrus Granberry. Discuss crop insurance on pines and other investments. Meet at Mr. J’s Steakhouse, Ross Clark Circle, Dothan. Call Tracy Lawrence at (334)677-5454.

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

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

21—Geneva County, Alabama 8 AM. Longleaf Pine Establishment & Management at Geneva Ag Center. Longleaf Alliance & others will discuss planting and management. Call Ronnie Hickman at (334) 684-2876.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 22—Washington County, Alabama 9:00 AM. Forest Management Field Trip with An Emphasis on Quality: Natural Regeneration, Prescribed Burning, Thinning to Improve Quality, Road Maintenance, Selling Timber, and Property Boundaries. Chris Jeffrey, Forester for Regions Bank Trust Department, will lead the tour and discussions on the Martha Annie Jordan Income Trust Lands. Sign-in at Greer's Food Tiger parking lot, Chatom, ready to leave for the woods at 9:30 a.m., sharp. Bring sack lunch to eat at end of tour. Soft drinks will be provided. If you have questions, call AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or send them to AFOA. The field trip is free and open to the public.


22—Baldwin County, Alabama 9 AM. Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board Meeting at Gulf State Park Lodge. If you wish to speak, arrive at 8:30 and sign-in. Call Advisory Board at (334)242-3486 or Alabama Sportsman’s and Landowner’s Council, Inc. (ASLC), at (256)883-4438. ASLC will meet immediately following the Advisory Board meeting. Contact Tom Gilmore for exact location at (205)942-2194 or gilmo@dbtech.net.

22—Pike & Crenshaw counties, Alabama 10 AM. Auction of 600 acres - some forested, some open.

23-27—Starkville, Mississippi. North American Aquatic Furbearer Symposium. Contact Phil Mastrangelo at (601) 325-3014 or philmast@aol.com.

24—Lee County, Alabama 3 PM. Timber Supply and the Future of the Southern Forest Economy. Lecturer: Dr. Darius Adams, Professor, Forest Economics and Policy, Oregon State University. A Weaver Lecture Series program at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center. Contact Dr. Daowei Zhang at (334) 844-1067 or zhang@forestry.auburn.edu.

25—Chilton County, Alabama 5 PM. Bid Sale of 350 Acres. Call Southern States Realty at (205) 221-6960 or send questions to jhgraham@sonet.net.

25-26—Athens, Georgia. Practical Implementation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Instructors: Tim Rowell and Tracy McKee. Fee: $595. Contact Laura Owen at (706) 542-3063 or owenl@gactr.uga.edu.

25-27—Starkville, Mississippi. Geographic Information Systems. Concepts, Utilities, and Applications of GIS. Instructors: Dr. Wes Burger and Rich Minnis. Software: ARCVIEW 3.0a. Fee: $745; $50 discount if paid by 5/11/99. Contact Alan F. Brown at (601) 325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu. Visit MSU's Forestry Continuing Education Web Page at http://www.msstate.edu/dept/ced/frstry.html.

June 1999

1—Bullock County, Alabama 8 AM. Longleaf Pine Tour and Discussion of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Call Bill Clem at (334)738-3040. Editor's note: Government will pay a portion of your longleaf pine planting costs and about $60 per year land rental for a decade or so. Be aware that it may be very difficult to obtain longleaf seedlings, so order waaay in advance!

2-3—Lee County, Alabama. Boundary Law, Easements & Right-of-Ways. Instructor: Walter G. Robillard. Fee: $385. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

2-3—Mobile County, Alabama. Prescribed Burning for Experienced Burners at the Harrigan Forest Learning Center. Instructors: Hugh Mobley and Dale Pancake. Fee: $365. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

3—Cleburne & Cherokee Counties, Alabama 2 PM. Bid opening for 1883 acre land sale. Call Hatcher & Eiland for details at (205) 655-0191.

3-4—Athens, Georgia. Thinning Methods and Operations. Instructors: Timothy B. Harrington, W. Dale Greene, and Bob L. Lanford. Fee: $295. Contact Laura Owen at (706) 542-3063 or owenl@gactr.uga.edu.

4-5—Jefferson County, Alabama. Annual Meeting of the The Nature Conservancy of Alabama at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. To register, call Shaun Flynn at (205) 251-1155. For more details visit TNC-Alabama Events.

7-8—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Forestry for Non-Forestry Professionals. Instructors: Dale Pancake and Chris Isaacson. Fee: $365. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

7-9—Butler County, Alabama 9 AM to 5:30 PM Daily. Natural Resources Youth Camp at Mussell Creek Lodge. To apply or volunteer, call Paul Hudgins at (334) 376-9114.

8—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 1:30 PM. Hurricane Creek Watershed Forum at the West Alabama Regional Planning Office, Northport. Learn about US EPA’s "Total Maximum Daily Load" (TMDL), a new term of some significance to forest owners. Directions: From 20/59, take I-359 North exit toward downtown Tuscaloosa. Cross the Warrior River. Pass over Hwy. 82. I-359 becomes 69 North. Go another 1/2 mile and look for the Regional Planning Office on the left. If lost call (205) 333-2990. Contact forest owner Dr. Alan Belcher for information about the Hurricane Creek citizen’s group - (205) 926-9931 or abelcher@dbtech.net.

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 Agriculture Center, Monroeville. Call Gary Cole at (334) 743-2350.

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

9—Coosa County, Alabama 10 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Natural Resource Building, Hanover. Call Annette Spivey at (256) 377-4750.

10—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Lynda’s Restaurant, Killen. Review spring FAWN program, status of grant and 501(c)(3) applications. Call Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382.

10-11—Athens, Georgia. Getting More From Your Timber Cruises. Instructor: Dr. Richard G. Oderwald. Although primarily designed for timber cruisers & foresters, this course may be of value to people who must correctly evaluate purchased cruise data. Fee: $325. Contact Laura Owen at (706) 542-3063 or owenl@gactr.uga.edu.

10-11—Monroe, Louisiana. Forest Herbicide Certification Training. Contact Steve Hotard at (318)644-5865 or Todd Shupe at (225) 388-4087 or tshupe@agactr.lsu.edu.

12-16—Hot Springs, Arkansas. Sixth Conference on Agroforestry in North America. Tour includes Heifer Project International, Winrock International, Petit Jean State Park, and Bob Carruthers' Agroforestry Project. Contact Dr. Catolino A. Blanche at (501) 675-3834 or cblanche@yell.com.

15-16—Macon, Georgia. Forest Management for Wildlife. Instructors: Neil Waer & Chris Isaacson. Fee: $365. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

16-17—Lake City, Florida. Practical Tools for Evaluating Forestry Investments. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

17-18—Athens, Georgia. Using Computerized Growth & Yield Models to Analyze Stand Management Decisions. Fee: $335. Contact Laura Owen at (706) 542-3063 or owenl@gactr.uga.edu.

20-22—Pine Mountain, Georgia. Georgia Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Callaway Gardens. Discussion includes Chip Mill controversy. Fee: $230. Call (850) 906-0099.

21-July 3—Costa Rica, Central America. Tropical Dendrology in Costa Rica (Field identification of trees and shrubs - instruction in English) . Fee: $1,800 includes room, meals, local transportation, but not air fare. Contact Dr. Humberto Jimenez-Saa at the Tropical Science Center. Fax (+506) 253-4963 or visit the course web page at http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/9148/dendrology.html.

24—Ruston, Louisiana. Forest Insects and Diseases. Instructors: Drs. Fred Jewell, John Adams, & Rich Goyer. Fee: $25 (yes, $25). Location: Louisiana Tech University. Contact Todd Shupe at (225) 388-4087 or tshupe@agactr.lsu.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

June 24—Jefferson County, Alabama 7:00 PM. Mineral Appraisals - What Are They For? and How Are They Used? Plus Overview of Alabama’s Mineral Potential By Region. Speaker: Dr. Charles D. Haynes, P.E., Haynes Mineral Associates, LLP. Location: Vestavia Hills Public Library (2 miles north of I-65 on U.S. 31). Plan to attend 5:30 p.m. Dutch treat dinner with Dr. Haynes at nearby Ruby Tuesday restaurant. Call AFOA at (205)987-8811 or send questions to AFOA.


24-26—Atlanta, Georgia. Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition at Georgia World Congress Center. Numerous seminars for loggers and mill operators. Dr. Patrick Moore, former leader of Green Peace, will speak June 25 at 11:00 a.m. Call Lionel Landry at the Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA), (504) 443-4464. SFPA website is at http://www.sfpa.org.

26—Memphis, Tennessee. Quality Deer Management Shortcourse. Call QDMA at 1-800-209-5337 or visit their website at http://www.qdma.com.

28—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project (CRBP) Steering Committee Meeting at Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, Homewood. Contact forest owner Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161 or wguy@bigfoot.com. Editor's comment: The CRBP is an EPA directed and funded land-use planning scheme. It is similar to numerous other EPA basin projects scattered all across the U.S. Forest owners should attend as many of these meetings as possible to prevent loss of their rights to make decisions for their private property.

29—Tallahassee, Florida. The Use of Fire in Timber, Wildlife, and Cattle Management. Program at Tall Timbers Research Station. Contact Alan Long at (352) 846-0891 or ajl@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu.

July 1999

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

8—Shreveport, Louisiana. Forest Investment Analysis. Contact Todd Shupe at (225) 388-4087 or tshupe@agactr.lsu.edu.

8—Lauderdale County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Alabama Treasure Forest Association Meeting at home of Mike Beach, Killen. Speaker: James Malone, Director, ATFA. Call Mike Beach at (256)757-7866 or 9054.

8-9—Athens, Georgia. Global Positioning System (GPS) Field Course. Instructor: Micheál O'Brien. Fee: $495; $30 discount if paid by 6/17. Contact Laura Owen at (706) 542-3063 or owenl@gactr.uga.edu.

12-13—Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Making Intensive Forest Management Decisions. Instructors: Barry D. Shiver and Bruce E. Borders. Fee: $320; $25 discount if payment mailed 2 weeks prior. Call Lindsey Campbell at (706) 769-6600.

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

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

15—Winston County, Alabama 9 AM. County Forestry Planning Committee Demonstration Forest Tour (at Winston Co. High School): Prescribed Burning, Wildlife Food Plots, Erosion Control. Call Johnna Godsey at (205)489-5014.

15-16—Blacksburg, Virginia. Tree Identification and Edible Plants. Contact David Waterman at (540) 231-5486 or dmwater@vt.edu.

19—Cullman County, Alabama 9 AM - 4 PM. Project WILD (for teachers & scout leaders) at Camp Meadowbrook. Instructor: Dana Roberts, Fish & Wildlife Specialist. Call Cherrie Haney at (256)734-6471 ext. 3.

19-23—Lee County, Alabama. Alabama Forestry Foundation’s 30th Teachers Conservation Workshop. Open to K-12 and agribusiness teachers (modest registration fee). Teachers will attend classes in forest practices, water quality, wild flowers, forest regeneration and go on field trips to study tree identification, soils, minerals, seedling nurseries, and timber harvesting. You might encourage a teacher to attend (especially teachers from urban areas) and the Foundation would welcome sponsors. Call Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP

July 21—Henry County, Alabama 9:00 AM. Longleaf Pine: Planting, Subsoiling, Weed Control & CRP -- PLUS -- Loblolly Pine: Planting and Release from Competition. Speakers: Norm Kinney & Chuck Byrd, Chartered Foresters, and Darrell Gates & Tim Gables, Chattahoochee Valley Forestry Services. Meet at Hardees on US 431, Abbeville. Leave for the woods promptly at 9:30 a.m. If you have questions, call AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or send them to AFOA. The field trip is free and open to the public.


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

21—Montgomery County, Alabama 3 PM - 5 PM & 6 PM - 8 PM. Timberland Investment Seminars at Embassy Suites, Montgomery, co-sponsored by Great Southern Land and Federal Land Bank Association of South Alabama. Reservations, please. Call 1-800-782-5263 ext. 201.

22—Cullman County, Alabama 9 AM - 4 PM. Project WET (for teachers & scout leaders) at Camp Meadowbrook. Instructor: Dana Roberts, Fish & Wildlife Specialist.  Call Cherrie Haney at (256) 734-6471 ext. 3.

22—Jefferson County, Alabama 3 PM - 5 PM & 6 PM - 8 PM. Timberland Investment Seminars at Radisson Hotel, Birmingham, co-sponsored by Great Southern Land and Federal Land Bank Association of South Alabama. Reservations, please. Call 1-800-782-5263 ext. 201.

22—Mobile County, Alabama 7 PM. The Functions and Operations of the District Court - a program of the Mobile County Landowners Association with Guest Speaker Judge Justin Wells. Location: Jon Archer Agricultural Center on Schillinger Road. Call Austin Rainwaters at (334) 633-0701.

24—Atlanta, Georgia. Forest Certification: What You Should Know About This New Marketing Opportunity. Location: Marriott North Central. Contact Shoana Humphries at (352) 331-2007 or sh@foresttrust.org.

26—Pike County, Alabama 3 PM - 5 PM & 6 PM - 8 PM. Timberland Investment Seminars at Holiday Inn, Troy, co-sponsored by Great Southern Land and Federal Land Bank Association of South Alabama. Reservations, please. Call 1-800-782-5263 ext. 201.

26-27—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Intensive Forest Management: Impacts on Wildlife. Instructors: Walter Dennis & Chris Isaacson. Location: Bryant Conference Center. Fee: $345. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

26-27—Athens, Georgia. Introduction to Arc-View (computer mapping software). Instructors: Timothy A. Rowell and Tracy K. McKee. Fee: $695. Contact Laura Owen at (706) 542-3063 or owenl@gactr.uga.edu.

28—Perry County, Alabama 10 AM. Meeting of the Educational Subcommittee of the Cahaba River Basin Non-Point Source 319 Project at the Depot, Marion. Call forest owner J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319. (See editor's comment June 28)

28—Pensacola, Florida 3 PM - 5 PM & 6 PM - 8 PM. Timberland Investment Seminars at Grand Hotel co-sponsored by Great Southern Land and Federal Land Bank Association of South Alabama. Reservations, please. Call 1-800-782-5263 ext. 201.

29—Jefferson County, Alabama 1:30 PM. Storm Water Management Authority Executive Committee Meeting in Mayor’s Conference Room E, Birmingham City Hall. Call Donna, SWMA, at (205) 325-1440 or forest owner J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319. (postponed from June 10)

29—Mobile County, Alabama 3 PM - 5 PM & 6 PM - 8 PM. Timberland Investment Seminars at Clarion Hotel, Mobile, co-sponsored by Great Southern Land and Federal Land Bank Association of South Alabama. Reservations, please. Call 1-800-782-5263 ext. 201.

31—Gainesville, Georgia. Quality Deer Management Association Short Course at Georgia Mountains Center. Call QDMA at 1-800-209-3337.

August 1999

1-4—Lexington, Kentucky. Annual Meeting of the Walnut Council at Holiday Inn - Lexington North. Fee: $110. Call Nancy Gunning at (317) 802-0332.

2-3—Lee County, Alabama.  Timber Tax at Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center. Instructor: Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $365. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

3—Marion County, Alabama 8 AM. Timber Taxation Workshop with USFS Instructors John Greene and Larry Bishop. Location: County Health Dept., Hamilton. Fee: $75; $25 discount if preregistered. Contact Tony Avery at (205)921-3843 or marion@forestry.state.al.us.

3-4—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Thinning Methods & Operations at Bryant Conference Center.  Instructors: Timothy B. Harrington, Bobby L. Lanford, & W. Dale Greene. Fee: $365. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

3-5—Athens, Georgia. Integration of GPS, Digital Image Processing and GIS for Resource Management and Environmental Studies. Fee: $595. Call 1-800-884-1381.

7—Columbus, Georgia. Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) Short Course presented by Mead Coated Board & QDMA. Location: Columbus Ironworks Convention & Trade Center. Call Donald Wood at (334) 448-6331 or visit QDMA's web page at http://www.qdma.com.

8-11—Biloxi, Mississippi. Soil & Water Conservation Society Annual Conference at Bayview Hotel Grand Casino. Topics include soils, environmental quality, and wildlife and wetlands. Call SWCS at (515) 289-2331. Program and registration details can be found at http://www.swcs.org/.

10-13—Athens, Georgia. Identification of Wetland Vegetation. Instructors: Al Tate and Patrick Sweeney. Fee: $765. Contact Laura Owen at (706) 542-3063 or owenl@gactr.uga.edu.

11—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM. Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Alabama Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or cullman@forestry.state.al.us.

11—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Jefferson County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Call Larry Quick at (205) 879-6964.

11-13—Spencer, Tennessee. Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Forestry Association at Fall Creek Falls State Park. Fee: $110. Call Candice Dinwiddie at (615) 883-3832.

12—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. Lauderdale County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Lynda’s Restaurant, Center Star. Make plans for Small Game/Non-Game Wildlife Seminar and fall FAWN event. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

12—Shreveport, Louisiana 2 - 4 PM & 7 - 9 PM. Southern Forest Resource Assessment Public Meeting "Workshop" at Louisiana State University: Sponsored by US Forest Service (USFS), US Fish & Wildlife Service (USF&WS), US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and State Forestry Agencies (in Alabama, the Alabama Forestry Commission). Your opinions and knowledge about private and public forests and forestland and who is best qualified to make decisions for the management of them are solicited. The public comment period ends September 1, 1999, after which the agencies will spend two years developing a Southern Forest Resource Policy. Visit the Public Meetings web site at http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/sustain/ for all meeting details and some questions to help you frame your comments. For location details contact Ricky Kilpatrick at (318) 965-2326 or rkilpatrick@agctr.lsu.edu. To send your comments to the agency co-chairmen, read the Editor's Note at August 31,1999, Tifton Georgia, below.

14—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 8 AM - 4 PM. Fourth Annual White-tailed Deer Shortcourse at Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa. $40 admission includes Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) membership. Call Kevin McKinstry at (334) 289-4700 or   brianm@negia.net or visit the shortcourse web page at http://www.members.home.net/annekosvanec/GulfStates.jpg.

16—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at Greater Birmingham Association of Homebuilders. Contact Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161 or wguy@bigfoot.com.

16—Starkville, Mississippi 2 - 4 PM & 7 - 9 PM. Southern Forest Resource Assessment Public Meeting "Workshop" at Mississippi State University - Memorial Hall: Sponsored by US Forest Service (USFS), US Fish & Wildlife Service (USF&WS), US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and State Forestry Agencies (in Alabama, the Alabama Forestry Commission). Your opinions and knowledge about private and public forests and forestland and who is best qualified to make decisions for the management of them are solicited. The public comment period ends September 1, 1999, after which the agencies will spend two years developing a Southern Forest Resource Policy. Visit the Public Meetings web site at http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/sustain/ for all meeting details and some questions to help you frame your comments. For location details contact Alan Brown at (662) 325-8300 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu. To send your comments to the agency co-chairmen, read the Editor's Note at August 31,1999, Tifton Georgia, below.

16-17—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Practical Tools for Evaluating Forestry Investments. Instructor: Steve Bullard. Fee: $385. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

17—Mobile County, Alabama. Local Referendum on 10-mil property tax increase. For details call Austin Rainwaters, president of the Mobile County Landowners Association, at (334) 633-0701.

17—Knoxville, Tennessee 2 - 4 PM & 7 - 9 PM. Southern Forest Resource Assessment Public Meeting "Workshop" at University of Tennessee Conference Center: Sponsored by US Forest Service (USFS), US Fish & Wildlife Service (USF&WS), US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and State Forestry Agencies (in Alabama, the Alabama Forestry Commission). Your opinions and knowledge about private and public forests and forestland and who is best qualified to make decisions for the management of them are solicited. The public comment period ends September 1, 1999, after which the agencies will spend two years developing a Southern Forest Resource Policy. Visit the Public Meetings web site at http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/sustain/ for all meeting details and some questions to help you frame your comments. For location details contact Wayne Clatterbuck at (423) 974-7346 or wclatterbuck@utk.edu. To send your comments to the agency co-chairmen, read the Editor's Note at August 31,1999, Tifton Georgia, below.

17—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 - 9 PM. Wildlife Seminar/White Tailed Deer Management at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Speakers: Dr. Lee Stribling & Dan Moultrie. Call David Hubbard at (205)325-5342.

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

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

19—Raleigh, North Carolina 2 - 4 PM & 7 - 9 PM. Southern Forest Resource Assessment Public Meeting "Workshop" at Wake County Extension Center: Sponsored by US Forest Service (USFS), US Fish & Wildlife Service (USF&WS), US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and State Forestry Agencies (in Alabama, the Alabama Forestry Commission). Your opinions and knowledge about private and public forests and forestland and who is best qualified to make decisions for the management of them are solicited. The public comment period ends September 1, 1999, after which the agencies will spend two years developing a Southern Forest Resource Policy. Visit the Public Meetings web site at http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/sustain/ for all meeting details and some questions to help you frame your comments. For location details contact Craig McKinley at (919) 515-5576 or mckinley@cfr.cfr.ncsu.edu. To send your comments to the agency co-chairmen, read the Editor's Note at August 31,1999, Tifton Georgia, below.

19—Jefferson County, Alabama 7 PM. Deer Management Seminar at Bessemer Civic Center sponsored by Bristow’s Seed & Feed Store. Speaker: John Carpenter, Pennington’s Seeds. Call Barry Bristow at (205) 428-4279.

21—Pike County, Alabama 10 AM. Auction of Wide Variety of Sawmill & Logging Equipment from former Brundidge Wood Products. Call King Cole Group at 1-800-345-1373 or visit their web site at http://kingcolegroup.com/auctions.htm#brundidge.

23—Lee County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Lee County Forestry Stewardship Committee Meeting at the Opelika Civitan Club on Highway 29. Topics will include property rights/landowner rights, hunting/poaching, hunting benefits. Contact Jeffrey Clary at (334) 749-3353 or jclary@acesag.auburn.edu.

23-24—Savannah, Georgia. Estate Planning for Forest Landowners. Instructor: Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 8/2. Spouse fee: $195. Contact Laura Owen at (706) 542-3063 or owenl@gactr.uga.edu.

24—Escambia County, Alabama 9:30 AM - 3 PM. Forestry Herbicide Training for Landowners and Professionals. Instructors: Ken McNabb, Randy Rilling, Buck Farrier, & Jim Miller. Ten points available for licensed pesticide applicators. Location: Agricultural Science Center, Brewton. Fee: $10. Call David Elliott at (334) 867-8042 ext. 3 or contact Marisa Lee-Sasser at (334) 867-7760 or mlee@acesag.auburn.edu.

24-25—Jacksonville, Florida. Timber & Timberland Valuation. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 26—Jefferson County, Alabama 7:00 PM. Estate Planning & Tax Free Property Exchanges. Speaker: W. Holt Speir, III, Esq., Tax Attorney with Capell & Howard, P.C., Montgomery. Mr. Speir will discuss a tool for estate planning called Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTs). Location: Scrushy Public Library, Vestavia Hills (on US 31, 2 miles north of I-65 Exit 252). Plan to attend 5:30 PM Dutch treat dinner with Mr. Speir at nearby Red Lobster restaurant, just north of the library. Call AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or send questions to AFOA.


26—Cullman County, Alabama 7 PM. Alabama Treasure Forestry Association County Chapter Meeting at Alabama Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or cullman@forestry.state.al.us.

26-27—Jackson, Mississippi. Estate Planning for Forest Landowners. Instructor: Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $365; $40 discount if paid before July 29. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

31—Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM. Improving Your Tax Position: A Timber Income Tax Workshop. Instructor: William C. Siegel. Mr. Siegel is one of the co-authors of Forest Owners’ Guide to the Federal Income Tax (Ag Handbook #708) which is available at the U.S. Government Bookstore in Birmingham - (205)731-1056. For course information contact Alan F. Brown at (601) 325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu. Visit MSU's Forestry Continuing Education Web Page at  http://www.msstate.edu/dept/ced/frstry.html.

31—Tifton, Georgia 2 - 4 PM & 7 - 9 PM. Southern Forest Resource Assessment Public Meeting "Workshop" at University of Georgia Rural Development Center: Sponsored by US Forest Service (USFS), US Fish & Wildlife Service (USF&WS), US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and State Forestry Agencies (in Alabama, the Alabama Forestry Commission). Your opinions and knowledge about private and public forests and forestland and who is best qualified to make decisions for the management of them are solicited. The public comment period ends September 1, 1999, after which the agencies will spend two years developing a Southern Forest Resource Policy. Visit the Public Meetings web site at http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/sustain/ for all meeting details and some questions to help you frame your comments. For location details contact David Moorhead at (912) 386-3418 or moorhead@uga.edu. Send your comments to the agency co-chairmen, below.

Editor’s Note: The above "workshop" and four others to be held earlier in August (12th, 16th, 17th, & 19th), plus an expensive two year "assessment" yet to come, are the result of the central planning oriented activists at USEPA & USF&WS and their many "command & control" constituents worrying that you will sell all your trees to chip mills and other tree harvesting businesses and never reforest or plant another tree. More rational, free-market oriented people, who may visit or actually live in rural areas, ought to attend these meetings and breathe a little fresh air into them. By attending and talking about your forestland, you might prevent the dizzying effect brought on by the commonly held belief that, once cut, a forest is gone forever. Extreme pressure will be applied to the sponsoring agencies by the anti-tree-cutters to strip you of your rights to manage your private forestland. You can make a difference. For starters, suggest in your written comments that the agencies study the periodic forest inventory data which have been gathered, at great expense, by the US Forest Service for the past four decades. Forested acres have increased in number in Alabama during most of that time (my family's 250 acres were all in farmland two generations ago). Remind the hearing officers that right now, in the South, several million reasonably intelligent and remarkably responsible citizens care for their private forestland and make tens of millions of thoughtful decisions for the improvement of those forested acres each and every year. If you cannot attend a workshop, send your comments by email to one of the Southern Forest Resource Assessment Co-chairs now:   John Greis or David Wear . Please send a copy to AFOA. Thanks.

31—St. Clair County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Deer Management Seminar at Springville Cafe sponsored by Washington Feed Store. Topics: Greenfield Management, Deer Nutrition, Hunter Safety. Call Jim Deason at (205) 467-7933.

September 1999

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

8—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM. Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Alabama Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or cullman@forestry.state.al.us.

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

8—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Jefferson County Forestry Planning Committee at Camp Coleman, Trussville. Call Larry Quick at (205) 879-6964.

8-9—Amelia Island, Florida. Florida Forestry Association Trade Show and Annual Meeting at Amelia Island Plantation. Contact Debra Bryant at (850) 222-5646.

8-10—Baldwin County, Alabama. Watershed Management in Alabama: - 13th Annual Conference on Water Resources. Fee: $150; $50 discount if paid by 8/31. Contact Dennis H. Block at (334) 844-4132 or blockdh@mail.auburn.edu.

10-12—Mobile County, Alabama. Gulf Coast Hunting Show at the Mobile Convention Center. Call Bob Coker at (334) 616-6005.

11—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:00 AM. Fall Wildflower Walk with Blanche Dean Chapter of the Alabama Wildflower Society at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, Birmingham. Bring a sack lunch. Call Linda Sherk at (205) 672-9779.

11-15—Portland, Oregon. Society of American Foresters National Convention. Contact Stephanie Dolan (301) 897-8720, ext. 109 or meetings@safnet.org. Visit the Convention Webpage.

12-14—Baldwin County, Alabama. Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Perdido Beach Resort. Fee: $225 plus mandatory registration at Perdido Beach Resort. Call Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733.

13-18—Cullman County, Alabama. Cullman County Fair: Conservation Exhibits and more. Call (256)734-0661.

14-17—Ferndale, Arkansas. Prescribed Fire Short Course at the 4-H Center. Registration limited to 30. A burn will be conducted. Call Tamara Walkingstick at (501) 671-2346 or Caroll Guffey at (870) 460-1549.

15—Choctaw County, Alabama 10 AM. Choctaw County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension office, Butler. Contact John P. Ollison at (205) 459-2133 or jollison@acesag.auburn.edu.

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

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

17—Morton, Mississippi. Paulownia Markets in the New Millennium: Annual Conference of the American Paulownia Association at Alfreda Lodge, Roosevelt State Park. Fee: $35. Call Tom Copas at (423)675-6281.

20—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at Greater Birmingham Association of Homebuilders, 100 Oslo Circle, Homewood. Contact forest owner Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161 or wguy@bigfoot.com.

20-21—Tifton, Georgia. Wildlife Plantings and Erosion Control: BMPs and Beyond. Instructors: Ben Jackson and Jeff Jackson. Fee: $325; $30 discount if paid by 8/30. Contact Laura Owen at (706) 542-3063 or owenl@gactr.uga.edu.

21—Jefferson County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Organizational Meeting for the Jefferson County Chapter of the Alabama Treasure Forest Association. Speaker: James Malone. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Call Larry Quick at (205) 879-6964.

21-23—Jesup, Georgia. Longleaf Pine Container Production Workshop: How to Grow Longleaf Pine Seedlings in Containers. Location: Altamaha Technical Institute. Contact Mark Hainds at (334) 222-7779 or hainds@alaweb.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP --- CANCELED

September 23—Blount County, Alabama
9:30 AM - Noon. Recreational Income Opportunities: A Visit to Dream Valley Ranch. CANCELED! If you have questions, contact AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.   Editor's Note: This program topic has been rescheduled to 11/18/99 in Lawrence County.


23—Cullman County, Alabama 7 PM. Cullman County Treasure Forestry Association Chapter Meeting at Alabama Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or cullman@forestry.state.al.us.

27—Starkville, Mississippi. Evaluating Your Forestry Investments. Contact Sandra Caceres at (601) 325-0100 or scaceres@cfr.msstate.edu.

28-29—Starkville, Mississippi. Forest Tree Seed Short Course. Fee: $205; $30 discount if paid by 9/7. Contact Sandra Caceres at (601) 325-0100 or scaceres@cfr.msstate.edu.

28-30—Lee County, Alabama. The Interaction Between Nursery Management and Silvicultural Operations sponsored by IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations). Location: Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center. Contact Dr. Ken McNabb at (334) 844-1044.

28-Oct. 9—France. Tour of Eastern France with Walnut Council International. For walnut-related information about the tour, contact Gery van der Kelen at (418) 688-5772 or polysilva@videotron.ca. Room, most meals, and air fare (from Chicago): $1,900. For reservation details, contact Mrs. Guylaine Frigon at (418) 522-2791 or gfrigon@vacances-tourbec.com.

29—Pickens County, Alabama 8 AM. Pickens County Forestry Planning Committee Program on Plantation Thinnings & Fertilization with speaker Dave Donaldson, Gulf States Paper Corp. Location: Benevola Community Center. Call John Sutton at (205) 367-8232.

30—Elmore County, Alabama 6 PM. Elmore County Treasure Forest Landowner’s Association Meeting at Catfish Country Restaurant. Topics: Election of officers and plan tour wagon conversion project. Contact Lynn Justiss at (334) 567-5486 or Pam Mason at (334) 567-2264 or Rick Beauchamp at (334)567-6301.

October 1999

1-2—Starkville, Mississippi. Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show — Live Demonstrations and Contests at John W. Starr Memorial Forest. Call Charles Burkhardt at (601) 325-2191 or 323-9205.

1-3—Shelby County, Alabama. Alabama Wildflower Society Fall Meeting. For details call Maryalys Griffis at (205) 930-0219.

1-3—Shelby County, Alabama. Becoming An Outdoors Woman - a workshop sponsored by the Alabama Game & Fish Division. Location: 4-H Center, near Columbiana. Fee: $140 (includes meals & lodging). Call Jerry de Bin at 1-800-262-3151.

2—Tallapoosa County, Alabama 9 AM - 12 Noon. Wildlife Management Tour with Wildlife Biologist Neil Waer. Location at Pickneyville: "4 miles north of Hackneyville, turn right on Liberty Road and watch for signs." Contact Jerry Brown at (256) 839-5154 or tfutral@acesag.auburn.edu.

2—Jefferson County, Alabama 3 PM - 11 PM. Wild Game Cook-Off — State Finals. Fee: $75 per couple includes food & beverages, entertainment & annual membership in Alabama Wildlife Federation. For tickets call 1-800-822-9453. For more details visit http://www.alawild.org/statefinal.htm.

7—Chambers County, Alabama 5 PM. Multiple Use of Forestland: Chambers County Forestry Planning Committee Landowner Conference & Trade Show. Topics & Speakers: Legislation Affecting Tree Farming, Rep. Bob Riley; Forest Managment, Sam Wylie; Wildlife, Ted DeVos; Recreation, Benjamin Johnson. Barbecue dinner - $2. Call Bill Frazer at (334) 864-9955.

7-8—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Annual Landowner and Treasure Forest Conference at Bryant Conference Center. Fee: $60. Call Fran Whitaker at the Alabama Forestry Association - (334) 265-8733. The conference web page is at:   http://www.forestry.state.al.us/current_events.htm.

7-8—Jackson, Mississippi. Evaluating Your Forestry Investments: Practical Tools for Better Decisions. Instructor: Dr. Steve Bullard. Fee: $395. Contact Sandra Caceres at (601)325-0100 or scaceres@cfr.msstate.edu. The program web page is located at: http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/cfr/evaltimber.htm.

9—Broken Bow, Oklahoma 9 AM - 11:45 AM. Oklahoma Woodland Owners’ Association Annual Meeting at The Forest Heritage Center. Call (918) 743-0458. Visit OWOA's web site at http://www.owoa.org.

11-12—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Intensive Forest Management - Production & Economics. Instructor: Dr. Bill McKee. Fee: $365. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or  besong@preceda.com. Or register at http://www.preceda.com.

13—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM. Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Alabama Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or cullman@forestry.state.al.us.

13—Bullock County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Annual Forestry Field Day and Tour sponsored by Bullock County Forestry Planning Committee. Dr. Keith Causey: Intensive Whitetail Deer Management. Dr. Gary Hepp: Duck Management. Location: John Miller’s Indian Creek Farms. Meal provided. Please reserve your place by 10/6. Call Bill Clem at (334) 738-3040 or send email to: bullock@forestry.state.al.us.

13—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Jefferson County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Tannehill State Park. Tour new nature trail. Call Larry Quick at (205) 879-6964.

14—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. Lauderdale County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Lynda’s Restaurant, Center Star. Topics: Make Final Plans for Fall FAWN Event (10/19-21) and Schedule a Small Game Seminar. Call Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

14—Winston County, Alabama 6 PM. Salvaging Storm Damaged Timber. Instructors: Bill Rye and Jim Hyland. Host: Winston County Forestry Planning Committee: Sponsor: Bradley/Murphy Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Trust. Topics include: Detecting Damage, Salvaging, Marketing, Replanting, and Taxes. Location: Bernice Hilton-Walker Building, Double Springs. Call Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014.

15—Satellite Broadcast (11 Alabama Sites) 7 AM - 9 AM. Estate Planning - Session 1 of 7 sessions. Fee: $10 per session or $50 for all 7 sessions. County Locations: Tallapoosa, Lee, Jefferson, Barbour, Etowah, Madison, Monroe, Colbert, Franklin, Clarke, Tuscaloosa. Contact Christie Prout or Becky Pugh at (334) 636-9642 or (334) 575-3156 ext. 627 or 625 or bpugh@ascc.edu.

15-17—Allegheny Plateau, Ohio. Annual Meeting of The American Chestnut Foundation at the Atwood Lake Resort. Fee: $85. Contact TACF at (802) 447-0110 or chestnut@acf.org. TACF has an interesting web site at http://www.acf.org.

16—Bullock County, Alabama 10 AM - 3:30 PM. Wildlife and Outdoor Photography Shortcourse with Paul Brown. Location: Wehle Nature Center, Midway. Fee: $15 — must be received by 10/13/99. Call Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453. Visit the shortcours web page at:  http://www.alawild.org/series_photos.htm.

17-19—Columbus, Georgia. Perspectives on Intensive Forest Management: Society of American Foresters (SESAF) Annual Meeting, Holiday Inn Centre City. Fee: $110.  Call (706) 845-9085.

18—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at Greater Birmingham Association of Homebuilders, Homewood. Contact forest owner Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161 or  wguy@bigfoot.com.

18—Butler County, Alabama 7 PM. Treasure Forest Landowners Dinner at Cambrian Ridge Golf Course Club House. Call Paul Hudgins at (334) 376-9114.

18-21—Starkville, Mississippi. Artificial Regeneration of Hardwoods. Instructors: Andy Ezell and John Hodges. Fee: $425; $30 discount if paid by 10/11/99. Contact Sandra Caceres at (601) 325-0100 or scaceres@cfr.msstate.edu.   Originally listed for October 11-14.

18-21—Starkville, Mississippi. Prescribed Burning Short Course. Fee: $375; $30 discount if paid by October 4. Contact Sandra Caceres at (601) 325-0100 or scaceres@cfr.msstate.edu.

19—Clemson, South Carolina 7:30 AM. Computer Applications in Forest Finance. Predict Stand Growth and Evaluate the Profitability of Timber Stand Investments. Instructor: Dr. Stephen K. Nodine, FORS Institute. Fee: $255. Contact Dr. Nodine at (864)656-7723 or snodine@forsonline.org. You may register online at http://www.forsonline.org/register.

19, 20 & 21—Lauderdale County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now for Elementary School Students at Joe Wheeler State Park. To volunteer, call Mike Yeager at (256) 757-1335 or (931) 722-3648.

19-21 Moultrie, Georgia. 22nd Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition at Spence Field. A huge farm show (over 1,000 exhibitors) that will include portable sawmill and other equipment of interest to forest owners. Fee: $5 per day. Contact Sunbelt Expo at (912) 985-1968 or sunexpo@alltel.net. Visit Sunbelt's Website at http://www.sunbeltexpo.com.

19-22—Cullman County, Alabama 9 AM - 2 PM Daily. Forestry Awareness Week Now (for 6th grade students) at Sportsmans Lake Park, Cullman. To volunteer your help, contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or cullman@forestry.state.al.us.

20—Athens, Georgia 8 AM. Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Program (course designed for experienced burners). Fee: $95. Contact Bob Farris at (912) 751-3507.

20-22—Athens, Georgia. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) & GPS (Global Positioning System) for Natural Resource Managers. Instructors: Timothy A. Rowell and Tracy K. McKee. Fee: $795. Contact Susan A. King at (706)542-3063 or kings@gactr.uga.edu.

21—Monroe County, Alabama 8 AM. Fall Forestry Tour sponsored by the Monroe County Forestry Planning Committee. Meet at County Agriculture Center. Topics: Intensive Pine Management, Summer Prescribed Burning, & Treasure Forest & Tree Farm Programs. No charge; lunch provided. Call Rick Dorrance at (334) 575-3156 ext. 237.

21—Marengo County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Tour MacMillan-Bloedel Tree Nursery. Meet at Linden Courthouse Parking Lot. Please contact Ken Leslie at (334) 295-5811or marengo@forestry.state.al.us or William Norwood, Jr., at (334) 295-5959.

21—Montgomery County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Alabama’s Symposium on the Future of Hunting and Fishing. Conservation Department officials and others will discuss the reasons for and implications of declining purchases of hunting and fishing licenses. If you lease land for hunting, the discussions may provide you with useful information. Fee: $10 includes lunch. Location: Montgomery Civic Center. For registration details, call Game & Fish Division at (334) 242-3465.

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

21—Clarke County, Alabama 9 AM. Fall Forestry Tour of Fulton Sawmill. Contact John P. Ollison at (205)459-2133 or jollison@acesag.auburn.edu.

21-22—Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. Intensive Forest Management. Instructors: Barry D. Shiver and Bruce E. Borders. Fee: $345; $25 discount if paid by 10/7. Call Lindsey Campbell at (706) 769-6600.

23—Tallahassee, Florida 10 AM - 3 PM. Open House at Tall Timbers Research Station — Wagon Tours, Children’s Activities, Prescribed Burn Demonstration, Nature Trail Hiking, Historic Beadel House Tour. All free and open to the public. Contact Rose Rodriguez at (850) 893-4153 ext. 258 or rose@ttrs.org. Also, visit the fire research station web site at http://www.talltimbers.org and click on Upcoming Events.

23—Newton, Georgia 10 AM - 2 PM. Open House at Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway — Wagon Tours, Prescribed Fire, Slide Show, Walking Tours. Call (912) 734-4706. For activity list and map to the Center visit: http://www.jonesctr.org/admin/openhouse.htm.

23—Shelby County, Alabama. Bird Dog Day sponsored by Alabama Quail Hunters. Many activities planned. Fee: $8 includes lunch. Call James Frost at (205) 665-7810, Frank Harris at (205) 595-0203, Wayne Lindsay at (205) 995-8400, Wayne Dunavant at (205) 991-9445, or John Powell at (205) 853-7847.

25-26—Macon, Georgia. Harvest Planning & Layout. Instructors: W. Dale Greene and Bobby L. Lanford. Fee: $365. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

26—Lake City, Florida. Forest Certification: What You Should Know About This New Marketing Opportunity. Location: Lake City Community College. For a free copy of the Southeast U.S. Forest Certification Handbook and to register for the workshop, contact Shoana Humphries at (352) 331-2007 or sh@foresttrust.org.

26—Talladega County, Alabama 9 AM. 9th Annual Talladega County Landowner Tour on Herbert Sims’ Property. Topics: Wildlife Management, Timber Thinning, & Hardwood Management. Lunch provided, but please call to reserve your place: Ronny Williams at (256) 362-6187 or Bill Browning at 362-8210 or Arthur Hitt at 362-4848 or write to afc0261@coosavalley.net.

26-28—Tunica, Mississippi. Mississippi Forestry Association Annual Meeting at the Grand Casino Veranda Hotel. Call MFA at (601) 354-4936.

27—Atlanta, Georgia. US Department of Agriculture Forum: Conservation Issues Affecting America’s Farms, Forests, and Ranch Lands. Dan Glickman, Secretary of Agriculture: "We look forward to frank, public discussions on conservation issues that are important to us all."  For more information about this forum and a whole series of regional forum's which culminate with a national forum on December 14 in Ames Iowa, visit a page on Alliance for America's web site: http://www.allianceforamerica.org/1099001.htm. Atlantat forum location: J. W. Marriott at Lenox. Contact David Hoge, USFS, at (404)347-1649 or dhoge/r8@fs.fed.us.

27-29—Starkville, Mississippi. GPS (Global Positioning System): A Certificate Program for the Natural Resource Professional. Instructors: Dr. Robert Parker, Dr. L. Wes Burger and Richard B. Minnis. Fee: $425; $30 discount if paid by 10/20/99. Contact Sandra Caceres at (662) 325-0100 or scaceres@cfr.msstate.edu. The program web page is located at: http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/cfr/GPS.html.

28—Athens, Georgia 8 AM. Computers and the Internet: Essentials for Foresters. Topics include: Navigating, File Transfers, E-Mail, Forestry Resources, Other Tools and Hardware. Instructor: Stephen K. Nodine. Fee: $255; $30 discount if paid by 10/14. Contact Susan King at (706) 542-3063 or kings@gactr.uga.edu.

28—Winston County, Alabama 9 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now for 6th Grade County School System Students at the Houston Recreational Area, Bankhead National Forest. To volunteer your help, call Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014.

28—Cullman County, Alabama 7 PM. Cullman County Treasure Forestry Association Chapter Meeting at Alabama Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or cullman@forestry.state.al.us.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

October 28—Jefferson County, Alabama 7:00 PM. Thinning and Fertilizing Pine Trees on the Ridges of Walker & Fayette Counties. Tim Chesnut, Consulting Forester, F & W Forestry Services, will describe how he is making 14 to 18 year old planted pines produce more wood in less time by giving the best trees room to grow, fertilizing them, and removing hardwood competition. Location: Scrushy Public Library, Vestavia Hills (on west side of US 31, about 2 miles north of Exit 252, I-65). Plan to attend 5:30 PM Dutch treat dinner at Ruby Tuesday restaurant, just north of the library, on the east side of US 31. Questions? Call AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or send email note to AFOA.


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

29—Athens, Georgia 8 AM. Computer Applications in Forest Inventory. The purpose of this class is to introduce foresters to the opportunities and advances in computer software for collecting, analyzing, and reporting forest inventory information. Instructor: Stephen K. Nodine. Fee: $255; $30 discount if paid by 10/14. Contact Susan King at (706) 542-3063 or kings@gactr.uga.edu.

29—Elmore County, Alabama 9 AM. Treasure Forest Tour: Wildlife, Aesthetics, Timber, and Home. Location: Home of Mike & Vicky Tapley, Weoka Community. Contact Lynn Justiss at (334) 567-5486 or Pam Mason at (334) 567-2264 or Rick Beauchamp at (334)567-6301.

30—Escambia County, Alabama 1 PM. Dedication & Opening of the Turtle Point Science Center, Flomaton. Call Shirley West at (334) 368-8979.

November 1999

2—Lauderdale County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Organizational Meeting to form a County Treasure Forestry Association Chapter at the Outpost 72 Restaurant, Killen. Contact Mike Beach at (256) 757-9054 or Brown Nolen at 1-800-288-2443 ext. 2003.

2-3—Athens, Georgia. Herbicides in Forestry. Instructors: Drs. Andrew W. Ezell, Larry Nelson, Dave Moorhead, Timothy B. Harrington, Barry Shiver, & James H. Miller. Fee: $335; $30 discount if paid by 10/12. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or boltona@gactr.uga.edu.

3-4—Jacksonville, Florida. Timber Tax. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com.

4—Bibb County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Cahaba Watershed Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Sawmeal Restaurant. Fee: $12 includes dinner. Call Donna at (205) 926-9931 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

4-5—Valdosta, Georgia. Forest Roads - Coastal Applications. Instructors: Ben Jackson and Walter Jarck. Fee: $365; $30 discount if paid by 10/14/99. Contact Susan A. King at (706) 542-3063 or kings@gactr.uga.edu.

4-6—Baldwin County, Alabama. Gulf Coast Native Plant Conference at Camp Beckwith, Fairhope. Four habitats featured: Longleaf Pine Forest, Pitcher Plant Bog, Bottomland Forest & Estuary, and Dune & Beach Community. Call Thayer Dodd at 1-888-808-3633.

4-7—Louisville, Kentucky. Kentuckiana - Bluegrass, Green Trees: National Tree Farmer Convention at the Galt House East Hotel. Fee: $175 plus numerous optional activities -- pre-registration required by October 4. Pre-Convention symposium on sustainable forestry certifcation 11/4 - $25. Call American Forest Foundation at (770) 451-7106 or view a complete program narrative, schedule and registration forms at http://www.treefarmsystem.org/tfinaction/conventn.html.

6—Coosa County, Alabama 9 AM. Coosa County Treasure Forest Tour on Bubba's Hunting Club — Topics: Thinning, Longleaf Pine Plantations, Stream Crossings, Wildlife Food Plots, Pond Management Prescribed Burning, Sawtooth Oak Orchard. Call Annette Spivey at (256) 377-4750 or Blake Kelley at (256) 377-4638.

6—Escambia County, Alabama 3 - 9 PM. Hunters’ Extravaganza at Brewton Buck-N-Bass. Guest speakers include: T. K. & Mike, Gary Finch Outdoors, Alabama Game & Fish Division, & Alabama Extension System. Call Dennis Jackson at (334) 809-0006.

9—Shreveport, Louisiana 8 AM. Forest Investment. Instructors: Paul Spillers, Quang Cao, Ricky Kilpatrick, Mike Dunn. Fee: $25; $10 discount if paid by 11/5. Call Ricky Kilpatrick at (318) 965-2326.

9—Cleburne County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Treasure Forestry Association County Chapter Meeting at Farmers Federation Building, corner of Blake Street & US 78., Heflin. Call Paul Williams at (256) 463-2876.

10—Savannah, Georgia 8 AM. Forest Finance: Basic Terms & Concepts. Instructors: Harry Haney and Kate Robie. Fee: $205. Contact Susan King at (706) 542-3063 or kings@gactr.uga.edu.

10—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM. Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Alabama Forestry Commission Office. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or cullman@forestry.state.al.us.

10—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Jefferson County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Tannehill State Park. Call Larry Quick at (205) 879-6964.

10-14—Cartersville, Georgia. National Network of Forest Practitioners (NNFP) 9th Annual Meeting at Red Top Mountain State Park. Topics include alternative & non-timber forest products, landowner cooperatives, coalition building and conflict resolution, advocacy strategies, and more. Contact Thomas Brendler at (617) 338-7821 or tbrendler@igc.org. Editors Note: NNFP is a new organization to AFOA; if you attend, please call or write to AFOA and tell us something about the NNFP organization and its activities.

11-12—Savannah, Georgia 8 AM. Making Money in the Forest: Practical Applications in Forest Finance. Instructors: Harry Haney and Kate Robie. Fee: $385. Contact Susan King at (706) 542-3063 or kings@gactr.uga.edu.

13—Maynardville, Tennessee 10 AM (Eastern). Sawmill Auction - includes loaders & trucks. Contact Tri-State Auction & Realty at 1-800-334-4395 or auctions@tristate-auction.com. Tri-State's web page is at http://www.tristate-auction.com.

15—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at the Greater Birmingham Association of Homebuilders, 100 Oslo Circle, Homewood. Contact forest owner Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161 or wguy@bigfoot.com.

15—Coosa County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Hatchet Creek Watershed Association (HCWA) Meeting at the Coosa County Courthouse, Rockford. A speaker from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will discuss the Endangered Species Act and Its Effects on Landowners. Call HCWA president and forest owner Sara Baldwin at (256) 377-2656 or forest owner Betty Austin at (334) 567-8862.  Editor’s Note: The formation of the HCWA was initiated by the Alabama Rivers Alliance, an organization that values many things higher than your right to make decisions for your private property. Combined with EPA’s newly proposed rules that will require NPDES permits to manage your land, the activities of this association will not likely remain in the best interests of forest landowners. If you can attend, please do.

15-17—Lee County, Alabama. National Remote Sensing Applications Conference & Workshop. Fee: $100; $25 discount if registered by 10/15 (includes breakfasts, breaks, luncheon & banquet). Call Dr. Howard Clonts, Auburn University Environmental Institute, at (334)844-4132. The conference website is at  http://www.physics.auburn.edu/~RSAppl99/.

17—Autauga County, Alabama 9 AM. Forestry Tour: Stephens’ Christmas Tree Farm, Hughes Treasure Forest, and Plantation Tree Nursery. Meet at Autauga County Ag Center. Lunch provided. Contact John Pirtle at (334) 361-0576 or autauga@forestry.state.al.us.

17—Montgomery County, Alabama 12 Noon. The 1999 Alabama PALS Governors Awards Luncheon at The Capitol City Club, Montgomery. PALS (People  Against a Littered State) sponsors a variety of anti-litter and clean-up programs throughout Alabama. Call Spencer Ryan at 1-800-ALA-PALS (252-7257) or (334) 263-7737.

18—Atlanta, Georgia. Forest Certification: What You Should Know About This New Marketing Opportunity. Location: Marriott Atlanta Century Center. For a free copy of the Southeast U.S. Forest Certification Handbook and to register for the workshop, contact Shoana Humphries at (352) 331-2007 or sh@foresttrust.org.

18—Ruston, Louisiana. Wetlands Forest Management. Instructors: Patti Holland, Don Reed, John Muse, Mike McNair, Bill Patterson, Dick Myers, & Clyde Vidrine. Fee: $25; $10 discount if registered by 11/14. Contact Mike Dunn at (225) 388-2373 or mdunn@agctr.lsu.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP

November 18—Lawrence County, Alabama 9:00 AM. Recreational Income Opportunities: How to Lease Land for Hunting. Max Judy, Cleveland Land and Lumber Company, Inc., Hayes D. Brown, Monroe, Johnston, Trippe & Brown, and Several Forest Owners Who Lease Hunting Land will discuss the profits and pitfalls of leasing land for recreation.  Location: (Click Here For Map) From intersection of Ala. 157 and Ala. 24 (near Moulton) head west on Ala. 24 for about 9.3 miles to Ala. 101. Turn right on Ala. 101 and head north for about 5.5 miles to County Road 131. Turn left on Co. Rd. 131 and head west for about 3 miles. Watch for "AFOA" handmade signs. Coffee & donuts will be waiting for you. Questions? Call AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or send email note to AFOA.


18—Winston County, Alabama 9 AM. Winston County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Forestry Commission office. Call Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014.

19—Satellite Broadcast (11 Alabama Sites) 7 AM - 9 AM. Harvesting Techniques - Session 2 of 7 sessions. Fee: $10 per session or $50 for all 7 sessions. County Locations: Tallapoosa, Lee, Jefferson, Barbour, Etowah, Madison, Monroe, Colbert, Franklin, Clarke, Tuscaloosa. Contact Christie Prout or Becky Pugh at (334) 636-9642 or (334) 575-3156 ext. 627 or 625 or bpugh@ascc.edu. Visit the Series web page at http://www.ascc.edu/cprout1.html.

December 1999

4—Eupora, Mississippi 10 AM. Auction of Smith Sawmill Equipment. Call Tri-State Auction & Realty at 1-800-334-4395. Tri-State's web page is at http://www.tristate-auction.com/12-4_inv.htm.

6-7—Athens, Georgia. Georgia Forestry Symposium with Focus on Southern Timber Inventory and Supply. Among associated topics are Internet Access to Southern Annual Forest Inventory Data and Demand for Wood. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or boltona@gactr.uga.edu.

7—Bibb, Cleburne, Covington, Macon, Talladega, & Winston Counties, Alabama 5 PM—7 PM. National Forest Open House Meetings on President Clinton's Proposed Roadless Areas Rule. Contact Rick Morgan at (334) 241-8166. Editor’s note: This rule might affect you if your land is within or near National Forest boundaries and your access is through a "roadless area" controlled by the Forest Service.

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

8—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Jefferson County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Storm Water Management Authority Office, 2121 Building, 8th Avenue North. Call Larry Quick at (205) 879-6964.

8-9—Athens, Georgia. Timber Income Tax. Instructors: Harry L. Haney & William C. Siegel. Fee: $355; $40 discount if paid by 11/24. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or boltona@gactr.uga.edu.

9 —Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. Lauderdale County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Lynda’s Restaurant, Center Star. Agenda: Review FAWN Program, Elect Officers, Prepare for Forest Taxation Seminar. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

10—Butler County, Alabama. Bid Opening on Sale of 403 Acres Timberland (offered as whole or in 3 individual parcels). Call Great Southern Land at 1-800-782-5263 or review current land listings at http://www.greatsouthernland.com/listings/listings.htm.

11—Pocahontas, Tennessee 10 AM. Auction at Taylor Lumber Co. & Hale Logging will include dozers, trucks, loaders, & skidders. Call Tri-State Auction and Realty at 1-800-334-4395. Tri-States web site is at http://www.tristate-auction.com/12-11_ad.htm.

14—Dallas County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Farm and Forestry Tax Planning. Instructors: Hal Pepper, Auburn Extension Economist and Lou Hyman, Alabama Forestry Commission Tax Specialist. Contact Rudy Yates at (334) 875-3200 or Tom Lang at (334) 875-7131 or dallas@forestry.state.al.us.

15—Escambia County, Alabama 1:30 PM. Escambia County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Agriculture Science Building, Brewton. Call David Elliott at (334)867-8042.

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

End of 1999 Calendar of Past Events