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2001 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 12/22/2001

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

>January 2001

January 2—DeKalb County 6:30 PM. 
DeKalb Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting.
Call Chip Blanton at (256) 845-1639.

January 6—Fitzgerald, Georgia 8:15 AM. 
Paulownia Seminar
sponsored by PaulowniaTrees.com. Fee: $110; $10 discount if paid by 1/3/01. Contact David Drexler at (229) 423-7174 or david@paulowniatrees.com. Visit the seminar web page at http://www.paulowniatrees.com/seminar.htm. See 1/19/01. 

January 11—Mobile County 7 PM. 
Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting: Candidates for Alabama House of Representatives, District 104. Location: Archer Agricultural Center. Call George Davis at (334)649-3170.

January 12-14—Marshall County. 
Eagle Awareness and More 2001.
Observe and study the bald eagle at Lake Guntersville State Park. Fees: Single—$130, Double—$150. Includes some meals, lodging, field trips with wildlife experts & program. Call 1-800-252-7275.

January 16—Tuscaloosa County 1 PM. 
Hurricane Creek Watershed Forum.
Discuss status of AML reclamation project, the results of EPA’s field work, and Alabama River’s Alliance draft of Hurricane Creek Watershed Profile. Contact Beth Wentzel at (205) 322-6395 or bwentzel@alabamarivers.org.

January 16-18—Tifton, Georgia. 
Longleaf Pine Container Production Workshop.
Fee: $125; $25 discount if paid by 1/5/00. Location: UGA, Tifton Campus Conference Center, Rural Development Center. Contact David Moorhead at (229) 386-3418 or moorhead@uga.edu. Visit the conference web page at http://www.bugwood.org/container/.

January 17—Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Cahaba River Basin Steering Committee Meeting.
Location: Associated General Contractors office. Call Paul Kennedy at (205) 879-(205) 251-7739 ext. 35.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

January 17, 2001—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 1/17/01.   Visit past conferences: 7/27/00, 8/24/00, 9/20/00, 10/18/00, 11/15/00.


January 18—Lauderdale County 6 PM. 
Lauderdale County Forestry Planning Committee & Treasure Forestry Chapter Board Meeting.
Discuss forest taxation seminar, nursery tour, and spring FAWN event. Location: Barnhill’s Restaurant, corner of Cox Creek Pkwy. & Hwy. 72. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

January 18—Cullman County 6:30 PM. 
Cullman Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting.
Contact Asa Hartwig at (256) 739-2818.

January 18—Madison County, Alabama 7 PM. 
Madison County Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting
at Stone Agriculture Building, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville.  Call Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565.

January 19—Fitzgerald, Georgia 8:15 AM. 
Paulownia Seminar
sponsored by PaulowniaTrees.com. Fee: $100; $10 discount if paid by 1/17/01. Contact David Drexler at (229) 423-7174 or david@paulowniatrees.com. Visit the seminar web page at http://www.paulowniatrees.com/seminar.htm. See 1/6/01. 

January 19-21—Marshall County. 
Eagle Awareness and More 2001.
Observe and study the bald eagle at Lake Guntersville State Park. Fees: Single—$130, Double—$150. Includes some meals, lodging, field trips with wildlife experts & program. Call 1-800-252-7275.

January 20—Columbia, South Carolina. 
Certified Prescribed Fire Manager Course.
Call Paul Watts at (803) 419-3710.

January 26-28—Marshall County. 
Eagle Awareness and More 2001.
Observe and study the bald eagle at Lake Guntersville State Park. Fees: Single—$130, Double—$150. Includes some meals, lodging, field trips with wildlife experts & program. Call 1-800-252-7275.

January 30—Dublin, Georgia 6 PM. 
Private Property Rights Issues.
Joe Hopkins of Toledo Manufacturing will be the speaker at this Georgia Forestry Association program for landowners. Fee: $10. Location: Clover Leaf restaurant, East Dublin. Call GFA at 1-800-9GA-GROW.

CANCELED. January 30-31—Woodworth, Louisiana. 
The Keys to Bottomland Hardwood Management: Wildlife/Aesthetics
—Workshop 5 of 6 part series. Fee: $150 per workshop. Discount available. Contact Barry Crain at (318) 473-6605 or bcrain@agctr.lsu.edu.

>February 2001

February 1—Marion County 6:30 PM. 
Value of an Association to Landowners.
Speaker: Lee Laechelt, Exec. V. P. of the Alabama Forest Owners' Association.  Contact Tony Avery at (205) 921-3843 marion@forestry.state.al.us.

February 5—Butler County 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. 
Emerging Technology in Forestry: Forest Inventory & Mapping Solutions.
Workshop sponsored by Haglof, Inc. Location: Hampton Inn, Greenville. Contact Detrie Gray at (601) 856-5119 or haglofseminar@aol.com. See Feb. 6, Chilton County.

February 5-16—STATEWIDE. 
Forestry Incentives Program — sign up now for Federal tree planting cost-shares.
Call USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in your county.  1-800-342-9893.

February 6—Chilton County 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. 
Emerging Technology in Forestry: Forest Inventory & Mapping Solutions.
Workshop sponsored by Haglof, Inc. Location: Shoney's Inn, Clanton. Contact Detrie Gray at (601) 856-5119 or haglofseminar@aol.com. See Feb. 5, Butler County.

February 6—Satellite Broadcast 6 to 9 PM (CT) 
Master Tree Farmer Series: Part 1. Introduction to Forest Management, Forestry Terms & Concepts.
Downlink locations in Alabama include the following counties: Blount/Etowah, Butler, Clarke, Colbert/Lauderdale, Cullman, Geneva, Houston, Jefferson, Lee, Madison, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Talladega/Clay/Coosa, Tuscaloosa, & Winston. Fee: $70; $20 discount if paid by 1/16/01. Contact O. M. Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com, for specific locations in Alabama. Visit the Master Tree Farmer web page at http://www.mtf2000.net for downlink locations outside of Alabama.

February 6—DeKalb County 6:30 PM. 
DeKalb County Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting
at Blacks Best Western, Fort Payne. Call Chip Blanton at (256) 845-1639.

February 6-May 14—Montgomery County.
Alabama State Legislature in Session.

February 7—Escambia County 1:30 PM. 
Escambia County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting.
Location: Ag Science Building, 175 Ag Science Drive, Brewton. Contact Robert Hawkins at (334) 867-8042 ext 3 or rhawkins@al.nrcs.usda.gov.

February 8—Chambers County 7:45 AM to 1 PM. 
Teacher In-service Training will highlight forestry.
Urge a teacher to attend. Call W. R. Frazer at (334) 864-9955.

February 8—Lauderdale County 6:30 PM. 
Forest Taxation Seminar.
Instructor: Lou Hyman, Alabama Forestry Commission. Location: Florence Municipal Auditorium, Pine & College Streets. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

February 9-10—Thomasville, Georgia. 
A Discussion and Field Tour of Longleaf Pine Ecology and Management in the Red Hills Region of Georgia.
Sponsored by the Forest Stewards Guild. Location: Ramada Limited Hotel. Contact Susan Moore at (919) 266-7718 or northstate1@juno.com.

February 13—Satellite Broadcast 6 to 9 PM (CT) 
Master Tree Farmer Series: Part 2. Managing for Pine (natural & artificial).
Downlink locations in Alabama include the following counties: Blount/Etowah, Butler, Clarke, Colbert/Lauderdale, Cullman, Geneva, Houston, Jefferson, Lee, Madison, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Talladega/Clay/Coosa, Tuscaloosa, & Winston. Fee: $70; $20 discount if paid by 1/16/01. Contact O. M. Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com, for specific locations in Alabama. Visit the Master Tree Farmer web page at http://www.mtf2000.net for downlink locations outside of Alabama.

February 13-14—Blacksburg, Virginia. 
Timber Income Tax.
Instructor: Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $275. Location: Donaldson Brown Hotel & Conference Center. Contact David Waterman at (540) 231-5486 or dmwater@vt.edu. Visit the course web page at http://www.conted.vt.edu/forestry/ttax.htm.

February 14—Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at the Agriculture Building, Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Christie Prout at (334) 636-9642 ext. 627 or cprout@ascc.edu.

February 15—Tiptonville, Tennessee 4:30 PM. 
Historical Logging in the Smokey Mountains.
Annual Meeting of the West Tennessee Forester’s Group at Boyettes Restaurant, Reelfoot Lake. Speaker: Dr. Brian Bond, UT Extension Service. Fee $12.08, includes meal. Contact David Mercker at (901) 425-4703 or dcmercker@utk.edu.

February 15—Lauderdale County 6 PM. 
A Current Farm Services Agency & Natural Resources Conservation Service Heads-Up for the Landowner.
Lauderdale County Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting at Ryan’s Restaurant, Cox Creek Parkway. Call Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

February 15—Cullman County 6:30 PM. 
Cullman County Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting.
Call Asa Hartwig at (256) 739-2818.

February 15—Madison County 7 PM. 
EPA’s Storm Water Management Program Mandates and Landowner Action.
Speaker Hayes D. Brown, Attorney & Landowner. A meeting of the Madison County Treasure Forest Chapter. Call Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565.

February 18-24—Alabama Arbor Week.

February 20—Jefferson County, Alabama 9 AM—2 PM. 
Forestry Fair for Urban Elementary School Students
. Location: Boutwell Auditorium & Linn Park, Birmingham. If you want to help at the forest owner station, please call Eyvon at (205) 987-8811. If you want to set up a forestry education station of your own, please call Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400.

February 20—Calhoun County 10 AM. 
Wildflowers:
a program by Caroline Dean at the Anniston Museum of Natural History. Fee: $10. Call (256) 237-6766.

February 20—Satellite Broadcast 6 to 9 PM (CT) 
Master Tree Farmer Series: Part 3. Managing for Hardwoods (uplands & bottomlands).
Downlink locations in Alabama include the following counties: Blount/Etowah, Butler, Clarke, Colbert/Lauderdale, Cullman, Geneva, Houston, Jefferson, Lee, Madison, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Talladega/Clay/Coosa, Tuscaloosa, & Winston. Fee: $70; $20 discount if paid by 1/16/01. Contact O. M. Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com, for specific locations in Alabama. Visit the Master Tree Farmer web page at http://www.mtf2000.net for downlink locations outside of Alabama.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 21, 2001—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 (in construction) 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 about 30 hours after the live conference.   Visit past conferences: 7/27/00, 8/24/00, 9/20/00, 10/18/00, 11/15/00, 01/17/01.


CANCELED. February 21-22—Woodworth, Louisiana. 
The Keys to Bottomland Hardwood Management: Economics/Marketing
—Workshop 6 of 6 part series. Fee: $150 per workshop. Discount available. Contact Barry Crain at (318) 473-6605 or bcrain@agctr.lsu.edu.

CANCELED. February 22—Montgomery County 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM. 
Agriculture & Forestry Resource Summit 2001
at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Montgomery. Numerous outstanding speakers. To register, call Jim Langcuster at (334) 844-5686 or Elaine Hunter at (334) 844-4877 or hunteeg@auburn.edu


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 22, 2001—Jefferson County  7 PM.
Prescribed Burning—Planning and Safety Considerations.
 
Speakers: Jim Witt, Landowner, & Steve Bowden, Alabama Forestry Commission Fire Specialist. This program is part of the advance preparation to conduct a prescribed burn on Mr. Witt’s land in St. Clair County. The fire plan and maps will be posted to the Internet as soon as they become available to AFOA. If you want to learn to burn, attend this meeting! If you want to be contacted the night before the planned burn so that you can watch the burn in progress, send an email note to AFOA. Location: Vestavia Hills Public Library, on west side of US 31 about 2 miles north I-65 exit 252. Plan to attend Dutch treat dinner with speakers at 5:30 PM at nearby Ruby Tuesday restaurant. Questions? Contact AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


February 22-23—Lee County. 
Annual Meeting of the Alabama Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
Location: Best Inn and Suites, Auburn. Fee: $20. Contact Jim Armstrong at (334) 844-9233 or armstjb@auburn.edu.

February 23-25—Barbour County. 
Lake Eufaula’s Fins, Feathers and Flowers Weekend.
A weekend of observing migratory waterfowl, resident wildlife, and wading and shore birds at LakePoint Resort State Park & Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge. Fees: Single—$122, Double—$159. Includes some meals, lodging, field trips with wildlife experts & program. Call 1-800-252-7275.

February 26—Lee County 6 PM. 
Lee County Forest Stewardship Committee Winter Meeting: Steak Dinner and Program. Topics: Property Tax for Forest Landowners, Like-Kind Land Trades, Herbaceous Weed Control, & Tax Update. Fee: $8; $3 discount to members of committee. Location: Civitan Building, Hwy. 29, Opelika. For reservations, call Rosemary at (334) 749-3353.

February 27—Satellite Broadcast 6 to 9 PM (CT) 
Master Tree Farmer Series: Part 4. Wildlife Management (game & non-game).
Downlink locations in Alabama include the following counties: Blount/Etowah, Butler, Clarke, Colbert/Lauderdale, Cullman, Geneva, Houston, Jefferson, Lee, Madison, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Talladega/Clay/Coosa, Tuscaloosa, & Winston. Fee: $70; $20 discount if paid by 1/16/01. Contact O. M. Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com, for specific locations in Alabama. Visit the Master Tree Farmer web page at http://www.mtf2000.net for downlink locations outside of Alabama.

February 28-March 2—Athens, Georgia. 
GPS, Image Processing, and GIS.
Fee: $595, $20 discount if postmarked by 2/6/00. Call 1-800-884-1381.

>March 2001

March 2-4—Baldwin County. 
Alabama Forestry Association Mid-Winter Meeting
at Marriott’s Grand Hotel, Point Clear. Fee: $225, $180 spouse. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

March 2-4—Shelby County. 
Becoming an Outdoors Woman.
Contact Jerry de Bin at 1-800-262-3151. Visit the workshop web page at http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd/bow.html.

March 3—Athens, Georgia. 
First Annual National Convention of the Quality Deer Management Association.
Numerous expert speakers and tours of UGA’s deer research facility. Fee: $75. Contact QDMA at 1-800-209-3337 or visit the QDMA web page at www.qdma.com.

March 5-6—Athens, Georgia. 
Forestry Business Skills for the 21st Century.
Instructors: Bob Beeland, Jeff Sanford, & Ron Simmons. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by 2/19. 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/2001/Mar/05/business_skills.phtml.

March 6—Satellite Broadcast 6 to 9 PM (CT) 
Master Tree Farmer Series: Part 5. Forestry as an Investment (estate planning, taxation and basic forest finance).
Downlink locations in Alabama include the following counties: Blount/Etowah, Butler, Clarke, Colbert/Lauderdale, Cullman, Geneva, Houston, Jefferson, Lee, Madison, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Talladega/Clay/Coosa, Tuscaloosa, & Winston. Fee: $70; $20 discount if paid by 1/16/01. Contact O. M. Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com, for specific locations in Alabama. Visit the Master Tree Farmer web page at http://www.mtf2000.net for downlink locations outside of Alabama.

March 6—DeKalb County 6:30 PM. 
DeKalb County Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting
at Blacks Best Western, Fort Payne. Call Chip Blanton at (256) 845-1639.

March 6-7—Louisville, Kentucky. 
Kentucky Forest Industries Association Annual Meeting.
Location: Hyatt-Downtown. Contact KFIA at (502) 695-3979 or kfiabob@aol.com.

March 7-9—Starkville, Mississippi. 
GIS
(Geographic Information Systems) for Natural Resource Managers. Fee: $845. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Visit the course web page at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/continuinged/gis.htm.

March 8—Washington County  6 PM. 
Washington County Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting
at Public Library, Chatom. Election of officers and presentation of new Treasure Forest certificates. Call (334)847-2972.

March 8—Marion County 6:30 PM. 
Turkey Management. Speaker: Ron Eakes, Biologist, with Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division. Program sponsored by Marion County Forestry Planning Committee. Location: Marion County Health Department on Military Street. Fee: $3 includes dinner. Make reservations by 3/6 with Tony Avery at (205) 921-3843.

March 10—Montgomery County 9 AM. 
Semi-Annual Meeting of the Advisory Board of the Conservation & Natural Resources Department.
This board advises the Department on hunting seasons, etc. If you wish to speak, arrive early and sign in to be placed on the agenda. Location: Capitol Building (enter from North Union Street). Call Robin McPherson at (334) 242-3486.

March 13—Satellite Broadcast 6 to 9 PM (CT) 
Master Tree Farmer Series: Part 6. Timber Marketing, Security and Harvesting.
Downlink locations in Alabama include the following counties: Blount/Etowah, Butler, Clarke, Colbert/Lauderdale, Cullman, Geneva, Houston, Jefferson, Lee, Madison, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Talladega/Clay/Coosa, Tuscaloosa, & Winston. Fee: $70; $20 discount if paid by 1/16/01. Contact O. M. Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com, for specific locations in Alabama. Visit the Master Tree Farmer web page at http://www.mtf2000.net for downlink locations outside of Alabama.

March 14—Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at the Agriculture Building, Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Christie Prout at (334) 636-9642 ext. 627 or cprout@ascc.edu.

March 15—Clarke County 10 AM. 
Ala-Tom RC & D Council Annual Meeting
at Vanity Fair Community House, Jackson City Park. Program will include committee reports and tour of cap factory. Call Norman Burton at (334) 275-3185.

March 15—Lauderdale County 6 PM. 
Lauderdale County Treasure Forest Chapter Board Meeting
at Ryan’s Restaurant, Cox Creek Parkway. Finalize plans for March workshop on herbaceous weed control for the landowner. Call Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

March 15—Cullman County 6:30 PM. 
Cullman County Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting.
Call Asa Hartwig at (256) 739-2818.

March 15—Madison County 7 PM. 
Madison County Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting.
Call Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565.

March 16-18—Baldwin County. 
Alabama Watershed Leadership Conference 2001
sponsored by the Alabama Rivers Alliance. A program for “grassroots leaders, citizens … and others interested in protecting and restoring our water resources.” Location: Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores. Fee: $65. Call (205)322-6395. Editors note: Attendees at this meeting are fine people, but need to be reminded from time to time that forestland, even working forestland, produces clean water.

March 19-22—Knoxville, Tennessee. 
Eleventh Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference.
Location: Hilton Hotel. Contact Kenneth W. Outcalt at (706) 559-4312 or koutcalt@fs.fed.us. The conference web site is at http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/bssrc.

March 20—Satellite Broadcast 6 to 9 PM (CT) 
Master Tree Farmer Series: Part 7. Forestry Services and Programs for the Southern Landowner.
Downlink locations in Alabama include the following counties: Blount/Etowah, Butler, Clarke, Colbert/Lauderdale, Cullman, Geneva, Houston, Jefferson, Lee, Madison, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Talladega/Clay/Coosa, Tuscaloosa, & Winston. Fee: $70; $20 discount if paid by 1/16/01. Contact O. M. Beach at (256) 757-7866 or ombeach@aol.com, for specific locations in Alabama. Visit the Master Tree Farmer web page at http://www.mtf2000.net for downlink locations outside of Alabama.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

March 21, 2001—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. Listen to the conference and check out the web links.  Visit past conferences: 7/27/00, 8/24/00, 9/20/00, 10/18/00, 11/15/00, 01/17/01, 02/21/01.


March 21-23—Starkville, Mississippi. 
GPS
(Global Positioning System): A Certificate Program for the Natural Resource Professional. Instructors: Robert Parker, L. Wes Burger & Richard B. Minnis. Fee: $475; $30 discount if paid by 3/14. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Visit the course web page at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/continuinged/gps.htm.

March 22—Montgomery County 10 AM. 
Cogongrass:
A meeting to discuss and develop strategies to reduce spread & minimize problems caused by cogongrass. Location: Richard Beard Building Auditorium, 1445 Federal Drive, Montgomery. For details, call Grover Reaves at (256) 734-6471 ext. 3.

March 22—Jefferson County 4 PM. 
Storm Water Management Authority Business Meeting
(open to public) in Suite 1101, 2121 Building, Downtown Birmingham. This public corporation assesses a property tax on Jefferson County forest owners to clean up urban storm water problems in Birmingham and nearby cities. Call J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319.

March 25-27—Atlanta, Georgia. 
Global Initiatives and Public Policies: First International Conference on Private Forestry in the 21st Century.
"The aim of the conference is to expand discussions of forestry policy to include a rigorous examination of private forestry and private lands issues." Contact Dr. Larry Teeter at (334) 844-1045. Visit the conference web page at http://sofserv.forestry.auburn.edu/forestpolicycenter/news.htm.

March 26—Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting
at the Greater Birmingham Association of Homebuilders. Contact forest owner Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161.

March 26-30—Durham, North Carolina. 
What’s It Worth: An Intensive Course on Forest Appraisal.
Instructor: Steven G. Burak. Fee: $795. Call (919) 613-8082. Visit the course web page at http://www.env.duke.edu/cee/coursesForestAppraisal.html.

March 27-28—Starkville, Mississippi. 
Forestry Law: Adverse Possession and Trespass Issues.
Instructors: Dr. William D. Eshee and Dr. Allen Barnes. Fee: $325. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Visit the course web page at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/continuinged/forestrylaw.htm.

March 28-April 1—Durham, North Carolina. 
Making Environmental History Relevant in the 21st Century.
Program will include 180 papers on forest and environmental history, field tours, and special lectures, including a lecture by Dr. Stephen J. Pyne, noted fire historian, entitled “Smokechasing: The Search for a Usable Space.” Contact Dr. Steven Anderson, President of the Forest History Society, at (919) 682-9319. Visit the conference web page at  http://www.lib.duke.edu/forest/jtconf.html.

March 29—Bolivar, Tennessee. 
Organizational Dinner to form a Hardeman County Forestry Association.
Contact David Mercker at (901) 425-4703 or dcmercker@ext1.ag.utk.edu.

March 31—Macon, Georgia  1 PM. 
Will Canada Steal Your Profits?
A forum presented by the Forest Landowners Association, the Georgia Forestry Association, the Georgia Farm Bureau, and the Association of Consulting Foresters. Location: Macon Centreplex (Exit 2, I-16 near I-75 exchange). Call (770) 416-7621. View Program, click here.

>April 2001

April 2-3—Panama City, Florida. 
Institutional and Private Timberland Investing.
Location: Baypoint Marriott Resort Village. Fee: $525. Contact Brandi Leopold at (706) 543-3203 or BrandiLeopold@aol.com.

April 3—DeKalb County 7 AM. 
DeKalb County Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting
at Jack’s Hamburgers, Fort Payne. Call AFC at (256) 845-1331 or Chip Blanton at (256) 845-1639.

April 3—Baldwin County 8 AM to 3 PM. 
Workshop on Control of Invasive Plants in Coastal Alabama.
Several Speakers. Location: Gulf Coast Regional Research and Extension Center, Hwy. 104, Fairhope. Fee: $40. Pesticide applicator & CFE points available. Contact Tom Ellis at (334) 937-7176 or thellisjr@aol.com.

April 3—Chilton County 8:30 AM.
Treasures to Tour: Longleaf Pine Management, Railcar Frame Bridges, Site Preparation and Weed Control Options, Using GPS, Aerial Photographs, and GIS Mapping to Manage. Location: Meet at Confederate Memorial Park, Pavilion #1, near Verbena. Lunch provided. RSVP to AFC office at (205) 755-3042.

April 5—Perry County 10 AM to Noon. 
Lower Cahaba River Stakeholders Meeting
at Marion Depot. Call forest owner J. B. Cooper, Jr., at (205) 339-9319.

April 7—Lauderdale County 9 AM. 
Herbaceous Weed Control: A workshop for the small landowner
at the Tricoli’s Walnut Hill Ranch. Speakers: Cary Rhodes, Alabama Forestry Commission and Mike Beach, SFI Coordinator. Call Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

April 7—Newton, Georgia 10 AM to 2 PM. 
Open House at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway.
Wagon & walking tours, & slide show. Bring picnic lunch. Call (912) 734-4706. More details at the Jones Center web page: http://www.jonesctr.org/.

April 7-10—Nashville, Tennessee. 
Forest Resources Association Annual Meeting.
Location: Opryland Hotel. Contact Linda Rosenberg-Gibson at (301) 838-9385 or lrgibson@forestresources.org

April 10—Jackson County 6:30 P.M. 
Timber Sales and Contracting for Forest Landowners.
Speaker: Consultant Forester Billy Rye. Location: Woodville High School, Woodville. Everyone invited. Sponsored by Paint Rock River Watershed Conservancy District. Call Jim Frost at (256) 574-1005, Ext. 3.

April 11—Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at the Agriculture Building, Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Christie Prout at (334) 636-9642 ext. 627 or cprout@ascc.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

April 13, 2001—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 (in construction) 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 about 30 hours after the live conference.   Visit past conferences: 7/27/00, 8/24/00, 9/20/00, 10/18/00, 11/15/00, 01/17/01, 02/21/01, 03/21/01.


April 16—Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting
at Great Birmingham Association of Homebuilders. Call forest owner Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161.

April 16-19—Starkville, Mississippi. 
Prescribed Burning Short Course.
Numerous instructors. Fee: $425; $30 discount if paid by 3/5. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Visit the course web page at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/continuinged/burn.htm.

April 17—Winston County 9 AM. 
County FFA Forestry Judging Contest
at Winston County High School. If you want to assist, contact Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014 or winston@forestry.state.al.us.

April 17—Marion County 6 PM. 
Logger Training Program.
Speakers: Curtis Summerville, Alabama Department of Public Safety and Derrick Houston, Alabama Department of Environmental Management. Fee: $40; $15 discount if paid in advance. Contact Tony Avery at (205) 921-3843 or marion@forestry.state.al.us.

April 17 & 19—Monroe County 6 PM. 
Timber Cruising Seminar for Landowners.
Topics: Cruise Design, Volume Calculations, Acreage Determinations, Accuracy, GPS & Data Recorders, Field Measurements. Location: Monroe County Agriculture Center, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (334) 575-3156 ext 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

April 18—Cullman County 9 AM. 
Adult Forestry Awareness Week Now.
Program to introduce the FAWN program for 6th grade students and also to show how our resources need to be conserved. Sponsored by Cullman Tree Commission & Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee. Fee: $5 includes lunch. Register by 4/16. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or afc0125@hiwaay.net.

April 18-20—Washington, DC. 
Forest Landowners Association Annual Meeting: Historic Past - Dynamic Future.
Pre-meeting Tax Seminar on 18th. Program includes reception with Congressional Members and Staff. Fees: approx $200 - $300. Call 1-800-325-2954.

April 19—Lauderdale County 6 PM. 
A Program on Deibert Park
with Leon Bates, City of Florence Urban Forester. Meeting of Lauderdale County Treasure Forest Chapter at Good Shepard Church, 2001 Cloyd Blvd., Florence. Call Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

April 19—Cullman County 6:30 PM. 
Cullman County Treasure Forest Chapter Meeting
at the Forestry Commission Office. Call (256) 734-0573.

April 19—Jefferson County 7 PM. 
Tree and Shrub Diseases
- Meeting of Cahaba Chapter, Society of American Foresters. Speaker & Host: Dr. James Jacobi. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Contact Henry Hughes at (205) 871-6473 or henrysvf@earthlink.net.

April 19—Madison County 7 PM. 
Program on Treasure Forest
with Exec. Director James Malone. Location: Stone Agricultural Building, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville. Call Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565.

April 19—Mobile County 7 PM. 
Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting
at Archer Ag Center. Guest speaker: Judge Mallony Donald Davis, Jr. on special election during in May. Call Frankie Rainwaters at (334) 633-0701.

April 19 & 20—Cullman County 9 AM. 
Forestry Awareness Week Now
program for Cullman City Schools’ 6th graders. Sponsored by the Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee. If you want to assist, contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or afc0125@hiwaay.net.

April 20—Winston County 9 AM. 
Forestry Awareness Week Now
(for elementary school students) at Camp Maxwell. If you want to assist, contact Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014 or winston@forestry.state.al.us.


AFOA 20th ANNUAL MEETING

April 21, 2001—Jefferson County, Alabama
FORESTS & FIRE: Ecologic & Economic Opportunities. 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 
o Program and Landowner Registration Information. $12; includes lunch.
o Exhibitor Registration Information.
o Area Hotel & Motel phone numbers. 
  (Click here to download free adobe PDF software.)  
Questions? Call AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email


April 21-28—Statewide. 
“Don’t Drop It On Alabama” Statewide Spring Cleanup
sponsored by Alabama PALS (people against a littered state). Call Spencer Ryan at 1-800-ALA-PALS.

April 24-25—Gainesville, Florida. 
At the Crossroads of Forest Management, Science, and Policy.
Sponsored by University of Florida School of Forest Resources & Conservation and the Society of American Foresters. Fee: $100. Contact Cindy Love at (352) 846-0849 or calo@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu.

April 24, 25, 26—Marengo County 8:30 AM to 3 PM daily. 
Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN) for 6th Grade Students in all Marengo County Schools.
Location: Chickasaw State Park. If you would like to help, call William Norwood at (334) 295-5959 or Bryan Compton at (334) 289-4139.

April 24, 25, 26, 27—Clarke County 9:30 daily. 
Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN)
at Upper State Game Sanctuary. Topics: Timber Products, Soils, Wildlife, Forestry History, Project Wild, Tree Identification, Forest Management. If you want to assist, call Benji Elmore at (334) 275-3283 or contact Carl Pennington at (334) 246-0245 or carl.pennington@al.usda.gov.

>May 2001

May 1—Coosa County 6:30 PM. 
Hatchet Creek Public Information Meeting.
Alabama Rivers Alliance will present summary of 30 years of data collection in Hatchet Creek watershed. Call Will Duncan at (205) 322-6395 or Sara Baldwin at (256) 377-2656.

May 3—Blount County 9 AM. 
Forestry Tour:
CRP Longleaf Planting, Walnut Planting Project, CRP Thinning, Southern Pine Beetle Salvage, Harvesting Best Management Practices, Reforestation Techniques. Assemble at Frank Green Building, Oneonta. Sponsor: Blount County Forestry Planning Committee & Master Tree Farmer. Contact Gladys Daily at (205) 274-2231 or blount@forestry.al.us.

May 3—Cleburne County 9 AM. 
Tour Wayne Fears Property
, Heflin. Topics: Thinning, Wildlife, Aquatics, Recreation. Sponsor: ATFA Chapter. Lunch: $2. Reservations: (256) 463-2620.

May 3—Lee County 2 PM. 
Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed in Forest Sustainability: Weaver Lecture Series.
Speaker: Dr. James P. Shepard. Location: Auburn University Dixon Conference Center, Auburn. Contact Dr. Graeme Lockaby at (334) 844-1054 or lockaby@forestry.auburn.edu.

May 4—Colbert/Lauderdale Counties 8:45 AM to 1 PM. 
Tour of Homan Timber Products
, Muscle Shoals. Sponsor: Lauderdale County Treasure Forest Chapter. Meet at Florence Conference Center. Call Mike Yeager at (256) 757-1335.

May 4-5—Lee County. 
Alabama Loggers Council Convention.
Call Bill Jones at (334) 265-8733.

May 5—Big Sandy, Tennessee 10 AM to 2 PM. Rain date is May 12.
A Tennessee Tree Farm Field Day
on the Pat Estes Farm. Pat is state Tree Farmer of the Year. Contact David Mercker, UT, for details at (901) 425-4703 or dcmercker@ext1.ag.utk.edu

May 6-8—Tuscaloosa County. 
Annual Meeting of Alabama Division, Society of American Foresters
at Four Points Hotel. Fee: $90. Call Bennie Vinson at (205) 257-4622.

May 7—Lee County 6 PM. 
Forests: Friend or Foe of the Environment?
-- a dinner program of the Lee County Forestry Stewardship Committee. Speakers: Cliff Weber and Kenneth Boyd. Location: Opelika Civitan Building on Hwy. 29, just north of Southern Union Junior College. Fee: $5 members or $8 non-members. Membership costs $5. Contact Jeff Clary at (334) 749-3353 or jclary@acesag.auburn.edu.

May 7-10—Vicksburg, Mississippi. 
Natural Regeneration of Hardwoods.
Instructors: Drs. Andy Ezell, John Hodges, & Brian Lockhart. Contact Alan Brown at (662) 325-0100. Visit the course web page at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/continuinged/hardwoods.htm.

May 9—Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at the Agriculture Building, Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Christie Prout at (334) 636-9642 ext. 627 or cprout@ascc.edu.

May 9-10—Lula, Mississippi. 
The New Silviculture.
Speakers: Dr. Barry D. Shiver & Dr. Bruce E. Borders. Location: Isle of Capri Casino & Resort. Fee: $375. Contact Brandi Leopold at (706) 543-3202.

May 11-25—England, Wales, Ireland. 
Society of American Foresters International Study Tour.
For itinerary: Contact Richard Reid at (317) 894-0138 or reidconsulting@aol.com. For travel related questions: Contact Shelly Polokof at 1-800-322-7032 ext. 118 or shellyp@globetrottermgmt.com.

May 12—Baldwin County. 
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board Meeting
at Gulf State Park Lodge. Landowners who want input into game laws should attend. For more information call Sybil Deschaines at (256) 883-4438.

May 12—Colbert/Lauderdale Counties 9 AM to 1:30 PM. 
Tour Dr. Mims Treasure Forest
, Ford City. Meet at Florence Conference Center. Call Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

May 12—Walker County 10 AM to Noon. 
Pine Straw Harvesting Demonstration
in loblolly plantation on reclaimed coal mine. Location: Meet about 4 miles west of 69/20 intersection (Oakman) on Co. Rd. 20. Sponsor: Agriquip. Contact Don McClain at (706) 234-0454 or hayman@agriquip.com or contact Hugh Darty at (205) 686-7079 or darty@sonet.net.

May 14—Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting
at Greater Birmingham Association of Homebuilders. Finalize plans for general "stakeholders" meeting on May 17. Call forest owner Bill Guy at (205) 956-1161.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

May 16, 2001—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 about 30 hours after the live conference.    Visit past conferences: 7/27/00, 8/24/00, 9/20/00, 10/18/00, 11/15/00, 01/17/01, 02/21/01, 03/21/01, 04/13/01 |


May 17—Sumter County. 
Farm Safety Day Camp.
Got kids around trucks & saws or farm equipment? Call Deanna Curtis at (205) 652-7521.

May 17—Winston County/Madison County. 
Tour of Bill Snoddy's Farm in Winston County
organized by Treasure Forest Association of Northeast Alabama. Click here for a farm preview. Call Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565.

May 17—Winston County 9 AM. 
Winston County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting
at Forestry Commission office, Double Springs. Contact Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014 or afc0167@ala.nu.

May 17—Cullman County 6:30 PM. 
ATFA Chapter Meeting
at Forestry Commission office. Call (256) 734-0573.

May 17—Chilton County 6:30 PM. 
Cahaba River Basin Project “Stakeholders” Meeting
at Alabama Power Company “Water Course” Building on U.S. 31 at I-65. Call Suzanne Davidson at (205) 251-8139 ext. 14.

May 19-23—Washington, DC. 
Access for All Americans…for Opportunity, Prosperity, National Security & Liberty.
Alliance for America Fly-In for Freedom. Contact AFA at (518) 835-6702. AFA's web site is at: http://www.allianceforamerica.org.

May 24—Washington County.
Economic Present & Future for Washington County Timber Producers.  Speaker: Jim Gober, AFC. Location: Jakes Restaurant, Chatom. Sponsor: ATFA. Call Jerry to reserve your meal: (334) 777-8666.

May 24—Perry County 10 AM. 
Lower Cahaba Basin Project Meeting
at Depot, Marion. Call forest owner J. B. Cooper, Jr. at (205) 339-9319.

May 29-June 9—Finland & Sweden. 
Forest Resources Association Nordic Forestry Tour.
Will include 3 days at Elmia Wood to see “cutting edge technology at the world’s largest forestry trade fair.” Cost: $2,595 from Newark, New Jersey. Reservations required by 1/26/01. Contact Neil Ward at (301) 838-9385 or nward@forestresources.org. Visit Elmia Wood web site at http://www.wood.elmia.se/eng/index.asp.

May 30-31—Athens, Georgia. 
GIS in Forestry & Natural Resources.
Fee: $695; $50 discount if paid by 5/9. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit course web page.

>June 2001

June 5—Tuscaloosa County 1 PM. 
Hurricane Creek Watershed Forum.
“A discussion group for citizens, landowners, industry, conservationists, and recreational users of Hurricane Creek.” To learn more about the group call forest owner Dr. Alan Belcher at (205)926-9931.

June 5-23—Sweden, Finland, & Denmark. 
Scandinavia 2001: Forestry in the North—A study tour.
This tour examines forestry equipment technology, land management practices, and social and environmental issues. The group is currently composed of 2/3 couples who manage family forest properties and the rest are industrial foresters and scientists. Cost: $3995 per person, double occupancy. For tour details, contact Rick Fletcher at (541) 766-6750 or Rick.Fletcher@orst.edu.

June 6—Chilton County 10:30 AM. 
Helicopter Water Drop Demonstration
at Higgins Ferry Park on Lake Mitchell. Helicopter water drops are especially useful for wildfire control in steep terrain where heavy equipment cannot enter. Contact Bruce Springer at (205) 755-3042 or chilton@forestry.state.al.us.

June 7—Calhoun County 8:30 AM to 3 PM. 
Trees & Construction Workshop
at Anniston City Meeting Center. This urban forestry program may be useful to you if you are planning to build a cabin or develop a hunting lodge on your forestland. Contact David West at (256) 237-1621 or dwest@acesag.auburn.edu.

June 9—Tallapoosa County 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. 
ATFA Chapter Step Outside Woman’s Event.
Call LaVerne Knox Slayden to register at (256) 825-9284.

June 10-11—Jekyll Island, Georgia. 
Georgia Forestry Association Annual Meeting.
Contact GFA at 1-800-9GA-GROW or info@gfagrow.org.

June 13—Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at the Agriculture Building, Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Christie Prout at (334) 636-9642 ext. 627 or cprout@ascc.edu.

June 13-14—Montgomery County. 
Hardwood Log & Lumber Grading.
Instructor: George Screpetis. Fee: $435. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.com. Visit Preceda Continuing Education Calendar.

June 14—Geneva County 6:30 PM. 
Wildlife Habitat Management.
Location: Big Jack’s, Chancellor. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 684-2876.

June 14—Wilcox County 6:30 PM. 
ATFA Chapter Meeting
at Alabama Forestry Commission office, Camden. Call Paul Wingard at (334) 682-4421.

June 16—Mobile County 9:30 AM. 
Dedication of Pratt Turner Forestry Education Tract
at Citronelle Golf Course. Call Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 639-9629.

June 18—Ruston, Louisiana. 
Forest Law and Policy.
Numerous speakers. Fee: $15. Call Steve Hotard at (318) 644-5865.

June 18—Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting
at Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, Homewood. Call forest owner J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319.

June 19-20—Lee County. 
Prescribed Burning for Experienced Burners.
Instructors: Hugh Mobley & Dale Pancake. Fee: $365; $40 discount if paid by 5/29. Call Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000. Click here to visit the course web page.

June 19-20—Starkville, Mississippi. 
Improving Your Tax Position: A Timber Income Tax Workshop.
Instructors: Dr. Deborah A. Gaddis and Dr. John E. Gunter. Fee: $225. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Visit the course web page at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/continuinged/tax.htm.

June 20—Collinwood, Tennessee. 
Log Grading Workshop
at Highland Rim Hardwoods. Forest owners welcome. Instructors: Dr. Brian Bond and Dr. David Mercker. $30. Call Tracy O’Neil at (615) 883-3832.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

June 20, 2001—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 about 30 hours after the live conference.   Visit past conferences: 07/00, 08/00, 09/00, 10/00, 11/00, 01/01, 02/01, 03/01, 04/01, 05/01.


June 21—Winston County 9 AM. 
Winston County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting
at Forestry Commission office, Double Springs. Contact Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014 or afc0167@ala.nu.

June 21—Lauderdale County 6 PM. 
Reforestation Efforts for the American Chestnut Tree.
Speakers: Marshal T. Case, Exec. Dir., The American Chestnut Foundation, Vermont, and Dr. Sandra Anagnostakis, Plant Pathologist, Connecticut Ag. Experiment Station.  Location: Henry Grady Richards Center, Florence Board of Education office. Contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@aol.com.

June 21—Bibb County 6 PM. 
Board / General Meeting of the Cahaba Watershed Forestry Association
at the Sawmeal Restaurant, Brent. If you plan to attend, please call Donna at (205) 926-9931.

June 21—Cullman County 6:30 PM. 
ATFA Chapter Meeting
at Alabama Forestry Commission office. Call AFC at (256) 734-0573.

June 21—Jefferson County 7 PM. 
Meeting of Cahaba Chapter, Society of American Foresters.
Location: Cahaba Heights Senior Gardens - Merkel House. Contact Henry Hughes at (205) 871-6473 or henrysvf@earthlink.net.

June 21—Madison County 7 PM. 
The Alabama Wildlife Federation
with speaker Ted DeVos. Sponsor: ATFA Chapter. Location: Stone Agricultural Building, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville. Contact Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565 or madison@forestry.state.al.us.

June 23—Montgomery County 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. 
ATFA Chapter Step Outside Woman’s Event
at Price Farm, 1661 Paulk Road, County Road 70. Ladies’ event includes pistol, shotgun, nature crafts, fishing, canoeing, nature photography, camp cooking, etc. Fee: $10, includes lunch. Contact Shannon Andress to register at (334) 265-0233 or sandress@acesag.auburn.edu.

June 23—Lauderdale County 10 AM. 
Farm Tour & Fish Fry
at Charles Roberson & Bob Blanks farms, Rogersville. Sponsor: ATFA Chapter. If you want to eat fish, RSVP to Bob or Tincy Blanks before Thursday, June 21 at (256) 247-3919.

June 25—Athens, Georgia. 
Overview of Mapping and GIS Technology.
Fee: $195; $30 discount if paid by 6/4. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit course web page.

June 25-July 7—Costa Rica. 
Tropical Dendrology.
Study tropical forests while traveling in Costa Rica. Fee: $1800; covers lodging, meals and course-related local transportation. Airfare not included. For details, contact Dr. Humberto Jiménez-Saa, Tropical Science Center, P.O. Box 8-3870-1000, San Jose, Costa Rica. Fax: (+506) 253-4963, Phones: (+506) 225-2649 / (+506) 253-3267 or Email: hjimenez@sol.racsa.co.cr. Visit the course web page at http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/9148/dendrology.html.

June 26—Athens, Georgia. 
Geospatial Technologies for Decision Makers.
Fee: $195; $30 discount if paid by 6/4. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit course web page.

June 28—Cullman County 6:30 PM. 
ATFA County Chapter Meeting
at Alabama Forestry Commission. Call AFC at (256) 734-0573 or Baxter Calvert at (256) 287-1040.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

June 28, 2001—Jefferson County  7 PM.
Program: What Can a Consulting Forester Do for You? 

Speaker: Jimmy Murphree. Mr. Murphree, a consulting forester in Franklin County, will describe a variety of jobs he has done for landowners, including kudzu control, tree planting, management planning, timber sales, and boundary line establishment and maintenance.   
Location: Vestavia Hills Public Library, on west side of US 31 about 2 miles north I-65 exit 252. 
Dutch treat dinner:  Plan to attend prior to the program at 5:30 PM at nearby Ruby Tuesday restaurant. 
Questions? Contact AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


>July 2001

July 10—Ellisville, Mississippi 8 AM to 5 PM. 
Overview of Mapping & GIS Technology.
Fee: $65. Sponsors: FORS Institute & Jones County Junior College. To register, call Arnie Herrington at (601) 477-4185.

July 10—Butler County 9 AM. 
Butler County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting
at Greenville-Butler County Public Library. Contact Paul E. Hudgins at (334) 376-9114 butler@forestry.state.al.us.

July 10-11—Helen, Georgia. 
Emerging Water Issues: Georgia Division SAF Summer Meeting.
Contact Steve Chapman at (478) 751-3493 or schapman@gfc.state.ga.us.

July 11—Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at the Agriculture Building, Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Christie Prout at (334) 636-9642 ext. 627 or cprout@ascc.edu.

July 11-12—Ellisville, Mississippi. 
Introduction to FORS/map for Windows.
Registration limited to 12 participants. Fee: $125. Sponsors: FORS Institute and Jones County Junior College. To register call Jim Walley at (601) 477-4173.

July 11-13—Starkville, Mississippi. 
GIS
(Geographic Information Systems) for Natural Resource Managers. Fee: $845. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Click here to visit the course web page.

July 12—Dale County 6:30 PM. 
ATFA Chapter Meeting
at Deloney’s Restaurant, Hwy. 231, Ozark. Call the Alabama Forestry Commission at (334) 774-8112.

July 12-13—Athens, Georgia. 
E-Commerce in Business, Industry, and Forestry.
Instructor: Dr. Richard Watson. Fee: $395; $30 discount if paid by 6/21/01. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-306
3 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit the course web page. 

July 12-14—St. Louis, Missouri. 
Freedom 21 National Conference.
“...finding ways to implement public policy based on the principles of freedom at every level of government.” Fee: $205. Call Environmental Conservation Organization at (731) 986-0099. Click here for conference details. 

July 16-17—Fort Walton Beach, Florida. 
Integrating Wildlife and Intensive Forest Management.
Instructors: Dr. Karl Miller, Dr. Bruce Borders, and Dr. Barry Shiver. Location: Four Points Sheraton. Fee: $375; $25 discount if registered 2 weeks prior to course. Contact Brandi Leopold at (706) 543-3202 or fiscourse@hotmail.com.

July 16-20—Lee County.  
Teachers Conservation Workshop
sponsored by the Alabama Forestry Foundation and Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences. If you would like to sponsor a teacher to attend this productive workshop ($500), contact Rick Oates at (334) 265-8733 or roates@alforestry.org. Teachers may register to attend at this time.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 18, 2001—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 about 24 hours after the live conference.   Visit past conferences: 7/27/00, 8/24/00, 9/20/00, 10/18/00, 11/15/00, 01/17/01, 02/21/01, 03/21/01, 04/13/01, 05/16/01, 06/20/01.


July 18-19—Lee County. 
Managing Forest Soils & Soil Productivity.
Instructor: Dr. Graeme Lockaby. "Although forest soils form the basis for the productivity of most forested sites, many of us tend to overlook them as one of the site factors that can be managed. Nutrient availability, pH, soil structure, and soil moisture can all be managed to enhance the productivity of the forest stand" .Fee: $365; $40 discount if paid by 6/27. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.com. Click here to visit the course web page.

July 19—Lauderdale County 6 PM. 
ATFA Chapter Board Meeting
at Ryans Restaurant, Florence. Contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@aol.com.

July 19—Crenshaw County 6:30 PM. 
ATFA County Chapter Meeting
at Harbon Farm Center, Hwy. 331. Call Pat Folmer at (334) 484-3418.

July 19—Madison County 7 PM. 
The Huntsville Landtrust
with speaker Sandra Austin. Sponsor: ATFA Chapter. Location: Stone Agricultural Building, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville. Contact Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565 or madison@forestry.state.al.us.

July 19—Mobile County 7 PM. 
Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting
at Archer Ag Center. Representative Chris Pringle will discuss the issue of Reapportionment. Call Frankie Rainwaters at (334) 633-0701.

July 19-21—Atlanta, Georgia. 
Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition.
Call Lionel Landry, Southern Forest Products Association, at (504) 443-4464. Click here to visit the Expo web page.

July 23—Butler County 6:30 PM. 
ATFA County Chapter Meeting
at Extension System office, Greenville. Contact Paul E. Hudgins at (334) 376-9114 or butler@forestry.state.al.us.

July 24—Autauga County 7 PM. 
"The Lo
ngleaf Alliance" with speaker, Mark Hainds. ATFA Chapter Meeting at Agricultural Center, Autaugaville. Contact John Pirtle at (334) 361-0576 or autauga@forestry.state.al.us.

July 24-25—Tuscaloosa County. 
Forestry for Non-forestry Professionals.
Call Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000. Visit Preceda Continuing Education Calendar.

July 25—Buckhead, Georgia. 
Greene-Morgan Forest Landowners Association Meeting.
Call James K. Johnson at (770) 207-4204.

July 26—Colbert County. 
Farm Safety Day Camp.
Call Kathy Gotcher at (256) 383-4323 ext. 3.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 26, 2001—Chilton County  9 AM.
Program: KUDZU CONTROL DEMONSTRATION. 

Several areas will be flagged out and sprayed with variety of chemicals in June. Results will be reviewed and some application demonstrations will be done during the program. Click here for more information on kudzu control.
Sponsors:
 McCreless Forestry Consultants, Dupont, & UAP Timberlands. 
Location:
Near Jemison, I-65 Exit 219. (click here for location details)
Questions? Contact AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Email to AFOA or contact Allen McCreless at (256) 435-1296 or mccreless@cybrtyme.com


July 26—Cullman County 6:30 PM. 
ATFA County Chapter Meeting
at Forestry Commission office. Call AFC at (256) 734-0573 or Baxter Calvert at (256) 287-1040.

July 26—Etowah County 7 PM. 
Alabama Watershed— Farmers— Property Owners Meeting at Buffington Memorial Church.
“If you are concerned about new regulations affecting your land and property rights plan to attend now.” Directions: Follow Highway 278 to Mountain Top Flea Market (just outside of Gadsden on top of Mountain). Turn between the convenience stores across from flea market on Highway 179 — follow approximately 6-7 miles—when you see Burton’s Store—the church is across the street on Highway 179. “This is an educational meeting so folks can receive information, ask questions and get to know one another BEFORE the next scheduled meeting of the [government] watershed group [August 22, Cullman].” For more information contact Sid Martin 205-429-3398.

July 27—Jefferson County. 
Farm Safety Day Camp.
Call Jan Holliday at (205) 251-8139.

July 28—Sweetwater, Tennessee 9 AM. 
Paulownia Field Day
at Bob Davis Farm. Light lunch to be served. For reservations (no charge), contact Bob Davis at (423) 337-3275 bobandloudavis@webtv.net.

July 29-Aug. 1—LaCrosse, Wisconsin. 
Annual Meeting of the Walnut Council.
Call (317) 802-0332.

>August 2001

August 2—Grand Junction, Tennessee 6 AM (yes). 
Ames Plantation Forestry Field Day.
Information about the field day is available at www.amesplantation.org. Contact Dr. Allen Houston at (901) 878-1067or info@amesplantation.org.  

August 2--Pike County 9 AM to 2 PM 
Southeast Alabama Forestry Economic Summit
at the Cattlemen's Association Building, Troy. Topics: Forest Certification, Forestry Economic Development, Global Markets, Industry Consolidation. Fee: $5 includes lunch. This summit is being hosted by county chapters of ATFA in SE Alabama. If you plan to attend, contact Chad Fincher at (334) 442-2477 or chadf@atfa.net. (Editor's note: Capital Ideas' editor, Lee Laechelt, plans to attend. If you wish to share a ride to Troy from AFOA's Pelham office, please send note to Lee at AFOA.)

August 2-3—Lee County. 
Conservation Easements.
Speaker: Dr. Harry Haney. Fee: $385. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.com. Click here to visit Preceda Continuing Ed. Calendar.  

August 6-10—Starkville, Mississippi. 
Wildlife and Fisheries Management Short Course.
Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Click here to visit the course web page.

August 7—Athens, Georgia. 
Forest Certification Status and Future.
Fee: $195. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063
or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit the Course web page. 

August 7—Marion County 6 PM. 
Logger Training Workshop
sponsored by Marion County Forestry Planning Committee. Speakers: Nelson Vinson, Ken Elmore & Steve Nix. Fee: $40; $15 discount with advance registration. CEUs available for foresters and professional logging managers. Contact Tony Avery at (205) 921-3843 or marion@forestry.state.al.us.

August 8—Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at the Agriculture Building, Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Christie Prout at (334) 636-9642 ext. 627 or cprout@ascc.edu.

August 8-9—Biloxi, Mississippi. 
The New Silviculture.
Instructors: Dr. Bruce Borders and Dr. Barry Shiver. Location: Isle of Capri Casino and Resort. Fee: $375; $25 discount if register 2 weeks prior to course. Contact Brandi Leopold at (706) 543-3202 or fiscourse@hotmail.com.

August 8-10—Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 
Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Meeting.
Location: River Terrace Hotel. Contact Candace Dinwiddie at (615) 883-3832 or cdinwiddie@tnforestry.com. Click here to visit the program web page.

August 13—Madison County 2 PM to 4:30 PM. 
Forest Legacy Program—Public Discussion.
Voice your opinion on whether State and Federal Governments need to own more land. Location (click here for location details): Technology Hall, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Room #N140. 
* Click here to read about the Proposed Alabama Legacy Program and some background about Alabama forests (somewhat confusing and some quite misleading information).
  
* Click here for information on the US Forest Service Legacy website.

August 14—Tuscaloosa County 2 PM to 4:30 PM. 
Forest Legacy Program—Public Discussion.
Voice your opinion on whether State and Federal Governments need to own more land. Location (click here for location details): 249 Bidgood Hall, University of Alabama. 
* Click here to read about the Proposed Alabama Legacy Program and some background about Alabama forests (somewhat confusing and some quite misleading information).
  
* Click here for information on the US Forest Service Legacy website.

August 15—Mobile County 9 AM to 11:30 AM. 
Forest Legacy Program—Public Discussion.
Voice your opinion on whether State and Federal Governments need to own more land. Location (click here for location details): Harrigan Learning Center, University of Mobile. 
* Click here to read about the Proposed Alabama Legacy Program and some background about Alabama forests (somewhat confusing and some quite misleading information).
  
* Click here for information on the US Forest Service Legacy website.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 15, 2001—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 (in construction) 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 about 30 hours after the live conference.   Visit past conferences: 7/27/00, 8/24/00, 9/20/00, 10/18/00, 11/15/00, 01/17/01, 02/21/01.


August 16—Lauderdale County 6:30 PM. 
Wildflowers of Alabama
with speaker Frank Moses. Program of ATFA Chapter at Good Shepherd Church. Contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@aol.com.

August 16—Jefferson County 7 PM. 
Meeting of Cahaba Chapter, Society of American Foresters.
Speaker: Brian Waldrep, Urban Forester. Location: Cahaba Heights Senior Gardens - Merkel House. Contact Henry Hughes at (205) 871-6473 or henrysvf@earthlink.net.

August 16—Madison County 6:30 PM. 
How to Plant & Care for Wildflowers.
Sponsor: ATFA Chapter. Location: Stone Agricultural Building, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville. Contact Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565 or madison@forestry.state.al.us.

August 18—Tuscaloosa County 8 AM to 4 PM. 
White-tailed Deer Short Course
at Bryant Conference Center. Speakers: Grant Woods, Mickey Hellickson, Robert Smith & Kevin McKinstry. Fee: $40; includes lunch & membership in QDMA. Call Bill Baker at (205) 562-5264.

August 18—Chilton County 8:30 AM to Noon. 
Quail Conference for Forest Owners
sponsored by Alabama Quail Hunters. Speakers: Reggie Thackston, Yale Leiden, and Jerry de Bin. Location: Alabama Power Company Building, Clanton. Call Frank Harris at (205) 991-8635 or Vernon Burns at (205) 338-2755.

August 20—Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting
at Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, Homewood. Call forest owner J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319.

August 20—Jefferson County 2 PM to 4:30 PM. 
Forest Legacy Program—Public Discussion.
Voice your opinion on whether State and Federal Governments need to own more land. Location (click here for location details): Jefferson State Manufacturing Center, Jeff State Community College.
* Click here to read about the Proposed Alabama Legacy Program and some background about Alabama forests (somewhat confusing and some quite misleading information).  
* Click here for information on the US Forest Service Legacy website.

August 21—Marion County 8 AM to 4:10 PM. 
Forest Taxation Workshop.
Speakers: John Greene & Lloyd Casey, USFS. Location: Bevill State Community College, Business Center, Hamilton. Fee: $75; $25 discount for advance registration. Sponsor: Marion County Forestry Planning Committee. CEUs for CPAs and foresters in both Alabama and Mississippi. Contact Tony Avery at (205) 921-3843 or marion@forestry.state.al.us.

August 21—Pike County 9 AM to 11:30 AM. 
Forest Legacy Program—Public Discussion.
Voice your opinion on whether State and Federal Governments need to own more land. Location (click here for location details): Troy State Arboretum. 
* Click here to read about the Proposed Alabama Legacy Program and some background about Alabama forests (somewhat confusing and some quite misleading information).
  
* Click here for information on the US Forest Service Legacy website.

August 21—Talladega County 6 PM. 
Land Leasing for Hunting.
Location: Extension Service Auditorium, Talladega. Sponsor: County Forestry Planning Committee. Call Ronnie Williams at (256) 362-6187.

August 21—Butler County 6:30 PM. 
ATFA Chapter Meeting at Extension Service office, Greenville. Call Mike Norris at (334) 227-0090.

August 21-22—Macon, Georgia. 
Accounting for Foresters.
Instructor: Deborah W. Dangerfield. Fee: $375; $30 discount if paid by 7/31. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit course web page.

August 22—Clarke County 9 AM to 11:30 AM. 
Forest Legacy Program—Public Discussion.
Voice your opinion on whether State and Federal Governments need to own more land. Location (click here for location details): W. J. Paul Building (teleconference room) Alabama Southern Community College, Thomasville. 
* Click here to read about the Proposed Alabama Legacy Program and some background about Alabama forests (somewhat confusing and some quite misleading information).
  
* Click here for information on the US Forest Service Legacy website.

August 22—Cullman County 2 PM. 
Black Warrior River Basin Clean Water Partnership Upper Sub-basin Action Committee Meeting at Cullman Electric Co-op Building. Call Suzanne Davidson at (205) 251-8139 ext. 21.

August 23—Cullman County 6:30 PM. 
ATFA Chapter Meeting
at Forestry Commission Office. Call Baxter Calvert at (256) 287-1040.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 23, 2001—Jefferson County  7 PM.
Program: Pond Management & Wildlife Habitat Assessment
 
Speakers: Norman Latona & Graves Lovell
Latona & Lovell are both with the firm Southeastern Pond Management which provides expertise in the management of ponds and wildlife habitat. They will present a new service - Wildlife Habitat Assessment - designed to help forest owners improve wildlife habitat on their property.
Location:
Vestavia Hills Public Library, on west side of US 31 about 2 miles north I-65 exit 252. 
Dinner: Plan to attend Dutch treat dinner with the speakers prior to the program at 5:30 PM at nearby Ruby Tuesday restaurant. 
Questions?
Contact AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


August 27—Athens, Georgia. 
Overview of Mapping and GIS Technology.
Fee: $195. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to view the course web page. 

August 28—Athens, Georgia. 
Introduction to FORS Map for Windows.
Fee: $275. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to view the course web page. 

August 29-31—Lafayette, Louisiana. 
Louisiana Forestry Association Annual Meeting.
Contact LFA at (318) 443-2558 or laforest@linknet.idt.net.

>September 2001

September 4-6—Starkville, Mississippi. 
Prevention and Control of Animal Damage.
Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Click here to visit MSU Continuing Forestry Education Calendar.

September 5—Athens, Georgia. 
Forest Finance: Basic Terms & Concepts.
Instructor: Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $195; discounts for early payment and for taking 9/6-7 course. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit the Course web page. 

September 5—Jefferson County 6 PM. 
Endangered Property Rights.
Speaker: J. Zane Walley, writer & lecturer. Location: Piccadilly Cafeteria at the Colonnade (I-459 & US 280). Sponsor: The Alabama Committee to Get US Out of the United Nations. Call Don Casey at (205)744-4132.

September 5-6—Lee County. 
Forest Management Challenges Created by SFI, FSC, & Other Environmental Management Systems.
Instructor: Chris Isaacson. Fee: $365. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.com. Click here to visit the course web page.

September 5-6—Saint Augustine, Florida. 
Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting.
Location: World Golf Village. Contact Vickie Allen at (850) 222-5646 or vickie@forestfla.org.

September 5-7—Baldwin County. 
Alabama Water Resources Conference
at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Fee: $175; $25 discount if paid by 8/31. Call (334) 844-4132.

September 6—Ruston, Louisiana. 
Wildlife Management: How to Run a Successful Business
(marketing wildlife through hunting leases). Fee: $15. Call Steve Hotard at (318) 644-5865.

September 6—Blount County 7 PM. 
Endangered Property Rights.
Speaker: J. Zane Walley, writer & lecturer. Location: Brooksville Volunteer Fire Department (US 278 & Ala. 79). Sponsor: Citizens Alert. Contact Joyce Perrin at (205)429-4672 or vintage@blountsville.net.

September 6-7—Athens, Georgia. 
Practical Applications in Forest Finance.
Instructor: Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $395; discounts with early payment or for taking 9/5 course. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.eduClick here to visit the course web page.

September 9-11—Baldwin County. 
Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting
at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

September 10—Bullock County 11 AM. 
Auction of Sedgefields Plantation
— 13,000 acres in 21 parcels with no minimum and no reserve. For directions, call 1-800-662-5464 ext. 125 or visit J. P. King website, click on upcoming events and scroll down to the Sedgefields auction description with location maps.

September 11—Tuscaloosa County 8:30 AM to Noon. 
Wetland Workshop
—designed to educate environmentalists, industry, developers and others on the function and operation of wetland banks. Location: Bryant Conference Center. Contact Claude McDonald at (334) 394-4313 or Patti Hurley at (334) 394-4350.

September 12—Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at the Agriculture Building, Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Christie Prout at (334) 636-9642 ext. 627 or cprout@ascc.edu.

September 12—Montgomery County 8:30 AM to Noon. 
Wetland Workshop
—designed to educate environmentalists, industry, developers and others on the function and operation of wetland banks. Location: Montgomery Civic Center. Contact Claude McDonald at (334) 394-4313 or Patti Hurley at (334) 394-4350.

September 12—Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Jefferson County Forestry and Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting
at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.

September 12-13—Starkville, Mississippi. 
Intermediate Wild Fire Behavior (S-290).
Instructors: David Berens and Bob Heinsch. This course is important if you plan to burn your land. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Click here to visit the course web page.

September 13—Mobile County 8:30 AM to Noon. 
Wetland Workshop
—designed to educate environmentalists, industry, developers and others on the function and operation of wetland banks. Location: International Trade Center, Killian Room. Contact Claude McDonald at (334) 394-4313 or Patti Hurley at (334) 394-4350.

September 13—Pickens County 10 AM. 
Alabama Forest Inventory Report for Western Counties
(FIA Unit 4) by Andy Hartsell. Click here for more details about the Inventory. Location: Service Center, Carrollton. Contact Steve Nix at (334) 240-9323 or nixs@forestry.state.al.us.

September 13—Lauderdale County 6 PM. 
ATFA Chapter Board Meeting
at Good Shepherd Church, corner of Cloyd Blvd. & Darby Drive, Florence. Contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@aol.com.

September 13—Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM. 
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership Lower Sub-Basin Action Committee Meeting
at Public Health Area 3 Annex, 1200 37th Street East, Tuscaloosa (one block off McFarland Blvd. near Bowers Park. For more information, call Mary-Bestor Grant at (205) 251-8139 ext. 21 or write to mbestor@yahoo.com.  If lost call the Annex at (205) 554-4500. Click here to visit the basin project website.

CANCELED (more or less) September 13-17—Denver, Colorado. 
Society of American Foresters National Convention.
Contact SAF at (301) 897·8720. Visit the convention web page at www.safnet.org/calendar/techprog.htm.

September 14—Madison County 10 AM. 
Alabama Forest Inventory Report for Northern Counties
(FIA Unit 6) by Andy Hartsell. Click here for more details about the Inventory. Location: Stone Ag. Building, 819 Cook Ave., Huntsville. Contact Steve Nix at (334) 240-9323 or nixs@forestry.state.al.us.

September 14-15—Santee, South Carolina. 
American Paulownia Association Annual Convention: What We Have Learned In 10 Years; The Dos, the Don'ts, And The Maybes. 
Location: Ramada Inn. Call Danny Blickenstaff at (301) 790-3075. Click here to visit the convention website.

September 14-15—Bowling Green, Kentucky. 
Kentucky Wood Expo.
Call Kentucky Forest Industries Association at (502) 695-3979 or milinda@kfia.org. Click here to visit the Expo web page.

September 17—Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting
at Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, Homewood. Editor's Note: AFOA sponsors a periodic conference call for forest owners who regularly attend any of the 10 basin projects across Alabama. To get involved, call J. B. Cooper, Jr., at (205) 339-9319. Other basins in Alabama include: Alabama-Tombigbee River Basins, Black Warrior River Basin (upper, middle & lower), Chattahoochee-Chipola River Basins, Choctawhatchee-Pea-Yellow River Basins, Coastal River Basins, Conecuh-Sepulga River Basins, Coosa River Basin, Tallapoosa River Basin, and the Tennessee River Basin.

September 18—Alexandria, Louisiana  8 AM to 4:30 PM. 
Environmental Considerations Associated With Oil and Gas Operations.
Program designed to help landowners understand their rights, responsibilities and risks as surface owners or tenants. Fee: $45. Call Barry Crain at (318) 473-6605. Click here to visit the course web page.

September 18—Monroe County 6 PM. 
GPS and Laser Applications for Timber Cruising.
Speaker: Edward Butler, Mobile Instrument Company. Program sponsored by the Monroe County Forestry Planning Committee. Location: Monroe County Agriculture Center. Contact Rick Dorrance at (334) 575-3156 ext. 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

September 18-23—Colbert County. 
North Alabama State Fair.
Several forestry related organizations will have exhibits in the Wildlife Building. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

September 19-21—Starkville, Mississippi. 
GPS (Global Positioning System): A Certificate Program for the Natural Resource Professional.
Instructors: Robert Parker, L. Wes Burger & Richard B. Minnis. Fee: $475; $30 discount if paid by 9/10. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Click here to visit the course web page. Editor's note: beware of confusing dates. 

September 20—Winston County 9 AM. 
Winston County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting
at Bankhead National Forest office, Double Springs. Contact Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014 or afc0167@ala.nu.

September 20—Monroe County 6 PM. 
Wildlife Management and Endangered Species.
Speaker: Dennis Hosack, Ph.D., Wood, Fiber, and Procurement Division Wildlife Biologist, Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Program sponsored by the Monroe County Forestry Planning Committee. Location: Monroe County Agriculture Center. Contact Rick Dorrance at (334) 575-3156 ext. 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

September 20—Madison County 7 PM. 
The American Chestnut.
ATFA Chapter Meeting at Stone Agricultural Building, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville. Contact Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565 or madison@forestry.state.al.us.

September 22—St. Clair County. 
Farm Safety Day Camp.
Call Chip East at (256) 463-2620.

September 24—Fayette County, Tennessee. 
Meeting to Form Fayette County Tennessee Forestry Association.
Call Jamie Jenkins at (901) 465-5233.

September 25-26—Tuscaloosa County. 
Timber Income Tax.
Instructor: Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $385; $40 discount if paid by 9/4.Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.com. Click here to visit course web page. 

September 26—Cullman County 2 PM. 
Meeting of the Upper Sub-Basin Action Committee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership.
Location: Cullman Electric Co-op, 1749 Eva Road. Call project facilitator Fred Guarino at (205) 251-8139 x 21 or property rights advocate Joyce Perrin at (205)429-4672 or vintage@blountsville.net
If you plan to attend and want to discuss CWP and basin project activities with other forest owners, please call J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319. A conference call is planned.

September 26-27—Mobile County. 
Unconventional Silviculture.
Fee: $365; $40 discount if paid by 9/4. Location: Harrigan Forest Learning Center, University of Mobile. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.com. Click here to visit Preceda Continuing Education Calendar. 

September 26-28—Starkville, Mississippi. 
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for Natural Resource Managers.
Instructors: L. Wes Burger & Richard B. Minnis. Fee: $845; $50 discount if paid by 9/17. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Click here to visit the course web page.

POSTPONED September 26-28—Atlanta, Georgia. 
Certified Forest Products International Conference and Showcase
at Cobb Galleria. Call (503) 799-1839. Click here to visit the conference web page.

September 27—Walker County 2 PM. 
Meeting of the Middle Sub-Basin Action Committee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership.
Location: Bevill State Community College, Bevill Industrial Bldg. #1400, Sumiton. Call project facilitator Fred Guarino at (205) 251-8139 x 21.
If you plan to attend and want to discuss CWP and basin project activities with other forest owners, please call J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319. A conference call is planned.

CANCELED September 27—Colbert County 6:30 PM. 
White-Tailed Deer Management Seminar
at TVA Environmental Research Center Auditorium, TVA Reservation. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us

September 27—Cullman County 7 PM. 
Cullman County ATFA Chapter Meeting
at Forestry Commission office. Call (256) 734-0573.

September 29—Washington County. 
Step Outside (for ladies): Learn to hunt and fish.
Location: Jean Parker’s Treasure Forest. Call Jerry Gibson at (251) 777-8666.

September 29—Milledgeville, Georgia 9 AM to 2 PM. 
Forest Landowners Field Day
at Bartram Forest. Pre-register by calling (478) 445-5164. Click here for program details and location map.

>October 2001

October 2—Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM. 
Timber and the Federal Income Tax: New Laws and New Strategies.
Instructor: William C. Siegel. Fee: $275. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Click here to visit the course web page.

October 2—Butler County 7 PM. 
Deer Management.
Speaker: Claude Jenkins, Alabama Wildlife Federation. Fee: $5 includes meal. Call Mike Norris at (334) 227-0090.

October 2-3—Statesboro, Georgia. 
Forest Regeneration Workshop & Field Tour.
Fee: $365. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.com. Click here to visit Preceda Continuing Education Calendar. 

October 2, 9 & 23—Satellite Broadcast 9 AM to Noon. 
Urban Forestry Training.
Call Neil Letson for session locations in your area. (334) 240-9360. Click here to visit the course web page.

October 3-4—Starkville, Mississippi
Forest Herbicides: Understanding the Latest Developments in Technology, Research and Application. Fee: $375. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Click here to visit the course web page.

October 3-4—Jackson, Mississippi. 
Boundary Law, Easements & Right-of-Ways.
Instructor: Walter G. Robillard. Fee: $365. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.com. Click here to visit the course web page.

October 4—Jefferson County 10 AM to Noon. 
Warrior River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting.
Topics include Revision of 5-year Plan & Selection of Representative to Serve on Alabama Clean Water Partnership Board of Directors. Location: Training Room 4G, Alabama Power Co., 600 North 18th Street, Birmingham. Contact facilitator Fred Guarino at (205) 251-8139 x 21 or warriorcwp@netscape.net.
If you plan to attend and want to discuss CWP and basin project activities with other forest owners, please call J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319. A conference call is planned.

October 4—Jefferson County 5:30 PM. 
Wild Game Cook Off
at Zamora Shrine Temple, Irondale. Sponsor: Alabama Wildlife Federation. $50 fee per couple/person includes membership in AWF. Call (205) 836-6123.

October 5-7—Shelby County. 
Becoming An Outdoors Woman.
Fee: $150; includes meals and lodging. Call Sylvia Payne at 1-800-262-3151 or spayne@dcnr.state.al.us. Click here to visit the program web page.

October 6—Clay County 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. 
Longleaf Pine Management Tour
at Gordon Comer’s Farm. Meet at Hatchett Creek Presbyterian Church on County Road 7 in South Clay County. Call Earl Smith at (256) 396-2441.

October 8—Walker County time? 
Walker County ATFA Chapter Meeting
at Extension Office, Jasper. Call James Larry Jones at (205) 686-5387.

October 9-10—Athens, Georgia. 
Restoring Forested Wetlands.
Fee: $495. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit the course web page.

October 9-11—Lauderdale County  8:30 AM to 2:00 PM daily. 
Forestry Awareness Week Now
(FAWN) for elementary school students. Location: Joe Wheeler State Park. If you want to volunteer assistance, call Mike Yeager at (256) 757-1335.

October 10—Buckhead, Georgia. 
Greene-Morgan Forest Landowners Association Meeting.
Call James K. Johnson at (770) 207-4204.

October 10—Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at the Agriculture Building, Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Christie Prout at (334) 636-9642 ext. 627 or cprout@ascc.edu.

October 10—Montgomery County 9:30 AM. 
Clean Water Partnership (CWP) Steering Committee Meeting
at ADEM Hearing Room, 1400 Coliseum Blvd. CWP is a government spons
ored coordinating group for land-use-planning groups (called river basin projects) scattered across Alabama. If you plan to attend and want to discuss CWP and basin project activities with other forest owners, please call J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319. A conference call is planned.

October 11—Winston County. 
Forestry Awareness Week Now
for County Schools. Location: Houston Recreational Area, Bankhead National Forest. To volunteer assistance, contact Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014 or winston@forestry.state.al.us.

October 11—Chambers County 5 PM. 
Impact of Forest Certification to the Forest Owner.
Speakers: Ron Jarvis, Home Depot; Stephanie Brown, Tree Farm System; and Bob Chambers, Timberland Investment Services. Forest Landowner Conference and Trade Show sponsored by the Chambers County Forestry Planning Committee. BBQ dinner $2. Contact Bill Frazer at (334) 864-9955 or wwrfrazer@mindspring.com.

October 11—Washington County 6 PM. 
Game Management for Deer, Turkey and Quail.
ATFA meeting at Jake's Restaurant, Chatom. Reservations required, but dinner is free. Call Mike Rabren at (251) 847-2166.

October 12—Lee County 4 PM to 6 PM. 
Ludwig von Mises Institute New Building Reception and Tours.
The Mises Institute, based in Auburn, Alabama, defends the market economy, private property, sound money, and peaceful international relations. Call (334) 321-2100. Click here to visit the Mises Institute website.

October 12-13—Jefferson County. 
Central South Native Plant Confe
rence. Learn about the potential for a  business growing and selling native plants. Meet numerous native plant experts and hobbyists. Call Botanical Society at (205) 414-3950.

October 13—Tuscaloosa County 8:30 AM. 
21st Annual Tuscaloosa County Forestry Field Day
at Sonny Booth Treasure Forest, Romulus. Fee: $5 includes lunch. Contact Milam Cain at (205) 391-9546 or Wayne Ford at (205) 349-3886 x 299.

October 13—St. Clair County 9 AM. 
Forestry Tour on Witt Property.
Topics: Longleaf, Wildlife, & Pond Management. Lunch provided, but please RSVP to Tim Davis at (205) 629-6421 or stclair@forestry.state.al.us.

October 14-16—Tallahassee, Florida. 
Southeast Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting
at Ramada Inn North Conference Center. Fee: $110. Call (706) 845-9085 or cthjr_asg@charter.net.

October 15—Shelby County, Tennessee. 
Meeting to Form Shelby County Tennessee Forestry Association.
Call Jeff Vie at (901) 544-0243.

October 15-18—Starkville, Mississippi. 
Prescribed Burning Short Course.
Fee: $425. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Click here to visit the course web page.

October 16-17—Jackson, Mississippi. 
Forest Management Challenges Created by SFI, FSC, & Other Environmental Management Systems.
Instructor: Chris Isaacson. Fee: $365. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.com. Click here to visit the course web page. 

October 16-18—Moultrie, Georgia. 
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition.
Over 1,100 exhibits. Field Demonstrations. Some forestry & hunting equipment included. Call (229) 985-1968. Click here to visit Sunbelt web page.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

October 17, 2001—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 (in construction) 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 about 30 hours after the live conference.    Visit past conferences: July 2000, August 2000, September 2000, October 2000, November 2000, January 2001, February 2001, March 2001, April 2001, May 2001, June 2001, July 2001, August 2001.


October 18—Monroe County 7:30 AM. 
Forestry Tour
sponsored by Monroe County Forestry Planning Committee. Meet at Monroe County Agriculture Center. No charge. Lunch provided.
Contact Rick Dorrance at (334) 575-3156 ext. 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

October 18—Winston County 4:30 PM. 
Treasure Forest Chapter Organizational Meeting
including cookout and music. Speaker: James Malone. Location: Snoddy’s farm, Double Springs. Call Galoria Davis at (205) 489-5623.

October 18—Lauderdale County 6:30 PM. 
Banding Hummingbirds.
Speaker: UNA Biologist Dr. Bob Daly. Location: Good Shepherd Church, Florence. Contact ATFA Chapter president Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@aol.com.

October 18—Jefferson County 7 PM. 
Meeting of Cahaba Chapter, Society of American Foresters.
Location: Cahaba Heights Senior Gardens - Merkel House. Contact Henry Hughes at (205) 871-6473 or henrysvf@earthlink.net.

October 18—Madison County 7 PM. 
Pond Management.
Speaker: Chris Green, Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries. Sponsor: ATFA Chapter. Location: Stone Agricultural Building, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville. Contact Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565 or madison@forestry.state.al.us.

October 22—Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting
at Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, Homewood. If you attend meetings of another basin project in Alabama or elsewhere, please call forest owner J. B. Cooper to get involved in AFOA sponsored periodic basin project updates with other forest owners. Call (205) 339-9319.

October 23-24—Starkville, Mississippi. 
Understanding and Managing Forestry Risks.
Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Visit MSU's Continuing Forestry Education Calendar.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

October 25, 2001—Jefferson County  7 PM.
Program: How to Form a Timber Marketing Co-op
 
Speaker: Dr. John Adrian, Agricultural Economist, Auburn University
Location: Vestavia Hills Scrushy Public Library, on west side of US 31 about 2 miles north I-65 exit 252. 
Plan to attend Dutch treat dinner prior to the program at 5:30 PM at nearby Ruby Tuesday restaurant. Questions? Contact AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


October 25—Bibb County 7 PM. 
Public Meeting of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division
at National Guard Armory, Centreville. Call (334) 242-3848. Click here for details.

October 25-26—Lee County. 
Landowner & Treasure Forest Conference
at the Auburn University Hotel & Dixon Conference Center. Call Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733. Click here to visit the conference web page.

October 26-28—Chattanooga, Tennessee. 
American Chestnut in Southern Appalachia:
The American Chestnut Foundation Annual Meeting at the Radisson Read House. Fee: $155. Call TACF at (802) 447-0110. Click here to visit the Meeting web page.

October 27—Hale County 9 AM. 
Wildlife & Fisheries Tour
on Fred Hahn’s Property, Sawyerville. Topics: Management of Food Plots, Duck Ponds, Bass/Bream Ponds, Deer Herds plus Bow Hunting Exhibition. Call Jim Junkin at (205) 371-2202.

October 29-30—Macon, Georgia. 
Maximize Pine Growth with Herbicides.
Numerous instructors. Fee: $355. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit the course web page.

October 30—Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM CT. 
Master Tree Farmer Series I. Session 4: Timber Marketing, Security and Harvesting. 
There will be programs on November 6 - Wildlife Management (Game and Non Game), November 13 - Forestry Services and Programs for the Southern Landowner, and November 19 - Field Tour. Click here for details. 

October 30—Lowndes County 6:30 PM. 
Public Meeting of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division
at Lowndes Co Extension Office, Hayneville. Call (334) 242-3848.
Click here for details.

October 30—Mobile County 7 PM. 
Camp House Cookout:
feast on large selection of wild game. Host: ATFA Chapter. Dinner is free and open to all. Location: Jon Archer Center on Schillinger Road, Mobile. Call Kay Tate at (334) 574-8445.

October 30—Mobile County 7 PM. 
Public Meeting of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division
at Harrigan Forestry Learning Center, Univ. of Mobile. Call (334) 242-3848.
Click here for details.

October 30-31—Starkville, Mississippi. 
Understanding and Managing Forestry Risks.
Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Visit MSU's Continuing Forestry Education Calendar.

October 31—Lee County 9 AM to 3 PM. 
Equipment Demonstration: Mulching Machines for Precommercial Thinning and Fuel Reduction.
Sponsors: USFS & AFC. Location: On US 280, 1 mile west of junction of US 280 & Ala 147. Contact Jason Thompson at (334) 826-8700 x 37 or jasonthompson@fs.fed.us.

October 31-Nov. 2—Mobile County. 
Alabama Urban Forestry Association Annual Meeting
at the Adams Mark Hotel. Call (334) 821-2924. Click here to view the agenda.

>November 2001

November 1—Cleburne County 9:30 AM. 
Tour of Lyod Owens Treasure Forest.
Topics: Prescribed Burning, GPS, Timber Estimation, & Band Sawmill Demonstration. Call Paul Williams at (256) 463-2876.

November 1—Pike County 2 PM. 
Improving Longleaf Pine Planting Success.
ATFA Chapter program will include fish fry. Location: John & Carroll Dorrill’s Clay Hills Farm. Call Wayne Craft at (334) 566-3436 or the county agent at (334) 566-0985.

November 1—Elmore County 6:30 PM. 
Public Meeting of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division
at Elmore County Extension Office, 340 Queen Ann Road, Wetumpka. Call (334) 242-3848. Click here for details.

November 2—Elmore County. 
Tour of Marty Redden Treasure Forest
located off US 231 near Wallsboro. For time and directions, call Pam Mason, NRCS, at (334) 567-2264.

November 2—Mobile County 6 PM. 
Mobile County Landowners Association Annual Steak Dinner Meeting
at Archer Ag Center. $8 per plate. Call Frankie Rainwaters at (334) 633-0701.

November 3—Baldwin County 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. 
Tour of Alabama State Champion Trees in Baldwin County.
Visit 20 champions (biggest specimens of the species) along Eastern Shore. Fee: $10 includes lunch. Call Extension Office at (251) 937-7176.

November 3—Savannah, Tennessee  9 AM to 1 PM. 
Alternatives for Managing Hardwood Timber. Forestry Field Day sponsored by Hardin County Forestry Association. Speaker: David Mercker, UT Extension Forester. Lunch will be served. For directions, contact Marcus McLemore at 731-925-3441.

November 3—St. Clair County 9 AM. 
Jim Witt Treasure Forest Tour.
Topics: Longleaf & Burning, Wildlife, & Pond Management. Lunch provided, but please RSVP to Tim Davis at (205) 629-6421.

November 3—Tallahassee, Florida 10 AM to 3 PM. 
Open House at Tall Timbers Research Station.
Tour the station and learn about ongoing research which is related to fire ecology and its uses in natural resource management. Location: “off County Road 12 in northern Leon County.” Contact Rose Rodriguez at (850) 893-4153 x 253 or rose@ttrs.org. Click here to visit Tall Timbers events web page for open house details.

November 5—Lawrence County 6 PM. 
Public Meeting of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division
at Lawrence Co. Agricultural Center, Hwy 157, Moulton. Call (334) 242-3848. Click here for details.

November 5-8—Gainesville, Florida. 
The Wildland-Urban Interface: Sustaining Forests in a Changing Landscape.
Contact Mary Duryea at (352) 846-0896 or mlduryea@ufl.edu. Click here to visit the conference web page.

November 6—Monticello, Florida 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM. 
Tall Timbers Fall Field Day at Pinckney Hill Plantation.
Field Tour & Wildlife Research Updates. Fee: $50, includes lunch. Call Rose Rodriguez at (850) 893-4153 x 258. Click here for details and driving directions (you may have to scroll down).

November 6—Blount County 6 PM. 
Membership Recruitment Dinner for ATFA.
Location: Palisades Park, Dalton Moss Lodge. RSVP: Contact Gladys Daily, Alabama Forestry Commission, (205) 274-2231 or blount@forestry.state.al.us.

November 6-7—Jackson, Mississippi. 
Conservation Easements.
Instructor: Harry Haney. Fee: $385. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.com. Click here to visit Preceda Continuing Education Calendar. 

November 7-8—Waycross, Georgia. 
Intensive Pine Plantation Management and Field Tour.
Instructors: Barry Shiver & Bruce Borders. Fee: $395. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit the course web page. 

November 7 & 8—Atlanta, Georgia. 
Public TMDL Listening Session
to be conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Click here for program details (scroll down to Atlanta session). 

November 8—Cullman County 6 PM. 
Public Meeting of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division
at Cullman City Hall Auditorium, 204 2nd Ave. NE. Call (334) 242-3848. Click here for details.

November 8—Escambia County 6:30 PM. 
What is a Treasure Forest?
ATFA chapter meeting at Ag. Science Building, Brewton. Call Gene Lamkin at (251) 867-6842 or Randy Cannon at (251) 867-7798.

November 8-9—Starkville, Mississippi. 
Managing Lands for Waterfowl.
Fee: $375. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Visit MSU's Continuing Forestry Education Calendar. Click here to visit the course web page.

November 8-11—Hershey, Pennsylvania. 
National Tree Farmer Convention: Penn’s Woods — Forests for Life.
Fee: $175 plus fees for several tours and tax workshop. Registration required by 11/1/01. Contact Sue Shaddeau at (770) 492-1229 or sshaddeau@affoundation.org. Click here to visit the Convention Web page.

November 13—Tuscaloosa County 7 PM. 
Forest Mapping and Global Positioning System (GPS).
Speaker: Robert Loper. Contact Milam Cain at (205) 391-9546 or Wayne Ford at (205) 349-3886 ext. 299.

November 14—Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at the Agriculture Building, Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Christie Prout at (334) 636-9642 ext. 627 or cprout@ascc.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 14, 2001—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 (in construction) 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 about 24 hours after the live conference.  Click here for links to past conferences. 


November 14—Montgomery County 12 Noon. 
Alabama PALS (People Against A Littered State) Governors Awards Program
at the Capitol City Club. To nominate someone for a litter clean-up award or to register for the awards luncheon, call 1-800-ALA-PALS.

November 14-15—Macon, Georgia. 
Boundary Law, Easements & Right-of-Ways.
Instructor: Walter G. Robillard. Fee: $365. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.com. Click here to visit the course web page. 

November 14-15—Savannah, Georgia. 
A Guide to Conservation Easements.
Instructor: Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $385. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit the course web page.

November 14-16—Galveston, Texas. 
Texas Forestry Association Annual Meeting.
“The Ties That Bind Us: A Global-to-Local Look at Forestry.” Contact Susan Stutts at (936) 632-8733 or sstutts@texasforestry.org.

November 15—Winston County 9 AM. 
Winston County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting
at USFS Bankhead Office, Double Springs. Contact Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014 or afc0167@ala.nu.

November 15—Madison County 7 PM. 
ATFA Chapter Meeting
at Stone Agricultural Building, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville. Contact Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565 or madison@forestry.state.al.us.

November 16—Jefferson County 11 AM. 
Storm Water Management Authority Executive Committee Meeting at 2121 8th Avenue North, Suite 1101, Birmingham. Call Donna McCurry at (205) 325-1440. 

November 26-28—Atlanta, Georgia. 
Southern Forest Science Conference: Contributions of Research to Sustainable Forest Management.
The conference will highlight the impact forest science has had on forest management and the forest resource. Contact Sam Foster at (828) 257-4302 or gfoster@fs.fed.us. Visit the conference web page at www.southernforestscience.net.

November 28-29—Macon, Georgia. 
Working with Contractors: Getting the Job Done & Minimizing Your Liability.
Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.comClick here to visit the course web page.

>December 2001

December 1 or 2. Morgan County. 
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Programs & Tours
Songbirds, Ducks & Geese. Call Kathy Whaly at (205) 350-6639.

December 4—Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM CT. 
Forest Certification Update for Landowners
- Live Satellite Broadcast from Auburn University. Contact Mark Dubois for information on program locations: (334) 844-1037 or duboismr@auburn.edu. Click here to view program details.

December 4—Baldwin County. 
Treasure Forest Banquet
for “all landowners in Baldwin Co.” Sponsored by County Forestry Planning Committee. Call Chad Fincher at (251) 442-2477 or Sonya Mahler at (251) 937-7176.

December 4—Butler County 6 PM to 8 PM. 
Conecuh-Sepulga Clean Water Partnership Meeting
at International Paper Company’s Conference Room, Chapman. Contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@alaweb.com.

December 4-5—Athens, Georgia.
Integrating Wildlife and Intensive Forest Management. Instructors: Barry Shiver, Bruce Borders & Karl Miller. Fee: $395; $30 discount if paid by 11/13. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit the course web page. 

December 4-5--Atlanta, Georgia. 
Biotech Branches Out: A Look at the Opportunities and Impacts of Forest Biotechnology. Sponsored by SAF, Ecological Society of America and the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology. Fee: $50. Call Terry Clark at (301) 897-8720 x 123. Click here to view the conference web page. 

December 4-5—Jackson, Mississippi. 
Managing Forest Soils & Soil Productivity.
Instructor: Dr. Graeme Lockaby. "Although forest soils form the basis for the productivity of most forested sites, many of us tend to overlook them as one of the site factors that can be managed. Nutrient availability, pH, soil structure, and soil moisture can all be managed to enhance the productivity of the forest stand." Fee: $365; $40 discount if paid by 11/12. Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.com. Click here to visit course web page. 

December 7—Morgan/Lauderdale Counties. 9 AM. 
Tour Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
with Lauderdale ATFA Chapter. RSVP by December 1. Leave McDonald’s, Rogersville at 7:50 AM. Call Judy Tricoli at (256)757-9788.

December 8—Lee County 9 AM. 
Give the Birds a Christmas Surprise!
Decorate your own birdhouse with many of the forest treasures and learn how to identify a variety of seeds, nuts, acorns and cones that will be used and on display. Hot cider and cookies for humans. Instructors: Christy Hartsfield, horticulturalist and Jayne Rushin, artist. Fee: $3 ($8 extra if you want to take home a birdhouse). Location: Forest Ecology Preserve (north of Auburn fish ponds). Contact Margaret Holler at (334) 821-3914 or nholler@home.com.

December 10—Internet Conference. 
How to Use ForestExpress to Sell Stumpage.
Chuck Anderson will lead you through a hands-on, live web demo of a new Internet service. To participate, send Chuck an email request and he will reserve your place. Invite your consulting forester to join you. Call Chuck at (770) 642-5006 or, better, email your reservation request to: canderson@forestexpress.com. Click here for more details about ForestExpress. 

December 10-11—Macon, Georgia. 
Managing Southern Forests for Big Buck$.
Instructor: Chris Isaacson. Fee: $365.
Contact Cathy Coker at (334) 514-3000 or coker@preceda.com. Click here to visit the course web page.

December 12—Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at the Agriculture Building, Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Christie Prout at (334) 636-9642 ext. 627 or cprout@ascc.edu.

December 12-13—Athens, Georgia. 
Timber Income Tax.
Instructor: Dr. Harry Haney, Jr. Fee: $395. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit the course web page.

December 12-14—Starkville, Mississippi. 
Integrating Images and GPS Data into GIS Systems.
Working knowledge of GPS and ArcView is recommended. Fee: $845. Call Kay at (662) 325-3473. Click here to visit the course web page.

December 13—Lauderdale/Franklin/Colbert Counties time?. 
ATFA Christmas Social.
Program on “Outdoor Alabama” TV Series. Call Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

Rescheduled from December 17 to January 14—Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting.
Location: TBA. Contact forest owner J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319 or jbcoop@earthlink.net.

December 20—Jefferson County 7 PM. 
Meeting of Cahaba Chapter, Society of American Foresters.
Contact Henry Hughes at (205) 871-6473 or henrysvf@earthlink.net.


End of 2001 Calendar of Past Events