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2000 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 03/02/2004

Take advantage of the many good contact phone numbers and internet addresses scattered throughout the 2000 Calendar.

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

January 2000

January 3—Jefferson County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Blanche Dean Chapter of the Alabama Wildflower Society Annual Covered Dish Dinner and Video Program at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Topic: Important Wildflower Enthusiasts. Call Jennifer Greer at (205) 672-8587.

January 4—Lauderdale County, Alabama 6:30 PM. TFA Chapter Program on Hand Application of Herbicide. Location: Shoney’s Restaurant, Highway 72, Florence. Call Mike Beach at (256) 757-7866.

January 7-9—Lauderdale County, Alabama. Eagle Awareness 2000 at Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge. Fee: $150 for 2 people — 3 days/2 nights with room, some meals, & field trips to view eagles & other birds. Call 1-800-ALA-PARK.

January 10—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, 100 Oslo Circle, Homewood. Contact forest owner Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161 or wguy@bigfoot.com.

January 10—Clay County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Hatchet Creek Watershed Association (HCWA) Meeting with speaker, Dan Dumont, Alabama Forest Resources Center. Location: Bibb-Graves High School, Millerville. For information about the association contact Sara Baldwin at (256)377-2656 or Betty Austin at (334) 567-8862. See January 11, Tuscaloosa Co., below. Both HCWA & HCWF were initiated and are supported by the Alabama Rivers Alliance, an organization that values many things higher than your right to make decisions for your private property.

January 11—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 1:30 PM. Hurricane Creek Watershed Forum (HCWF) Meeting. Discuss (among other things) EPA’s final decision to list Hurricane Creek as an impaired stream. For more information, contact forest owner Dr. Alan Belcher at (205) 926-9931.

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

January 12—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Jefferson County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Botanical Gardens. Call Larry Quick at (205) 879-6964.

January 14-16—Marshall County, Alabama. Eagle Awareness 2000 at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge. Fee: $150 for 2 people — 3 days/2 nights with room, some meals, socials, programs & field trips to view eagles & other birds. Call 1-800-548-4553.

January 18—Nationwide. Begin Sign-up period for 20th Conservation Reserve Program. This federal program pays landowners to plant and maintain trees for 10 to 15 years. Past participants have received about $45 per acre per year in Alabama. Planting longleaf pine qualifies participants for a 50% bonus in about 2/3 of the state. The sign-up ends February 11. Contact your local Farm Services Agency, listed in your phone book under U.S. Government, U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more details, visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/publications/facts/crp20.pdf.

January 20—Nationwide. Deadline to submit comments on EPA’s proposal to require NPDES permits for forestry activities such as tree planting, site preparation, prescribed burning, and timber harvesting. Send your comments to Ms. Carol Browner, Administrator, EPA, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460. Because you asked them to, all nine of Alabama's Congressmen have signed and sent a letter to EPA requesting that agency officials reconsider their August 23rd proposal. Therefore, even though our background information urges you to write your Congressmen, don't do it. Write a letter to EPA's Carol Browner. The background information will provide you with useful information.  It's probably a good idea to send copies of your letters to your Congressmen, however, so they don't forget their commitment to the interests of forest owners.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL FIELD PROGRAM

January 20—Clay County, Alabama 9:00 AM. Estimating Timber & Getting Around in the Woods. Instructor: Consulting Forester Allen Russell McCreless, Jacksonville. In this hands-on program you will learn to make basic measurements necessary for calculation of pulpwood and sawtimber volumes. You won’t become a timber cruiser, but you will have a better understanding of the mechanics estimating timber. Location: From Lineville - From intersection of Hwy. 9 & Hwy 48, drive east on Hwy. 48  2.8 miles to Springhill road. Turn south onto Springhill Road and stop at first house on left. Click here for map. Questions? Contact AFOA at (205) 987-8811or Send Email.


January 20—Lee County, Alabama 3:30 PM. Tree Rings and Forest Ecosystems: Weaver Lecture Series. Lecturer: Dr. Tom Swetnam, Director of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona. Location: Auburn University Dixon Conference Center. Contact Dr. Mark Dubois at (334) 844-1037 or dubois@forestry.auburn.edu.

January 20—Mobile County, Alabama 7 PM. Mobile County Landowners’ Association Meeting. Contact Keith Graham at (334) 649-3729.

January 21—Satellite Broadcast (11 Alabama Sites) 7 AM - 9 AM. Internet Resources for Landowners - Session 3 of 7 sessions. Fee: $10 per session. 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.

January 21-23—Marshall County, Alabama. Eagle Awareness 2000 at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge. Fee: $150 for 2 people — 3 days/2 nights with room, some meals, socials, programs & field trips to view eagles & other birds. Call 1-800-548-4553.

January 27—Lauderdale County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Forest Taxation Seminar at the Florence Municipal Auditorium. Speaker: Lou Hyman, Alabama Forestry Commission. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us. Rescheduled to February 10.

January 28—Butler County, Alabama 9 AM-5 PM. Butler County Forestry Planning Committee Tree Seedling Sale at Fred’s, Gateway Plaza, Greenville. Call Beth Chastain at (334)382-8538 or Paul Hudgins at (334) 376-9114.

January 28-30—Marshall County, Alabama. Eagle Awareness 2000 at Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge. Fee: $150 for 2 people — 3 days/2 nights with room, some meals, socials, programs & field trips to view eagles & other birds. Call 1-800-548-4553.

February 2000

February 1—Southwide Satellite Broadcast 6 - 9 PM Central Time. Master Tree Farmer Series - Part 1: Forestry Terms & Concepts. Instructors: Dr. George Kessler & Mr. Rick Hamilton. Series Fee: $70. For up-to-date downlink locations in Alabama contact Alabama Coordinator Mike Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com. Current confirmed locations are: 

For details on the entire seven part series, including contact persons in 12 other southern states, visit http://www.mtf2000.net or print pdf file http://www.mtf2000.net/mtf_brochure2.pdf.

February 3—Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM. Improving Your Tax Position: A Timber Tax Workshop. Instructors: Deborah A. Gaddis and John E. Gunter. This same workshop will be held in Shreveport, Louisiana 2/15/00. Contact Susan at (662) 325-2655 or Sandra at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. Visit the workshop web page at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/tax.html.

February 8—Cullman County, Alabama 9 AM. Forestry Herbicide Workshop at the Vinemont Scout Hall. Limited seating; pre-register by 2/4/00. Call Jason Dockery or Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573.

February 8—Southwide Satellite Broadcast 6 - 9 PM Central Time. Master Tree Farmer Series - Part 2: Forestry As An Investment. Instructors: Dr. Michael Dunn, Mr. Larry Bishop & Mr. Albert Todd. Series Fee: $70. For up-to-date downlink locations in Alabama contact Alabama Coordinator Mike Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com. Current confirmed locations are:  

For details on the entire seven part series, including contact persons in 10 other southern states, visit http://www.mtf2000.net or print pdf file http://www.mtf2000.net/mtf_brochure2.pdf.

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

February 9—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Jefferson County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting on the fifth floor, Birmingham City Hall. Call Larry Quick at (205) 879-6964 or Linus Mbanugo (205) 254-7775.

February 10—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. Lauderdale County Forestry Planning Committee/TFA Chapter Board Meeting. Discuss Taxation Seminar, spring FAWN program, and Herbicide Seminar. Call Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

February 10—Lauderdale County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Forest Taxation Seminar sponsored by the Lauderdale County Forestry Planning Committee at the Florence Municipal Auditorium. Speaker: Lou Hyman, Alabama Forestry Commission. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us. Rescheduled from January 27.

February 10-11—Starkville, Mississippi. Getting the Most Out of Your Forest Inventory. Instructors: Dr. Robert C. Parker and Dr. Keith Belli. Fee: $275. Contact Susan at (662) 325-2655 or Sandra at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. The course web page is at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/frstinvent..htm.

February 11—Nationwide. Last Day of Sign-up period for 20th Conservation Reserve Program. This federal program pays landowners to plant and maintain trees for 10 to 15 years. Past participants have received about $45 per acre per year in Alabama. Planting longleaf pine qualifies participants for a 50% bonus in about 2/3 of the state. Contact your local Farm Services Agency, listed in your phone book under U.S. Government, U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more details, visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/publications/facts/crp20.pdf.

February 14-17—Baldwin County. Forest Health Monitoring Workshop at Perdido Beach Resort. Fee: $0 (yes). Contact Jim Hyland at (334) 240-9363 or jimhyland@yahoo.com.

February 15—Choctaw County, Alabama 9 AM—Noon. Choctaw County Forestry Planning Committee Tree Seedling Sale. Call John P. Ollison at (205) 459-2133 or jollison@acesag.auburn.edu.

February 15—Northwest/Central Alabama 11 AM. Bid Deadline: Land & Timber Sale. 9,967 acres in 65 tracts in Blount, Cullman, Franklin, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston Counties. For a bid package, call Drummond Company at (205) 384-2314.

February 15—Southwide Satellite Broadcast 6 - 9 PM Central Time. Master Tree Farmer Series - Part 3: Pine Management. Instructors: Dr. David Van Lear & Dr. Bill McKee. Series Fee: $70. For up-to-date downlink locations in Alabama contact Alabama Coordinator Mike Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com. Current confirmed locations are:    

For details on the entire seven part series, including contact persons in 10 other southern states, visit http://www.mtf2000.net or print pdf file http://www.mtf2000.net/mtf_brochure2.pdf.

February 16—Jackson County, Alabama 7:30 AM. Jackson County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the County Office Building, Scottsboro. Call Stephen Burnett at (256) 574-3217.

February 17—Mobile County, Alabama 7 PM. Charity Begins at Home, Saving the Family Farm. Speaker: John R. McNeil, McNeil, Jackson, Ahrens Financial Group. Location: Jon Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Road, North. Contact Jane Hartselle, ACES, at (334) 690-8445 or jhartsel@acesag.auburn.edu.

February 18—Satellite Broadcast (11 Alabama Sites) 7 AM - 9 AM. Artificial Regeneration and Herbicides - Session 4 of 7 sessions. Fee: $10 per session. 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.

February 18—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Public Hearing on Motions for Summary Judgment (related to lawsuit filed by a landowner against the Jefferson County Storm Water Management Authority). It is important that landowners pay attention to this case, because many other cities and counties will copy Jefferson County's scheme to tax forest landowners to clean up urban storm water pollution if landowners lose it. Attorney Hayes D. Brown will present points not argued by the plaintiffs which are important to forest owners. Hearing location: Jefferson County Criminal Justice Center, 7th Floor, 801 North 21st Street, Birmingham. For more information, call forest owner J. B. Cooper, Jr., at (205) 339-9319.

February 20-26— Alabama Arbor Week. Round up your family, friends, and a camera and plant a tree to remember.

February 22—Southwide Satellite Broadcast 6 - 9 PM Central Time. Master Tree Farmer Series - Part 4: Hardwood Management. Instructors: Dr. Jeff Stringer & Dr. Wayne Clatterbuck. Series Fee: $70. For up-to-date downlink locations in Alabama contact Alabama Coordinator Mike Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com. Current confirmed locations are:    

For details on the entire seven part series, including contact persons in 10 other southern states, visit http://www.mtf2000.net or print pdf file http://www.mtf2000.net/mtf_brochure2.pdf.

February 23—Quincy, Florida 8:30 AM. Fertilization Opportunities on Forest Land. Instructor: Dr. Alan Long. To register contact Alan Long at (352) 846-0891 or ajl@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu or Cindy Love at (352)846-0849.

February 23-25—Biloxi, Mississippi. Technological Changes and the Future of Forestry: Annual State Conference of the Mississippi Society of American Foresters at Beau Rivage Resort. Fee: $110; $50 spouse. For program details, call Maurice Mitchell at (601) 928-5261. For room reservations, call 1-888-567-6667.

February 24—Winston County, Alabama 9 AM—10 AM. Winston County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting and Tree Giveaway at the Alabama Forestry Commission office, Double Springs. Call Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014.

February 24—Reelfoot, Tennessee 4 PM. West Tennessee Forester’s Group Annual Meeting at Boyettes Restaurant, Reelfoot Lake. Program on Pre-World War II Logging in West Tennessee. Dinner: $11.77. Call David Mercker at (901) 425-4703.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 24—Jefferson County, Alabama 7:00 PM. Terrain Navigator: Topographic Maps and Global Positioning System. Thomas Lang, Carto-Craft Maps, Inc. (1-800-444-4095), Birmingham, will demonstrate how to use new topographic maps from MapTech in combination with an inexpensive GPS unit. Locate roads, trails, game food plots, etc. Full topographic map set for Alabama on CD-ROM costs $278. Regional sets range from $49 to $99 each. 1.5 CFE points available.  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 Red Lobster restaurant, just north of the library, on the west side of US 31. Questions? Call AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.
Special Note (2/25/00): Carto-Craft Maps is offering an approximate 10% discount on MapTech's Alabama Topos through March 3, 2000 to those who attended the above program.


February 25-27—Barbour County, Alabama. Lake Eufaula’s Fins, Feathers and Flowers Weekend at LakePoint State Park Resort: a weekend of observing migratory waterfowl, resident wildlife populations, wading and shore birds. Fee: $159 for 2 people — 3 days/2 nights with several meals, room, field trips, and programs. Call 1-800-544-5253.

February 25-27—Baldwin County, Alabama. Alabama Forestry Association Mid-Winter Meeting at Marriott's Grand Hotel, Point Clear. Fee: $225. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334)265-8733 or afa@alaforestry.org.

February 26—Blount County, Alabama 8:30 AM - 2 PM. Arbor Week Tree Give Away sponsored by the Blount County Forestry Planning Committee. Location: Frank Green Building Auditorium, Oneonta. Contact Gladys Daily at (205) 274-2231 or afc0208@otelco.net.

February 28—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, 100 Oslo Circle, Homewood. Call forest owner Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161 or wguy@bigfoot.com.

February 29—Starkville, Mississippi. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for Executives. Call Susan at (662) 325-0100 or contact Sandra at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. Mississippi State University's "lifelong learning" Schedule of Courses is located at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/calendar.htm.

February 29—Southwide Satellite Broadcast 6 - 9 PM Central Time. Master Tree Farmer Series - Part 5: Harvesting and Marketing. Instructors: Dr. Alan Long & Dr. Ben Jackson. Series Fee: $70. For up-to-date downlink locations in Alabama contact Alabama Coordinator Mike Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com. Current confirmed locations are:    

For details on the entire seven part series, including contact persons in 10 other southern states, visit http://www.mtf2000.net or print pdf file http://www.mtf2000.net/mtf_brochure2.pdf.

March 2000

March 1—Blount County, Alabama 9 AM. Blount County Forestry Planning Committee Field Trip to Ballew Property. Topic: Black Walnut Agro-Forestry Project. Meet at Frank Green Building Auditorium, Oneonta. Contact Gladys Daily at (205) 274-2231 or afc0208@otelco.net.

March 3-5—Shelby County, Alabama. Becoming an Outdoors Woman: “Learn about fishing, hunting camping and other outdoor activities from the experts!” Location: 4-H Center on Lay Lake. Fee: $140 - covers all meals, lodging, program materials and instruction. Call Jerry de Bin, Dept. of Conservation, at 1-800-262-3151. For more details, visit http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/bow.html.

March 7—Southwide Satellite Broadcast 6 - 9 PM Central Time. Master Tree Farmer Series - Part 6: Wildlife Management. Instructors: Dr. Greg Yarrow & Dr. Tom Barnes. Series Fee: $70. For up-to-date downlink locations in Alabama contact Alabama Coordinator Mike Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com. Current confirmed locations are:    

For details on the entire seven part series, including contact persons in 10 other southern states, visit http://www.mtf2000.net or print pdf file http://www.mtf2000.net/mtf_brochure2.pdf.

March 7-8—Tallahassee, Florida. Spring Game Bird Seminar at Tall Timbers Research Station. Several Speakers. Fee: $40. Contact Dr. Bill Palmer at (850) 893-4153 ext. 226 or bill@ttrs.org. For more details, visit http://www.talltimbers.org/events.html.

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

March 8—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Jefferson County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at John & Martha McCrary’s Treasure Forest, 5016 South Shades Crest Road. Call Larry Quick at (205) 879-6964 or John McCrary at (205) 425-7993.

March 8-10—Starkville, Mississippi. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for Natural Resource Professionals. Fee: $745. Contact Susan at (662) 325-0100 or Sandra at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. The course web page is at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/GIS.htm.

March 9—Coosa County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Timber Taxation Seminar at the County Courthouse, Rockford. Speaker: Louis Hyman, Alabama Forestry Commission. Call Blake Kelley at (256) 377-4638.

March 10-12—Jefferson County, Alabama. Alabama Wild Turkey Expo & Calling Contest at Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham. Call Bob Coker at (334) 616-6005.

March 11—Montgomery County, Alabama 9 AM. Meeting of the Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board (advises Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division on game laws) in the Capitol Auditorium (enter from Union Street). Call Tracy Wilson at (334) 242-3486.

March 12-14—Richmond, Kentucky. Fire, People and the Central Hardwood Landscape. Fee: $40. Contact John Stivers at (404) 347-3192 or jstivers/r8@fs.fed.us. A detailed web page on the program is located at http://www.fire.uni-freiburg.de/course/meeting/archive/meet00_7.htm.

March 14—Southwide Satellite Broadcast 6 - 9 PM Central Time. Master Tree Farmer Series - Part 7: Forestry Services. Instructor: Mr. Bill Hubbard. Series Fee: $70. For up-to-date downlink locations in Alabama contact Alabama Coordinator Mike Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com. Current confirmed locations are:   

For details on the entire seven part series, including contact persons in 10 other southern states, visit http://www.mtf2000.net or print pdf file http://www.mtf2000.net/mtf_brochure2.pdf.

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

March 16—Lauderdale County, Alabama 6:00 PM. Use of Herbicides in Reforestation and Wildlife Management. Speaker: Dupont representative. Location: Florence Board of Education Office. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us or John Everitt at 383-4376.
Editors Note: Lee W. Pershke, who had been scheduled to present this program, passed away on February 17 from a heart attack. Lee had always been a big help to AFOA and Forestry Education.

March 16—Jefferson County, Alabama 7 PM. Forest Inventory Analysis in Alabama. Speaker: Brian Bradley, Alabama Forestry Commission. Location: Cahaba Heights Senior Gardens— Merkel House, 4405 Dolly Ridge Road (Cahaba Heights, one block off US 280). Program sponsored by Cahaba Chapter, Society of American Foresters. Pre-program dinner at Heights Restaurant, 6 PM. Contact Rob Morrow at (205) 980-7341 or rmorrow@resourcemgt.com.

March 17—Satellite Broadcast (11 Alabama Sites) 7 AM - 9 AM. Wildlife Management - Session 5 of 7 sessions. Fee: $10 per session. 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.

March 18—Knoxville, Tennessee. Wood Identification for the Professional and Hobbyist. The Tennessee Forest Products Center will conduct this short course which includes domestic hardwoods and softwoods. Contact Brian Bond at (423) 974-7991 or bbond7@utk.edu.

March 21—Alabama - Statewide. Referendum on Income Tax Increase for Corporations. For background information and a lively discussion visit the TV show For The Record. When you get there, click on Real Video and then select the March 16 program entitled Franchise Tax.  http://www.aptv.org/ForTheRecord/  Editor's Note (3/22/00): About 7% voter turnout. About 80% voted for the tax. Special election cost: $3 million.

March 22-24—Starkville, Mississippi. GPS (Global Positioning System) Certificate Program. Instructors: Robert Parker, L. Wes Burger, and Richard B. Minnis. Fee: $425; $30 discount if postmarked by 3/8/00. Call Susan Brown at (662) 325-0100 or Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. The course web page is at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/GPS.html.

March 22-24—San Antonio, Texas. Forest Landowners’ Association Annual Meeting: Managing a Family Forestry Business. Fee: $249. Call (404)325-2954.

March 23—Jackson County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Benefits of Alabama Treasure Forest Association Membership with speaker, James Malone. Location: RRR BBQ, Hwy. 35 near B. B. Comer Bridge. Meal provided. Contact Dus Rogers at (256) 574-2143 or grogers@acesag.auburn.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

March 23, 2000—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Trends and Opportunities in Timberland Investing. Matthew W. Donegan, Principal at US Forest Capital, will discuss the motivation behind the recent surge in timberland sales by the traditional large timberland owners. Donegan’s presentation is well prepared and easy to follow, and will strengthen your decision to buy and own Alabama forestland. Location: Room 309, Ferguson Student Center, University of Alabama. Questions: call AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


March 27—Coosa County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Hatchet Creek Watershed Association Meeting at County Courthouse, Rockford. Call Sara Baldwin at (256) 377-2656 or Betty Austin at (334) 567-8862.

March 31-April 2—Walker County, Alabama. Alabama Watershed Leadership Conference 2000 at Camp McDowell. “Strengthening Alabama’s Watershed Guardians…” Contact Jessica Ulrich at (205) 322-6395 or julrich@alabamarivers.org. Editor's Note: If you attend, send a short report on the activities to AFOA.

April 2000


AFOA ANNUAL MEETING

April 1, 2000—Lee County, Alabama 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM. Spotlight on Auburn, Alabama. Program topics include: Pine Regeneration Methods, Hardwood Management, Fish Pond Construction & Management, Pine Straw Production and Marketing, Income & Estate Tax Planning, Prosperity & Property, Wildflowers, Trees & Shrubs, Computers & Forest Management & more. Fee: $12. Location: Auburn University Dixon Conference Center, Auburn, Alabama. Call AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


April 1—Mooresburg, Tennessee 10 AM. Auction at English Lumber Company includes skidders, trucks, knuckleboom loader, & Timbco bar saw. Contact Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395 or auctions@tristate-auction.com. Visit the auction web page at http://www.tristate-auction.com/english_inv.htm.

April 4—Jefferson County, Alabama 3 PM & 6 PM. Timberland Investment Seminars sponsored by Great Southern Land & Hines Real Estate. Location: Wynfrey Hotel, Hoover. Seminars are free but pre-registration is required. Call 1-800-782-5263 ext. 201 or (334)875-1990.

April 4—Marion County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Forestry Short Course for Landowners (part 1 of a 4 part weekly series). Series Fee: $35 per farm. Location: Upper Coastal Plains Experiment Station, Winfield. Call Wayne Robinson at (205) 695-7139.

April 5—Escambia County, Alabama. 1:30 PM. Escambia County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Agricultural Science Center, Brewton. Contact Marisa Lee-Sasser at (334) 867-7760 or mlee@acesag.auburn.edu.

April 5—Montgomery County, Alabama 3 PM & 6 PM. Timberland Investment Seminars sponsored by Great Southern Land & Hines Real Estate. Location: Embassy Suites, Montgomery. Seminars are free but pre-registration is required. Call 1-800-782-5263 ext. 201 or (334)875-1990.

April 6­7— Springfield, Missouri. American Black Walnut Nut Production Conference. Contact: Jim Jones (417) 276-6010.

April 7-8—Laurel, Mississippi. Mississippi Forestry & Wood Products Expo. Over 100 exhibitors and 18,000 attendees in 1999. Call 1-800-392-9629 write to edajones@c-gate.net.

April 8—Lauderdale County, Alabama 5 PM. Treasure Forest Association Chapter Supper Meeting at Walnut Hill Ranch, home of Bart & Judy Tricoli. No charge. Contact Mike Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com.

April 8-9—Randolph County, Alabama. Alabama Wildflower Society Meeting—includes field trip to Bald Rock. Call Caroline R. Dean at (334)745-2494.

April 9-14—Asheville, North Carolina. Forestry Camp — a five day, hands-on forestry workshop designed especially for forest landowners. Lodging at Bent Creek Inn. Fee: $1195 per person includes room, board and tuition. Sponsored by Greenleaf Forest Management. For brochure, call (828) 254-1114. Full details at: http://www.forestguide.com.

April 10-12—Atlanta, Georgia. Opportunities for Farm*A*Syst/Home*A*Syst in Watershed Planning. Sponsored by EPA. Location: Federal Building, 61 Forsyth Street, SW. Includes a segment on forestry BMPs on 4/12. Contact Lisa Ann McKinley at (404) 562-9403 or mckinley.lisa@epa.gov. Visit the meeting web page at http://www.uwex.edu/farmasyst/conferences/region4.html.

April 11—Marion County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Forestry Short Course for Landowners (part 2 of a 4 part weekly series). Land Owner Rights will be discussed by Lee Laechelt, Executive Vice Pres., Alabama Forest Owners’ Association and Hayes D. Brown, Atty., Monroe, Johnston, Trippe & Brown. Series Fee: $35 per farm. Location: Upper Coastal Plains Experiment Station, Winfield. Call Wayne Robinson at (205) 695-7139.

April 11-13—Memphis, Tennessee. Marketing Outreach Workshop II for Small Farmers and Woodlot Landowners. Sponsored by Southern University, A & M College and USDA. Scholarships for limited resource landowners are available. Call Renee Price, Federation of Southern Cooperatives, at (205)652-9676.

April 12—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM. Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission Office, Cullman. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or afc0125@hiwaay.net.

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

April 12—Mobile County, Alabama 3 PM & 6 PM. Timberland Investment Seminars sponsored by Great Southern Land & Hines Real Estate. Location: Clarion Hotel, Mobile. Seminars are free but pre-registration is required. Call 1-800-782-5263 ext. 201 or (334)875-1990.

April 12-14—Starkville, Mississippi. Advanced Spatial Technologies: Integrated GPS & GIS for Natural Resource Managers. Instructors: L. Wes Burger and Rich Minnis. Fee: $725; $30 discount if postmarked by 4/5. Contact Susan Brown at (662)325-2655 or Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. Visit the course web page at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/advgis.htm.

April 13—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. Lauderdale County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting with TFA Chapter Board at Lynda’s Restaurant, Center Star. Discuss spring FAWN event, grant status, & past herbicide seminar. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

April 13—Dallas County, Alabama 3 PM & 6 PM. Timberland Investment Seminars sponsored by Great Southern Land & Hines Real Estate. Location: St. James Hotel, Selma. Seminars are free but pre-registration is required. Call 1-800-782-5263 ext. 201 or (334)875-1990.

April 14-15—Baxley, Georgia. Timber Harvesting Expo Southeast. Logging demos & exhibits. Fee: $10, includes a hardhat. Contact Lara Lee at (334) 834-1170 or lara@hattonbrown.com. The Expo web page is at: http://www.hattonbrown.com/expo/.

April 17—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at Greater Birmingham Association of Homebuilders, 100 Oslo Circle, Homewood. Contact Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161 or wguy@bigfoot.com.

April 17-19—Athens, Georgia. Forestry for Non-Foresters: Part 1. Program and field trips. Instructors: Kate Robie, Mark Gibbs, and Drew Marczak. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 3/27/00. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. For more details, visit the course web page at: http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2000/Apr/17/nonforesters.html.

April 17-20—Starkville, Mississippi. Prescribed Burning Short Course. Fee: $375; $30 discount if postmarked by April 5. Call Susan Brown at (662) 325-2655 or Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. The course web page is at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/burn.htm.

April 18—Ruston, Louisiana 8 AM. Growth & Yield Modeling for Forest Managers. Instructor: Dr. Quang V. Cao. Fee: $25; $10 discount if paid by 4/11. Contact Steve Hotard at (318) 644-5865.

April 18—Marion County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Forestry Short Course for Landowners (part 3 of a 4 part weekly series). Series Fee: $35 per farm. Location: Upper Coastal Plains Experiment Station, Winfield. Call Wayne Robinson at (205) 695-7139.

April 18—Talladega County, Alabama 6:30 PM. What You Need to Know About Owning Heir Property. Instructor: Hayes D. Brown, Atty. Location: Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative Building, Talladega. Contact Dana McReynolds (mcreynoldsd@forestry.state.al.us) at (205) 916-0569  or Arthur Hitt (ahitt@mindspring.com) at (256) 362-4848.

April 18-19—Tupelo, Mississippi. Making Intensive Forest Management Decisions. Instructors: Dr. Barry D. Shiver and Dr. Bruce E. Borders. Fee: $345; $25 discount if paid by 4/4. Contact Lindsey Campbell at (706) 769-6600 or shiver@athens.net.

April 19—Choctaw County, Alabama 10 AM. Choctaw County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting, Extension System Office, Butler. Contact John P. Ollison at (205) 459-2133 jollison@aces.edu.

April 19—Pickens County, Alabama 10 AM. Forestry Field Day sponsored by Pickens County Forestry Planning Committee. Meet at Aliceville City Park. Call Dean Lewis at (205) 373-2489.

April 19—Shelby County, Alabama 11 AM. National Forestry Issues Pending in Washington. Speakers: Senator Jeff Sessions and Rep. Bob Riley. Host: Alabama Forestry Association. Location: Seaman Timber Company - at the junction of highways 25 & 139 about 4 miles west of Montevallo. Barbecue lunch will be provided, but reservations are required by 4/14. Call 1-800-206-0981.

April 19-20—Cullman County, Alabama 9 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) for Cullman City School 6th Grade Students. Location: Sportsmans Lake Park, Cullman. If you want to help, contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or afc0125@hiwaay.net.

April 19-21—Athens, Georgia. Forest Production: Silvicultural Relationships. Instructors: Dr. Lee Allen and Dr. Larry Morris. Fee: $655; $30 discount if paid by 3/29. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. The course web page is at http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2000/Apr/19/silvicultural.html.

April 20—Winston County, Alabama 9 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) for Haleyville 6th Grade Students. Location: Camp Maxwell. If you want to help, contact Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014 or afc0167@afc.nu.

April 21—Satellite Broadcast (11 Alabama Sites) 7 AM - 9 AM. Forestry BMPs (best management practices for water quality) for the non-industrial forest owner and Environmental Regulations - Session 6 of 7 sessions. Fee: $10 per session. 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.

April 25—Marion County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Forestry Short Course for Landowners (part 4 of a 4 part weekly series). Series Fee: $35 per farm. Location: Upper Coastal Plains Experiment Station, Winfield. Call Wayne Robinson at (205) 695-7139.

April 25, 26, 27 & 28—Clarke County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) for Elementary Students. Seven speakers on Timber Products, Soils, Wildlife, Forest History, Project Wild, Tree Identification, Forest Management. Location: Upper State Game Sanctuary. If you want to help, call Benji Elmore at (334) 275-3283 or Carl Pennington at (334) 246-0245 or carl.pennington@al.usda.gov.

April 25-28—Savannah, Georgia. Jurisdictional Delineation of Coastal Plain Wetlands. Instructors: Dr. Wade Nutter, Mr. Bruce Pruitt, and Mr. Al Tate. Fee: $975. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. The course web page is at: http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2000/Apr/25/wetlands.html.

April 26—Fayette County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Fayette County Treasure Forestry Association Chapter Meeting at Newtonville Community Center. Call Warren Griffith at (205) 932-8941 or visit the chapter resource page at http://www.atfa.net/chapters/fayette/default.htm.

April 26-27—Pickens County, Alabama 8 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) at Pickensville Eastside Park. If you want to help with this elementary student project, call John Sutton at (205) 367-8232.

April 27—Baldwin County, Alabama 8 AM—2:30 PM. Control of Exotic Invasive Plants in Coastal Alabama. Program to include concurrent session on Private Herbicide Applicator Training followed by exam to receive applicator permit. Instructors include Dr. James Miller, Buck Farrior, Gena Todia, Fred Nation, and Ben Moore. Location: Auburn University Gulf Coast Substation, Fairhope. Fee: $20. 4 CFEs available. Call Fred Nation at (334) 928-9792.

April 27—Russell County, Alabama 10 AM—2 PM (EST). Forestry Management Tour at Paterson Plantation, Fort Mitchell. Topics: Estimating Basal Area, Wildlife Management, Forestry Chemicals. Contact Charlie Mason at (334) 298-6845 cmason@acesag.auburn.edu.

April 28-29—Montgomery County, Alabama. Alabama Loggers Convention at the Governor’s House Hotel. Contact Bill Jones at (334) 265-8733 or bjones@alaforestry.org.

April 29—Monroe County, Alabama 9 AM. Southwest Alabama Boy Scout Forestry - Wildlife - Soil - Resources Merit Badge Workshop sponsored by Monroe County Forestry Planning Committee. Location: Little River State Forest. Five merit badges offered. Call Gary Cole at (334) 743-2350.

April 29-May 18—Australia & New Zealand. Society of American Foresters Study Tour of Australia & New Zealand. Contact Globetrotter Travel at 1-888-785-7767 ext. 105 or with email at saf@globetrottermgmt.com. For forestry details contact Richard G. Reid at (941) 488-2467 or rreid66519@aol.com.

May 2000

May 2-3—Lee County, Alabama. Intensive Forest Management: Impacts on Wildlife. Instructor: Chris Isaacson. Fee: $345. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or  besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/.

May 2-3—Starkville, Mississippi. Forestry for Non-Foresters. Call Susan Brown at (662) 325-0100 or contact Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. Mississippi State University's "lifelong learning" Schedule of Courses is located at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/calendar.htm.

May 3—Crossett, Arkansas. Crossett Forestry Field Day “will include the uneven-aged Good and Poor Farm Forestry Forties, the rehabilitation of understocked stands, natural regeneration in even-aged stands on small properties, and the development of unmanaged pine and pine-hardwood stands.” Fee: $25, required by 4/21, includes lunch & transportation. Limit: 200. Contact Carroll Guffey at (870) 460-1052 or guffey@uamont.edu.

May 3—Blount County, Alabama 9 AM. Blount County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting in the County Office Building Auditorium, Oneonta. Contact Gladys Daily at (205) 274-2231 or afc0208@otelco.net.

May 6—Monroe County, Alabama 9 AM. Prescribed Burning Workshop — Hands-on Burning in Field in PM. Lunch provided. Sponsor: Monroe County Forestry Planning Committee. Location: Agricultural Center adjoining Alabama Southern Community School Forest. Call Gary Cole at (334) 743-2350.

May 6—Mobile County, Alabama 10 AM. Mobile County Landowners Association: Political Candidates—speeches, displays, etc. Location: Mobile Area Water Service Pavilion, Big Creek Lake. Call Keith Graham at (334) 649-3729.

May 8-11—Starkville, Mississippi. Management of Existing Hardwood Stands. Fee: $525; $30 discount if paid by 5/1. Call Susan Brown at (662) 325-0100 or contact Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. Mississippi State University's "lifelong learning" Schedule of Courses is located at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/calendar.htm.

May 9—Chambers County, Alabama 8 AM. Student Outdoor Field Day for High School Juniors and Seniors Interested in Careers in Forestry, Conservation, & Wildlife. Location: Chambers County Lake, LaFayette. Call Clayton Schwind at (334) 864-9368.

May 9—Mobile County, Alabama. 8:30 AM. Conservation Easement Basics Workshop. Instructors: Camilla M. Herlevich and Sylvia K. Bates. The workshop is oriented towards the legal issues and rules concerned with setting up an easement. Fee: $60; $10 discount for advance registration. Contact Eve Brantley at (334) 928-9792 or Dan Dumont at (334) 304-0043.

May 9—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 1 PM. Hurricane Creek Watershed Forum Meeting. Location: Alabama Regional Planning Office, Northport. Contact forest owner Dr. Alan Belcher at (205)926-9931 or abelcher@dbtech.net or Beth Wentzel at Alabama Rivers Alliance at (205)322-6395.

May 9-10—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Contract Law and Business Relationships. Instructor: Walter G. Robillard. Fee: $355. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/.

May 9-10—Autauga County, Alabama. Making Intensive Forest Management Decisions. Instructors: Dr. Barry D. Shiver and Dr. Bruce E. Borders. Fee: $345; $25 discount if mailed two weeks prior. Contact Lindsey Campbell at (706) 769-6600 or shiver@athens.net.

May 10—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM. Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission Office, Cullman. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or afc0125@hiwaay.net.

May 10—Monroe County, Alabama 8 AM. Monroe County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Agricultural Center, Monroeville. Call Gary Cole at (334) 743-2350.

May 10—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Jefferson County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Botanical Gardens. Call Larry Quick at (205)879-6964 ext. 17.

May 11—Cleburne County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Treasure Forestry Association Meeting: State & Federal Cost Share Programs, Approved Government Practices, Sign-up Procedures. Speaker Randall Wilson. Call Paul Williams at (256) 463-2876.

May 13—Chilton County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Treasures to Tour: a tour of a Treasure Forest. Meet at Alabama Forestry Commission office, Clanton. Contact Bruce Springer at (205) 755-3042 or chilton@forestry.state.al.us.

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

May 17—Escambia County, Alabama 9 AM — 3:30 PM. Prescribed Burning—everything you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask. Fee: $10, covers lunch & materials. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center. Contact Marisa Lee-Sasser at (334) 867-7760 or mlee@acesag.auburn.edu.

May 18—Ruston, Louisiana. Wood Identification Workshop for Wood Working Hobbyists, Craftsmen, and Industry Personnel. No previous experience necessary. Contact Todd F. Shupe at (225) 388-6432 or tshupe@agctr.lsu.edu.

May 18—Winston County, Alabama 9 AM. Winston County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Alabama Forestry Commission Office, Double Springs. Contact Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014 or afc0167@ala.nu.

May 18—Jefferson County, Alabama 7 PM. EPA's Proposed TMDL Regulations and 303(d) List for Alabama Streams & Rivers. The program will be presented by an official of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. Meeting sponsor: Cahaba Chapter, Society of American Foresters. Location:  Merkel House, Cahaba Heights, 4405 Dolly Ridge Road. Contact Rob Morrow at (205) 980-7341 or rmorrow@resourcemgt.com.

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

May 20-21—Washington, DC. Fly-In For Freedom — Election 2000: Providing the Swing Vote. A grass roots lobbying and education event sponsored by Alliance for America and hosted by Washington Commercial Forest Action Committee. Location: Holiday Inn Capitol. Contact Harry McIntosh at (518) 835-6702 or allianceam@aol.com. The Fly-In draft agenda is at  http://www.allianceforamerica.org/0300005.htm.

May 23-24—Gainesville, Florida. Historical Reflections/Future Directions: Annual Spring Symposium of the School of Forest Resources and Conservation & the Florida Div., SE Society of American Foresters. Call Ed Barnard at (352) 372-3505 or contact Cindy Love at (352) 846-0849 or calo@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu.

May 24-25—Washington, North Carolina. Developing Wildlife Friendly Pine Plantations—Workshop & Tour. Fee: $60 (day 1) Workshop & meals, $30 (day 2) Tour & meal. Fax to NC State University: (919) 515-6883.

May 25-26—Marshall County, Alabama. Litter Law Enforcement Conference sponsored by PALS (People Against a Littered State. Location: Lake Guntersville State Park. Call Lee Helms at 1-800-ALA-PALS or (334) 263-7737.

May 26—Lee County, Alabama  4 PM. Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lecture -- Resource Sustainability and Population Growth: what does the future hold? Speaker: Dr. David South. Location: 125-A Lowder Building, Auburn University. Call (334) 844-1007.

May 30—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 PM. US Forest Service Presents the National Roadless Area draft Environmental Impact Statement at the Holiday Inn, I-65 & Oxmoor Road. The lock-up will affect 22,000 acres in Alabama. If your land is accessed by a Forest Service road, this report may be important to you. A public hearing is scheduled for June 28, same place, same time. Call Rick Morgan at (334) 241-8166. For more information visit: http://roadless.fs.fed.us/.  

May 30—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 PM. Jefferson County Treasure Forest Association Election of Officers and Board of Directors. Location: Kopper Kettle Restaurant, Brookwood Mall. Call Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400.

May 30-31—Starkville, Mississippi. Forestry Law. Call Susan Brown at (662) 325-2655 or Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. Mississippi State University's "lifelong learning" Schedule of Courses is located at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/calendar.htm.

June 2000

June 1—Marengo County, Alabama 4 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Black Belt District Meeting: Tour Linden Lumber Company and Dinner at Linden Country Club. Fee: $0. For reservation, contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

June 1-2—Jefferson County, Alabama. Advanced Negotiating Skills. Instructor: James E. Doescher. This course, designed for stumpage buyers, may be useful to landowners who like to negotiate timber sales. Fee: $385; $30 discount if paid by 5/18. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Visit the course web page at http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2000/Jun/01/skills.html.

June 3—Cartersville, Georgia 10 AM. Auction of Sawmill Equipment at North Star Lumber, Inc., includes trucks, chip vans, fork lifts, etc. Call Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395 or visit the auction web page at http://www.tristate-auction.com/06-03.inv.htm.

CANCELED. June 5-6—Jackson, Mississippi. Timber Tax. Instructor: Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 5/15. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or  besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/.

June 5-6—Tallahassee, Florida. GPS/GIS Level 1 Seminar. Contact Joshua Maas at (541) 752-5456 or support@cmtinc.com.

June 5-7—Butler County, Alabama 9 AM—5:30 PM. Natural Resources Youth Camp at Mussel Creek Lodge. To register or lend a hand, contact Paul Hudgins at (334) 376-9114 or butler@forestry.state.al.us.

June 6—STATEWIDE: PRIMARY ELECTIONS

June 6—Pike County, Alabama 6 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Wiregrass District Meeting at The Pines Restaurant, Troy. Fee: $20. For reservation, contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

June 6-7—Mobile County, Alabama. Prescribed Burning for Experienced Burners. Instructors: Hugh Mobley & Dale Pancake. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 5/16. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or  besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/al000606.html.

June 7-9—Starkville, Mississippi. Basic Wildlife Forensics. Intermediate and Advanced Forensics follow on June 13-16 & Jun 20-23, resp. Call Susan Brown at (662) 325-2655 or Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. Mississippi State University's "lifelong learning" Schedule of Courses is located at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/calendar.htm.

June 8—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. Lauderdale County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting with TFA Chapter Board at Lynda’s Restaurant, Centerstar. Review FAWN and plan Small Game Seminar. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

June 8—Jefferson County, Alabama 1 PM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at Associated General Contractors Building, Birmingham. Contact Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161 or wguy@bigfoot.com; or Paul Kennedy at (205) 251-7739 ext. 35 or  cawaco@compuserve.com.

June 8—Marengo County, Alabama 6 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Delta District Meeting at Ezells Fish Camp, Nanafalia. Fee: $20. For reservation, contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

June 9—Shelby County, Alabama. Progressive Farmer Farm Safety Day Camp: a one-day hands-on workshop that teaches farm children and their parents safe farm practices.  Location: 4-H Center. To enroll, call Betsy Jackson at (205) 251-8139 ext. 39. If you would like to host a farm safety day camp, call Becky Cook at 1-888-257-3529. The camp web page is at: http://www.progressivefarmer.com/safety/about/default.asp.

June 12—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 10 AM. Growing Assets: Managing Forestland for Sustainable Income. Sponsors: American Cyanamid and Prudential. Fee: $10 - includes lunch. Location: Bryant Conference Center. Telephone reservations, please. Call Billy Avant at (205) 621-6282.

June 13—Shelby County, Alabama 5 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Vulcan District Meeting. Logging Machine Maintenance Seminar at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. hosted by Tigercat Industries, Inc. Issues program at 7 p.m. Location: University of Montevallo Student Retreat Center. Fee: $0. Reservations required for dinner by 6/8. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

June 14—Cullman County, Alabama 8 AM. Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission Office, Cullman. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or afc0125@hiwaay.net.

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

June 14-16—Cleveland, Tennessee. Kentucky-Tennessee Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting. Call Dave Walters at (615) 837-5470.

June 19-20—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Using Computers to Make Better Forest Management Decisions. Instructor: Dr. Stephen K. Nodine. Fee: $395. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or  besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/al000619.html.

June 19-20—Macon, Georgia. Boundary Law, Easements & Right-of-Ways. Instructor: Walter G. Robillard. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 5/29. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or  besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/ga000619.html.

June 20—Cherokee County, Alabama 9 AM. Cherokee County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Cooperative Extension System Conference Room, Centre. Contact Kevin Taylor at (256) 927-3163 or afc0213@powernet.org.

June 21—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Practical Computer Applications — Forest Inventory. Contact Dr. Steve Nodine, FORS Institute, (864) 656-7723 or snodine@FORSonline.org. A course description and registration information is at http://www.forsonline.org/Tuscaloosa.pdf.

June 21-22—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Global Positioning System (GPS) Field Course. Instructor: Dr. Richard G. Oderwald. Fee: $495; $30 discount if paid by 5/31. Contact Kathryn Besong at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/al000621.html.

June 22—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Practical Computer Applications — Forest Mapping. Contact Dr. Steve Nodine, FORS Institute, (864) 656-7723 or snodine@FORSonline.org. A course description and registration information is at http://www.forsonline.org/Tuscaloosa.pdf.

June 22—Conecuh County, Alabama 4 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Longleaf District Meeting: Tour Trus Joist MacMillan followed by Dinner and Issues Program, Castleberry. Fee: $20. For reservation, contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

June 22, 2000—Jefferson County, Alabama 7 PM. Growing Assets -- a complete information
management service for forest landowners and managers
.
Speaker: Charles Tomlinson. Growing Assets is a new computer-supported service designed to keep all tract records, including volume and growth data, and trigger to-do reminders at critical times. Although best suited for larger landowners (500+ acres, 5+ tracts), smaller landowners will benefit by attending. Location: Scrushy Library, Vestavia Hills -- on west side of US 31, 2 miles north of I-65 exit 252. Plan to attend 5:30 p.m. Dutch treat dinner with Charles at nearby Ruby Tuesday restaurant. Questions: call AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


June 24—Montgomery County, Alabama 8 AM—4 PM. Wildlife Photography Short-Course at the Montgomery Zoo. Sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. Instructor: Paul T. Brown. Fee: $40; includes lunch, zoo entry, roll of film & processing. Call 1-800-822-9453. Visit course web page at http://www.alawild.org/photo.htm.

June 26—Montgomery County, Alabama 6 PM. The EPA Proposal to Take Away Your Private Property Rights. Speakers: Senator Richard Shelby and Senator Jeff Sessions. "If the proposed changes pass, landowners, farmers, loggers and others may have to acquire federal permits before conducting any activities on their land." Location: Montgomery Civic Center. Call Alabama Forestry Association at (334) 265-8733.

June 26-29—Mobile County, Alabama. Growing Green in the New Millennium: Annual Conference of the Southern Forest Nursery Association. Fee: $210. Contact Mildred Owens at (334) 898-7013 or genevasf@forestry.state.al.us.

June 27—Pickens County, Alabama 6 PM. Alabama Forestry Association Warrior District Meeting at Gates Lodge, Pickensville. Fee: $20. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

June 28—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 PM. Public Hearing on US Forest Service New National Roadless Area draft Environmental Impact Statement at the Holiday Inn, I-65 & Oxmoor Road. The lockup will affect 22,000 acres in Alabama. If your land is accessed by a Forest Service road that will be closed, you will probably want to make a comment. Call Rick Morgan at (334) 241-8166. For more information visit: http://roadless.fs.fed.us/.

June 30—Montgomery County, Alabama  9 AM. Oral Argument in United States of America v. Ocie and Carey Mills before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Ocie and Carey Mills were fined and jailed for putting several truck loads of clean sand on their own land in Florida. The Mills received conflicting reports on whether or not the site was a wetland. The hearing will be held at the United States Courthouse in Montgomery. The Courthouse is located at 15 Lee Street, and the hearing will be held in the fourth floor courtroom. For detailed information on the wetlands dispute, visit: http://www.geocities.com/millsweb2000/announcement.htm. Be sure to read the linked interviews.

July 2000

July 5—Escambia County, Alabama 1:30 PM. Escambia County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Agricultural Science Building, Brewton. Contact Marisa Lee-Sasser at (334) 867-7760 or mlee@acesag.auburn.edu.

July 6—Walker County, Alabama 9 AM. Walker County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the County Extension System Office. Call Danny Cain at (205) 221-3392.

July 9-11—Savannah, Georgia. Georgia Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Westin Savannah Harbor Resort. Contact GFA at (770) 416-7621 or info@gfagrow.org.

July 9-12—St. Louis, Missouri. Freedom 21 National Conference: “Advancing the principles of freedom in the 21st century.” Speakers include: US Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (MO), Dr. Alan Keyes, Chuck Cushman, Dr. Michael Coffman, Henry Lamb, Ron Arnold, & Phyllis Schlafly. Fee: $150. Call (901) 986-0099. Visit the conference web page at http://www.freedom21.org/.

July 11—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 1 PM. Hurricane Creek Watershed Forum. “A discussion group for citizens, landowners, industry, conservationists, and recreational users of Hurricane Creek.” Location: West Alabama Regional Planning Office, Northport. Call Brad McLane, Alabama Rivers Alliance, (205) 322-6395; or contact forest owner, Dr. Alan Belcher, at (205) 926-9931 or abelcher@dbtech.net.

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

July 12—Americus, Georgia 8 AM. Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) & Longleaf Pine Landowner Workshop. Location: South Georgia Technical Center. Contact Steve Chapman at (912) 751-3493 schapman@gfc.state.ga.us.

July 12-13—Lee County, Alabama. Thinning Methods and Operations. Instructors: Drs. W. Dale Greene, Timothy B. Harrington, & Bobby L. Lanford. Fee: $355. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or  besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at  http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/al000712.html.

July 12-14—Starkville, Mississippi. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for Natural Resource Professionals. Instructors: L. Wes Burger, Rich B. Minnis, and Alex Thomasson. Fee: $745; $50 discount if paid by 7/5. Contact Susan Brown at (662) 325-0100 or Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. The course web page is at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/GIS.htm.

July 13—Camilla, Georgia 8 AM. Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) & Longleaf Pine Landowner Workshop. Location: Agriculture Center. Contact Steve Chapman at (912) 751-3493 schapman@gfc.state.ga.us.

July 13-14—Athens, Georgia. Practical Implementation of GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Instructor: Donald Van Blaricom. Fee: $595. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. The course web page is at  http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2000/Jul/13/gis.phtml.

July 15—Jefferson County, Alabama 8 AM—4 PM. Wildlife Photography Short-Course at the Birmingham Zoo. Sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. Instructor: Paul T. Brown. Fee: $40; includes lunch, zoo entry, roll of film & processing. Call 1-800-822-9453. Visit course web page at http://www.alawild.org/photo.htm.

July 15—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Tree Identification: Treasure or Trash. Two hour taxonomy course using dichotomous key for tree I.D. Register in advance by calling horticulturalist Larry Quick at (205) 879-6964 ext. 0. Questions: lquick@acesag.auburn.edu.

July 15—Shelby County, Alabama 10 AM. Auction of Logging and Sawmill Equipment at Joseph Wood Products, 5924 Chelsea Road, Columbiana. Contact Tri-State Auction & Realty at 1-800-334-4395. Visit the Auction Web Page at http://www.tristate-auction.com/07-15.inv.htm.

July 17—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, 100 Oslo Circle, Homewood. Contact Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161 or wguy@bigfoot.com.

July 17-18—Fort Walton, Florida. Keys to Effective Negotiating. Instructor: Chris Isaacson. Fee: $345; $50 discount if paid by 6/26. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/fl000717.html.

July 17-21—Lee County, Alabama. Teachers Conservation Workshop at Auburn University Conference Center. Sponsored by Alabama Forestry Foundation and AU’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. The foundation seeks sponsors ($500) for teachers and is also searching for teachers (registration fee: $25) who want to attend the week long workshop to learn more about forestry and the forest industry of Alabama. Contact Rick Oates at (334) 265-8733 or rjoates@mindspring.com.

July 18—Ellisville, Mississippi 8:30 AM—5 PM. Practical Computer Applications in Forestry — An Overview. Instructor: Dr. Steve Nodine, FORS Institute. Fee: $40. Location: Jones County Junior College. Call Cindy Myrick at (601) 477-4114 or Jim Walley at (601) 477-4173. See July 19 & 20. For FORS schedule, visit: http://www.forsonline.org/events.htm.

July 18—Lauderdale County, Alabama 6 - 9 PM. American Chestnut Seminar with Dr. Jimmy Maddox, Land and Water Scientist, TVA. Location: Richards Center, Florence Board of Education Offices. Hosts: Colbert & Lauderdale County Forestry Planning Committees. Contact John Everitt at (256) 383-4376 or Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

July 18-19—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Prescribed Burning in Young Plantations. Instructor: John R. Stivers. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 6/27. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/al000718.html.

July 18-20—Nashville, Tennessee. Southern Forest Resource Assessment (SFRA) Team Meeting at Union Station Hotel. This is the federal & state group that is conducting a study of southern forest conditions (private & public) in response to fears of the anti-chip mill crowd that the forests are all being destroyed. Visit the SFRA web page at http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/sustain/ or call Dr. John Greis at (404)347-4177.  For a review of the thoughts of the sky-is-falling group, check out a Dogwood Alliance essay by Danna Smith: http://www.wildgeorgia.org/editorial/chip.html.

July 19—Ellisville, Mississippi 8:30 AM—5 PM. Forest Inventory & Cruising Using Two Dog for Windows. Instructor: Dr. Steve Nodine, FORS Institute. Fee: $60. Location: Jones County Junior College. Call Cindy Myrick at (601) 477-4114 or Jim Walley at (601) 477-4173. See July 18 & 20. For FORS schedule, visit: http://www.forsonline.org/events.htm.

July 19—Choctaw County, Alabama 10 AM. Choctaw County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension System office. Contact John P. Ollison at (205) 459-2133 or jollison@aces.edu.

July 20—Ellisville, Mississippi 8:30 AM—5 PM. Quality Forestry Mapping Using FORS/Map for Windows. Instructor: Dr. Steve Nodine, FORS Institute. Fee: $60. Location: Jones County Junior College. Call Cindy Myrick at (601) 477-4114 or Jim Walley at (601) 477-4173. See July 18 & 19. For FORS schedule, visit: http://www.forsonline.org/events.htm.

July 20—Newton, Georgia 9 AM. Predation Management. Sessions will cover nest predators, trapping and techniques for reducing predator populations, habitat management to reduce predation and current research. The workshop is designed to provide a better understanding of the predation process. Fee: $25. Location: Jones Ecological Research Center. Call Desiree Harrell at (912) 734-4706 ext. 289 or dharrell@jonesctr.org.

July 20—Jefferson County, Alabama 7 PM. Intensive Silviculture—Current Industry Practices and Trends. Speaker: Sam Hopkins, Gulf States Paper Company. Meeting of the Cahaba Chapter, Society of American Foresters, at Merkel House, Cahaba Heights, 4405 Dolly Ridge Road. Contact Rob Morrow at (205) 980-7341 or rmorrow@resourcemgt.com.

July 20—Mobile County, Alabama 7 PM. Mobile County Landowners’ Association Meeting at Jon Archer Ag. Center. Call Keith Graham at (334) 649-3729.

July 24-25—Fort Walton, Florida. The New Silviculture. Instructors: Dr. Barry D. Shiver and Dr. Bruce E. Borders. Fee: $345; $25 discount if mailed two weeks prior. Contact Lindsey Campbell at (706) 769-6600 or shiver@athens.net.

July 25—Jefferson County, Alabama 6 PM. Meeting of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Treasure Forest Association at the Kopper Kettle Restaurant, Brookwood Mall, Homewood. Contact Larry Quick at (205) 879-6964 ext. 0 or lquick@acesag.auburn.edu.

July 26-28—Starkville, Mississippi. GPS (Global Positioning System) Certificate Program. Instructors: Robert Parker, L. Wes Burger, and Richard B. Minnis. Fee: $425. Call Susan Brown at (662) 325-0100 or Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. The course web page is at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/GPS.html.

July 27—Statesboro, Georgia 8 AM. Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) & Longleaf Pine Landowner Workshop. Contact Steve Chapman at (912) 751-3493 schapman@gfc.state.ga.us.

July 27—Covington County, Alabama 8 AM—5 PM. Forest Inventory & Cruising Using Two Dog for Windows. Instructor: Dr. Steve Nodine, FORS Institute. Fee: $225; $30 discount if paid by 7/14. Call FORS at (864) 656-7723. See: July 28, Covington County.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 27, 2000—Nationwide 10:30 AM (CDT).
CAPITAL IDEAS — LIVE!

Telephone News Conference for Forest Owners.

Register Now for AFOA’s First News & Information Teleconference. This 30 minute program will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can’t-miss educational events, books & publications, land for sale, timber market update and more. Best of all, you can attend from anywhere — home, office, the beach — just by dialing the toll-free conference line on your touch-tone phone. No special equipment is necessary. Registration: free to first 40 members who register, otherwise $5 members, $12 non-members. Advance registration required. Contact AFOA: (205) 987-8811 or Send Email. Visit the program web page at CI000727.htm.


July 28—Covington County, Alabama 8 AM—5 PM. Quality Forestry Mapping Using FORS/map for Windows. Instructor: Dr. Steve Nodine, FORS Institute. Fee: $225; $30 discount if paid by 7/14. Call FORS at (864) 656-7723. See: July 27, Covington County.

July 30-August 2—Lansing, Michigan. Walnut Council Annual Meeting. Fee: $95. Call (317) 802-0332.

July 31-August 4—Starkville, Mississippi. Wildlife & Fisheries Management. Call Susan Brown at (662) 325-0100 or contact Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. Mississippi State University's "lifelong learning" Schedule of Courses is located at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/calendar.htm.

August 2000

August 1-2—Jackson, Mississippi. Managing the Visual Impacts of Forestry Operations. Instructor: Chris Isaacson. Fee: $325. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/ms000801.html.

August 1-2—Athens, Georgia. E-commerce: New Possibilities in Forestry. Instructor: Dr. Richard Watson. Fee: $425; $30 discount if postmarked by 7/11. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. The course web page is at: http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2000/Aug/01/e_commerce.phtml.

August 3—Walker County, Alabama 8 AM—3 PM. Project Learning Tree Workshop for Teachers. Location: Clear Creek Recreational Facility. Fee: $5; includes lunch. Send a teacher or if you want to help, call Danny Cain at (205) 221-3392 or Dan Jackson at (205) 384-6344.

August 3-4—Athens, Georgia. GPS (Global Positioning System) Field Course. Instructor: Richard G. Oderwald. Fee: $495; $30 discount if postmarked by 7/13. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. The course web page is at: http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2000/Aug/03/gpsfield.phtml.

August 4—Alabama. Final Day of Stewardship Incentive Program Sign-up. Cost-sharing is available to cover site preparation and planting and other forest management practices. Contact your local U.S. Government Farm Services Agency office. The sign-up period began on July 24.

August 7—Lee County, Alabama 8:30 AM. Technology for Timber Cruising: Utilizing technology to increase your profits. Location: Hampton Inn, Auburn. Sponsor: Haglof, Inc. Contact Detrie Grey at (601) 856-5119 or haglofseminar@aol.com.

August 7-11—Choctaw County, Alabama 2 PM to 4 PM. Hunter Education Course. This course is useful for every hunter and required for young hunters. To register, contact John P. Ollison at (205) 459-2133. To learn about numerous other hunter education courses in Alabama call Ray Metzler, Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources at 1-800-245-2740 or visit the Hunter Education Web Page at http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/hesched.html.

August 8-9—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Boundary Law, Easements & Right-of-Ways. Instructor: Walter G. Robillard. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 7/18. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at  http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/al000808.html.

August 10—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. Lauderdale County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Lynda’s Restaurant, Centerstar. Discuss fall FAWN event, small game management seminar, and American chestnut field tour. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

August 10-11—Lauderdale County, Alabama. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Seminar (conducted by Corvallis Microtechnology and GeoTech Systems). Location: Univ. of North Alabama, Florence. Fee: $285. Contact Tracy Hinton at (850) 385-3667 or thinton@geotech-systems.org.  Visit CMT training web page at: http://gps-training.com/schedule.html#florence.

August 11-12—Montgomery County, Alabama. Alabama Wildlife Federation Annual Meeting at Embassy Suites. Awards, Seminars, and Wild Game Cook-off. Fee: $30. Call AWF at 1-800-822-9453.

August 12—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Quality Deer Management Short Course sponsored by Gulf State Paper Company and Quality Deer Management Association. Call Kevin McKinstry at (205) 562-5408. Visit QDMA short course calendar page at http://www.qdma.com/news/Courses.html.

August 15-16—Starkville, Mississippi. Wetland Plant Identification. Call Susan Brown at (662) 325-0100 or contact Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. Mississippi State University's "lifelong learning" Schedule of Courses is located at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/calendar.htm.

August 15-16—Biloxi, Mississippi. Cruising for Weights. Fee: $375; $25 discount if mailed by 8/1. Contact Lindsey Campbell at (706) 769-6600 or shiver@athens.net.

August 17—Douglas, Georgia 8 AM. Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) & Longleaf Pine Landowner Workshop. Contact Steve Chapman at (912) 751-3493 schapman@gfc.state.ga.us.

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

August 17—Jefferson County, Alabama 7 PM. Meeting of the Cahaba Chapter, Society of American Foresters, at Merkel House, Cahaba Heights, 4405 Dolly Ridge Road. Contact Rob Morrow at (205) 980-7341 or rmorrow@resourcemgt.com.

August 17-18—Lee County, Alabama. Estate Planning for Forest Landowners. Instructor: Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 7/27. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 921-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/al000817.html.

August 18-19—Sumter County, Alabama. Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund Annual Meeting, Epes. Topics: Class Action Lawsuit Against USDA, Alternative Farming, Credit Unions, & Marketing. Fee: $20 per day. Call (205) 652-9676 or (404) 765-0991.

August 19—Bruce, Mississippi 10 AM. Auction of Logging & Sawmill Equipment at Aron Timber & Lumber, Inc. Contact Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395. Visit the auction web page at http://www.tristate-auction.com/aron_timber.htm.

August 21—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting at Greater Birmingham Association of Homebuilders, 100 Oslo Circle, Homewood. Contact Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161 or  wguy@bigfoot.com.

August 22—Statewide -- City Elections. About 400 city governments will hold elections. Not included are: Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Gadsden, Talladega, and Bessemer. Runoff elections will be held September 12.

August 22-23—Woodworth, Louisiana. The Keys to Bottomland Hardwood Management: Resource and Ecology—Workshop 1 of 6 part series. Fee: $150 per workshop. Discount available. Contact Barry Crain at (318) 473-6605 or bcrain@agctr.lsu.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 24, 2000—Nationwide 10:30 AM (CDT).
CAPITAL IDEAS — LIVE!

Telephone News Conference for Forest Owners.
Stay in touch without leaving home. This 30 minute teleconference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can’t-miss educational events, books & publications, land for sale, timber market update and more. No special equipment is necessary. Just dial the conference toll-free number on your touch-tone phone. Registration: free to first 40 members who register, otherwise $5 members, $12 non-members. Advance registration required. Contact AFOA: (205) 987-8811 or Send Email. You will be given a special toll-free conference phone number and code number. Visit the program web page at CILive/CI000824.htm.  



AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 24, 2000—Jefferson County, Alabama  7 PM.
Improving Hunting Lease Prices
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Kevin McKinstry, Westervelt Wildlife Services, will describe the methods used to conduct a  photo-census of the deer herds on private land. A survey, using infrared-triggered cameras,  can result in unarguable proof of the quality and quantity of your deer herd and will make leasing your land for top prices much easier. Location: Vestavia Hills Public Library (on west side of US 31, about 2 miles north of I-65, Exit 252). Plan to attend 5:30 PM Dutch treat dinner with Mr. McKinstry 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.


August 26—Columbus, Georgia. Quality Deer Management Short Course (Deer & Turkey) sponsored by Mead Coated Board and Quality Deer Management Association. To register, call Columbus State University at (706) 568-2023 or QDMA at 1-800-209-3337 or qdma@home.com. Visit QDMA short course calendar page at http://www.qdma.com/news/Courses.html.

August 29-30—Lee County, Alabama. Forestry Investment Analysis. Instructor: Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 8/8. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/al000829.html.

September 5-7—Starkville, Mississippi. Prevention & Control of Animal Damage. Call Susan Brown at (662) 325-0100 or contact Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. Mississippi State University's "lifelong learning" Schedule of Courses is located at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/calendar.htm.

September 2000

September 6—Sumter County, Alabama 9 AM to 3 PM. Your Land Is Your Business — Planning Your Assets for the Future. Speakers: Robert Zarawa, Tuskegee University, Robert Tufts, Auburn University, & Renee Price, Federation of Southern Co-ops. Contact Renee Price at (205) 652-9676 or fscforestry@mindspring.com.

September 6-8—Baldwin County, Alabama. 14th Annual Alabama Water Resources Conference. Fee: $150; various discounts. For details call Alabama Water Resources Research Institute office at (334) 844-4132.

September 9—Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Quality Deer Management Short Course sponsored by Mississippi State University. Call Dean Stewart at (662) 325-3174. Visit QDMA short course calendar page at http://www.qdma.com/news/Courses.html.

September 9—Baldwin County, Alabama 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Saving the Family Tree 2000: an estate planning seminar for the forest landowner and business owner. Instructors: John R. McAlister, II, William Alex Shumate, & Gregory L. Leatherbury, Jr. Fee: $210; discounts available. Location: Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

September 9—Barbour County, Alabama 9 AM to 4 PM. Wildlife Management Field Day. Wagon Tours & Seminars. Topics: Fish Pond Management, Dove, Quail, Turkey & Deer Habitat Management, Thinning Operations and Prescribed Burning. Location: Barbour Wildlife Management Area Headquarters, Midway. No fee. Contact David Koon at (334) 775-3284.

September 10-12—Baldwin County, Alabama. Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Fee: $225; spouse, $175. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

September 12—Tuscaloosa County 1 PM. Hurricane Creek Watershed Forum at the West Alabama Regional Planning Office, Northport. For information about this group, call forest owner Dr. Alan Belcher at (205) 926-9931.

September 12-16—Nashville, Tennessee. The Wildlife Society's 7th Annual Conference: Excellence in Wildlife Stewardship through Science and Education. Location: Nashville Conference Center. Call Dr. Jim Armstrong at (334) 844-9233 or contact TWS at (301) 897-9770 or tws@wildlife.org. The conference web page is at http://www.wildlife.org/2000.html.

September 13-14—Tifton, Georgia. Making Intensive Forest Management Decisions. Instructors: Dr. Barry D. Shiver & Dr. Bruce E. Borders. Fee: $395; $30 discount if paid by 8/23. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Visit the course web page at http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2000/Sep/13/forestdecisions.phtml.

September 13-15—Starkville, Mississippi. Global Positioning System: a certificate program for the natural resource professional. Instructors: Robert Parker, L. Wes Burger, & Richard B. Minnis. Fee: $425. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Visit the course web page at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/GPS.html.

September 14—Jefferson County, Alabama  5 PM. Storm Water Management Authority Executive Committee & Board Meetings, Suite 1101, 2121 8th Avenue North, Birmingham. Forest owners continue to monitor this organization that taxes rural forestland to pay for the cleanup of urban storm water runoff. Call Lee at AFOA for more information: (205) 987-8811.

September 14-15—Lee County, Alabama. Timberland Appraisal Basics. Instructor: Steven G. Burak. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 8/24. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/al000914.html.

September 14-17—Missoula, Montana. National Tree Farmer Convention at Holiday Inn Parkside Hotel. Fee: $165. Contact Sue Shaddeau at (770) 451-7106. Visit the Tree Farm web page at http://www.treefarmsystem.org/.

September 18-19—Jackson, Mississippi. Forest Management for Wildlife. Instructor: Chris Isaacson. Fee: $345; $50 discount if paid by 8/28. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/ms000918.html.

September 19-20—Mobile County, Alabama. Timber Tax. Instructor: Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 8/31. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/al000919.html.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 20, 2000—Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS — LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can’t-miss educational events, books & publications, land for sale, timber market update and more. For more details, visit the conference web page by clicking here. You may participate in the live conference (limited space available - members only - pre-register at AFOA email or (205) 987-8811) or listen to the conference on the web after 9/20/00.   Visit past conferences: 7/27/00, 8/24/00.


September 20-22—Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Meeting. Fee: $125. Location: Sheraton Music City Hotel. Contact Candace Dinwiddie at (615) 883-3832 or tnforasn@mindspring.com.

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

September 21-22—Athens, Georgia. Accounting for Foresters. Instructor: Deborah W. Dangerfield. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 8/31. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Visit Upcoming Forestry Events at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at: http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/forestry/.

September 22—Monroe County, Alabama. Longleaf Pine Planting Workshop for agency personnel, tree planters, and landowners. Sponsor: Longleaf Alliance. Contact Mark Hainds at (334) 222-7779 or hainds@alaweb.com.

September 22-23—South Boston, Virginia. Paulownia Products and Domestic Marketing Issues. American Paulownia Association Annual Conference at Bright Leaf Forum. Fee: $65; $10 discount if paid by 9/15. Call (301) 790-3075 or send email to palownia@erols.com. Visit the conference web page at http://www.paulowniatrees.org/conf.htm.

September 25—Jefferson County, Alabama 9:30 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.

September 25-26—Athens, Georgia. Restoring Forested Wetlands. Fee: $395; $30 discount if paid by 9/4. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Visit the conference web page at http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2000/Sep/25/wetlands.phtml.

September 26—Covington County, Alabama. Longleaf Pine Planting Workshop for agency personnel, tree planters, and landowners. Sponsor: Longleaf Alliance. Contact Mark Hainds at (334) 222-7779 or hainds@alaweb.com.

September 26-27—Woodworth, Louisiana. The Keys to Bottomland Hardwood Management: Regeneration—Workshop 2 of 6 part series. Fee: $150 per workshop. Discount available. Contact Barry Crain at (318) 473-6605 or bcrain@agctr.lsu.edu.

September 27—Pollock, Louisiana. Solar Wood Drying Workshop for hobbyists, craftsmen, and small secondary manufacturers of wood. Instructor: Dr. Gene Wengert. Contact Todd Shupe at (225) 388-6432 or tshupe@agctr.lsu.edu.

September 28—Colbert County, Alabama 6 PM to 9 PM. Small Game Management Seminar at County Board of Education Building, Hwy. 72. Speakers: Stan Stewart, Daniel Toole & Mitchell Marks. Call Johnnie Everitt at (256) 383-4376 or Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382.

September 28-29—Lee County, Alabama. Forest Management for Wildlife. Instructor: Chris Isaacson. Fee: $345; $50 discount if paid by 9/7. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/al000928.html.

September 30—Panama City, Florida. Quality Deer Management Short Course sponsored by St. Joe Timberlands Company & Quality Deer Management Association. Call Steve Shea at (850) 229-9471 or QDMA at 1-800-209-3337 or email to qdma@home.com. Visit QDMA short course calendar page at http://www.qdma.com/news/Courses.html.

September 30—Hale County, Alabama 9 AM. Tour of Hall Treasure Forest. Topics: forestry improvements, thinning pine plantations, kudzu control, and timber management. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (205) 371-2202.

October 2000

Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division Countywide Public Meetings to hear public's concerns and explain game & fish laws. For time and place of all 67 county meetings, visit: http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/meetings.html or call the director's office at (334) 242-3848.

Alabama Commission on Environmental Initiatives Town Meetings to hear citizens' concerns for the environment. All meetings begin at 6 PM. For up-to-date dates & places contact Rick Oates:  (334) 265-8733 or roates@alaforestry.org. Tentative Dates and County: 10/2,  Clarke; 10/3, Conecuh; 10/5, Houston; 10/9,  Marshall; 10/10, Madison; 10/12, Calhoun. The Commission's web page is at http://www.jsu.edu/depart/epic/ACEI.html. No dates are listed, but please note that the executive order that set up the commission includes the following: "it is paramount that Alabama's forests, lakes, rivers and streams remain unspoiled and untouched" Editor's Comment: You may find it hard to manage your forestland if it must remain "untouched." Remember, many of the folks who sit on the commission don't understand the finer points of private property rights.

October 2-3—Athens, Georgia. Harvest Planning & Layout. Instructors: W. Dale Greene and Bobby L. Lanford. Fee: $365; $30 discount if paid by 9/11. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Visit the course web page at: http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2000/Oct/02/harvest_planning.phtml.

October 2-10—Brazil, South America. International Society of Tropical Foresters Brazilian Amazon Study Tour.  The tour itinerary includes visits to research stations at Manaus and Belem, the Tapajos National Forest south of Santarem, the Tropical Forest Foundation low impact harvesting demonstrations in Para State, and two nights at a jungle lodge upriver from Manaus to observe an ecotourism operation. Cost of the tour is $3259 per person double occupancy from Miami. Price includes round trip air from Miami, in-country air and ground transportation, lodging, breakfast daily, two lunches, four dinners and all activities at the jungle lodge. Contact istf@igc.apc.org or Richard G. Reid at (317) 894-0138 or rreid66519@aol.com.

October 3—Chilton County, Alabama 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Experiment Station & Extension System Farm & Forestry Roundtable hosted by Dr. Luther Waters &  Dr. Steve Jones. Discuss issues and opportunities facing agriculture and forestry. Location: Alabama Power Building, Clanton. For details, call Virginia Morgan at (334) 844-5699.

October 3—Choctaw County, Alabama 6 PM. Hunting & Fishing Laws Update. Speakers: Conservation Officer Robbie Tillman, Wildlife Biologist Bennett Moseley, District Judge Pedro Scurlock, Assistant District Attorney John Thompson, US Fish & Wildlife Officer Darwen Huggins. Contact John P. Ollison at (205) 459-2133 jollison@aces.edu. For statewide schedule, see: http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/meetings.html .

October 3-4—Lee County, Alabama. Forestry for Non-Forestry Professionals. Instructor: Chris Isaacson. Fee: $345; $50 discount if paid by 9/12. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/al001003.html.

October 3-4—Athens, Georgia. Forestry for Non-foresters: Part 2. Instructors: Kate Robie, Mal Heaton, Dr. Tim Harrington, & Dr. Bob Warren. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 9/12. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Visit the course web page at: http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2000/Oct/03/forest4non.phtml.

October 3-4—Starkville, Mississippi. Forestry Law. Call Susan Brown at (662) 325-2655 or contact Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. Mississippi State University's "lifelong learning" Schedule of Courses is located at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/calendar.htm.

October 5—Wartburg, Tennessee 9 AM—3 PM. Pine Management Field Day at Cumberland Forest Experiment Station. For brochure, call (865) 974-7346.

October 5—Hale County, Alabama 3 to 5 PM. Experiment Station & Extension System Farm & Forestry Roundtable hosted by Dr. Luther Waters &  Dr. Steve Jones. Discuss issues and opportunities facing agriculture and forestry. Location: Extension Center, Greensboro. For details, call Virginia Morgan at (334) 844-5699.

October 5-6—Macon, Georgia. Prescribed Burning in Young Plantations. Instructor: John R. Stivers. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 9/14. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/ga001005.html.

October 5-6—Montgomery County, Alabama. 17th Annual Alabama Landowner & Treasure Forest Conference at Governors House Hotel and Conference Center. Tour plus indoor sessions on wildflower photography, historical sites, squirrels and rabbits, forest certification, forest diseases & insects, and selecting a logger. Fee: $65; $10 discount if paid by 9/22. To register call Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733. Read a Forestry Commission press release on the conference.

October 6-8—Shelby County. Becoming an Outdoors Woman. A fun 3 days will include map reading, camping, backpacking, camp cooking, canoeing, hunter & boating certification, and more. Fee: $140 includes meals & lodging at 4-H Center on Lay Lake. Contact Jerry de Bin at 1-800-262-3151 or jdebin@dcnr.state.al.us. Visit the workshop web page at: http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/bow.html.

October 7—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Tuscaloosa County Forestry Planning Committee Forestry Field Day will highlight wildlife management on a forested property surrounded by a high game fence. Contact Wayne Ford at (205) 349-3886 ext. 299 or sford@acesag.auburn.edu.

October 7—Tallahassee, Florida 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Tall Timbers Research Station Open House: Wagon rides, bird watching, hiking, natural history exhibits, prescribed burn demo. Contact Rose Rodriguez at (850) 893-4153 ext. 258 or rose@ttrs.org. Tall Timbers web site is at http://www.talltimbers.org/.

October 7—Randolph County, Alabama  10 AM. Bankruptcy Auction of Sawmill Equipment at Don Gay Lumber, Wadley. Call Tri-State Auction at 1-800-334-4395. Visit the auction web page at: http://www.tristate-auction.com/10-07.inv.htm.

October 10—Houston County, Alabama. Longleaf Pine Planting Workshop for agency personnel, tree planters, and landowners. Sponsor: Longleaf Alliance. Contact Mark Hainds at (334) 222-7779 or hainds@alaweb.com.

October 10—Dale County, Alabama 3 to 5 PM. Experiment Station & Extension System Farm & Forestry Roundtable hosted by Dr. Luther Waters &  Dr. Steve Jones. Discuss issues and opportunities facing agriculture and forestry. Location: Dale County Government Building, Ozark. For details, call Virginia Morgan at (334) 844-5699.

October 10-12—Athens, Georgia. Third Southern Forestry GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Conference. Topics: inventory applications, silviculture, custom forestry interfaces, forest health, economic evaluation, environmental evaluation, forest management, wildlife management and endangered species, innovative agricultural uses, habitat analysis, harvest planning, forest road placement / construction,  forestry uses of GPS, land use valuation, remote sensing, urban forestry and natural resource management, urban/rural interface planning, forest fragmentation, & precision forestry/natural resource applications. Fee: $245. Pre-conference workshops: $185. Discounts if paid by 9/19. Contact Melanie Baer at (706) 542-4643 or melanie_baer@gactr.uga.edu. Visit the conference web page at http://www.soforgis.net.

October 11—Bullock County. Forestry & Wildlife Management Tour at Sehoy Plantation. Call Jane James at (334) 272-1734.

October 11-12—Jackson, Mississippi. GIS and GPS (Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning System): A Hands-On Workshop. Instructors: George Barker & Karen Barker. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 9/20. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/ms001011.html.

October 12—Lauderdale County, Alabama 7 AM. Lauderdale County Forestry Planning Committee & Treasure Forest Chapter — Joint Meeting at Lynda’s Restaurant, Center Star. Review small game management seminar and final plans for fall FAWN program. Call Steve McEachron (email: lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us) at (256) 764-4382 or Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

October 12—Escambia County. Tour of Hawkins and Brooks Treasure Forest. Call Robert Knowles at (334) 687-7798.

October 12—Baldwin County, Alabama 3 to 5 PM. Experiment Station & Extension System Farm & Forestry Roundtable hosted by Dr. Luther Waters &  Dr. Steve Jones. Discuss issues and opportunities facing agriculture and forestry. Location: Baldwin County Administration Building, Bay Minette. For details, call Virginia Morgan at (334) 844-5699.

October 12—Chambers County, Alabama 5 PM (CST). The Impact of Forest Certification to the Forest Owner. Speakers: Ken McNabb, Auburn University, Bill Banzhaf, Society of American Foresters, and Eley Frazer, F & W Forestry Services. Contact Bill Frazer at (334) 864-9955 or wrfrazer@mindspring.com.

October 14—Tallapoosa County, Alabama  8:30 AM. Forestry Field Day at Bobby Jennings Treasure Forest. Speaker: Ed Travis, Association of Consulting Foresters. BBQ lunch. Please call for reservations. Contact Tommy Futral at (256) 825-1050 or tfutral@aces.edu.

October 14—Cullman County 9 AM to 4 PM. Old Time Logging and Woodworking Day at Peinhardt Living History Farm. Focus of farm on 1930s and 40s. Admission charged. Call Carolyn Johnson at (256) 737-8030.

October 15-17—Lee County, Alabama. Forestry 2000 - Adapting to Change. Southeast Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting, Auburn. Fee: $110. Contact SESAF at (706) 845-9085.

October 16-18—Alexandria, Louisiana. Third Regional Longleaf Alliance Conference. Forest for Our Future - Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems: Silvicultural, Ecological, Social, Political and Economic Challenges. Fee: $300; spouse: $100. Contact Sue Grace at (318) 266-8618 or sue_grace@usgs.gov  or Dean Gjerstad at (334) 844-1020 or gjerstad@forestry.auburn.edu.

October 16-19—Vicksburg, Mississippi. Natural Regeneration of Hardwoods. Instructors: Dr. Andy Ezell, Dr. John Hodges, & Dr. Brian Lockhart. Fee: $425; $30 discount if paid by 10/9/00. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Visit the course web page at   http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/hardwoods.htm.

October 16-19—Starkville, Mississippi. Prescribed Burning Short Course. Several instructors. Fee: $375; $30 discount if postmarked by September 4. Call Susan Brown at (662) 325-2655 or Sandra Cáceres at sandra@cfr.msstate.edu. The course web page is at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/ContinuingEd/burn.htm.

October 17—Talladega County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Forestry Tour at Old Donahoo Farm, Alpine. Topics: Pond Management, Endangered Species Management, Global Positioning System & Treasure Forestry Association. Contact Arthur Hitt or Ronnie Williams at (256) 362-4848.

October 17—DeKalb County, Alabama  6:30 PM. DeKalb Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting at Western Sizzlin, Fort Payne. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (256) 845-1331 or Chip Blanton at (256) 845-1639.

October 17-18—Macon, Georgia. Managing the Visual Impacts of Forestry Operations. Instructor: Chris Isaacson. Fee: $325. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/ga001017.html.

October 17-19—Alexandria, Louisiana. Conference on Long-Term Productivity of Forest Soils. Fee: $125. Contact Allen Tiarks, atiarks@fs.fed.us, or Thomas J. Dean, fwdean@lsu.edu, at (318) 473-7204. Visit the conference web page at http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/4111/ltsp.htm.

October 17-19—Lauderdale County, Alabama. Forestry Awareness Week Now—for elementary school students. If you want to assist, call Mike Yeager at (256) 757-1335 or Bill Inskeep at (256) 766-8839 or write to lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

October 17-19—Moultrie, Georgia. Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition. Some forestry equipment will be exhibited among more than 1000 equipment, services, and supplies exhibits. Call (912) 985-1968. Visit the Expo web page at http://www.sunbeltexpo.com/.

October 18—Choctaw County, Alabama  9 AM. Forestry Tour of O. M. Becton Farm, Silas. Contact John P. Ollison at (205) 459-2133 or jollison@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

October 18, 2000—Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS — LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can’t-miss educational events, books & publications, land for sale, timber market update and more. For more details, visit the conference web page by clicking here. You may participate in the live conference (limited space available - members only - pre-register at AFOA email or (205) 987-8811) or listen to conference on Internet after 10/19/00.   Visit past conferences: 7/27/00, 8/24/00, 9/20/00.


October 19—Monroe County 8 AM. Monroe County Forestry Tour. Topics: Mechanical Site Preparation, Product Merchandising, Timber Harvesting, and Fisheries. Lunch provided. Location: County Agriculture Center. Contact Rick Dorrance at (334) 575-3156 ext. 256 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

October 19—Winston County, Alabama 9 AM. Forestry Awareness Week Now—for elementary school students. If you would like to assist, call Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014.

October 19—Cullman County, Alabama  6:30 PM. Cullman Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (256) 734-0573 or Asa Hartwig at (256) 739-2818.

October 19—Madison County, Alabama 7 PM. Madison Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting at Stone Agriculture Building, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville.  Call Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565.

October 22—Stewart, Tennessee. Stewart County Tennessee Forestry Field Day (in Land Between the Lakes area). Call Joe Griffley at (931) 232-5682.

October 23—Mobile County  6 PM. Alabama Commission on Environmental Initiatives -- Town Meeting. "... to hear citizen's concerns for the environment." Call Rick Oates at (334) 265-8733 or roates@alaforestry.org.  The Commission's web page is at http://www.jsu.edu/depart/epic/ACEI.html. Please note that the executive order that set up the commission includes the following: "it is paramount that Alabama's forests, lakes, rivers and streams remain unspoiled and untouched" Editor's Comment: You may find it hard to manage your forestland if it must remain "untouched." Remember, many of the folks who sit on the commission don't understand the finer points of private property rights and they sure don't understand that most of the things they have received from the forests -- clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, beautiful scenery -- have come from private land.

October 24—Blount County, Alabama 3 to 5 PM. Experiment Station & Extension System Farm & Forestry Roundtable hosted by Dr. Luther Waters &  Dr. Steve Jones. Discuss issues and opportunities facing agriculture and forestry. Location: Frank Green Building, Oneonta. For details, call Virginia Morgan at (334) 844-5699.

October 24—Fayette County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Fayette Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting, Belk. Call John Swindle at (205) 689-4060.

CANCELED. October 24-25—Woodworth, Louisiana. The Keys to Bottomland Hardwood Management: Intermediate Treatments, Reproduction Methods—Workshop 3 of 6 part series. Fee: $150 per workshop. Discount available. Contact Barry Crain at (318) 473-6605 or bcrain@agctr.lsu.edu.

October 26—Conecuh County, Alabama 9 AM. Forest Industry Tour. Meet at David Burt Agricultural Center. Call Victor Howell at (334) 578-3226.

October 26—Morgan County, Alabama 3 to 5 PM. Experiment Station & Extension System Farm & Forestry Roundtable hosted by Dr. Luther Waters &  Dr. Steve Jones. Discuss issues and opportunities facing agriculture and forestry. Location: Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, Decatur. For details, call Virginia Morgan at (334) 844-5699.

October 26—Mobile County, Alabama 6 PM. Mobile County Landowners Association — Political Candidates “Forum.” Dinner at 6 PM & Candidates speak at 7 PM. Location: Archer Ag. Center, Schillinger Road. Please call in advance to help meal planners: Keith Graham (334) 649-3729.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

October 26, 2000—Jefferson County, Alabama  7 PM.
Tree Farms in Alabama

Speaker: Doug Link, Alabama Tree Farm Chairman
Doug will describe how the Tree Farm Program can help you focus your forest and wildlife management activities while your Tree Farm sign lets the public know that you are taking good care of your land.
To view a slide show about the Tree Farm program, click here.
Click here for a free copy of Real Player software to run the slide show. To visit the American Tree Farm System web page, click here.
Program Location: Vestavia Hills Public Library (on west side of US 31, about 2 miles north of I-65, Exit 252).
Questions? Call AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


October 27—Tallahassee, Florida 7 AM to 4 PM. Bob White Quail Management Field Day at Sunny Hill Plantation. Fee: $60; $20 discount for members of Tall Timbers Research Station. Contact Rose Rodriguez at (850) 893-4153 ext. 258. Tall Timbers web site is at http://www.talltimbers.org/.

October 27—Jefferson County, Alabama 8:30 AM — 2 PM. Tree Summit. “What can I do to preserve greenspaces?” is one of several topics on agenda. A Region 2020 representative will be on program. Fee: $25. For details call (205) 414-3905 or send questions to treesforalabama@aol.com.

October 28—Tallapoosa County, Alabama 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Becoming an Outdoors Woman. One day event. Call LaVern Knox-Slayden at (256) 825-9284.

October 30—Statesboro, Georgia 5:30 PM. Georgia Forestry Association Regional Landowner Workshop on Improvement of Game Habitat. Speaker: Dennis Hosack, wildlife biologist. Fee: $10. Call Scott Jones at (770) 416-7621.

November 2000

November 1—Clarke County 10 AM. US Forest Service/Alabama Forestry Commission Forest Survey Results for Southwest Alabama. Location: Department of Transportation Building, Grove Hill. Contact Steve Nix at (334) 240-9323 or nixs@forestry.state.al.us.

November 1-2—Starkville, Mississippi. Forestry Law for Natural Resource Managers. Fee: $295. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Visit the course web page at: http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/continuinged/forestrylawbrochure.html.

November 2—Chilton County, Alabama  9 AM. Chilton County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Extension Service Auditorium, Courthouse, Clanton. Call Bruce Springer at (205) 755-3042.

November 2—Clarke County, Alabama 9:30 AM. 26th Annual Clarke County Forestry Tour: Boise Cascade’s Experimental Fiber Farm. Speaker: Al Mortensen, Farm Supervisor. Call Benji Elmore at (334) 246-0245 ext. 3 or write to Carl Pennington at carl.pennington@al.usda.gov.

November 4—Colbert County, Alabama 9 AM. American Chestnut Tree Tour on TVA Reservation & Dr. Mims’ Farm. Speakers: Dr. Jim Maddox & Dr. John Mims. Meet at field across from wastewater treatment plant on Second Street, Muscle Shoals (about 1.4 miles east of Woodward Ave). Lunch sponsored by ATFA & CFPC. Call Johnnie Everitt at (256) 383-4376.

November 4—Lee County, Alabama 9:30 AM. Tour of Forestry Commission Nursery and Mitchell Farm. Topics: Southern Pine Beetle Control, Tree Planting, Seedling Selection & Care, Armadillo Control. Lunch $2. Sponsors: Forest Stewardship Committee and Farm/City Week Committee. For reservations, call Lisa Love at (334) 745-7530 or Rosemary at (334) 749-3353.

November 4—Lee County, Alabama 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Chain Saw Workshop. Topics: Safety, Maintenance, and Tree Felling. Especially useful if you are planning to fell beetle killed trees. Sponsors: Forest Stewardship Committee and Farm/City Week Committee. Call Lisa Love at (334) 745-7530 or Rosemary at (334) 749-3353.

November 6—Lee County, Alabama 10 AM. Globalization, market-based incentives, and forestry resource dispute resolution in British Columbia, Canada. Lecturer: Linda Coady, VP, Environmental Enterprise. Sponsor: Weaver Lecture Series. Location: Auburn University Dixon Conference Center, Auburn. Contact Dr. Ben Cashore at (334) 844-1078 or cashore@forestry.auburn.edu.

November 7   ELECTION DAY.  Several Links follow:

November 7-8—Athens, Georgia. A Guide to Conservation Easements. Instructor: Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $355. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Visit the course web page at http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/2000/Nov/07/cons_ease.phtml.

November 9—Cleburne County 9 AM. Treasure Forest Tour on Wayne Fears’ Property. Topics: Pond Management, Wildlife Food Plots, Pine Thinning, Recreational Opportunities. Call Paul Williams at (256) 463-2876.

November 9—Montgomery County, Alabama. Longleaf Pine Planting Workshop for agency personnel, tree planters, and landowners. Sponsor: Longleaf Alliance. Contact Mark Hainds at (334) 222-7779 or hainds@alaweb.com.

November 9—Randolph County, Alabama 6:30 PM. Randolph Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting at ALFA Building, Wedowee. Call Roy Reeves at (334) 863-4933.

November 9-10—Tifton, Georgia. Herbicides in Forestry. Several instructors. Fee: $335; $30 discount if paid by 10/19. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Visit Upcoming Forestry Events at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at: http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/forestry/.

November 13-14—Tallahassee, Florida. GPS/GIS Seminar. Fee: $285. Call Tracy Hinton at (850) 385-3667 or send her email at thinton@geotech-systems.org.  Visit web page: http://www.gps-training.com/.

November 14—Choctaw County 6 PM. Bears in Alabama. Speaker: Will Underwood, Auburn University. Location: County Extension Office, Butler. Call Will Underwood at (334) 844-9211 or John Ollison at (205) 459-2133.

November 14—Mobile County, Alabama 7 PM. Camp House Cooking Feast presented by Alabama Treasure Forestry Association. Location: Jon Archer Ag. Center, 1070 Schillinger Road, North. RSVP by 11/8/00. Call Kay Tate at (334) 690-8445.

November 14-15—Lee County, Alabama. Forestry Herbicides. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 10/24. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 821-9222 or besong@preceda.com. Visit the course web page at  http://www.preceda.com/courses/2000/al001114.html.

CANCELED. November 14-15—Woodworth, Louisiana. The Keys to Bottomland Hardwood Management: Management—Workshop 4 of 6 part series. Fee: $150 per workshop. Discount available. Contact Barry Crain at (318) 473-6605 or bcrain@agctr.lsu.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 15, 2000—Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS — LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference will feature state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can’t-miss educational events, books & publications, land for sale, timber market update and more. For more details, visit the conference web page by clicking here. You may participate in the live conference (limited space available - members only - pre-register at AFOA email or (205) 987-8811) or listen to the conference on the web after 11/15/00.   Visit past conferences: 7/27/00, 8/24/00, 9/20/00, 10/18/00.


November 15—Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 1 PM. Hurricane Creek Watershed Forum: a discussion group for citizens, landowners, industry, conservationists, and recreational users of Hurricane Creek.” Location: West Alabama Planning and Development Commission, Northport. Call Beth Wentzel, Alabama Rivers Alliance, at (205) 322-6895 or forest owner Dr. Alan Belcher at (205) 926-9931.

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

November 16—Cullman County, Alabama  6:30 PM. Cullman Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (256) 734-0573 or Asa Hartwig at (256) 739-2818.

November 16—Jefferson County, Alabama 7 PM. Intensive Silviculture, presented by Sam Hopkins, Research Manager, Gulf States Paper Corporation. Program sponsor: Cahaba Chapter, Society of American Foresters. Location: The Merkel House, 4405 Dolly Ridge Road, Cahaba Heights. Call Richard Howell at (205) 462-1939.

November 16—Madison County, Alabama 7 PM. Madison Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting at Stone Agriculture Building, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville.  Call Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565.

November 16-20—Washington, DC. Society of American Foresters National Convention. Contact Stephanie Dolan at (301) 897-8720, ext. 109 or meetings@safnet.org. An "early" convention website is at http://www.safnet.org/calendar/convention/papers.htm.

November 21—DeKalb County, Alabama  6:30 PM. DeKalb Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting at Western Sizzlin, Fort Payne. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (256) 845-1331 or Chip Blanton at (256) 845-1639.

November 28—Marengo County 9 AM—3:30 PM. Tree Farm Inspector Workshop for Foresters. Tell foresters about this training program. Lunch provided, no fee. RSVP to Fran Whitaker at 1-800-206-0981 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

November 28-29—Athens, Georgia. Principles of Management I. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Visit Upcoming Forestry Events at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at: http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/forestry/.

November 28-29—Lee County, Alabama. Regeneration Technology: Current Knowledge and Future Trends. Several Speakers. Fee: $365; $40 discount if paid by 10/31. Call Preceda at (334) 821-9222.

November 28-29—Ruston, Louisiana. Reforestation Practices and Intensive Management: Impact on Seedling Stage Development. Fee: $40. Call Steven L. Hotard at (318) 644-5865.

November 30—Mobile County 6 PM. Lumber and Timber Markets: How They Are Affected By Canadian Lumber Imports. Speaker: Debbie Burns, Southern Lumber Manufacturers Association. Sponsor: Jubilee Chapter, Society of American Foresters. Dinner: Dutch treat. Location: Pier 4 Restaurant on the Causeway. Contact Jessica Little at (334) 438-4581 or jlittle@larsonmcgowin.com.

December 2000

December 4—Athens, Georgia. Cruising for Weight: Directly & with Conversion Factors. Instructors: Bruce Borders & Barry Shiver. Fee: $385; $30 discount if paid by 11/13. Call Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063. Visit Upcoming Forestry Events at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at: http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/forestry/.

December 5—DeKalb County, Alabama  7 AM. DeKalb Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting at Black's Best Western, Fort Payne. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (256) 845-1331 or Chip Blanton at (256) 845-1639.

December 7—Knoxville, Tennessee 8 AM. Wood Identification for the Professional and the Hobbyist. Instructor: Dr. Brian Bond and Mr. Pete Hamner. Fee: $30. Optional text & wood samples, $30 ea. Contact Brian Bond at (865) 974-7991 or bbond7@utk.edu. For more details visit http://web.utk.edu/~tfpc/extens/shortc.htm. A PDF brochure is available.

December 13-14—Athens, Georgia. Timber Income Tax. Instructor: Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $365; $30 discount if paid by 11/22/00. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Visit Upcoming Forestry Events at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at: http://www.gactr.uga.edu/conferences/forestry/.

December 14—Bibb County. Bibb Treasure Forest Chapter Christmas Party, at Kennedy House. Call Linda Barton at (205) 926-7865. Editor's note: Originally posted as December 1st. We apologize for any confusions we may have caused.

December 14—Lauderdale County 6:30 PM. Annual Meeting of Lauderdale County Forestry Planning Committee and Treasure Forest Chapter. Location: Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge. Dinner: $11. Plan 2001 events, present Treasure Forest certificates, & elect officers. Contact Mike Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com.

December 16—Winston County 10 AM. Auction of Garrison Sawmill, Real Estate & Equipment, Haleyville. Call Tri-State Auction & Realty at 1-800-334-4395. Visit the auction web site at: http://www.tristate-auction.com/garrison.htm.

December 28—Chilton County 9 AM—3:30 PM. Tree Farm Inspector Workshop for Foresters. Tell foresters about this training program. Lunch provided, no fee. RSVP at 1-800-206-0981.

End of 2000 Calendar of Past Events