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2002 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 12/27/2002

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

>January 2002

January 8...Jefferson County 10 AM. 
Black Warrior River Basin Steering Committee Meeting
at Alabama Power Company headquarters, 600 North 18th Street, Birmingham. Contact forest owner J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319 or jbcoop@earthlink.net or Warrior River Basin Clean Water Partnership at (205) 251-7739 x 21.

January 11...Gadsden County, Florida 1:30 PM to 5 PM EST. 
Forest Stewardship Property Tour.
Tour may be full -- call ahead. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu. Click here to visit Florida's Upcoming Resource Management Workshops and Events.

January 11-13...Marshall County. 
Eagle Awareness and More 2002.
Observe and study the bald eagle. $130 to $150 includes 2 nights at lodge, banquet, observation trips, and seminar. Call 1-800-548-4553.

January 14...Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting.
Location: Greater Birmingham Association of Homebuilders, Homewood. Contact forest owner J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319 or jbcoop@earthlink.net.

January 15...Tuscaloosa County 1 PM. 
Hurricane Creek Watershed Forum
at Alabama Planning and Development Commission, Northport. Contact Beth Wentzel at (205) 322-6395 or bwentzel@alabamariver.org.

January 15...Tuscaloosa County 7 PM. 
Forest Taxes
with speaker Henry Barclay, III, CPA and President of AFOA. Location: County Courthouse Annex Auditorium. Contact S. Wayne Ford at (205) 349-3886 x 299 or sford@acesag.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

JANUARY 16, 2002...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, timber market update and more. Visit the conference web page by clicking here.  Click here for links to past conferences. 


January 17...St. Augustine, Florida 4 to 9 PM. 
Estate Planning and Timber Taxes Workshop.
Instructor: Tance Roberts, Certified Tax Attorney. Location: St. Johns County Extension Office. Reserve free dinner by calling (904) 824-4564. Click here to visit Florida's Upcoming Resource Management Workshops and Events.

January 17...Madison County 6 PM. 
ATFA Chapter Pot Luck Dinner.
Call Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565.

January 17...Lauderdale County 6 PM. 
Board Meeting of ATFA Chapter to Plan Events for 2002.
Location: Good Shepherd Church, Florence. Call Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

January 18-20...Marshall County. 
Eagle Awareness and More 2002.
Observe and study the bald eagle. $130 to $150 includes 2 nights at lodge, banquet, observation trips, and seminar. Call 1-800-548-4553.

January 24...Jefferson County 8:30 to Noon. 
Alabama Clean Water Partnership Advisory Committee Meeting
at the Marriott Hotel on US 280. Ten basin committees from across the state will report their activities. Good opportunity to meet the leaders of these scattered committees. Call Jim Moore, ADEM, at (334) 394-4359 or forest owner J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319 or jbcoop@earthlink.net.

January 24...Mobile County 7 PM. 
Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting
at Archer Ag. Center on Schillinger Road. Call Frankie Rainwaters at (251) 633-0701.

January 25...Monroe County 7:30 AM until… 
Tree Seedling Sale
sponsored by Monroe County Forestry Committee. Seedlings: $1 each. Location: Winn Dixie Parking Lot, Monroeville. Contact Christie Prout at (334) 636-9642 x 627 or cprout@ascc.edu.

January 25-27...Marshall County. 
Eagle Awareness and More 2002.
Observe and study the bald eagle. $130 to $150 includes 2 nights at lodge, banquet, observation trips, and seminar. Call 1-800-548-4553.

January 29...Memphis, Tennessee 8 AM to 4:30 PM. 
Timber Tax Workshop.
Fee: $30, includes lunch. Call (901) 544-0243.

January 29...Baldwin County 6 PM. 
Baldwin County ATFA Chapter Meeting.
Election of officers and plan future events. Location: County EMT on Highway 59 South, Summerdale. Call Allison McCollough at (251) 751-0204.

January 30...Columbia, Tennessee 8 AM to 4:30 PM. 
Timber Tax Workshop.
Fee: $30, includes lunch. Call (931) 388-9557.

January 31...Knoxville, Tennessee 8 AM to 4:30 PM. 
Timber Tax Workshop.
Fee: $30, includes lunch. Call (865) 974-7977.

January 31...Internet Course (Virginia Tech). 
Woodland Options for Landowners.
Instructor: Dylan Jenkins. Nine week web-based introductory forestry course for landowners. Register now and begin course. Fee: $50. Call Dylan Jenkins at (540) 231-6391.  Click here for a course description.   r 

>February 2002

February 4-15...Statewide. 
FIP Sign-up Period: Tree Planting, Timber Stand Improvement & Site Preparation Cost-Share Program.
For general program information call NRCS State Forester Jerry Johnson at (334) 887-4560. To apply for assistance, contact your local office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. 
Click here for lists of NRCS offices in Alabama.  
Click here for NRCS press release about FIP program.

February 5...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Managing the Forest Site: Session 1 of Master Tree Farmer II.
Instructors: Wayne Clatterbuck & George Kessler. Fee for all sessions: $90 (spouse, $35), $20 discount if paid by January 22. Click here for program details.
Contact: 
Autauga Co., Leonard Kuykendall: (334) 361-7273
Blount Co., Dan Porch: (205) 274-2129
Butler Co., Russell Parrish: (334) 382-5111
Clarke Co., Michael Oglesby: (251) 275-3121
Cullman Co., Raymond Hodges: (256) 737-8385
Fayette Co., Warren Griffith: (205) 932-3941
Houston Co., Richard Murphy: (334) 794-4108
Jefferson Co., Larry Quick: (205) 879-6964
Lauderdale Co., Mack Pugh: (256) 760-5860
Lee Co., Jeff Clary: (334) 749-3353
Madison Co., Ken Creel: (256) 532-1578
Monroe Co., Rodie Ruffin: (334) 575-3477
Sumter Co., Bobby Williams: 1-800-652-6157
Talladega Co., Ronny Williams: (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa Co., Wayne Ford: (205) 349-3886 x 288
Winston Co., Mike Henshaw: (205) 489-5376
States other than Alabama, Bill Hubbard: (706) 542-7813

February 7...Escambia County 6:30 PM. 
“Prescribed Burning - Why & How”
and “Firewise: Protect Your Home From Wildfire.” Speaker: Robert C. Knowles, Alabama Forestry Commission. Location: Ag Science Building behind Southern Pine Electric Cooperative on US 31, Brewton. Contact James R. Cannon at (251) 867-7798 or escambia@forestry.state.al.us.

February 7...Lauderdale County 6:30 PM. 
Forest Taxation Seminar.
Speaker: Lou Hyman, Alabama Forestry Commission. Fee: $0. CFE & Forest Masters points available. Sandwiches available. Location: Florence Board of Education Center Auditorium, 541 Riverview Drive. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382.

February 7...Tallapoosa County 6:30 PM. 
Prescribed Burning.
Speaker: Blake Kelley, Alabama Forestry Commission. Location: Sports Complex. Call Jerry Brown at (256) 839-5154.

February 7...Washington County 6:30 PM. 
“Prescribed Burning - Why & How”
and “Firewise: Protect Your Home From Wildfire.” Speaker: Otis French, Alabama Forestry Commission. Sponsor: ATFA. Call Mike Rabren at (251) 847-2166.

February 11...Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Cahaba River Basin Project Steering Committee Meeting.
Contact forest owner J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319.

February 11...Escambia County 1 PM. 
Conecuh-Sepulga River Basins Clean Water Partnership Meeting
at Turtlepoint Science Center, Flomaton. Contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 janetwofford@alaweb.com.

February 11...Lee County 6 PM. 
Steak Dinner and Forestry Program
sponsored by Lee County Forest Stewardship Committee. Fee: $8 includes dinner. Location: Civitan Building, Opelika. Contact Rosemary at (334) 749-3353 or fcinc@mindspring.com.

February 12...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Silviculture Prescriptions: Session 2 of Master Tree Farmer II.
Instructors: John Adams & John Dwyer. Fee for all sessions: $90 (spouse, $35), $20 discount if paid by January 22. Click here for program details.
Contact: 
Autauga Co., Leonard Kuykendall: (334) 361-7273
Blount Co., Dan Porch: (205) 274-2129
Butler Co., Russell Parrish: (334) 382-5111
Clarke Co.
, Michael Oglesby: (251) 275-3121
Cullman Co., Raymond Hodges: (256) 737-8385
Fayette Co., Warren Griffith: (205) 932-3941
Houston Co., Richard Murphy: (334) 794-4108
Jefferson Co., Larry Quick: (205) 879-6964
Lauderdale Co., Mack Pugh: (256) 760-5860
Lee Co., Jeff Clary: (334) 749-3353
Madison Co., Ken Creel: (256) 532-1578
Monroe Co., Rodie Ruffin: (334) 575-3477
Sumter Co., Bobby Williams: 1-800-652-6157
Talladega Co., Ronny Williams: (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa Co., Wayne Ford: (205) 349-3886 x 288
Winston Co., Mike Henshaw: (205) 489-5376
States other than Alabama, Bill Hubbard: (706) 542-7813

February 12...Shelby County 7 PM. 
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting
at Lloyds Restaurant, U.S. 280. Call Jim Bradford at (205)991-8635.

February 13...Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at USDA Center on Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156 x 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

February 13,14,15,16...Louisville, Kentucky 9 AM to 6 PM. 
National Farm Machinery Show
at Kentucky State Fairgrounds. Agriquip will display Pine Straw Balers & Rakes in West Wing, Booths 501-502. Contact Don McClain at (706) 290-3941 or hayman@agriquip.com. Click here to visit Show web page.

February 17-20...Mobile County. 
Modern Deer Management: Balancing Biology, Politics, and Tradition.
Deer Study Group Annual Meeting at Adam’s Mark Hotel, Mobile. Call Keith Guyse at (334) 242-3469. Click here to visit Meeting web page.

February 18-19...Athens, Georgia. 
Environmental Issues: Fact & Fiction.
Fee: $395; $30 discount if paid by 2/4/02. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or Arlene_Bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to view University of Georgia Forestry Continuing Education Calendar for 2002.

February 19...Baldwin County 1 PM to 3:30 PM. 
Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership Steering Committee Meeting
at Ala. Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources, Spanish Fort. Contact Eve Brantley at (251) 438-5690 or brantef@acesag.auburn.edu.

February 19...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Controlling Unwanted Vegetation: Session 3 of Master Tree Farmer II.
Instructors: Larry Nelson & George Kessler. Fee for all sessions: $90 (spouse, $35), $20 discount if paid by January 22. Click here for program details.
Contact: 
Autauga Co., Leonard Kuykendall: (334) 361-7273
Blount Co., Dan Porch: (205) 274-2129
Butler Co., Russell Parrish: (334) 382-5111
Clarke Co.
, Michael Oglesby: (251) 275-3121
Cullman Co., Raymond Hodges: (256) 737-8385
Fayette Co., Warren Griffith: (205) 932-3941
Houston Co., Richard Murphy: (334) 794-4108
Jefferson Co., Larry Quick: (205) 879-6964
Lauderdale Co., Mack Pugh: (256) 760-5860
Lee Co., Jeff Clary: (334) 749-3353
Madison Co., Ken Creel: (256) 532-1578
Monroe Co., Rodie Ruffin: (334) 575-3477
Sumter Co., Bobby Williams: 1-800-652-6157
Talladega Co., Ronny Williams: (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa Co., Wayne Ford: (205) 349-3886 x 288
Winston Co., Mike Henshaw: (205) 489-5376
States other than Alabama, Bill Hubbard: (706) 542-7813


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

FEBRUARY 20, 2002...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, 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.   Click here for links to past conferences. 


February 17-23...Statewide.
Alabama Arbor Week. Plant a tree with a friend.

February 21...Madison County 8 AM to 4 PM.
Forest Taxation Seminar
sponsored by ATFA Chapter. Speakers: Dr. John Greene and Larry Bishop, USFS. Fee: $20, includes copy of Forest Landowners Guide to the Federal Income Tax, Ag. Handbook #718. Call Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565.

February 21...Blount County 6:30 PM. 
Financial Assistance for Forest Landowners.
Speakers: Dawn Hoagland, Farm Services Agency, Murray Griffin, Natural Resources Conservation Service, & Doug Smith, Alabama Forestry Commission. Location: Frank Green Building Auditorium, Oneonta. Contact Bill Hopewell at 1-888-305-0093 or bhopewell@farmcreditbank.com.

February 21...Crenshaw County. 
Choosing a Logger & Selling Timber.
Speaker: Rick Jones. Location: Ag. Center. Call Charles Clark at (334) 335-6507.

February 22...Lauderdale County 8 AM to 1 PM. 
ATFA Chapter Fundraising Tree Sale.
White Flowering Dogwoods & Sawtooth Oaks: $1 each. Call Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

February 22-24...Barbour County. 
Lake Eufaula’s Fins, Feathers and Flowers Weekend.
Field trips and indoor programs. Speakers: Linda Reynolds, naturalist, Quincy Banks, photographer, & Pete Conroy, environmentalist. $122 per person includes lodging, program, field trips and some meals. Call 1-800-252-7275.

February 26...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Forest Health: Session 4 of Master Tree Farmer II.
Instructors: Robert Anderson & Scott Enebak. Fee for all sessions: $90 (spouse, $35), $20 discount if paid by January 22. Click here for program details.
Contact: 
Autauga Co., Leonard Kuykendall: (334) 361-7273
Blount Co., Dan Porch: (205) 274-2129
Butler Co., Russell Parrish: (334) 382-5111
Clarke Co.
, Michael Oglesby: (251) 275-3121
Cullman Co., Raymond Hodges: (256) 737-8385
Fayette Co., Warren Griffith: (205) 932-3941
Houston Co., Richard Murphy: (334) 794-4108
Jefferson Co., Larry Quick: (205) 879-6964
Lauderdale Co., Mack Pugh: (256) 760-5860
Lee Co., Jeff Clary: (334) 749-3353
Madison Co., Ken Creel: (256) 532-1578
Monroe Co., Rodie Ruffin: (334) 575-3477
Sumter Co., Bobby Williams: 1-800-652-6157
Talladega Co., Ronny Williams: (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa Co., Wayne Ford: (205) 349-3886 x 288
Winston Co., Mike Henshaw: (205) 489-5376
States other than Alabama, Bill Hubbard: (706) 542-7813

February 28...Pike County 6 PM. 
Pike Co. ATFA Chapter Meeting
at Cattleman’s Expo Center, US 231 South. Call Wayne Craft at (334) 566-3436.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

FEBRUARY 28, 2002...Jefferson County  7:00 PM.
Topics: 
o   Successful Planting of Longleaf Pine
 
---------- Longleaf Alliance video program
o   Demonstration of Map Program on Handheld PDA 
----------
Paul Kennedy, CAWACO RC&D.
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.


>March 2002

March 1-3...Baldwin County. 
Alabama Forestry Association Mid-Winter Meeting.
Topics: Legislative Issues, Threat to CCA, Forest Inventory Analysis. Fee: $225. Call (334) 265-8733.

March 1-3...Shelby County. 
Becoming An Outdoors Woman.
Location: 4-H Center on Lay Lake. Fee: $175 covers meals and lodging. Call Jerry de Bin at 1-800-262-3151.

March 4-6...Gainesville, Florida. 
Electronic Forest Inventory
at Austin Cary Memorial Forest Conference Center. Instructor: Don Rockwood. Fee: $395. Contact School of Forest Resources & Conservation at (352) 846-0849 or sfrc@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu. Click here to visit the course web page.

March 5...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Introduction to Best Management Practices: Session 5 of Master Tree Farmer II.
Instructors: Ben Jackson & Jeff Stringer. Fee for all sessions: $90 (spouse, $35), $20 discount if paid by January 22. Click here for program details.
Contact: 
Autauga Co., Leonard Kuykendall: (334) 361-7273
Blount Co., Dan Porch: (205) 274-2129
Butler Co., Russell Parrish: (334) 382-5111
Clarke Co.
, Michael Oglesby: (251) 275-3121
Cullman Co., Raymond Hodges: (256) 737-8385
Fayette Co., Warren Griffith: (205) 932-3941
Houston Co., Richard Murphy: (334) 794-4108
Jefferson Co., Larry Quick: (205) 879-6964
Lauderdale Co., Mack Pugh: (256) 760-5860
Lee Co., Jeff Clary: (334) 749-3353
Madison Co., Ken Creel: (256) 532-1578
Monroe Co., Rodie Ruffin: (334) 575-3477
Sumter Co., Bobby Williams: 1-800-652-6157
Talladega Co., Ronny Williams: (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa Co., Wayne Ford: (205) 349-3886 x 288
Winston Co., Mike Henshaw: (205) 489-5376
States other than Alabama, Bill Hubbard: (706) 542-7813

March 6...Jefferson County 6 PM. 
Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting.
Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.

March 6-8...Charleston, South Carolina. 
Forest Landowners Association Annual Meeting
at Westin Francis Marion. Fee: $229. Call 1-800-325-2954. Click here for registration information.

March 6-8...Starkville, Mississippi. 
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resource Managers.
Instructors: Drs. Richard B. Minnis & L. Wes Burger. Fee: $845. Contact Kay at (662) 325-3473 or registerce@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to visit the course web page.

March 9...Clarke County 10 AM to 3 PM. 
Forestry Days: Past & Present.
Mule Logging Demo, Presentations on Forest Merchandising, Alternate Markets (pine straw baler demo) & more. Location: Scotch Park. Call Chad Fincher at 1-888-240-4694 or (251) 442-2477.

March 12...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Forest Measurements and Forest Products: Session 6 of Master Tree Farmer II.
Instructors: Glen Glover & Eric Taylor. Fee for all sessions: $90 (spouse, $35), $20 discount if paid by January 22. Click here for program details.
Contact: 
Autauga Co., Leonard Kuykendall: (334) 361-7273
Blount Co., Dan Porch: (205) 274-2129
Butler Co., Russell Parrish: (334) 382-5111
Clarke Co.
, Michael Oglesby: (251) 275-3121
Cullman Co., Raymond Hodges: (256) 737-8385
Fayette Co., Warren Griffith: (205) 932-3941
Houston Co., Richard Murphy: (334) 794-4108
Jefferson Co., Larry Quick: (205) 879-6964
Lauderdale Co., Mack Pugh: (256) 760-5860
Lee Co., Jeff Clary: (334) 749-3353
Madison Co., Ken Creel: (256) 532-1578
Monroe Co., Rodie Ruffin: (334) 575-3477
Sumter Co., Bobby Williams: 1-800-652-6157
Talladega Co., Ronny Williams: (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa Co., Wayne Ford: (205) 349-3886 x 288
Winston Co., Mike Henshaw: (205) 489-5376
States other than Alabama, Bill Hubbard: (706) 542-7813

March 12-14...Ruston, Louisiana. 
Basics of Hardwood Lumber Drying Workshop.
Fee: $175; $25 discount if paid by March 1. Contact Todd Shupe at (225) 578-6432 or tshupe@agctr.lsu.edu.

March 13...Cullman County 8 AM.
Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee meeting
at Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or afc0125@hiwaay.net.

March 13...Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at USDA Center on Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156 x 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

March 14...Walker County 2 PM. 
Meeting of the Middle Basin Committee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739 x 121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

March 15...58 Alabama Counties. 
Turkey Season Begins in 58 Alabama Counties. Turkey season opens in Colbert, Franklin, Geneva, Lawrence, Madison and Winston on March 30 and in Limestone & Lauderdale on April 10. No open season in Morgan County. Turkey season closes in all counties on April 25. For more information call (334) 242-3465.

March 15-16...Athens, Georgia. 
Quality Deer Management Association National Convention.
Program to include 25 seminars by nation’s leading deer experts, sportsman’s show, taxidermy competition and auction featuring over $200,000 in firearms, hunts, etc. Call 1-800-209-DEER or visit www.QDMA.com.

March 16...Lee County 10 AM. 
From Farm to Forest
and Tree Identification. Instructor: Dr. Lisa Samuelson, author of Guide to Forest Trees of the Southeast and co-author of Guide and Key to Alabama Trees. Fee: $3. Location: Forest Ecology Preserve. Contact Margaret Holler at (334) 821-3914 or nholler@charter.net.

March 19...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Meeting of the Middle Basin Committee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership.
Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739 x 121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

March 19...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Advanced Wildlife Management Concepts - Managing for Deer, Turkey, and Quail: Session 7 of Master Tree Farmer II.
Instructors: Chris Moorman & Greg Yarrow. Fee for all sessions: $90 (spouse, $35), $20 discount if paid by January 22. Click here for program details.
Advanced Master Tree Farmer Seminar Contacts: 
Autauga Co., Leonard Kuykendall: (334) 361-7273
Blount Co., Dan Porch: (205) 274-2129
Butler Co., Russell Parrish: (334) 382-5111
Clarke Co.
, Michael Oglesby: (251) 275-3121
Cullman Co., Raymond Hodges: (256) 737-8385
Fayette Co., Warren Griffith: (205) 932-3941
Houston Co., Richard Murphy: (334) 794-4108
Jefferson Co., Larry Quick: (205) 879-6964
Lauderdale Co., Mack Pugh: (256) 760-5860
Lee Co., Jeff Clary: (334) 749-3353
Madison Co., Ken Creel: (256) 532-1578
Monroe Co., Rodie Ruffin: (334) 575-3477
Sumter Co., Bobby Williams: 1-800-652-6157
Talladega Co., Ronny Williams: (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa Co., Wayne Ford: (205) 349-3886 x 288
Winston Co., Mike Henshaw: (205) 489-5376
States other than Alabama, Bill Hubbard: (706) 542-7813


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

MARCH 20, 2002...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, timber market update and more. For more details, visit the conference web page (in construction) by clicking here. You may listen to the live conference (members only - pre-register for toll free number and pass code 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. 


March 20-21...Gainesville, Florida. 
Effective Communication Strategies.
Instructor: Martha Monroe. Fee: $225; $50 discount if paid by 3/6. Location: Austin Cary Memorial Forest Conference Center. Contact School of Forest Resources and Conservation at (352) 846-0849 or sfrc@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu. Click here to visit the course web page.

March 20-22...Starkville, Mississippi. 
Global Positioning System (GPS): A Certificate Program for the Natural Resource Professional.
Contact Kay at (662) 325-3473 or registerce@cfr.msstate. Click here to visit the course web page.

March 21...Lauderdale County 6:00 PM. 
Lauderdale County ATFA Chapter Board Meeting
at Good Shepherd Church, Cloyd Boulevard & Darby Drive, Florence. Discuss BMP Workshop, White-tailed Deer Seminar and FAWN event. Call Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

March 21...Jefferson County 6 PM. 
Pond Management.
Location: Western Sizzlin across from Bessemer Carraway Hospital. Dinner at 6 PM and program at 7 PM. Contact Bruno Tropeano at (205) 425-5419.

March 21… Jefferson County 7 PM.
Fish Species of Alabama: The Abundant and the Scarce.
Speaker: J. Malcolm Pierson, Aquatic Biologist, Alabama Power Co. Location: Merkel House, “one block off 280 next door to Cahaba Heights School.” A program of the Cahaba Chapter of the Society of American Foresters. Call Lee at (205) 987-8811.

March 25...Baldwin County 1 PM to 3:30 PM.
Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership Steering Committee Meeting
at Ala. Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources, Spanish Fort. Contact Eve Brantley at (251) 438-5690 or brantef@acesag.auburn.edu.

March 27...Cullman County 2 PM.
Meeting of the Upper Basin Committee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership.
Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739 x 121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

March 27-28...Starkville, Mississippi. 
S-290: Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior.
Instructors: David Berens & Bob Heinsch. S-290 is pre-requisite for April 15-18, Prescribed Burning Workshop. Contact Kay at (662) 325-3473 or registerce@cfr.msstate. Click here to visit the course web page.

March 28...Cullman County 9 AM.
Treasure Forest Tour of Elsie Mitchell Farm
with Consulting Forester Billy Rye. Meet at Exit 292, I-65 at truck stop. Contact Billy Rye at (256) 765-0397.

March 30...Conecuh County. 
Outdoor Ladies Event to provide ladies with information, encouragement, and hands-on instruction to safely enjoy the out-of-doors. Learn 18 new outdoor skills. Sponsor: ATFA. Call Don Stinson at (850) 476-3849.

>April 2002

April 3-4...Mobile County.
Introduction to Stream Restoration: Using Natural Channel Design Techniques.
Instructor: Dr. Greg Jennings. Fee: Landowners: $250; Government or Non-profit: $125. Contact Eve Brantley at (251) 438-5690 or brantef@auburn.edu. Click here to visit the workshop webpage.

April 4...Montgomery County 10 AM to 2 PM.
Alabama-Tombigbee River Basins Steering Committee Meeting
at Alabama Forestry Association. Call Dawn Howard at (334) 271-1444.

April 4...Lauderdale County 6:30 PM. 
White-tailed Deer Management & Wildlife Photography Seminar at TVA Research Auditorium, Florence. Speakers: Claude Jenkins, AWF; Tommy Counts, USFS; & Daniel Giles, Florence Times Daily. Sponsored by Colbert & Lauderdale ATFA Chapters. Contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@aol.com.

April 5...Jefferson County.
Storm Water Management Authority Board of Directors Meeting.
This group taxes rural Jefferson County forest owners $5 per tax parcel to clean up water in the cities. Contact forest owner J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9319 or jbcoop@earthlink.net.

April 8-11...Starkville, Mississippi. 
Natural Regeneration of Hardwoods. Contact Kay at (662) 325-3473 or registerce@cfr.msstate.edu.

April 9...Pollock, Louisiana 7:30 AM. 
Wood Products Industry Business Issues - Gaining The Competitive Advantage.
Participants will be provided with strategic information to assist in the creation of a new wood products business or to enhance the profitability of an existing wood-based business. Fee: $40; $10 discount if paid by 3/16. Contact Todd Shupe at (225) 578-6432 or tshupe@agctr.lsu.edu.

April 9...Jefferson County 10 AM. 
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership Meeting
at Alabama Power Company Division Office Auditorium, 1313 6th Avenue North, Birmingham. Contact facilitator Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com or contact forest owner J. B. Cooper, Jr., at (205) 339-9319 or jbcoop@earthlink.net

April 9...Mobile County 11:30 AM. 
Mobile County ATFA Chapter meeting at Golden Corral on Schillinger Road. Plan tour. Call Albert Miller at (251) 866-7289.

April 9...Butler County 6 PM. 
Conecuh-Sepulga Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Butler County Health Department. Contact Janet S. Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@alaweb.com.

April 10...Cullman County 8 AM.
Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee meeting
at Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or afc0125@hiwaay.net.

April 10...Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at USDA Center on Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156 x 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

April 10...Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at the Botanical Gardens. Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.

April 11...Nationwide.
Stop Staples. Environmental activists are planning a day of harassment for the Staples office supply company because they sell paper made from trees. It appears that Staples has begun to cave in to the pressure from the anti-tree cutting activists. Maybe you can help them. Buy your copy paper from Staples and be sure to tell the store manager that you are a forest owner and appreciate that Staples uses your products. Tell him about your forestry activities, like tree planting and timber stand improvement work. Click here to visit the STOP STAPLES website. Treekeepers.org has an action web page that will give some guidance on what you can do to help Staples thwart the tree hugger attacks. Click here.

April 11...Walker County 2 PM.
Meeting of the Middle Basin Committee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership.
Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739 x 121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.


AFOA ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE AT ALICEVILLE CITY AUDITORIUM

April 12-13, 2002...Pickens County, Alabama
Forestry, Wildlife & Forest Industry Tours on Friday, April 12

Forestry Conference and Business Meeting on Saturday, April 13
Questions? Call AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


April 15-16...Gainesville, Florida. 
Exploring Ecotourism.
Instructor: Taylor Stein. Location: Austin Cary Memorial Forest Conference Center. Fee: $235. Contact School of Forest Resources and Conservation at (352) 846-0842 or sfrc@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu. Click here to visit the course web page. 

April 15-17...Atlanta, Georgia.
Forestry Best Management Practices [for water quality] Symposium.
Sponsored by National Council for Air & Stream Improvement. Fee: $200. Contact Dr. James P. Shepard at (352) 377-4708x227. Click here to view the symposium web page. Editor’s note: We are glad to see that science is being used to evaluate BMPs. We have been concerned that many in the forestry community have been too quick to accept “voluntary” BMPs, perhaps to appease environmentalists and agencies like ADEM and EPA. If state and federal authorities were able to step back and look objectively at all sources of water pollution, we suspect they would not waste their time with forestry activities at all.

April 15-18...Starkville, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning.
Fee: $425; $30 discount if paid by 3/4. Contact Kay at (662) 325-3473 or registerce@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to visit the course web page.

April 16...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Meeting of the Lower Basin Committee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership.
Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739 x 121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

April 17-18...Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Operational Pine Management in the South.
Instructors: Drs. Barry D. Shiver and Bruce E. Borders. Fee: $385, $25 discount if paid by 4/3. Location: Harrah’s Vicksburg Casino & Hotel. Contact Brandi at (706) 543-3202 or fiscourse@hotmail.com.

April 18...Morgan County 10 AM.
Tennessee River Basin Steering Committee Meeting
at Decatur Utilities. Call Vicky Mitchell at (256) 353-6146 x 2.

April 18...Aberdeen, Mississippi 6 PM.
Understanding Timber Marketing.
Instructor: Tim Traugott, MSU. This is first session of 5 part weekly series: Profitable Marketing and Harvesting of Timber. Series fee: $20. Call Rob Carter at (662) 566-2201.

April 18...Lauderdale County 6:30 PM.
ATFA Chapter Meeting at Good Shepherd Church, Cloyd & Darby Drive. Contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

April 18...Madison County 7 PM.
Prescribed Burning: Safety, Techniques, and Smoke Management. Speaker Mark Sullivan, AFC. Also: Short film on protecting your house from wildfires. Contact Mark at (256) 532-1565 or afc0247@hiwaay.net.

April 19-20...Baxley, Georgia. 
Timber Expo Southeast:
Live Demos and Static Exhibits. Sponsored by  Southern Loggin’ Times & Timber Harvesting magazines. Fee: $15; $3 discount if pre-registered. Contact Lara Lee at (334) 834-1170 or lara@hattonbrown.com.

April 22...Jefferson County 9:30 AM.
Cahaba River Basin Steering Committee Meeting
at Homebuilders Association, Homewood. Call Suzanne Davidson at (205) 251-8139.

April 23...Montgomery County.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership Statewide Advisory Committee Meeting.
Call Jim Moore, ADEM, at (334) 394-4359.

April 23...Lee County 7:15 PM. (postponed from April 6) 
Frog Songs by the Pond with Herpetologist Dr. Craig Guyer. Bring folding chair or blanket & flashlight. Fee: $3. Location Forest Ecology Preserve, County Road 72. Contact Margaret Holler at (334) 821-3914 or nholler@charter.net. Click here to visit preserve web site.

April 23-25...Jekyll Island, Georgia. 
Slash Pine: Still Growing...and Growing...and Growing!
Topics include: silviculture, management, health, economics, marketing, genetics, alternative enterprises, natural stand management, fertilization, vegetation management, "and more." Fee: $175; $30 discount if paid by 4/9. Location: Georgia Holiday Inn. Contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813 or hubbard@smokey.forestry.uga.edu. Click here to visit the symposium website. 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

APRIL 24, 2002...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, timber market update and more. For more details, visit the conference web page (in construction) by clicking here. You may listen to the live conference (members only - pre-register for toll free number and pass code 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. 


April 24...Cullman County 2 PM.
Meeting of the Upper Basin Committee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership.
Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739 x 121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

April 24...Lee County 3 PM.
Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism.
Lecturer: Dr. Char Miller, Trinity University. Location: Dixon Conference Center. Weaver Lecture Series programs are free and open to the public. Contact Dr. Daowei Zhang, Auburn University at (334) 844-1045.

April 24-25...Athens, Georgia. 
Intensive Forest Management Field Course.
Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or Arlene_Bolton@gactr.uga.edu
Click here to view University of Georgia Forestry Continuing Education Calendar for 2002.

April 25...Crenshaw County 4 PM. 
Pond Management.
Speaker: Ken Wethers. Location: Chuck Burgess cabin. Call Charlie Clark at (334) 335-6507.

April 25...Aberdeen, Mississippi 6 PM.
Timber Sale Preparation.
Instructor: Lanny Autry, Consulting Forester. This is second session of 5 part weekly series: Profitable Marketing and Harvesting of Timber. Series fee: $20. Call Rob Carter at (662) 566-2201.

April 25...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM. 
Growth Portfolio Meeting sponsored by BASF. Spouses invited. Dinner provided. RSVP to Melissa Connelly at 1-800-486-5829.

April 25-26...Cullman County 9 AM to 2 PM.
Forestry Awareness Week Now
(FAWN) for Cullman City 6th Graders. Sponsor: County Forestry Planning Committee. To volunteer your help, contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or afc0125@hiwaay.net.

April 25-27...Atlanta, Georgia. 
Certified Forest Products International Conference and Showcase
at Cobb Galleria. Telephone: (503) 799-1839; Email: conferencequestions@certifiedwood.orgClick here to visit conference web page. 

April 26...Winston County 9 AM.
Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN)
at Camp Maxwell for local grade school students. If you want to volunteer your help, contact Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014 or winston@forestry.state.al.us.

April 26...Mobile County 6 PM. 
Mobile County Landowners Association Fish Fry & Political Rally at Archer Ag. Center on Schillinger Road. Co-sponsors include ALFA, Alabama Cattlemen's Association, and Alabama Treasure Forest Association. Please RSVP to Frankie Rainwaters at (251) 633-0701.

April 27...Lauderdale County 9 AM to 2 PM. 
Timber Harvesting With Minimum Environmental Impact and Maximum Profit.
Topics include BMPs, hiring consultant forester, timber sale contracts, & selling timber. Fee: $25 includes lunch. Location: Florence Conference Center, 10 Hightower Place, Florence. Contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

April 28-May 3...Lauderdale County 9 AM Daily.
Forestry Awareness Week Now (FAWN)
for Sixth Grade Students. Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park, Florence. Presentations will include forest management, forest products, and tree and plant identification. If you want to volunteer your help, call Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

April 29...Lee County 6:30 PM.
Steak Dinner & Program: Estate Planning
, Henry Barclay, CPA, and Prescribed Burning, David Gullage. Fee: $8; $3 discount for Lee Co. Stewardship Committee members. Location: Civitan Building, Opelika. Contact Rosemary for reservations: (334) 749-3353 or fcinc@mindspring.com.

April 30...DeFuniak Springs, Florida 3:30 to 8:15 PM (Central Time).
Integrating Forestry and Wildlife Management.
Call Walton County Extension Office at (850) 892-8172.

>May 2002

May 1...Jefferson County 9:30 AM.
Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at the Botanical Gardens. Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.

May 1-2...Macon, Georgia.
Negotiating Skills for Natural Resource Professionals.
Instructor: Jim Doescher. Fee: $355. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit the course web page.

May 1-3...Madison County.
Annual Meeting of the Alabama Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils (RC&D). Fee: $150. Contact Vicky Mitchell at (256) 353-6146 x 2.

May 2...Baldwin County. 
Forestry Tour at Sam Smith’s in Stockton. Call Sam Smith at (251) 937-1234.

May 2...White Springs, Florida 3:30 to 8:15 PM (Eastern Time).
Integrating Forestry and Wildlife Management.
Call Hamilton County Extension Office at (904) 792-1276.

May 2...Aberdeen, Mississippi 6 PM.
Making a Timber Sale.
Instructor: Dr. Robert Carter, MSU. This is third session of 5 part weekly series: Profitable Marketing and Harvesting of Timber. Series fee: $20. Call Rob Carter at (662) 566-2201.

May 3...Tallapoosa County. 
Classroom in Forest.
Radney Elementary students will visit Danny Baker's forestland to learn about multiple-use forest management. If you would like to volunteer your help, please call Tommy Futral at (256) 825-1050.

May 4...Tuscaloosa County 8:30 AM to 1 PM. 
GPS Field Training and User Hints for Forest Owners.
BYOGPS (Bring Your Own GPS unit, if you have one). Call Wayne Ford at (205) 349-4630.

May 5-7...Monroe County.
Back to Basics:
Annual Meeting of the Alabama Division of the Society of American Foresters. Numerous tours of local wood processing facilities will be conducted. Fee: $105. Contact Frank Walburn at (334) 682-4039 or fwalburn@pinebelt.net.

May 8...Cullman County 8 AM.
Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee meeting at Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or afc0125@hiwaay.net.

May 8...Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting
at USDA Center on Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156 x 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

May 8...Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at the Botanical Gardens. Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.

May 9...Walker County 2 PM. 
Middle Basin Subcommittee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

May 9...Aberdeen, Mississippi 6 PM.
Post Timber Sale Activities. Instructor: Dr. Robert Carter & Dr. Debbie Gaddis, MSU. This is fourth session of 5 part weekly series: Profitable Marketing and Harvesting of Timber. Series fee: $20. Call Rob Carter at (662) 566-2201.

May 9-10...Lauderdale County. 
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Conference sponsored by ATFA seeks forest owners interested in leadership training to enable them to help fellow forest owners. Call Joan Malone at (251) 442-2425.

May 10-24...England, Wales, Ireland.
International Study Tour sponsored by Society of American Foresters. For more information, contact Richard Reid at (317) 894-0138 or rreid66519@aol.com.

May 11...Tallapoosa County  8:30 AM. 
Forestry Tour for Landowners. Topics: Pond Renovation & Forest Road Work. Call Jerry Brown at (256) 839-5154.

May 13...Baldwin County 1 PM. 
Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership Steering Committee Meeting at Conservation Department office on Causeway. Contact Eve Brantley at (251) 438-5690 or brantef@acesag.auburn.edu.

May 14...Pollock, Louisiana 8 AM. 
Growth and Yield Modeling. Instructor: Dr. Quang V. Cao. Though designed for foresters, many landowners may find the discussion interesting and useful. Fee: $30. Contact Barry Crain at (318) 473-6605 or bcrain@agctr.lsu.edu.

May 14-15...Tuscaloosa County. 
Total Maximum Daily Load Conference. Agenda includes field trip to “impaired” streams. Fee: $60; $20 discount if paid by 4/24. Call Tombigbee RC&D Council at (205) 759-1649.

May 14-16...Starkville, Mississippi.
Southeastern Wetlands: Their Ecology, Value and Management. Instructors: numerous. Fee: $525; $30 discount if paid by 5/7. Contact Cathy at (662) 325-8822 or registerce@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to visit course web page.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

MAY 15, 2002...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, timber market update and more. For more details, visit the conference web page (in construction) by clicking here. You may listen to the live conference (members only - pre-register for toll free number and pass code 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. 


May 15-16...Knoxville, Tennessee. 
Solar Lumber Drying Short Course. Instructors: Dr. Brian Bond & Dr. Fred Lamb. Fee: $60. Contact Brian Bond at (865) 946-1121 or bbond7@utk.edu. Click here to view course details. 

May 15-17...Gainesville, Florida. 
Using GPS in Natural Resource Management. Instructors: Loukas Arvanitis & Stanley Latimer. Fee: $495. Contact School of Forest Resources & Conservation at (352) 846-0842 or sfrc@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu. Click here to view the course web page.

May 16...Manning, South Carolina. 
Forest Fertilization Meeting. Topics include use of hog lagoon effluent and broiler litter as well as considerations of growth, wood quality and weed control. Fee: $70. Call Beth Richardson at (803) 534-6280.

May 16...Winston County 9 AM.
Winston County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Double Springs. Contact Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014 or winston@forestry.state.al.us.

May 16...Pike County 4 PM. 
Forestry Tour & Fish Fry at Paul & Lynn Hutton property. Fee: $5 for dinner. Call (334) 566-3436 or write malonm@aol.com

May 16...Aberdeen, Mississippi 6 PM.
The Buyer's Perspective. Instructor: Mike Townsend, PCA. This is fifth session of 5 part weekly series: Profitable Marketing and Harvesting of Timber. Series fee: $20. Call Rob Carter at (662) 566-2201.

May 17-18...Montgomery County. 
First Annual Alabama Tree Farm Convention. First day at Governor’s House Hotel, Montgomery. Second day at property of National Tree Farmers of the Year, Barnett and Edna King, near Luverne in Crenshaw County. Fee: $55. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

May 18...Baldwin County 9 AM.
Meeting of the Conservation Advisory Board at Gulf State Park Lodge, Gulf Shores. This group sets game laws, seasons, bag limits, etc. Call Sybil Deschaines at (256) 883-4438. Click here to view names of Board members.

May 18...Washington County 9:30 AM.
Forestry Tour for Forest Owners at James & Joan Malone's property. Lunch will follow tour. Please RSVP to Mike Rabren at (251) 847-2166.

CANCELED. May 18-21...Washington, DC. 
Abundant Species Act Campaign for Change 2002: Alliance For America Fly-In for Freedom. Call John Fulton Lewis at (518)835-6702. Click here to visit the Program web page. 

May 20-21...Jefferson County.
Thinning Southern Pines: Operations & Decision Making. Location: Best Western Rime Garden Inn and Suites. Instructors: Drs. Barry D. Shiver & Bruce E. Borders. Fee: $335; $25 discount if registered two weeks in advance. Contact Brandi Leopold at (706) 543-3202 or fiscourse@hotmail.com.

May 21...Monroe County 6 PM. 
Best Forest Management Practices for Water Quality. Speaker: Madeline Hildreth, Alabama Forestry Commission. Location: Alabama Southern Community College, Room NUR 105, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156x237. or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

May 21...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM. 
Lower Basin Subcommittee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

May 22...Cullman County 2 PM. 
Upper Basin Subcommittee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

May 29-30...Raleigh, North Carolina.
From Brown to Green: Practical Applications of Waste (By-Products) to Forest Stands. Fee: $135. Contact Susan Moore at (919) 515-3184 or susan_moore@ncsu.edu. Click here to view PDF program brochure.

May 30...Monroe County 6 PM. 
The State of Forestry in Alabama. Speaker: John McMillan, Alabama Forestry Association. Location: Alabama Southern Community College, Room NUR 105, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156x237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

>June 2002

June 3-6...Starkville, Mississippi.
Management of Existing Hardwood Stands. Contact Kay at (662) 325-3473 or registerce@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to visit MSU Continuing Forestry Education Calendar.

June 4...Statewide.
Primary Elections. Register to vote by May 24.

June 4...Crenshaw County 1 PM. 
Sepulga River Basin Clean Water Sub-Committee Meeting at Crenshaw County Public Library, Luverne. For map & agenda, contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@alaweb.com.

June 7...Jefferson County. 
Farm Safety Day Camp. Call Jan Holliday at (205) 251-7739.

June 8...Geneva County. 
Miss Alabama Forestry Scholarship Pageant (6 age groups). Scholarship is expected to be $2000. Anyone interested in competing should contact Kay Stone at (334) 393-3644 or missalforestry@yahoo.com. Editor's Note: AFOA has been told that the people who conducted this pageant asserted in their advertising that Alabama Forest Owners' Association was a pageant sponsor or supporter. Please be assured that AFOA was not a sponsor nor supporter. AFOA simply reported information in this calendar that the editor believed would be of interest to owners of forestland.  

June 9-12...Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Georgia Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort. Contact GFA at (770) 416-7621 or info@gfagrow.org.

June 11...Jay, Florida. 
Forestry and Natural Resources Field Day. Contact Shibu Jose at (850) 983-2632 x  107 or sjose@ufl.edu.

June 11...Baldwin County 9 AM. 
Teacher Forestry Workshop at Tim String’s Woodland on Styx River. For teachers in Baldwin, Mobile, Escambia, Monroe, Clarke, & Washington Counties. 5 CE credits. Sponsor: Baldwin County Forestry Planning Committee. Fee: $5. Encourage a teacher to call Sonya Wood Mahler at (334) 937-7176.

June 11...Mobile County 6:30 PM.
Estate Planning with Financial Planners Ed Ahrens and John McNeil. Sponsor: ATFA Mobile Chapter. Contact Chad Fincher at (251) 442-2477 or chadf@atfa.net or call Woodie March at (251) 661-0816.

June 12...Cullman County 8 AM.
Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or cullman@forestry.state.al.us.

June 12...Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting at USDA Center on Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156 x 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

June 12-14...Madison County. 
Protecting Our Environment: Understanding Phase II [Clean Water Act] Regulations. Alabama Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society Meeting at the Huntsville Hilton. Agenda includes indoor program and outdoor tours. Contact Foy Kirkland at (256) 773-6543 or foy.kirkland@al.usda.govClick here to visit Society website. 

June 13...Walker County 2 PM. 
Middle Basin Subcommittee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

June 18...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM. 
Lower Basin Subcommittee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

JUNE 19, 2002...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, timber market update and more. For more details, visit the conference web page by clicking here. You may listen to the live conference (members only - pre-register for toll free number and pass code 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. 


June 19-20...Washington, DC.
Washington Fly-In sponsored by the Government Affairs Committee of the Forest Landowners Association. Fee: $99. Call (404)325-2954. Click here to view and hear Forest Landowners' Association Executive Vice President describe the Fly-In.

June 19-20...Lee County. 
Prescribed Burning for Experienced Burners. Instructors: Hugh Mobley & Dale Pancake. Fee: $365; $40 discount if paid by 5/29. Contact Britt MacInnis at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course website.

June 20...Pike/Crenshaw County 9:30 AM. 
Tour of 2001 National Tree Farm Award Winner owned by Barnett & Edna King, Luverne. Tour sponsored by Pike County ATFA Chapter. Call (334) 566-3436 or 1213.

June 20...Jefferson County 6:00 PM. 
Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at Piccadilly Restaurant in the Colonnade. Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.

June 22...Lee County 9 AM. 
Pond Management Workshop at Forest Ecology Preserve and Auburn Fisheries Department. Compare natural pond management with fish production management. Speakers: Dr. Russell Wright & Chuck Browne. Contact Margaret Holler at (334) 821-3914 or nholler@charter.net.

June 22...Lauderdale County 11 AM.
ATFA General Chapter Meeting and Family Picnic at Joe Wheeler State Park, Rogersville. Contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@hiwaay.net.

June 24-27...Lee County. 
Young Naturalist Camp at Forest Ecology Preserve. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders. Camp director: Doyle Keasal, Academic Venture Teacher, Wrights Mill Road School, Auburn. Fee: $70. Contact Margaret Holler at (334) 821-3914 or nholler@charter.net. Click here to visit camp website.

June 24-27...Mobile County.
Plant Identification in Wetlands, Adjacent Uplands, and the Transition Zone Between. Instructors: Daniel D. Spaulding and R. David Whetstone. Fee: $750. Contact Gena Todia at (251) 928-6157.

CANCELED June 25...Starkville, Mississippi. 
Management of Ponds and Small Impoundments. Contact Kathy at (662) 325-8822 or registerce@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to view course website.

June 25...Marianna, Florida 3:30 PM CDT. 
Maximizing Forest Productivity. Call Jackson County Extension Service at (850) 482-9620. Click here for more information. 

June 26...Cullman County 2 PM. 
Upper Basin Subcommittee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

June 26-27...Tuscaloosa County. 
Boundary Law, Easements, & Right-of-Ways. Instructor: Walter G. Robillard. Fee: $375; $40 discount if paid by 6/5. Contact Britt MacInnis at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course website.

June 27...Jefferson County 10 AM to 2 PM.
Coosa River Basin Steering Committee Meeting at Alabama Power Company. Call Sabra Sutton at (334) 271-1444.

June 27...Live Oak, Florida 3:30 PM EDT. 
Maximizing Forest Productivity. Call Suwannee County Extension Service at (904) 362-2711. Click here for more information.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

JUNE 27, 2002...Jefferson County  7:00 PM.
Topic:
Wood Energy - Source of Electric Power: 
Senate's Energy Bill May Create Market for Low Quality Wood. 
Speaker: Dr. Doug Boylan, Southern Company Research Engineer. 
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.


June 27-28...Marshall County. 
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Conference sponsored by ATFA seeks forest owners interested in leadership training to enable them to help fellow forest owners. Call Joan Malone at (251) 442-2425.

>July 2002

July 9...Jefferson County 10 AM. 
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Alabama Power Company Division Office Auditorium, 1313 6th Avenue North, Birmingham. Contact facilitator Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x124 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com or contact forest owner J. B. Cooper, Jr., at (205) 339-9319 or jbcoop@earthlink.net

July 9...Sumter County 10 AM. 
Forestry Tour for Landowners plus Update on ATFA Activities from James Malone. Tour to leave from Sumter County Extension office. Call John Besh at (205) 652-2318.

July 10...Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting at USDA Center on Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156 x 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

July 10...Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at the Botanical Gardens. Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.

July 11...Colbert County. 
Farm Safety Day Camp. Call Kathy Gotcher at (256) 383-4323x3. 

July 11...Walker County 2 PM. 
Middle Basin Subcommittee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

July 11-12...Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Operational Pine Management in the South. Instructors: Drs. Bruce  Borders, Barry Shiver & Dale Greene. Location: Four Points Sheraton. Fee: $385; $25 discount if paid by 6/27. Contact Brandi at (706) 543-3202 or fiscourse@hotmail.com.

July 14...Calhoun County  1 to 4 PM.
Quality Deer Management Class sponsored by the Choccolocco Conservation Trust at the  Lenlock Community Center, Anniston. Learn about deer habitat, food plot design, & quality deer management practices. Fee: $10. RSVP to Brian Murphy at 1-800-209-3337 or QDMA@charter.net.

July 15...Tuscaloosa County  6 PM. 
Forest Mapping & Fire Wise. Speaker: Robert Loper. This indoor program will follow-up a field day where landowners gathered GPS information. That information will be transferred to computer-based maps that can be printed to paper for field use. Robert describes the uses a landowner might have for GPS units on AFOA's May news conference. Location: Extension System Auditorium, Tuscaloosa. Dinner available: $5. Please make dinner reservation by calling Wayne Ford at (205) 349-4630.

July 15-18...Lee County. 
Camp Discovery at Forest Ecology Preserve. 4th, 5th & 6th graders. Camp director: Doyle Keasal, Academic Venture Teacher, Wrights Mill Road School, Auburn. Fee: $70. Contact Margaret Holler at (334) 821-3914 or nholler@charter.net. Click here to visit camp website.

July 15-19...Lee County. 
Teachers Conservation Workshop sponsored by the Alabama Forestry Foundation. If you would like to sponsor a teacher ($500 covers room, board, and other expenses), contact Rick Oates at (334) 265-8733 or roates@alaforestry.org. Teacher registration is $25. A similar program is scheduled for the same dates in Raymond, Mississippi. Call Harold Anderson at (601) 359-2838.

July 16...Baldwin County 8:30 AM. 
Field Trip of Bon Secour Technical Committee of Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership. Meet at the Foley City Hall conference room. Contact April Griffin at (251)441-6505 or april-griffin@al.nacdnet.org.

July 16...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM. 
Lower Basin Subcommittee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

July 17...Covington County 9:30 AM.
Conecuh/Sepulga Clean Water Partnership Steering Committee Meeting at Alabama Electric Cooperative Headquarters, Highway 29 North, Andalusia. Contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@alaweb.com .

July 17...Covington County 1:00 PM.
Sepulga River Basin group meeting at Alabama Electric Cooperative Headquarters, Highway 29 North, Andalusia. Contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@alaweb.com .

July 17...Bonifay, Florida 3:30 PM. 
Maximizing Forest Productivity Workshop at Holmes County Agricultural Center. Call (850) 547-1108. Click here for more information on Florida Forestry Bulletin Board.

July 17-18...Tuscaloosa County. 
Managing Forest Soils & Soil Productivity. Instructor: Dr. Graeme Lockaby. Fee: $375; $40 discount if paid by 6/26. Contact Britt MacInnis at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course website.

July 17-19...Starkville, Mississippi.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resource Managers. Instructors: Drs. Richard B. Minnis & L. Wes Burger. Fee: $845. Contact Cathy at (662) 325-8822 or registerce@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to visit the course web page.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

JULY 18, 2002...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, timber market update and more. For more details, visit the conference web page (in construction) by clicking here. You may listen to the live conference (members only - pre-register for toll free number and pass code 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. 


July 18...Crenshaw County 6:30 PM. 
Birding. Speaker: Phil Snow. Location: Barnett & Edna King's property. Call Charlie Clark at (334) 335-6507.

July 18...Mobile County 7 PM. 
Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting at Archer Ag. Center on Schillinger Road. Call Frankie Rainwaters at (251) 633-0701.

July 18...Geneva County 7 PM. 
Dinner & Program on Wild Turkey Management at County Farm Center on Hwy. 52, east of Geneva. Please RSVP to Ronnie Hickman at (334) 684-2876.

July 22-23...Athens, Georgia. 
Harvest Planning. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit Georgia's Continuing Forest Education Calendar.

July 23...Mobile County 8:30 AM. 
Field Trip of Puppy Creek Technical Committee of Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership. Meet at NRCS/SWCD office. Contact April Griffin at (251)441-6505 or april-griffin@al.nacdnet.org.

July 23-24...Lee County. 
Timber Income Tax. Instructor: Dr. Harry L. Haney, Jr. Fee: $395; $40 discount if paid by 7/2. Contact Britt MacInnis at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course website.

July 24...Cullman County 2 PM. 
Upper Basin Subcommittee of the Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x121 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

July 24-26...Ellisville, Mississippi. 
Timber Cruising and GPS/GIS Applications. Fee: $145 includes room & all meals. Contact Lauren Hirt at (301) 897-8720x142 or hirtl@safnet.org.

July 25-28...Clemson, South Carolina. 
Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference. Contact Gene W. Wood at (864) 656-0319 or gwood@clemson.edu. Click here to view agenda.

July 26-27...Montgomery County.
Alabama Wildlife Federation Annual Meeting at Embassy Suites. Fee: $35 includes Friday Governor's Conservation Awards Banquet. Call AWF at 1-800-822-9453.

July 28-31...Hagerstown, Maryland. 
Quality Hardwoods/Quality Water: Annual Meeting of the Walnut Council. Contact Nancy Gunning at (317) 802-0332 or walnutcouncil@iquest.net.

July 29...Baldwin County 1:00 PM. 
Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership Steering Committee Meeting. Contact Jody Scanlan at (251) 438-5690 or jscanlan@acesag.auburn.edu.

July 29-August 2...Asheville, North Carolina. 
Hardwood Silviculture Training. Contact Eric Berg at (828) 667-5261 x 113 or eberg@fs.fed.us.

August 3...Lee County 9 AM. 
Insects You'll Love (and some not so lovable). Dr. Wayne Clark, Auburn University Entomologist. Topics include: Insects, Carnivorous Plants, Insects that Affect Wildlife, and Aquatic Insects & Stream Quality. Fee: $3. Location: Forest Ecology Preserve. Contact the Preserve at (334) 821-3914 or nholler@charter.net.

>August 2002

August 5-9...Starkville, Mississippi.
Wildlife & Fisheries Management. Contact Cathy at (662) 325-8822 or registerce@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to visit MSU Continuing Forestry Education Calendar.

August 6-7...Tuscaloosa County. 
Conservation Easements. Instructor: Dr. Harry Haney, Jr. Fee: $395; $40 discount if paid by July 15. Call Britt MacInnis at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course website. 

August 8...Jefferson County 8 AM to 5 PM. 
Return the Great Forest: A Conservation Vision for Alabama and the Southern Appalachian Region. Afternoon panel discussion "on why the state of Alabama needs a new constitution and how constitutional reform can help in the conservation of Alabama’s natural heritage and last wildlands." Pre & Post conference airplane tours & hike available. Fee: $0 (no cost). Lunch and continental breakfast provided. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. RSVP ASAP to Jason Baker at (205) 5207 or 592-4352.

August 8...Washington County 6 PM. 
Invasive Plants. Speaker: Fred Nation. Location: Jake’s Restaurant, Chatom. ATFA Chapter Meeting. Please RSVP: Mike at (251) 847-2166 or Jerry at 777-8666 or Faye at 846-2974.

August 10...Lake Butler, Florida 9:30 AM. 
2nd Annual Wildlife Extravaganza at Union County High School Agriculture Department. Fee: $5. Contact Jacque Breman at (386) 496-2321 or union@mail.ifas.ufl.edu

August 13...Clemson, South Carolina. 
Establishing and Enhancing Wildlife Food Plots. Call Erik Flemming at (864) 656-0606.

August 14...Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting at USDA Center on Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156 x 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

August 14...Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at the Botanical Gardens. Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.

August 14-15...Biloxi, Mississippi.
Integrating Wildlife and Intensive Forest Management. Location: Isle of Capris Casino Resort. Fee: $385; $25 discount if paid by July 31. Contact Brandi at (706) 543-3202 or fiscourse@hotmail.com.

August 16-18...Montgomery County. 
Buckmasters Expo at the Montgomery Civic Center. Admission fee: a can of food for area food bank. Contact Ann Lewis at (334) 387-2679 or alewis@buckmasters.com. Click here to visit Expo web page. 


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

AUGUST 21, 2002...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, timber market update and more. For more details, visit the conference web page (in construction) by clicking here. You may listen to the live conference (members only - pre-register for toll free number and pass code 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. 


August 21-22...Lee County. 
Business Management Skills for Foresters. Instructors: Chris Isaacson, Cathy Coker and others. Fee: $375; $40 discount if paid by July 30. Call Britt MacInnis at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course website.

August 21-23...Nashville, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Sheraton Music City Hotel. Call TFA at (615)883-3832.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

AUGUST 22, 2002...Jefferson County  7:00 PM.
Topics:  Forest Landowner Associations in Romania. 
Speaker:  Dr. Mark Dubois, Auburn University,
will describe the activities of associations in a country emerging from communism. Based on a recent working trip to Romania, his observations may improve our understanding of what an association can do for its members.  
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.


August 22-25...Atlanta, Georgia. 
International Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair - USA. Contact IWF at (770) 246-0608 or info@iwfatlanta.com. Click here to view the Fair website.

August 26...Washington County 9 AM. 
Dedication of New Children’s Forestry Education Park hosted by ATFA Chapter. Call Jean Parker at (251) 675-4127.

August 27-28...Macon, Georgia. 
Balancing Wood, Water & Wildlife: Today's Intensive Forest Management. Call Britt MacInnis at (334) 514-3000. Click here to visit the course web page. 

August 29...Colbert County 9 AM to 4 PM. 
Training on Forest in Classroom/Classroom in Forest at Colbert County Board of Education, Tuscumbia. Call Pat Staley at (256) 383-3603.

August 29...Blount County 6 PM. 
Firewise: How to protect your home from wildfire & importance of prescribed burning. Speaker: Derrick Heckman, Alabama Forestry Commission. Location: Frank Green Building Auditorium, 415 5th Avenue East, Oneonta. Call Doug Smith at (205) 274-2231.

August 29...Escambia County 6:30 PM. 
"Changing a Pine Tree Into a Home" & "Market Demands for Poles" with speaker Danny White, President of T. R. Miller Mill Co. Location: Ag Science Building, Brewton. ATFA Chapter Meeting. Call Gene Lamkin at (251) 867-6842 or Randy Cannon at 867-7798.

August 29...Marengo County 6:30 PM. 
Program on Treasure Forest Program and Alabama Treasure Forest Association. Call Roy Jordon at (334) 289-0694.

September 3...Deridder, Louisiana 8:30 AM to 3 PM. 
Managing for White-Tailed Deer in Louisiana. Fee: $20. Call Tom Strawn at (337) 639-4376 or 2985.

September 3...Brunswick, Georgia 6 PM. 
Landowner Meeting sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Association. Learn about the issues affecting your investment. Fee: $10/person or $15/couple includes dinner and handouts. Please contact Scott Jones for reservations at 1-800-947-6942 or fax (770) 840-8961 or sjones@gfagrow.org.

September 3-4...Athens, Georgia. 
Stream Restoration Workshop Using Natural Channel Design Techniques. For landowners interested in learning how to restore and protect water resources. Fee: $175. Call 1-800-884-1381. Click here to view conference website.

>September 2002

September 4-6...Baldwin County.
Alabama Water Resources Conference at the Perdido Beach Hilton. Call Dennis Block at (334) 844-4132.

September 5-6...Starkville, Mississippi. 
S-290 Intermediate Wildlife Fire Behavior - CD-Rom Short Course. Beginning in January 2002, the Mississippi Forestry Commission will require S-290 as a prerequisite for Prescribed Burning Certification. Instructors: David Berens & Bob Heinsch. Call Cathy at (662) 325-8822. Click here to view the course web page. 

September 5-6...Baldwin County. 
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Conference sponsored by ATFA seeks forest owners interested in leadership training to enable them to help fellow forest owners. Call Joan Malone at (251) 442-2425.

September 5-7...Athens, Georgia. 
Water Stewardship Conference for landowners interested in learning the value of water resources. Fee: $175. Call 1-800-884-1381. Click here to view conference website.

September 8-10...Baldwin County. 
Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. ForestPAC-endorsed candidates on program include Bob Riley, Bill Armistead, Bill Pryor, Harold See, Bill Thompson, Kay Ivey, Dr. J. Lee Alley, and Dave Thomas. Registration fee: $290. Call AFA at (334) 265-8733.

September 11—Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting at USDA Center on Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156 x 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

September 12...DeKalb County 6 PM. 
Firewise: How to Protect Your Home From Wildfires. Location: Mountain Grill on Hwy. 75, Rainsville. Call AFC at (256) 845-1331. 

September 12...Athens, Georgia 6 PM. 
Landowner Meeting at Flinchum's Phoenix sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Association. Learn about the issues affecting your investment. Fee: $10/person or $15/couple includes dinner and handouts. Please contact Scott Jones for reservations at 1-800-947-6942 or fax (770) 840-8961or sjones@gfagrow.org.

September 12...Louisville, Georgia 6 PM. 
Landowner Meeting at Pansey's Restaurant sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Association. Learn about the issues affecting your investment. Fee: $10/person or $15/couple includes dinner and handouts. Please contact Scott Jones for reservations at 1-800-947-6942 or fax (770) 840-8961 or sjones@gfagrow.org.

September 16-29...France. 
Walnut Council Tour to Western France. Approx. $2500 from Chicago. Contact Gery van der Kelen at (418) 688-4266 or polysilva@videotron.ca.

September 17...Glennville, Georgia 6 PM. 
Landowner Meeting at Glennville Middle School sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Association. Learn about the issues affecting your investment. Fee waived - dinner fee paid by sponsors. Please contact Scott Jones for reservations at 1-800-947-6942 or fax (770) 840-8961 or sjones@gfagrow.org.

September 17-18...Tupelo, Mississippi.
Operational Pine Management in the South. Location: Executive Inn. Fee: $385. Contact Brandi at (706) 543-3202 or fiscourse@hotmail.com.

September 17-18...Lee County. 
Thinning Southern Forests. Fee: $375. Call Britt MacInnis at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course web page. 

September 17-19...Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. 
Silvicultural and Genetic Impacts on Productivity of Southern Forests at Blockade Runner Resort. Call Steven E. McKeand at (919) 515-6073.

September 17-22...Colbert County. 
North Alabama State Fair. Forestry Display by Lauderdale ATFA Chapter. Contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@hiwaay.net.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

SEPTEMBER 18, 2002—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, timber market update and more. Click here for links to past conferences. 


September 18...Madison County 10 AM.
Tennessee River Basin Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Huntsville Utilities Building. Contact Vicky Mitchell at (256) 353-6146 or sobroke@aol.com 

September 19...Walker & Winston Counties 11 AM. Tour of Smith Lake Dam and Description of Forestry Practices Used On Alabama Power Company Land. Speaker: Benny Vinson, Chief Forester, Alabama Power Co. Meet at Ryans Restaurant, Jasper. Contact Mike Henshaw at (205) 489-5376 or mhenshaw@acesag.auburn.edu.

September 19...Gainesville, Georgia 6 PM. 
Landowner Meeting at Georgia Mountains Center sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Association. Learn about the issues affecting your investment. Fee: $10/person or $15/couple includes dinner and handouts. Please contact Scott Jones for reservations at 1-800-947-6942 or fax (770) 840-8961 or sjones@gfagrow.org.

September 19...Valdosta, Georgia 6 PM. 
Landowner Meeting at Austin's Steakhouse sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Association. Learn about the issues affecting your investment. Fee: $10/person or $15/couple includes dinner and handouts. Please contact Scott Jones for reservations at 1-800-947-6942 or fax (770) 840-8961 or sjones@gfagrow.org.

September 19...Jefferson County 6 PM. 
Wildlife Management: Integrated Resource Management & Management for Specific Species. Host: Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee. Location: Piccadilly Restaurant on Hwy 31 in Hoover, about 1 mile south of the Galleria. Dinner at 6, program at 7. Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov or Bruno Tropeano at (205) 425-5419 or btrop@juno.com.

September 20-21...DeKalb County. 
Annual Conference of the American Paulownia Association at Hunts Reception Hall, Fort Payne. Fee: $55. Field Trip Fees: $10 Friday & $10 Saturday. Contact Sharon Blickenstaff at (301)790-3075 or palownia@erols.comClick here to visit conference web page.

September 20-21...London, Kentucky. 
Kentucky Wood Expo at Laurel County Fairgrounds. Features sawmill and logging equipment, including chainsaws, trucks, & safety clothing. Call Robert Bauer at (502) 695-3979. Click here to view the Expo web page.

September 21...Clay County. 
Farm Safety Day Camp. Call Chip East at (256) 463-2620. 

September 21...Lee County 9 AM. 
When Longleaf Pine Was King: The History, the Beauty and the Diversity of the Longleaf Forest. Speakers: Drs. Dean Gjerstad & John McGuire. Fee: $2. Location: Forest Ecology Preserve. Contact the Preserve at (334) 821-3914 or nholler@charter.net.

September 23...Baldwin County 1 PM. 
Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership Committee Meeting. Location: Conservation Department Office, Spanish Fort. Contact Jody Scanlan at (251) 438-5690 jscanlan@aces.edu.

September 23...Athens, Georgia. 
Forest Finance: Basic Concepts. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or Arlene_Bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit Georgia's Continuing Forest Education Calendar.

September 24-25...Athens, Georgia. 
Practical Applications in Forest Finance. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or Arlene_Bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit Georgia's Continuing Forest Education Calendar.

September 25-26...Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
Ecology, Silviculture and Management of Southern Bottomland Hardwoods. Instructor: Dr. Brian Roy Lockhart, LSU. Program includes classroom discussions, field work, and levee tour. Fee: $80; includes 250 page notebook. To register contact Charles Shilling at (225) 578-4192 or cshilli@lsu.edu.

September 26...Quincy, Florida. 
Fall Field Day. Call (850) 487-3003.

September 26-27...Lee County. 
Forestry Herbicides. Fee: $375. Call Britt MacInnis at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course web page.

>October 2002

October 1...Jefferson County time? 
Cahaba River Basin Steering Committee Meeting. Call forest owner J. B. Cooper at (205) 339-9219.

October 1...Montgomery County 10 AM to 2 PM. 
Alabama-Tombigbee River Basin Steering Committee Quarterly Meeting at Alabama Forestry Association, Montgomery. Call John Ricketts at (334) 271-1444.

October 1...Rome, Georgia 6 PM. Landowner Meeting at Temple Inland Training Facility sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Association. Learn about the issues affecting your investment. Fee: $10/person or $15/couple includes dinner and handouts. Please contact Scott Jones for reservations at 1-800-947-6942 or fax (770) 840-8961 or sjones@gfagrow.org.

October 3...Crenshaw County 4 PM. 
Kudzu Eradication presented by Luverne Farmers Co-op. Location: Clark Hunting Club. Call Charlie Clark at (334) 335-6507. 

October 3...Jefferson County 5:30 PM. 
Wild Game Cook-Off at Zamora Shrine Temple, Irondale. Sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. $50 per person or couple includes food, beverages & annual membership in AWF. Call (205) 836-6123. Click here for more details.

October 3...Marion County 6:30 PM. 
Landowner Meeting at Anthony Restaurant, Hamilton. Speaker: Rebecca Evans, Forestry Product Specialist with BASF. Contact Tony Avery at (205) 921-3843 or marion@forestry.state.al.us.

October 4...Russell County 12 Noon to 3:15 PM. 
Chainsaw Workshop and Forestry Tour. Chainsaw maintenance, safety, felling & wildlife management and longleaf management. Location: 1 mile south of Hwy. 80 on Hwy. 169. Near Crawford. Contact Jeff Clary at (334) 749-3353 or jclary@aces.edu.

October 4-6...Shelby County. 
Becoming An Outdoors Woman. Location: 4-H Center on Lay Lake. Fee: $175 covers meals and lodging. Call Jerry de Bin at 1-800-262-3151. Click here to visit the workshop webpage.

October 5-9—Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 
Forests at Work: National Convention, Society of American Foresters. Contact: Madelaine Morgan at (301) 897-8720 x 111 or morganm@safnet.org. Click here to visit the convention website.

October 8...Marengo County time? 
Tour Treasure Forest of Roy Jordon. Call Roy Jordon at (334) 289-0694.

October 8—Jefferson County 10 AM. 
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Alabama Power Company Division Office Auditorium, 1313 6th Avenue North, Birmingham. Contact facilitator Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com or contact forest owner J. B. Cooper, Jr., at (205) 339-9319 or jbcoop@earthlink.net

October 8-10...Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Upland Oak Ecology: The History, Current Conditions, and Sustainability. Location: Radisson Hotel. Fee: $180. Contact Caroll Guffey at (870) 460-1549. Click here to visit the symposium web page.

October 9—Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting at USDA Center on Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156 x 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

October 9...Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at the Botanical Gardens. Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.

October 9-10...Starkville, Mississippi. 
Forestry Law: Protecting Yourself, Your Employer, and Your Clients from Adverse Possession and Trespass. Instructor: Dr. Denny Eshee. Fee: $325; $30 discount if postmarked by Sept. 25. Contact Alan Brown at (662) 325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to visit the course web page.

October 10...Cleburne County 9 AM. 
Landowner Tour of Shoal Creek Ranger District of the Talladega National Forest. Tour Leader: Jeff Gardner, Wildlife Biologist. Meet at Coleman Lake. Contact Paul Williams at (256) 463-2876 or cleburne@forestry.state.al.us or call Ann Labore at 463-2877. Click here for Shoal Creek web page.

October 10...Holly Springs, Mississippi  9 AM to Noon. 
Are My Pine Trees Ready to Thin? Call Janet Jolly at (662) 252-3541. Click here for more details.

October 10...Wilcox County 10 AM. 
Customer Appreciation Day at The Weyerhaeuser Pine Hill Nursery. Includes Site Tours & Lunch. RSVP by September 30. Kimmie Van Wyck at 1-800-635-0162 x 24.

October 10...Lauderdale County 11 AM. 
Observe "Forestry Awareness Week Now" Program. FAWN program is presented Oct. 8-10 by ATFA chapter members to county 6th graders to help them understand forestry activities. Barbeque will be ordered at 11. Please RSVP to Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@hiwaay.net.

October 10...Mobile County 3 PM. 
Cogongrass Management Field Day at Degussa Corporation, Theodore. Supper will be provided after tour. Contact Wilson Faircloth at (334) 844-3911 or wfairclo@acesag.auburn.edu.

October 10...Chambers County 5 PM. 
Take Action Against Canadian Government Attempt to Destroy Stumpage Prices in Alabama. Speakers: Rusty Wood, Tolleson Lumber Co., Perry, Georgia & a representative of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Barbeque dinner, $3. Call Bill Frazer at (334) 864-9955.

October 10...St. Clair County 6:30 PM. 
Prescribed Burning (how, when, etc.) and Protecting Your Home From Wildland Fire. Location: Alabama Forestry Commission Office, about 4 miles north of Odenville on US 411. Call Derrick Heckman at (205) 629-6421.

October 12...Clay County 8:30 AM to Noon. 
Forestry Tour on Lamar Dewberry’s Treasure Forest, east of Lineville. Topics: Forest Fertilization, Prescribed Burning and Wildlife Management. Sponsors: ATFA Chapter & County Farmers Fed. Contact Earl Smith at (256) 396-2441 or afc0217@acs-isp.com.

October 14-17...Starkville, Mississippi. 
Prescribed Burning Short Course. Instructors: Numerous. Call Cathy at (662) 325-8822. Click here to view the course web page.

October 15...Statesboro, Georgia 6 PM. 
Landowner Meeting at Kiwanis Club sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Association. Learn about the issues affecting your investment. Fee waived - dinner fee paid by sponsors. Please contact Scott Jones for reservations at 1-800-947-6942 or fax (770) 840-8961 or sjones@gfagrow.org.

October 15...Montgomery County 6:30 PM. 
Sawgrass Rebellion Rally at Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, 201 South Bainbridge Street, Montgomery. Property rights convoy, which started in Klamath Falls, Oregon, will pass through Alabama on way to Homestead, Florida. Dispute is over flooding of private communities in government effort to restore water to Everglades ecosystem. Call Don Casey at 205-744-4132. Click here for Sawgrass Rebellion web page.

October 15-17...Moultrie, Georgia.
Sunbelt Ag Expo. Pine Straw Rakes & Balers Exhibit will be located at Site Section C-13, Lots 36-37. Contact Rake & Baler Exhibitor Don McClain at (706) 234-0454 or hayman@agriquip.com. Click here to visit Expo Website.

October 16...Lee County 6:30 PM. 
Bat and Talk Walk at Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, north of Auburn. Slide presentation and live bats. Fee: $3. Contact Margaret Holler at (334) 821-3914 or nholler@charter.net. Click here to visit Ecology Preserve Web Page.

October 17...Winston County 8 AM to 2:30 PM. Forestry Awareness Week Now program for elementary grade students. Location: Houston Recreation Area, Bankhead National Forest. If you would like to help, contact Mike Henshaw at (205) 489-5376 or mhenshaw@acesag.auburn.edu.

October 17...Montgomery County 9 AM to 3 PM. 
Invasive Plants and Formation of Alabama Invasive Plant Council. Location: Alabama Forestry Commission Building, Montgomery. Contact Dr. David Teem at (334) 844-3981 or dteem@acesag.auburn.edu.

October 17...Escambia County 6 PM. 
Wild Game Cook-Off at Double M Farm, Brewton. Sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. $50 per person or couple. Call 1-800-822-9453. Click here for more details.

October 17—Mobile County 6 PM
Mobile County Landowners Association Fish Fry Dinner & Candidate Forum at Archer Ag. Center on Schillinger Road. Call Frankie Rainwaters at (251) 633-0701.

October 17-18...Baldwin County. 
Forest Families Growing in Alabama: Annual Alabama Landowner and Treasure Forest Conference at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Fee: $75; $10 discount if paid by 10/4. Call Fran Whitaker at (205) 265-8733.

October 18-19...Lee County. 
Ludwig von Mises Institute’s 20th Anniversary Celebration: "The Scholarship of Liberty." Registration fee: $180. Call 1-800-636-4737. Click here to visit the 20th Anniversary web page.

October 19...Winston County   time? 
Forestry Tour of Horsley Treasure Forest. Contact Mike Henshaw at (205) 489-5376 or mhenshaw@acesag.auburn.edu.

October 21-22—Gainesville, Florida. 
Managing for Forest Health. Instructor: George Blakeslee. Fee: $295. Location: Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Contact Julie Helmers at (352) 846-0842 or sfrc@ifas.ufl.edu. Click here to view course web page. 

October 22...Madison County 5:30 PM. 
Wild Game Cook-Off at Jaycees Building on Airport Road, Huntsville. Sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. $50 per person or couple. Call 1-800-822-9453. Click here for more details.

October 22...Richmond Hill, Georgia 6 PM. 
Landowner Meeting sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Association. Learn about the issues affecting your investment. Fee waived - dinner fee paid by sponsors. Please contact Scott Jones for reservations at 1-800-947-6942 or fax (770) 840-8961 or sjones@gfagrow.org.

October 22-24...Jackson, Mississippi. 
Mississippi Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Hilton. Fee: $250. Call (601) 354-4936. Click here for Registration Package.

October 23-24...Macon, Georgia. 
Managing Forest Soils & Soil Productivity. Instructor: Dr. Graeme Lockaby. Fee: $375; $40 discount if paid by October 2. Call Britt MacInnis at (334) 514-3000. Click here to visit the course web page. 

October 24...Montgomery County 10 AM to 1 PM. 
Tallapoosa River Basin Steering Committee Quarterly Meeting at Montgomery Water Works, Montgomery. Call Dawn Stephens at (334) 271-1444.

October 24...Marengo County 6 PM. 
Wild Game Cook-Off at River Ball Field, Demopolis. Sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. $40 per person or $50 per couple. Call 1-800-822-9453. Click here for more details.

October 24...Camilla, Georgia 6 PM. 
Landowner Meeting at Agricultural Center sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Association. Learn about the issues affecting your investment. Fee: $10/person or $15/couple includes dinner and handouts. Please contact Scott Jones for reservations at 1-800-947-6942 or fax (770) 840-8961 or sjones@gfagrow.org.

October 24...Waycross, Georgia 6 PM. 
Landowner Meeting at the Exchange Club sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Association. Learn about the issues affecting your investment. Fee waived - dinner fee paid by sponsors. Please contact Scott Jones for reservations at 1-800-947-6942 or fax (770) 840-8961 or sjones@gfagrow.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

OCTOBER 24, 2002—Jefferson County  7:00 PM.
Topics:  Highlights from AFOA's News Webcasts
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 26-Nov. 11...New Zealand.
Non-Industrial Private Forestry in New Zealand. Tour sponsored by Forest Landowners Association. $3945 double occupancy from Los Angeles. Contact Lois Wooten at 1-800-447-4484 or karena@fourseasonstrvl.com.

October 29...Morgan County 5:30 PM. 
Wild Game Cook-Off at Riverwalk Marina, Decatur. Sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. $35 per couple. Call 1-800-822-9453. Click here for more details.

October 30...Tallahassee, Florida 7:45 AM.
Fall Field Day at Horseshoe Plantation. Fee: $60. Call (850) 893-4153. Click here to view the Fall Field Day Program.

October 31...Talladega County 11 AM.
Land Auction will include several 40+ acre tracts advertised as “hunting and timberland.” Call J. P. King Auction Company at 1-800-558-5464.

>November 2002

November 1...Hale County 8:30 AM to 12 Noon. 
Forestry Tour sponsored by ATFA Chapter. Meet at Talladega National Forest Oakmulgee Division Work Center on County Road 50. Contact Buddy Hall at (334) 624-3829 or sutton.gibbs@al.usda.gov.

November 1...Escambia County 6:30 PM.
Longleaf Pine: Planting and Survival. Speaker: Mark Hainds, Longleaf Alliance. Location: Ag. Science Building, behind Southern Pine Electric Co-op, Hwy. 31 S., Brewton. Contact James R. Cannon at (251) 867-7798 or escambia@forestry.state.al.us.

November 2...Pike County.
Learn Outdoor Skills: A Ladies Event sponsored by ATFA. Topics include: shotgun, handgun, nature craft, archery, camp cooking, etc. Fee: $20. Call Carol Dorrill at (334) 735-2976.

November 2...Baldwin County 8:30 AM to 3 PM.
Bus Tour/Visit to Some of Alabama’s Champion Trees (biggest of their species). Fee: $15 includes transportation & lunch. Call Sonya or Rhonda at (251) 937-7176.

November 2...Jefferson County 5:30 PM.
Fourth Annual Harvest Ball Spotlighting the Green Industry. Sponsor: Alabama Agribusiness Council. Location: Richard M. Scrushy Conference Center. Fee: ~$150 per person. Call (334) 269-9690. Click here to Ball web page.

November 3-5...Macon, Georgia.
Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Society of American Foresters. Fee: $130. Contact Charles Hall at (706) 845-9085 or cthjr_asg@charter.net.

November 5...
ELECTION DAY. Click here for detailed ballot information on the Secretary of State's website.

November 5-6...Macon, Georgia. 
Boundary Law, Easements, & Right-of-Ways. Instructor: Walter G. Robillard. Fee: $375.Call Britt MacInnis at (334) 514-3000. Click here for course website. Click here to view course website.

November 5-6...Sarasota, Florida. 
Fire Science and Fire Management in Southern Forests: A Workshop and Field Trip. Fee: $45. Contact Pat Outcalt at (706) 559-4312 or poutcalt@fs.fed.us. Click here to visit the conference website.

POSTPONED TO 2003 November 5-7...Athens, Georgia. 
Southern Forestry GIS Conference. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or Arlene_Bolton@gactr.uga.eduClick here to view University of Georgia Forestry Continuing Education Calendar for 2002.

November 6-8...Lee County.
Wildland Urban Interface: Annual Meeting of the Alabama Urban Forestry Association. Fee: $189. Call AUFA at 1-877-548-0440. Click here to visit Meeting web page.

November 7...Coffeeville, Mississippi 8 AM to 5:30 PM. 
Forest and Wildlife Management for Profit and Recreation Shortcourse. Call Steve Cummings at (662) 675-2730. Click here for more details.

November 7...Woodville, Mississippi 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. 
Timber Tax Fundamentals Shortcourse. Call Dawn Thurman at (601)888-3211. Click here for more details.

November 7-10...Asheville, North Carolina. 
National Tree Farmer Convention. Call Stephanie Brown at (202)463-2733. Click here to view convention web information. 

November 9...Geneva County 9 AM.
Forestry Tour for Landowners at Dr. Ash’s property in Slocomb. Sponsor: ATFA Chapter. For details, call Allen Faulk at (334) 898-2394 or Ronnie Hickman at (334) 684-2876.

November 9...Lauderdale County 11 AM.
Forestry Tour sponsored by ATFA County Chapter. Several landowners, including hosts Ed & Judy Moore, will receive Treasure Forest Program Certificates. Hot dog lunch will be provided. Contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@hiwaay.net.

November 11-14...Starkville, Mississippi. 
Management of Existing Hardwood Stands. Instructors: Drs. Andy Ezell, John Hodges, Steve Meadows. Fee: $425; $30 discount if postmarked by 10/28. Call Alan Brown at (662) 325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to visit course web page. 

November 12...Brookhaven, Mississippi 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. 
Forest Investment Analysis Workshop. Call Don Bales at (601) 545-4455. Click here for more details.

November 12...Covington County 10 AM.
Public Meeting: Presentation of Final Draft of TMDL on 2 Segments of Conecuh River (in Covington & Pike counties). Location: Alabama Electric Headquarters, Andalusia. Contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@alaweb.com.
 

November 12...Blount County 6 PM.
ATFA County Chapter Annual Banquet. Speaker: James Malone. Location: Dalton Moss Lodge, Palisades Park. Contact Gladys Daily at (205) 274-2231 or blount@forestry.state.al.us.

November 12-14...Gainesville, Florida. 
Biotechnology and Tree Improvement. Contact School of Forest Resources & Conservation at (352) 846-0849 or sfrc@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu. Click here for Course web page.

November 13...Monroe County 8 AM. 
Monroe County Forestry Committee Meeting at USDA Center on Agriculture Drive, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156 x 237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

November 13...Montgomery County 12 Noon. 
Alabama PALS Governor’s Awards Program and Luncheon at The Capitol City Club. PALS stands for People Against a Littered State. Phone: (334) 263-7737 Email: alabamapals@aol.com

November 13-14...Jefferson County.
Common Misbeliefs About Alabama Agriculture -- Butler/Cunningham Conference on Agriculture & the Environment. Location: Birmingham Marriott. Call June Burns or Claude Boyd at (334) 844-4078.

November 14-15...Starkville, Mississippi. 
Managing Your Lands for Waterfowl. Fee: $375; $30 discount if postmarked by Oct. 31. Contact Alan Brown at (662) 325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to visit course web page. 

November 15...Milton, Florida 1:30 PM.
Forest Stewardship Property Tour on Spencer Brothers' land. Meet at the University of Florida Campus at Pensacola Junior College. Register by November 8. Call Santa Rosa County Extension Office at (850) 623-3868.

November 17...Lee County 2 PM. 
Memories and History of Alabama Past: Connecting People with the Land at Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve. Share yours and others’ memories growing up in the small towns and country side of rural Alabama. Carl Summers and Eve Kneeland will lead discussion. Fee: $3. Contact Margaret Holler at (334) 821-3914 or nholler@charter.net . Click here to visit Ecology Preserve web page.

November 17-20...Southern Pines, North Carolina. 
Longleaf Alliance Regional Conference. Contact Mark Hainds at (334) 427-1029 or hainds@alaweb.com. Click here to visit the conference web page.

RESCHEDULED FROM 11/13/02 -- November 20...Jefferson County 9:30 AM. 
Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at the Botanical Gardens. Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

NOVEMBER 20, 2002...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, timber market update and more. For more details, visit the conference web page (in construction) by clicking here. You may listen to the live conference (members only - pre-register for toll free number and pass code 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 20...Autauga County 10 AM to 2 PM.
A Ride Through the Woods at Camp Tukabatchee (Boy Scout Camp). Tour highlights: Prescribed Burning, Wildlife Habitat, Water Quality, Recreation Sites, Erosion Control, Conservation Education. Lunch provided. Call Lamar Dykes at (334) 262-2697.

November 20-21...Jackson, Mississippi. 
Estate Planning for Forest Landowners. Instructor: Dr. Harry Haney, Jr. Fee: $345; $50 discount if paid by October 29. Call Britt MacInnis at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course website
(be aware of a link error on agenda - 10/24/02).

November 20-22...Starkville, Mississippi. 
Integrating Images and GPS Data Into GIS Systems. Instructors: Wes Burger, Rich Minnis, Alex Thomasson, Mark Smith. Working knowledge of GPS and Desktop GIS required. Fee: $845; $50 discount if postmarked by Nov. 6. Contact Alan Brown at (662) 325-0100 or abrown@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to visit the course web page.

November 21...Lauderdale County 6:30 PM. Lauderdale ATFA Chapter Board of Directors Meeting at Church of the Good Shepherd, 2001 Cloyd Blvd., Florence. Contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@hiwaay.net.

November 21...Madison County, Alabama 7 PM. 
Red Ant (fire ant) Management Workshop
with Ken Creel, Auburn Extension Service at Stone Agriculture Building, 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville.  Call Mark Sullivan at (256) 532-1565.

>December 2002

December 3...Colbert County 9 AM.
Classroom in the Forest at Alfred Farris Farm, Margerum. Educational program for Cherokee Middle School 6th Graders. If you want to be involved, call Pat Staley at (256) 383-3603.

December 3...Mobile County 7 PM.
Camp House Cook Feast presented by ATFA Chapter at Jon Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Road, North. RSVP by November 26 to Kay Tate at (251) 574-8445.

December 5...Morgan County 9:30 AM.
Tour of Wheeler Wildlife Refuge sponsored by Lauderdale County Chapter of ATFA. Meet at Refuge Visitors' Center on Hwy. 67, Decatur. RSVP by Dec. 4 to Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@hiwaay.net.

December 5...Baldwin County 6:30 PM.
Forestry Dinner & Seminar. Speaker: Dr. Ken McNabb. Also, bluegrass band, Long Overdue. Location: Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center, Fairhope. RSVP to (251) 937-7176.

December 7...Lee County 9 AM. 
Natural Craft Day at Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve. Make and decorate a grapevine wreath with local artist. Fee: $4. Contact Margaret Holler at (334) 821-3914 or nholler@charter.net. Click here to visit Ecology Preserve web page.

December 8-10...Mobile County.
Alabama Farmers Federation 81st Annual Meeting. Call Steve Guy at 800-392-5705.

December 9...Montgomery County 10 AM.
Public Hearing on EPA Phase II Storm Water Program Structural Permitting Requirements. While Silvicultural Activities (growing and harvesting trees) are exempt, activities such as building a hunting lodge and access road may not be exempt. Hunters and landowners who lease land for hunting and want to prevent more government intrusion into your lives should call forest owner J. B. Cooper, Jr. at (205) 339-9319. Hearing details: Place & Date  -- Proposed Rules

December 9...Baldwin County 1 PM. 
Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership Steering Committee Meeting at Conservation Department office, Spanish Fort. Contact Jody Scanlan at (251) 438-5690 or jscanlan@aces.edu.

December 10...Jefferson City, Missouri.
Weed Control for the Establishment of Hardwood Tree Plantations. Call Hank Stelzer (573) 882-4444.

December 10-11...Gainesville, Florida. 
Nutrient Management for Enhancing Forest Production. Speaker: Eric Jokela. Location: Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Contact Julie Helmers at (352) 846-0842 or sfrc@ifas.ufl.edu. Click here to visit Program web page. 

December 11-12...Athens, Georgia. 
Timber Income Tax. Instructor: Dr. Harry L Haney, Jr. Fee: $395. Contact Arlene Bolton at (706) 542-3063 or arlene_bolton@gactr.uga.edu. Click here to visit the short course web page.

December 12...Lauderdale County 6:30 PM.
Lauderdale & Colbert ATFA Chapters ATFA Christmas Dinner at Joe Wheeler State Convention Center. Fee: $16. Live music entertainment. Contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@hiwaay.net.

December 19...Jefferson County 6:30 PM. 
Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting. Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.


End of 2002 Calendar of Past Events