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2003 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 01/02/04

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

>January 2003

January 10...Hernando County, Florida 1:30 PM.
Forest Stewardship Property Tour at Camp E-Nini-Hassee. Register by January 3. Call Hernando County Extension Office at (352) 754-4433.

January 10-12...Marshall County. 
Eagle Awareness and More 2003
at Lake Guntersville State Park. Observe and study the bald eagle. $130 single, $150 double, includes 2 nights at lodge, banquet, observation trips, and seminar. Call 1-800-548-4553.

January 14...Griffin, Georgia.
The Practice of Restoring Native Ecosystems. Speakers: Steven Apfelbaum & William Young. Fee: $150. Call National Arbor Day Foundation at 1-888-448-7337. Click here to view seminar web page.

January 14...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.

January 14...Butler County 6 PM.
Sepulga River Basin Committee Meeting at County Health Department, Greenville. Call Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271.

January 14...Mobile County 7 PM.
Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting at Jon Archer Center, North Schillinger Road, Mobile. Call Dwight Steedley at (251) 675-9250.

January 15...Jefferson County 9:30 AM.
Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at Alabama Forestry Commission, Gardendale. Call John S. Morris at (205) 631-2552 or Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

JANUARY 15, 2003...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. Click here for links to past conferences. 


January 16...Highpoint, North Carolina.
The Practice of Restoring Native Ecosystems. Speakers: Steven Apfelbaum & William Young. Fee: $150. Call National Arbor Day Foundation at 1-888-448-7337. Click here to view seminar web page.

January 17-19...Marshall County. 
Eagle Awareness and More 2003
at Lake Guntersville State Park. Observe and study the bald eagle. $130 single, $150 double, includes 2 nights at lodge, banquet, observation trips, and seminar. Call 1-800-548-4553.

January 18...Blount County.
Ladies Only Bobwhite Quail Hunt sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. Location: Plantation Wildlife, Oneonta. Fee: $200; $25 discount for AWF members. Friday night lodging, $50; includes supper. Call Marisa Lee-Sasser at 1-800-822-9453.

January 22...Cullman County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Upper Basin Committee Meeting. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

January 23...Lee County 3 PM.
Pandas, People, and Policies: Weaver Lecture Series at Dixon Conference Center Auditorium, Auburn University. Speaker: Dr. Jianguo Liu, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University. Fee: Free Admission. Contact Dr. Daowei Zhang at (334) 844-1067 or zhangd1@auburn.edu.

January 24-26...Marshall County. 
Eagle Awareness and More 2003
at Lake Guntersville State Park. Observe and study the bald eagle. $130 single, $150 double, includes 2 nights at lodge, banquet, observation trips, and seminar. Call 1-800-548-4553.

January 29...Gainesville, Florida  8 AM.
Prescribed Fire Workshop at Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Call Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375.

January 29-31...Pikeville, Tennessee.
Forestry Laws and Regulations - Kentucky-Tennessee SAF Meeting. Contact Diana Gennett at (423) 847-0747 or gen001@msn.com.

January 31-Feb. 2...Lauderdale County. 
Eagle Awareness and More 2003
at Joe Wheeler State Park. Observe and study the bald eagle. $130 single, $150 double, includes 2 nights at lodge, banquet, observation trips, and seminar. Call 1-800-548-4553.

>February 2003

February 1...Brooksville, Florida 8 AM.
Prescribed Fire Workshop at Withlacoochee State Forest. Meet at the Florida Center for Wildfire and Forest Resources Management Training. To register call the Hernando County Extension Office at (352) 754-4433.

February 4...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Introduction to Wildlife Management: Session 1 of 7; Master Wildlifer Program 2003. Series fee: $100. Spouse discount of $65. 
Downlinks are scheduled for the following Alabama counties: 
canceled Barbour, Charlie Mason (334) 775-3284
Blount, Dan Porch (205) 274-2129
Bullock, Jimmy Smitherman, (334) 738-2580
Butler, Russell Parrish, (334) 382-5111
Choctaw, John Ollison, (205)459-2133
canceled Conecuh, Emily Brogden, (251) 578-2762
Coosa, Roger Vines, (256) 377-4713
Cullman, Charles Pinkston, (256) 737-9386
Escambia, Buck Farrier, (251) 867-7760
Fayette, Warren Griffith, (205) 932-8941
Houston, Richard Murphy, (334) 794-4108
Jackson, Lewis Tapley, (256) 574-2143
canceled Jefferson/Shelby, David Hubbard, (205) 325-5342x21
Lamar, Wayne Robinson, (205) 695-7139
Lauderdale, Mack Pugh, (256) 695-7139
Lee, Chuck Browne/Jeff Clary, (334) 749-3353 - jclary@aces.edu
Madison, Ken Creel, (256) 532-1578x18
Marion, Bobby Wallace, (205) 921-3551
Marshall, Eddie Wheeler, (256) 582-2009
Mobile, Jane Hartselle, (251) 574-8445
Monroe, Rodie Ruffin, (251) 575-3477
Montgomery, Gwen Lewis or Shannon Andress, (334) 265-0233
Morgan, Ronald Britnell, (256) 773-2549
canceled Perry, Daniel Jones, (334) 683-6888
Sumter, Willie Lampley, (205) 652-9501
Talladega, Henry Dorough, (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa, Wayne Ford, (205) 349-4630
Walker, Danny Cain, (205) 221-3392
canceled Washington, Arthur Threatt, (251) 847-2295
Wilcox, Michael Oglesby, (334) 682-4289
Winston, Mike Henshaw, (205) 489-5376. 
For other locations in Alabama, call Jeannie Moncrief at (334) 844-1043. For downlink information outside of Alabama, contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813 or whubbard@uga.edu. Click here to view short course series web page.

February 4...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Cahaba River Society Annual Meeting at Energen Plaza (next to downtown Birmingham public library). Call (205) 322-5326. Click here to visit the meeting web page.

February 4-5...Jefferson County.
WaterQuest 2003 & NonPoint Source Watershed Forum 2003 (joint meeting) at Birmingham Marriott Hotel, U.S. 280. Fee: $125. To register call David Roberson at (334) 240-8725 or Molly Tatum at (334) 394-4360.

February 5...Lee County 3 PM. 
Forest Production, Policy, and Sustainability in the South: Weaver Lecture Series at Dixon Conference Center Auditorium, Auburn University. Speaker: Dr. David Wear, U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station, North Carolina. Fee: Free Admission. Contact Dr. Daowei Zhang at (334) 844-1067 or zhangd1@auburn.edu.

February 6...Talladega County 6 PM.
Herbicide Demonstration at County Extension Building. Speaker: Michelle Isenberg, BASF. Contact Eddie May at (256) 362-8210 x 3 or eddie.may@al.usda.gov.

February 8...Milton, Florida 8 AM.
Prescribed Fire Workshop at Blackwater State Forest. Meet at Bear Lake Recreation Area Meeting Room. To register call Santa Rosa County Extension Office at (850) 623-3868.

February 11...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Biology & Management of Bobwhite Quail, Cottontail Rabbit, & Mourning Dove: Session 2 of 7; Master Wildlifer Program 2003. Series fee: $100. Spouse discount of $65. 
Downlinks are scheduled for the following Alabama counties: 
Blount, Dan Porch (205) 274-2129
Bullock, Jimmy Smitherman, (334) 738-2580
Butler, Russell Parrish, (334) 382-5111
Choctaw, John Ollison, (205)459-2133
Coosa, Roger Vines, (256) 377-4713
Cullman, Charles Pinkston, (256) 737-9386
Escambia, Buck Farrier, (251) 867-7760
Fayette, Warren Griffith, (205) 932-8941
Houston, Richard Murphy, (334) 794-4108
Jackson, Lewis Tapley, (256) 574-2143
Lamar, Wayne Robinson, (205) 695-7139
Lauderdale, Mack Pugh, (256) 695-7139
Lee, Chuck Browne/Jeff Clary, (334) 749-3353 - jclary@aces.edu 
Madison, Ken Creel, (256) 532-1578x18
Marion, Bobby Wallace, (205) 921-3551
Marshall, Eddie Wheeler, (256) 582-2009
Mobile, Jane Hartselle, (251) 574-8445
Monroe, Rodie Ruffin, (251) 575-3477
Montgomery, Gwen Lewis or Shannon Andress, (334) 265-0233
Morgan, Ronald Britnell, (256) 773-2549
Sumter, Willie Lampley, (205) 652-9501
Talladega, Henry Dorough, (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa, Wayne Ford, (205) 349-4630
Walker, Danny Cain, (205) 221-3392
Wilcox, Michael Oglesby, (334) 682-4289
Winston, Mike Henshaw, (205) 489-5376. 
For other locations in Alabama, call Jeannie Moncrief at (334) 844-1043. For downlink information outside of Alabama, contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813 or whubbard@uga.edu. Click here to view short course series web page.

February 11-12...Biloxi, Mississippi.
Thinning Southern Pines: Operations & Decision Making. Instructors: Drs. Barry D. Shiver, Dale Greene & Bruce E. Borders. Location: Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel. Fee: $335; $25 discount if paid 2 weeks in advance. Contact Brandi Leopold at (706) 543-3202 or fiscourse@hotmail.com.

February 12...Jefferson County 9:30 AM.
Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at Birmingham City Hall, 5th floor conference room. Call Linus Mbanugo at (205) 254-7775 or Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400.

February 13...Walker County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Middle Basin Committee Meeting, Building 1400, Civic Room, Bevill State Community College, Sumiton Campus. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

February 13...Lauderdale County 6:30 PM.
Forest Taxation Seminar at Florence Municipal Auditorium, Pine Street entrance into City Hall. Instructor: Lou Hyman, Alabama Forestry Commission. Contact Steve McEachron at (256)764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us or Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@hiwaay.net.

February 16-22...Statewide.
Alabama Arbor Week. Plant a tree with your grandchildren.

February 18...Escambia County 10 AM.
Lower Conecuh River Basin Committee Meeting (organizational meeting) at Turtle Point Environmental Science Center, 20959 Hwy 31, Flomaton. Contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@alaweb.com.

February 18...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Biology & Management of Eastern Wild Turkey: Session 3 of 7; Master Wildlifer Program 2003. Series fee: $100. Spouse discount of $65. 
Downlinks are scheduled for the following Alabama counties: 
Blount, Dan Porch (205) 274-2129
Bullock, Jimmy Smitherman, (334) 738-2580
Butler, Russell Parrish, (334) 382-5111
Choctaw, John Ollison, (205)459-2133
Coosa, Roger Vines, (256) 377-4713
Cullman, Charles Pinkston, (256) 737-9386
Escambia, Buck Farrier, (251) 867-7760
Fayette, Warren Griffith, (205) 932-8941
Houston, Richard Murphy, (334) 794-4108
Jackson, Lewis Tapley, (256) 574-2143
Lamar, Wayne Robinson, (205) 695-7139
Lauderdale, Mack Pugh, (256) 695-7139
Lee, Chuck Browne/Jeff Clary, (334) 749-3353 - jclary@aces.edu
Madison, Ken Creel, (256) 532-1578x18
Marion, Bobby Wallace, (205) 921-3551
Marshall, Eddie Wheeler, (256) 582-2009
Mobile, Jane Hartselle, (251) 574-8445
Monroe, Rodie Ruffin, (251) 575-3477
Montgomery, Gwen Lewis or Shannon Andress, (334) 265-0233
Morgan, Ronald Britnell, (256) 773-2549
Sumter, Willie Lampley, (205) 652-9501
Talladega, Henry Dorough, (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa, Wayne Ford, (205) 349-4630
Walker, Danny Cain, (205) 221-3392
Wilcox, Michael Oglesby, (334) 682-4289
Winston, Mike Henshaw, (205) 489-5376. 
For other locations in Alabama, call Jeannie Moncrief at (334) 844-1043. For downlink information outside of Alabama, contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813 or whubbard@uga.edu. Click here to view shortcourse series web page.

February 18...Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Lower Basin Committee Meeting at Public Health Area III Annex, 1200 37th Street East, Tuscaloosa. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

FEBRUARY 19, 2003...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.  Click here for links to past conferences. 


February 19-21...Baldwin County.
Environmental Education Conference sponsored by Legacy (environmental education license tag) at Marriott's Grand Hotel, Point Clear. Fee: $150. Call 1-800-240-5115 or write to info@legacyenved.org. Click here to view conference web page.

February 20...Tuscaloosa County 5:30 PM. 
Turkey Management Seminar at County Extension Auditorium. Speakers: Dr. George Hurst, MSU, Joe McGlincy, The Wildlife Company, and David Nelson, Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Div. Limited seating, RSVP by Feb. 19. Call Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

February 20...Pike County 6 PM.
Annual Meeting and Dinner of County ATFA Chapter. Location: Cattleman’s Park. Call Carol Dorrill at (334) 735-2976.

February 23 (rescheduled from Feb. 15 & 16)...Mount Berry, Georgia 10 AM to ??? daily.
Longleaf Planting on mountain campus (volunteers invited). Mini-tour of existing stands at lunchtime. Contact Dr. Martin Cipollini at (706) 290-2149 or mcipollini@berry.edu.

February 24-25…Gainesville, Florida.
Exploring Ecotourism. Instructor: Taylor Stein. Location: Austin Cary Memorial Forest Conference Center. Call (352) 846-0849. Click here to view the workshop web page.

February 24-28...Biloxi, Mississippi.
12th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Contact James D. Haywood (318) 473-7226 or dhaywood@fs.fed.us.

February 25...Monroe County 8 AM.
Timber Cruising Technology for Field Foresters. Fee: $25. Instructor: Mike Phelps, Haglof, Inc. Call (601) 856-5119.

February 25...Baldwin County 5 PM.
For the Land - a forestry seminar. Location: Gulf Coast Regional Research & Extension Center on Hwy 104, east of Fairhope. Fee: $12. Call Rhonda Bryars at (251) 937-7176.

February 25...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Managing Waterfowl, Wetlands and Other Aquatic Resources: Session 4 of 7; Master Wildlifer Program 2003. Series fee: $100. Spouse discount of $65. 
Downlinks are scheduled for the following Alabama counties: 
Blount, Dan Porch (205) 274-2129
Bullock, Jimmy Smitherman, (334) 738-2580
Butler, Russell Parrish, (334) 382-5111
Choctaw, John Ollison, (205)459-2133
Coosa, Roger Vines, (256) 377-4713
Cullman, Charles Pinkston, (256) 737-9386
Escambia, Buck Farrier, (251) 867-7760
Fayette, Warren Griffith, (205) 932-8941
Houston, Richard Murphy, (334) 794-4108
Jackson, Lewis Tapley, (256) 574-2143
Lamar, Wayne Robinson, (205) 695-7139
Lauderdale, Mack Pugh, (256) 695-7139
Lee, Chuck Browne/Jeff Clary, (334) 749-3353 - jclary@aces.edu
Madison, Ken Creel, (256) 532-1578x18
Marion, Bobby Wallace, (205) 921-3551
Marshall, Eddie Wheeler, (256) 582-2009
Mobile, Jane Hartselle, (251) 574-8445
Monroe, Rodie Ruffin, (251) 575-3477
Montgomery, Gwen Lewis or Shannon Andress, (334) 265-0233
Morgan, Ronald Britnell, (256) 773-2549
Sumter, Willie Lampley, (205) 652-9501
Talladega, Henry Dorough, (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa, Wayne Ford, (205) 349-4630
Walker, Danny Cain, (205) 221-3392
Wilcox, Michael Oglesby, (334) 682-4289
Winston, Mike Henshaw, (205) 489-5376. 
For other locations in Alabama, call Jeannie Moncrief at (334) 844-1043. For downlink information outside of Alabama, contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813 or whubbard@uga.edu. Click here to view shortcourse series web page.

February 26...Pike County 8 AM.
Timber Cruising Technology for Field Foresters. Fee: $25. Instructor: Mike Phelps, Haglof, Inc. Call (601) 856-5119.

February 26...Cullman County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Upper Basin Committee Meeting. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

February 27...Marengo County 8 AM.
Timber Cruising Technology for Field Foresters. Fee: $25. Instructor: Mike Phelps, Haglof, Inc. Call (601) 856-5119.

February 27...Atlanta, Georgia 8:30 AM to 5 PM.
Inventorying and Monitoring Nontimber Forest Products. Sponsor: Institute for Culture and Ecology. Location: U.S. Forest Service Region 8 Headquarters, 1720 Peachtree Road, NW. Nontimber products to be discussed include ginseng, saw palmetto (medicinals), mushrooms, berries (edibles), galax, grape vines, moss (floral greens), pine straw, wild seeds, etc. Project goal is to assess relationships between forest management practices, nontimber forest products and biodiversity in the U.S. Fee: Free, but please preregister. Contact Katie Lynch at (503) 320-1323 or ktlynch@ifcae.org. Click here to visit sponsor's website.

February 27...Lee County 3 PM.
The Global Revolution in Sustainable Forest Policy: A European Perspective — Weaver Lecture with Dr. Franz Schmithűsen. Location: Dixon Conference Center, Auburn University. Contact Dr. Daowei Zhang at (334) 844-1067 or zhangd1@auburn.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

FEBRUARY 27, 2003...Jefferson County  7:00 PM.
Topic:  Let Him Go So He Can Grow: QDMA Video Program.
Mark Thomas
, Forester/Wildlife Biologist and QDMA Board Member will be available to answer questions.
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.


February 28...Statewide.
End of Rabbit, Squirrel, Raccoon, Opossum, Snipe & Quail Hunting Seasons.

February 28-March 2...Barbour County.
Lake Eufaula's Fins, Feathers and Flowers Weekend at Lakepoint State Park Resort and nearby Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge. "...a weekend of observing migratory waterfowl, resident wildlife populations, wading and shore birds." $122 single, $159 double, includes lodging, banquet & program, field observation trips, etc. Call 1-800-544-5253.

February 28-March 2...Baldwin County.
Alabama Forestry Association’s Mid-Winter Meeting at Grand Hotel, Point Clear. Included will be speech by Bill O'Connor, Campaign for Alabama, on increasing state government revenues (translation: raising property taxes).  Hotel reservations: 1-800-228-9290. Meeting registration: (334) 265-8733.

> March 2003

March 1...Jefferson County 9 AM to 5 PM.
QDMA Deer Hunting and Management Short Course. Topics: Quality Deer Management, Food Plots, Integrating Forestry and Habitat Management, Hunting Pressure, and Buck Rub Analysis. Fee: $25; includes 1 year membership in QDMA. Contact Jared Bailey at 1-800-209-3337 or jbailey@qdma.com.

March 1...Athens, Georgia 6:30 PM.
Quality Deer Management Association Spring Banquet and Auction. Fee: $65. RSVP to Jared Bailey at 1-800-209-3337 or jbailey@qdma.com. Click here for Banquet details.

March 3-5...Atlanta, Georgia.
Work Truck Show. Call 1-800-441-6832 or email info@ntea.com. Click here to visit show's web page.

March 4...Pike County 10 AM.
Upper Conecuh River Basin Committee Meeting at South Alabama Electric Cooperative. Contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@alaweb.com.

March 4...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Biology & Management of White-tailed Deer: Session 5 of 7; Master Wildlifer Program 2003. Series fee: $100. Spouse discount of $65. 
Downlinks are scheduled for the following Alabama counties: 
Blount, Dan Porch (205) 274-2129
Bullock, Jimmy Smitherman, (334) 738-2580
Butler, Russell Parrish, (334) 382-5111
Choctaw, John Ollison, (205)459-2133
Coosa, Roger Vines, (256) 377-4713
Cullman, Charles Pinkston, (256) 737-9386
Escambia, Buck Farrier, (251) 867-7760
Fayette, Warren Griffith, (205) 932-8941
Houston, Richard Murphy, (334) 794-4108
Jackson, Lewis Tapley, (256) 574-2143
Lamar, Wayne Robinson, (205) 695-7139
Lauderdale, Mack Pugh, (256) 695-7139
Lee, Chuck Browne/Jeff Clary, (334) 749-3353 - jclary@aces.edu
Madison, Ken Creel, (256) 532-1578x18
Marion, Bobby Wallace, (205) 921-3551
Marshall, Eddie Wheeler, (256) 582-2009
Mobile, Jane Hartselle, (251) 574-8445
Monroe, Rodie Ruffin, (251) 575-3477
Montgomery, Gwen Lewis or Shannon Andress, (334) 265-0233
Morgan, Ronald Britnell, (256) 773-2549
Sumter, Willie Lampley, (205) 652-9501
Talladega, Henry Dorough, (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa, Wayne Ford, (205) 349-4630
Walker, Danny Cain, (205) 221-3392
Wilcox, Michael Oglesby, (334) 682-4289
Winston, Mike Henshaw, (205) 489-5376. 
For other locations in Alabama, call Jeannie Moncrief at (334) 844-1043. For downlink information outside of Alabama, contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813 or whubbard@uga.edu. Click here to view shortcourse series web page.

March 6...Tuscaloosa County 5:30 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. Fee: $40 per person or couple - includes annual membership in AWF and food & beverages. Call Gardner Rowell at (205) 759-2920.

March 6...Bibb County 6 PM.
Cahaba Watershed Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Sawmeal Restaurant, Brent. Dinner at 6 PM followed by meeting at about 6:45 PM. Call Dr. Alan Belcher at (205) 926-9931.

March 7-9...Jefferson County. 
Alabama Fishing and Wild Turkey Expo at Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center. Call Bob Coker at (334) 616-6005.

March 7-9...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 BOW webpage.

March 7-16...Brazil.
Brazilian Intensive Forestry Tour sponsored by Forest Resources Association, Inc. $2,995 includes roundtrip airfare from Miami. Limited to 33 people. Contact Neil Ward at (301) 838-9385 or nward@forestresources.org.

March 8...Montgomery County 9 AM.
Conservation Advisory Board Meeting at State Capitol Auditorium. This board recommends (sets) hunting seasons and bag limits. Call (334) 242-3486. Click here to view names of board members.

March 10...Lee County 6:30 PM.
Forestry Meeting: Surveying Issues Related to Boundary Lines and Power Line Easements. Location: Civitan Building on Highway 29, Opelika. Contact Jeff Clary at (334) 749-3353 or jclary@aces.edu.

March 11...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Managing for Wildlife Diversity: Session 6 of 7; Master Wildlifer Program 2003. Series fee: $100. Spouse discount of $65. 
Downlinks are scheduled for the following Alabama counties: 
Blount, Dan Porch (205) 274-2129
Bullock, Jimmy Smitherman, (334) 738-2580
Butler, Russell Parrish, (334) 382-5111
Choctaw, John Ollison, (205)459-2133
Coosa, Roger Vines, (256) 377-4713
Cullman, Charles Pinkston, (256) 737-9386
Escambia, Buck Farrier, (251) 867-7760
Fayette, Warren Griffith, (205) 932-8941
Houston, Richard Murphy, (334) 794-4108
Jackson, Lewis Tapley, (256) 574-2143
Lamar, Wayne Robinson, (205) 695-7139
Lauderdale, Mack Pugh, (256) 695-7139
Lee, Chuck Browne/Jeff Clary, (334) 749-3353 - jclary@aces.edu
Madison, Ken Creel, (256) 532-1578x18
Marion, Bobby Wallace, (205) 921-3551
Marshall, Eddie Wheeler, (256) 582-2009
Mobile, Jane Hartselle, (251) 574-8445
Monroe, Rodie Ruffin, (251) 575-3477
Montgomery, Gwen Lewis or Shannon Andress, (334) 265-0233
Morgan, Ronald Britnell, (256) 773-2549
Sumter, Willie Lampley, (205) 652-9501
Talladega, Henry Dorough, (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa, Wayne Ford, (205) 349-4630
Walker, Danny Cain, (205) 221-3392
Wilcox, Michael Oglesby, (334) 682-4289
Winston, Mike Henshaw, (205) 489-5376. 
For other locations in Alabama, call Jeannie Moncrief at (334) 844-1043. For downlink information outside of Alabama, contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813 or whubbard@uga.edu. Click here to view shortcourse series web page.

March 11-12...Jefferson County.
Integrating Wildlife and Intensive Forest Management. Instructors: Drs. Karl V. Miller, Barry Shiver, & Bruce Borders. Location: Best Western Rime Garden Inn & Suites. Fee: $385; $25 discount if paid 2 weeks in advance. Contact Brandi Leopold at (706) 543-3202 or fiscourse@hotmail.com.

March 11-12...Gainesville, Florida. 
Electronic Forest Inventory. Instructor: Don Rockwood. Fee: $345. Contact Julie Helmers at (352) 846-0842 or jhelmers@ufl.edu. Click here to visit conference web page.

March 13...Walker County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Middle Basin Committee Meeting, Building 1400, Civic Room, Bevill State Community College, Sumiton Campus. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

March 13-14...Tuscaloosa County.
GPS & GIS: A Hands-on Workshop. “Learn to generate accurate & professional maps…” Instructors: Brian Holley & Karen Barker. Fee: $225. Location: Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa. Call Karen Barker at (334)252-0644.

March 18...Madison/Jackson Counties 12 PM to 5 PM.
Upland Hardwood Silviculture Field Trip. Tour is in conjunction with another program, but is open to anyone interested. No fee, but you must pre-register. Contact Dr. Callie Jo Schweitzer at (256) 372-4230 or cschweitzer@fs.fed.us. Click here for more information about what you will learn on the field trip.

March 18...Satellite Broadcast 6 PM to 9 PM. 
Developing Wildlife Recreational Opportunities on Your Property: Session 7 of 7; Master Wildlifer Program 2003. Series fee: $100. Spouse discount of $65. 
Downlinks are scheduled for the following Alabama counties: 
Blount, Dan Porch (205) 274-2129
Bullock, Jimmy Smitherman, (334) 738-2580
Butler, Russell Parrish, (334) 382-5111
Choctaw, John Ollison, (205)459-2133
Coosa, Roger Vines, (256) 377-4713
Cullman, Charles Pinkston, (256) 737-9386
Escambia, Buck Farrier, (251) 867-7760
Fayette, Warren Griffith, (205) 932-8941
Houston, Richard Murphy, (334) 794-4108
Jackson, Lewis Tapley, (256) 574-2143
Lamar, Wayne Robinson, (205) 695-7139
Lauderdale, Mack Pugh, (256) 695-7139
Lee, Chuck Browne/Jeff Clary, (334) 749-3353 - jclary@aces.edu
Madison, Ken Creel, (256) 532-1578x18
Marion, Bobby Wallace, (205) 921-3551
Marshall, Eddie Wheeler, (256) 582-2009
Mobile, Jane Hartselle, (251) 574-8445
Monroe, Rodie Ruffin, (251) 575-3477
Montgomery, Gwen Lewis or Shannon Andress, (334) 265-0233
Morgan, Ronald Britnell, (256) 773-2549
Sumter, Willie Lampley, (205) 652-9501
Talladega, Henry Dorough, (256) 362-6187
Tuscaloosa, Wayne Ford, (205) 349-4630
Walker, Danny Cain, (205) 221-3392
Wilcox, Michael Oglesby, (334) 682-4289
Winston, Mike Henshaw, (205) 489-5376. 
For other locations in Alabama, call Jeannie Moncrief at (334) 844-1043. For downlink information outside of Alabama, contact Bill Hubbard at (706) 542-7813 or whubbard@uga.edu. Click here to view shortcourse series web page.

March 18...Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Lower Basin Committee Meeting at Public Health Area III Annex, 1200 37th Street East, Tuscaloosa. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

MARCH 19, 2003...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. Click here for links to past conferences. 


March 19-21...Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Information and Technology for Forest Managers: Applying New Technologies to the Business of Forestry. Location: Callaway Gardens. Fee: $420; $45 discount for SAF or Tree Farm members. Contact Terry Clark at (301) 897-8720 x 123 or clarkt@safnet.org.

March 20...Jefferson County 9 AM.
Forestry Demonstration at Jeff State Community College, Highway 79. Call Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or Larry Quick at (205) 856-7846.

March 21-22...Jackson, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Expo at Fairgrounds. "...equipment dealers, demonstrations, landowner education classes, Master Logger classes, manufacturers, competitions..." Call (615) 883-3832. Check with Tennessee Forestry Association web page.

March 26...Cullman County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Upper Basin Committee Meeting. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

March 27...Cullman County 7 PM.
Horticulture Program by Roy Ball, Wallace State College. Sponsor: ATFA Chapter. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or afc0125@hiwaay.net.

March 28-30...Conecuh County.
Alabama Hiking Society Conference at Blue Lake Camp, Conecuh National Forest. Fee: $10. For info contact Mike Kennedy at (334) 567-4009 or ahts@alaweb.com.

March 29...Lee County 6:45 AM.
"Welcome Weary Travelers!" - Spring Bird Migration Walk & Talk. Leader: Jeff Stratford. Bring binoculars. Fee: $4. Call (334) 821-3914.

March 30-Apr. 17...New Zealand.
Forestry Tour of New Zealand - North Island and South Island. Cost: about $90 per day plus air fare to New Zealand. Contact Ewan McGregor at ewan-mac@xtra.co.nz or Elizabeth Sisson at info@natureexpeditions.co.nz. Click here for tour details.

March 31...Tuscaloosa County 1 PM. Hurricane Creek Watershed Forum at the West Alabama Regional Planning Commission, Northport. Call Brad McLane or Amy Sides at (205) 322-6395. Editor’s Note: Keep an eye on this group. 

> April 2003

April 1...West Point, Mississippi 7 PM.
10 Stupid Things Forest Landowners Do to Mess Up Their Taxes. Speaker: Dr. Deborah Gaddis. Dinner fee amount? Location: FSA-NRCS Building, Highway 50 East. Call John Stuart at (662) 494-1474.

April 4-5...Lexington, Kentucky.
Kentucky Forest Industries Association Annual Meeting at Marriot Griffin Gate Resort. Call (502) 695-3979 or email kfiabob@aol.com. Click here to visit KFIA website.

April 4-6...Wintergreen Resort, Virginia.
Virginia Forestry Association Annual Meeting. Call (804) 741-0836 or email vafa@erols.com.

April 5...Washington County 9 AM.
Tour Forestland of Robert & Carolyn Brown, Millry. Picnic lunch provided. Sponsored by ATFA. Please RSVP to Mike at (251) 847-2166 or Faye at (251) 846-2974.

April 6...Lee County 2 PM to 4 PM.
Celebrate Spring with Geocaching! Learn to use your GPS unit in high tech scavenger hunt. Instructors: Drs. Steve Taylor & Jim Baier. Location: Forest Ecology Preserve, Auburn. Fee: $3. Call (334) 821-3914.

April 7...Baldwin County 1 PM.
Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership Meeting  at the Conservation Department office on the causeway near Spanish Fort. Contact Jody Scanlan at (251) 438-5690 or jscanlan@aces.edu.

April 8...Conecuh County 10 AM.
Sepulga River Basin Committee Meeting at Burt Ag. Center, Evergreen. Contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@alaweb.com.

April 8...Jefferson County 6 PM to 8 PM.
Public Meeting on the Management Plan of the National Forests in Alabama. Some groups may present their fears that National Forest management is positioning the federal forests to become human exclusion areas. The meeting may be enlightening about the way the public thinks about forestland and the role of government in ownership of the land. Location: Hilton at U.S. 280 & I-459. Click here for details on the plan. Contact Rick Morgan, Staff Officer, or George McEldowney, Acting Planner at (334) 832 4470.

April 9...Cullman County 8 AM.
Cullman County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office, Cullman. Discuss upcoming FAWN program, etc. Contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or afc0125@hiwaay.net.

April 10...Walker County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Middle Basin Committee Meeting, Building 1400, Civic Room, Bevill State Community College, Sumiton Campus. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.


AFOA ANNUAL MEETING

APRIL 11-13, 2003...DeKalb County (Northeast Alabama). 
Full Schedule of Events
- click here for details 
o  Friday:
Tours 
o  Saturday:
Workshops, Seminars, Field Exercises, Tours 
o  Sunday:
Tour  
Registration Form
Location:
DeSoto State Park Lodge. Little River Canyon, DeSoto Falls & Mentone all nearby. 
Room Reservations:
Make Room or Cabin Reservations for Friday and Saturday Nights by calling DeSoto State Park at 1-800-568-8840. Conference Reservation Code is CGFORE. State Park requires two-night reservations. Click here for accommodations nearby the Park.
Questions? Contact AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


April 12...Newton, Georgia 10 AM to 2 PM.
Open House at Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway. Wagon tours, slide show, walking tours of research facilities, and hands-on learning for kids. Call (229)734-4706.

April 14-17…Starkville, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning Shortcourse. Fee: $425. Contact Melinda Moore at (662) 325-0100 or mmoore@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to view short course web page.

April 15...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.

April 15...Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Lower Basin Committee Meeting at Public Health Area III Annex, 1200 37th Street East, Tuscaloosa. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

April 16 & 17...Cullman County 9 AM each day.
Forestry Awareness Week Now at Sportsman's Lake Park for Cullman City School 6th Graders. Classes in wildlife management, tree identification, forest management, soils, water quality, and forest products. If you would like to help, contact Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573 or afc0125@hiwaay.net.

April 17...Crenshaw County 4 PM.
Spring & Fall Game Food Plots. Location: Jim Perdue Barn. Call Bill Norman at (334) 335-5296 or Charlie Clark at (334) 335-6507 x 2.

April 17...Mobile County 7 PM.
The Forever Wild Program Speaker: Dr. John Borom. Sponsor: Mobile County Landowners Association. Location: Jon Archer Center, North Schillinger Road, Mobile. Call Dwight Steedley at (251) 675-9250.

April 19-26...Statewide.
Don't Drop It On Alabama Statewide Spring Cleanup. Call Alabama People Against a Littered State (PALS) for details on how to participate in your area. 1-800-ALA-PALS

April 21, 22, 23, & 24...Lauderdale County 9 AM daily.
Forestry Awareness Week Now for City & County 6th Graders. Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park, Florence. If you would like to help, contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@hiwaay.net.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

APRIL 23, 2003...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. Click here for links to past conferences. 


April 23...Cullman County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Upper Basin Committee Meeting. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

April 23-24...Gainesville, Florida.
Forest Resource Values: Florida’s Legacy & Future. Fee: $120. Call Dr. Alan Long at (352) 846-1277. Click here to view copy of symposium brochure.

April 25...Winston County 8:30 AM.
Forestry Awareness Week Now program at Camp Maxwell for elementary school students sponsored by County Forestry Planning Committee. If you would like to help, call Johnna Godsey at (205) 489-5014.

April 25...Putnam County, Florida 1:30 PM.
Forest Stewardship Tour on Boll Green Acres Wildlife Sanctuary. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@mail.ifas.ufl.edu.

April 25-27...Mobile County.
Coastal Pine Savannas and Barrier Beaches. Alabama Wildflower Society Conference and Field Trips. Location: Las Brisas on the Bay. For details contact Verna Gates at (205) 595-4346 or vernagates@aol.com. To register call (334) 745-2494.

April 26...Shelby County.
Conservation Celebration Expo at Oak Mountain State Park. For more information call 1-800-262-3151.

April 29, 30 & May 1...Marengo County 9:30 AM Daily.
Forestry Awareness Week Now at Chickasaw State Park for elementary school students. If you would like to help, call Walter Tutt at (334) 295-1146 or Kenneth Leslie at 295-5811.

April 30...Montgomery County 5 PM to 7 PM.
Public Meeting on the Management Plan of the National Forests in Alabama. The U.S. Forest Service, a once-proud, self-supporting agency, will present its plan to manage the half million acres of National Forests in Alabama. In the editor's opinion, the agency has been reduced to a caretaker by the proposed plan. There is little need for federal employees other than boundary guards and gate keepers. However, you will see many highly paid Forest Service staff specialists at this meeting. Ask them what they do for you, the taxpayer, now that you pay their paychecks that were once paid by income from timber sales. Location: U.S. Forest Service Supervisors Office, 2946 Chestnut Street, Montgomery. Click here for plan details. Contact Rick Morgan, Staff Officer, or George McEldowney, Acting Planner at (334) 832 4470.

> May 2003 

May 1...Montgomery County 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
Alabama Invasive Plant Council Meeting at Richard Beard Building (near Coliseum), Montgomery. Contact Dr. David Teem at (334) 844-3981 or dteem@acesag.auburn.edu or Dr. Jim Miller at (334) 826-8700 x 36 or jmiller01@fs.fed.us.

May 1...Baton Rouge, Louisiana 10:15 AM.
Prescribed Burn Manager Certification. (may not qualify for Alabama certification) Fee: $0. Contact Charles Shilling at (225) 578-4192 or cshilli@lsu.edu.

May 2-3...Tuscaloosa County. Alabama
Tree Farm Convention at Four Points Sheraton, Tuscaloosa. First day: Nature Trails, Multi-Use Forest Landscape, Timber Sales & Banquet. Second day: field trip & fish fry. Fee: $65. To register, call Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733. Click here for details from Alabama Forestry Association website.

May 3...DeKalb County 7 AM.
Wildflower Saturday at DeSoto State Park: River Hike and Azalea Cascade Hike with Park Naturalists, Botanists and Rangers. Hikes free, meals extra. Call Park at (256) 845-5075.

May 4-6...Savannah, Georgia.
Improving Public & Media Relations: Annual Meeting of the Georgia Division of the Society of American Foresters. Location: DeSoto Hilton. Contact Roger Bryant at (706) 582-2026 or rfb4@meadwestvaco.com.

May 5-30...Nationwide.
Conservation Reserve Signup. Federal Government wants to plant your cropland to trees and will rent for 10 or more years. Visit your local Farm Service Agency. Click here for more information.

May 6...Escambia County 10 AM.
Lower Conecuh/Blackwater River Basin Committee Meeting at Brewton Public Library. Contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@alaweb.com.

May 6-7...Autauga County.
Woodland Managers Meeting at The Legends Conference Center, Prattville, sponsored by the Alabama Forestry Association. Wide ranging discussions on state fiscal problems and constitution reform, watershed permitting & Total Maximum Daily Loads, and other federal regulatory issues. Call Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733.

May 7-8...Starkville, Mississippi.
Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290). Fee: $225. Contact Melinda Moore at (662) 325-0100 or mmoore@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to view shortcourse web page.

May 8...Walker County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Middle Basin Committee Meeting, Building 1400, Civic Room, Bevill State Community College, Sumiton Campus. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

May 12...Gainesville, Georgia 6 PM. Georgia Forestry Association Landowner Meeting Gainesville Civic Center. Fee: $10/person, $15/couple. Call (770) 416-7621 or write info@gfagrow.org. Click here for more details.

May 12 & 14...Bullock County.
Forestry for Youth Days at Cedar Oaks Ranch in Fitzpatrick. If you would like to help contact Zona L. Beaty at (334) 727-3763 or zona.beaty@al.usda.gov.

May 13...Crossett, Arkansas 9 AM to 4 PM.
Crossett Forestry Field Day: Something New—Something Old! Natural Stand Management Alternatives and New Technology including a 50 year comparison of natural reproduction cutting methods, 18 year results of chemical site prep methods, and GPS/GIS applications. Fee: $25 includes local bus and lunch. Contact Carroll Guffey at (870) 460-1052 or guffey@uamont.edu. Click here to view field day web page.

May 13...Pike County 10 AM.
Forestry Tour of Son-Nee Dairy Farms and Woodlands near Goshen. Discussion will include silvopasture to combine woodlands and forage for livestock. Call Randy Hale at (334) 566-2300 or Beverly Taylor at (334) 484-3539.

May 13...Baldwin County 7:30 PM.
The Natural History of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta presented by Eric Soehren, Faulkner State Community College, Fairhope. Sponsor: Weeks Bay Reserve Foundation. Contact the Foundation at (251) 990-5004 or admin@weeksbay.org.

May 14...Jefferson County 9:30 AM.
Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at Botanical Gardens. Call Sallie Lee at (205) 879-6964 x 11.

May 14-16...Asheville, North Carolina.
62nd Annual Forest Landowners Conference: The Future of Family Forests in the Global Economy. Location: Grove Park Inn. Call 1-800-325-2954. Pre-meeting Timber Income Tax Workshop with instructor Dr. Harry Haney on May 13. Click here for conference agenda and registration form.

May 15...Morgan County 10 AM.
Tennessee Basin Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Huntsville Utilities on Triana Boulevard. Contact Vicky Mitchell at (256) 353-6146 or sobroke@aol.com.

May 15...Walker County 6 PM.
Vulcan District of Alabama Forestry Association Meeting at Brangus Steak House, Jasper. Fee: $20 includes dinner. Reservations required: Call (334) 265-8733.

May 15-16...Jackson, Mississippi.
Managing Forest Soils for Productivity. Instructor: Dr. Graeme Lockaby. Fee: $325. Contact Melinda Moore at (662) 325-0100 or mmoore@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here to visit course web page.

May 16 - June 2...Belize & Dominican Republic.
Issues in Natural Resources: A Study Abroad Course in Belize and the Dominican Republic. This trip is a Virginia Tech Wood Science & Forest Products course in which forest owners may participate. Cost, including airfare from Charlotte, NC, approx. $2700. Contact Tom Hammett at (540) 231-2716 or himal@vt.edu.

May 17...Barbour County 9 AM.
Conservation Advisory Board Meeting at Lakepoint State Park Lodge, near Eufaula. This board recommends (sets) hunting seasons and bag limits. If you wish to address the board, sign in at 8:30 AM. Contact Mrs. Nummy at (334) 242-3486 or commisioner@dcnr.state.al.us. Click here to view meeting details. Click here to view names of board members.

May 17...Lauderdale County 9 AM to 2 PM.
Tour of Haggard Tree Farm sponsored by Lauderdale County ATFA Chapter. Wildlife emphasis with game biologist Daniel Toole. Call Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

May 19...ABC 33/40 Listening Area (Birmingham) 10 PM.
Alabama Forestland and Alabama's Tax System - a TV news feature produced by Pam Huff with guests, Governor Bob Riley, Alabama governor and forest owner, Professor Susan Pace Hamill, Ben and Joy Black, forest owners and member of Alabama Forest Owners' Association  Board of Directors (Ben), and John McMillan, Executive Vice President, Alabama Forestry Association. Click here to review ABC 33/40 programming schedule. Contact Ben or Joy Black at (205) 822-0245 or joybenblack@charter.net.

May 19-20...Boca Raton, Florida.
Exploring Ecotourism. Instructors: Taylor Stein, Christine Denny & Christian Newman. Fee: $295. Location: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Contact Julie Helmers at (352) 846-0842 jhelmers@ufl.edu. Click here to view the course web page.

May 20...Dallas County 9 AM to 4 PM.
Wild Turkey Woodlands Field Day at Portland Landing, off Hwy 41S. Sponsor: National Wild Turkey Federation. Fee: $10 includes BBQ lunch. Pre-registration required. Call Cissy Penner at (803) 637-3106 x 3073.

May 20...Rome, Georgia 6 PM. Georgia Forestry Association Landowner Meeting at Inland Paperboard Packaging Training Center. Fee: $10/person, $15/couple. Call (770) 416-7621 or write info@gfagrow.org. Click here for more details.

May 20...Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Lower Basin Committee Meeting at Public Health Area III Annex, 1200 37th Street East, Tuscaloosa. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

MAY 21, 2003...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. Click here for links to past conferences. 


May 21...Hale County 11:30 AM.
Timber Price Outlook. Speaker: Dr. Ken Muehlenfeld. Location: Magnolia Inn, Greensboro. Sponsor: ATFA Chapter. Call M. W. Hall at (334) 624-3829.

May 22...Winston County 4 PM.
Tour of Treasure Forest and Pond Construction sponsored by County Treasure Forest Association. Location: Loblolly Farm. Contact Mike Henshaw at (205) 489-5376 or mhenshaw@acesag.auburn.edu.

May 25...Lee County 2 PM.
Sunday Stroll to Identify Ferns & Azaleas at Forest Ecology Preserve. Call (334) 821-3914.

May 27...Wilcox County 6:30 PM.
ATFA Chapter Meeting at the Alabama Forestry Commission office. Call Jake Harper at 334-682-4463.

May 28...Cullman County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Upper Basin Committee Meeting. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

May 28-29...Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Thinning Southern Pines: Operations & Decision Making at Harrah’s Casino & Hotel. Instructors: Drs. Barry Shiver, Bruce Borders & Dale Greene. Fee: $335; $25 discount if paid by May 14. Contact Brandi at (706) 543-3202 or fiscourse@hotmail.com.

May 28-31...Sewanee, Tennessee.
Conserving Biodiversity in Working Forests: Annual Conference of the Forest Stewards Guild. Fee: $225. Contact Susan Moore at (919) 515-3184 or susan_moore@ncsu.edu. Click here for program and registration details.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

MAY 29, 2003...Shelby County  2 PM, 4 PM & 6 PM.
Topic:  Desktop Mapping for Landowners.  
3 hands-on workshops using MapTech, ArcView and other mapping software.
Instructor: Richard Hall,  Forest Technology Group,
Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Location: AFOA Office
at 2163 Pelham Parkway, Pelham, Alabama. 
 Contact AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or maps@afoa.org.


May 29...Albany, Georgia 6 PM. Georgia Forestry Association Landowner Meeting. Fee: $10/person, $15/couple. Call (770) 416-7621 or write info@gfagrow.org. Click here for more details.

May 29...Jasper, Georgia 6 PM. Georgia Forestry Association Landowner Meeting at Jasper Family Steakhouse. Fee: $10/person, $15/couple. Call (770) 416-7621 or write info@gfagrow.org. Click here for more details.

May 29...Milledgeville, Georgia 6 PM. Georgia Forestry Association Landowner Meeting at First Methodist Church. Fee: $10/person, $15/couple. Call (770) 416-7621 or write info@gfagrow.org. Click here for more details.

May 30-31...Tuscaloosa County. 
All American Loggin’ Demo plus Country Music Concert with Diamond Rio. Fee: Demo (2 days), $15. Diamond Rio Concert (5/30), $40. Location: Demo, Big Sandy community, 15 miles south of Tuscaloosa; Concert, Hillcrest High School, Tuscaloosa. Call 1-866-716-3451.

> June 2003 

June 3...Jay, Florida.
Forestry and Natural Resources Field Day. Contact Shibu Jose at (850) 983-5216 x 107 or sjose@ufl.edu.

June 4...Jefferson County 9 AM to 4 PM.
Timber Tax Workshop at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Instructors: Larry Bishop & John Greene, U.S. Forest Service tax experts. Sponsors: Forestry Planning Committee and ATFA Chapter. Fee: landowners: $50; $20 discount for advance registration. Continuing education points available for foresters, loggers and accountants. Contact Bruno Tropeano at (205) 425-5419 or btrop@juno.com.

June 4...Covington County 9 AM.
Upper Conecuh River Basin Committee Meeting at USDA Farm Center, 23952 Ala. Hwy. 55, Andalusia. Contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@alaweb.com.

June 4-5...Greenville, South Carolina.
Regional Workshop on Terrestrial Plant Invasions in the Temperate South: The Problem, Consequences, and Taking Control. Contact Steve Muzal at (864) 656-4866 or sjmzl@clemson.edu.

June 7...Geneva County 8:30 AM.
Forestry Tour of Bert & Bea Fritz Farm sponsored by ATFA Chapter. Lunch will be provided, but please pre-register. Call (334) 684-2876 or 898-2394.

June 10...Chipley, Florida 3:30 PM.
Creating and Managing Farm Ponds Workshop. Call the Washington County Extension Office at (850) 638-6180.

MEETING MOVED FROM JUNE 17 - Speaker Canceled June 10...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Dinner and Meeting at Lloyd's Restaurant on U.S. 280. Call Bob Carr at (205) 424-1381.

June 10-12...Asheville, North Carolina. Southwide Forest Disease Workshop. Fee: $105. Contact Steve Oak at (828) 257-4322 or soak@fs.fed.us. Click here to view workshop webpage.

June 12...Walker County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Middle Basin Committee Meeting, Building 1400, Civic Room, Bevill State Community College, Sumiton Campus. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

June 12...Thomson, Georgia 6 PM. Georgia Forestry Association Landowner Meeting. Fee: $10/person, $15/couple. Call (770) 416-7621 or write info@gfagrow.org. Click here for more details.

June 16-17...Lee County.
Prescribed Burning for Experienced Burners. Fee: ? Call Préceda at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view Préceda continuing education schedule.

June 17...Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Lower Basin Committee Meeting at Public Health Area III Annex, 1200 37th Street East, Tuscaloosa. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

June 17-18...Starkville, Mississippi.
Forest Herbicide Workshop. Fee: $125. Call Lee at (662) 325-3992 or Andy at (662) 325-1688.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

JUNE 18, 2003...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. Click here for links to past conferences. 


June 19...Madison County 7 PM.
Alabama Forests. Speakers: Lamar & Kathleen Marshall. Call Frank Mason at (205) 945-7359. Editor's note: Lamar has been a frequent critic of National Forest management practices.

June 21...Calhoun County 12:45 PM to 6 PM.
Deer, Turkey and Quail Management Workshop. Sponsors: Quality Deer Management Association, Alabama Wildlife Federation & Alabama Land Trust. Location: Auction Plaza, Piedmont. Fee: $25. Register at 1-800-209-3337.

June 24-25...Jefferson County.
Silvicultural Decisions in Tough Economic Times. Speakers: Drs. Bruce Borders & Barry Shiver. Fee: $370; $25 discount if paid 2 weeks in advance. Location: Best Western Rime Gardens, Birmingham. Contact Brandi Leopold at (706) 543-3202 at fiscourse@hotmail.com.

June 25...Cullman County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Upper Basin Committee Meeting. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

June 25-26...Athens, Georgia.
Harvest Planning. Instructors: Drs. Dale Greene & Rhett Jackson. Fee: $355; $30 discount if paid by June 11. Contact Susan King at (706) 542-6640 or susan.king@gactr.uga.edu.

June 25-27...Atlanta, Georgia. 
Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition at the Georgia World Congress Center. Contact Tami Kessler at (504) 443-4464 tkessler@sfpa.orgClick here for Expo details.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

JUNE 26, 2003...Jefferson County  7:00 PM.
Topic:  Oil & Gas Leasing: What Every Forest Owner Should Know.
Speaker: Anthony Edwards, Geologist, AmSouth Bank Natural Resources Department.
Location:
Vestavia Hills Public Library, on west side of US 31 about 2 miles north I-65 exit 252. 
Plan to attend Dutch treat dinner prior to the program at 5:30 PM at nearby Ruby Tuesday restaurant. Questions? Contact AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


June 30-July 2...Jacksonville, Florida.
Practical Sustainable Forestry and the Marketplace: Making It Work. Fee: $175. Contact Terry Clark at (301) 897-8720 x 123 or clarkt@safnet.org. Click here to view conference webpage.

> July 2003 

July 1...
Deadline to comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Revised Land and Resource Plan for National Forests in Alabama. Because AFOA has received complaints that National Forest officials have begun requiring expensive Environmental Assessments before private landowners may access their timber blocked behind National Forest land, and because notice of public meetings about the Plan was not received in time to alert AFOA members through our newsletter, we urge you to call Rick Morgan at (334) 832-4470 and request that the comment period be extended for 90 days. We have heard that the permission to access private timberland had been routinely given in the past, but National Forest (U.S. Forest Service) officials now fear environmentalists' lawsuits if they grant the permission without volumes of paperwork to protect their backsides.   Click here for plan information and comment procedures.

July 2...Alexandria, Louisiana. Commercial Pesticide Applicators Recertification Class (forestry categories). Fee: $25. Contact Mary L. Grodner at (225) 925-3796 or mgrodner@agcenter.lsu.edu.

July 7, 14, 21, 28...Aberdeen, Mississippi 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
Forest Management Short Course (4 sessions) at Monroe County Extension Office. Fee: $35. Call Stacy Brown at (662) 369-8683 or Dedric Brown at (662) 386-7305.

July 8...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Quail Hunters Dinner and Program at Lloyds Restaurant on U.S. 280. Speaker: To be announced. Contact Ben Black at (205) 822-0245 or joybenblack@charter.net.

July 8...Cullman County 7 PM.
Water Quality Issues Affecting Landowners, Loggers & Foresters. Speaker: Bob Keefe. Fee: $15. Location: Coffee House, 214 2nd Avenue NE, Cullman. Call (256) 775-2944.

July 8-9...Ellisville, Mississippi.
Real Time Forest Inventory. Call Jones County Junior College at (601) 477-4173.

July 10...Walker County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Middle Basin Committee Meeting, Building 1400, Civic Room, Bevill State Community College, Sumiton Campus. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com. Click here to view map of watersheds in Alabama.

July 10...Talladega County 6 PM.
Tour Munford Elementary School (themed to forestry topics). Speaker: Jane Hartselle on Classroom in the Forest. BBQ dinner sponsored by Georgia Pacific Corp. RSVP to Arthur Hitt at (256) 362-4848.

July 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30...Most Alabama Counties.
Riley Tax Package: A series of meetings for landowners who want to learn more about the tax increases and how they will be affected. Sponsor: Alabama Forestry Association. When date, time or place are not listed, call (334) 265-8733 or 613-4272 for information.

County Date Time Place City
Autauga July 21 6:00 PM Ag Center Autaugaville
Baldwin July 30 4:30 PM Loxley Civic Center Loxley
Barbour July 17 6:30 PM Bevill Center Eufaula
Bibb July 15 10:00 AM Marion Institute Campus Marion
Blount TBA      
Bullock July 15 6:30 PM White Oak Plantation Tuskegee
Butler TBA      
Calhoun July 22 5:30 PM Calhoun Co. Alfa Jacksonville
Chambers July 10 4:00 PM Alfa office Lafayette
Cherokee TBA      
Chilton TBA      
Choctaw TBA      
Clarke July 22 7:00 PM Alfa Office Grove Hill
Clay TBA      
Cleburne July 22 12:00 Noon Cleburne Co. Alfa Heflin
Coffee TBA      
Colbert July 14 7:00 PM Ala. Music Hall of Fame Tuscumbia
Conecuh TBA      
Coosa July 15 6:30 PM Coosa Co. Courthouse Rockford
Covington TBA      
Crenshaw July 17 7:00 PM Alfa Office Luverne
Cullman July 29 6:30 PM Alfa Office, Main Ave. Cullman
Dale TBA      
Dallas July 15 TBA Blackbelt Research Ext. Ctr. Marion Junction
DeKalb TBA      
Elmore July 17 12:00 Noon Catfish Country Wetumpka
Escambia TBA      
Etowah TBA      
Fayette July 21 5:30 PM TBA  
Franklin July 14 7:00 PM Winwood Inn Russellville
Geneva July 28 12:00 Noon TBA  
Greene July 16 5:30 PM Robertson Bank Bldg. Demopolis
Hale * see Bibb      
Henry July 17 7:00 PM Wiregrass Research Ext. Ctr. Headland
Houston TBA      
Jackson TBA      
Jefferson July 23 12:00 Noon Homewood Public Library Homewood
Lamar July 16 4:00 PM Jay's Country Squire Sulligent
Lauderdale July 15 TBA 72 Outpost Killen
Lawrence July 17 7:00 PM TBA  
Lee * see Chambers      
Limestone July 22 TBA TBA  
Lowndes July 24 7:00 PM Southern Sportsmans Lodge Benton
Macon * see Bullock      
Madison TBA      
Marengo * see Greene      
Marion July 15 7:00 PM South Trust Bank Hamilton
Marshall July 24 7:00 PM Bevill Center Boaz
Mobile July 15 4:30 PM Whitney Bank Mobile
Monroe July 24 6:30 PM Ag Center Monroeville
Montgomery July 22 7:00 AM Cattleman's Assoc. Montgomery
Morgan TBA      
Perry * see Bibb      
Pickens July 17 4:00 PM Community Center McShan
Pike July 15 6:30 PM Alfa Office Troy
Randolph July 15 6:00 PM Federation Building Wedowee
Russell * see Barbour      
Shelby July 29 7:00 PM Pelham Civic Center  
St. Clair TBA      
Sumter * see Greene      
Talladega July 28 6:30 PM TBA  
Tallapoosa July 29 7:00 PM Federation Building Dadeville
Tuscaloosa July 29 6:30 PM Alfa Office Tuscaloosa
Walker July 28 6:30 PM Federation Office Jasper
Washington TBA      
Wilcox July 16 11:30 AM Lower Coastal Exp. Station Camden
Winston * see Cullman      

July 11, 12, & 13...Jefferson County.
Alabama Hunters' Exhibition sponsored by American Deer Hunter's Association. Location: Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Fee: $9 per person. Call Bob Coker at (334) 616-6005.

July 11-13...Lafayette, Louisiana.
Quality Deer Management Association National Convention at the Cajun Dome. Call Jami VanSant at 1-800-209-3337. Click here for more details.

July 14 (postponed from June 30)...Baldwin County 1 PM. 
Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Causeway near Spanish Fort. Contact April Griffin at (251) 441-6505 or april-griffin@al.nacdnet.org.

July 14-15...Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
SIMS '03 (Simulator for Managed Stands) New growth & yield software. Instructors: Drs. Bruce Borders & Barry Shiver. Fee: $345. Contact Brandi Leopold at (706) 543-3202 or brandileopold@aol.com.

July 14-18...Lee County.
Teachers Conservation Workshop sponsored by Alabama Forestry Foundation. $600 sponsors one teacher for the week-long exposure to  forestry in Alabama. Call Rick Oates at (334) 265-8733.

July 15...Baton Rouge, Louisiana 8 AM.
Growth and Yield Modeling. Instructor: Dr. Quang V. Cao. Fee: no fee. Contact Charles L. Shilling at (225) 578-4192 or cshilli@lsu.edu.

July 15...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) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

July 15...Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Lower Basin Committee Meeting at Public Health Area III Annex, 1200 37th Street East, Tuscaloosa. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

July 15-16...Lee County.
Boundary Law, Easements & Right-of-ways. Fee: $385. Call Préceda at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course details.

July 17...Washington County 6:30 PM.
Tax Strategies for Timberland Owners. Speaker: Lou Hyman, Ala. Forestry Commission. The cost of dinner will be covered by the Washington County Chapter of the ATFA, but reservations required. Call Mike at (251) 847-2166 or Jerry at 777-8666 or Faye at 846-2974.

July 17...Crenshaw County 6:30 PM.
Raptor Conservation. Location: Tom Harbin Ag Center. Call Bill Norman at (334) 335-5296 or Charlie Clark at (334) 335-6507 x 2.

July 17...Madison County 7 PM.
Wild Plants & Wildflowers. Speaker: Elaine White. Call Frank Mason at (205) 945-7359.

July 17...Mobile County 7 PM.
Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting at Jon Archer Center, North Schillinger Road, Mobile. Call Dwight Steedley at (251) 675-9250.

July 17-18...Destin, Florida.
Real Time Forest Inventory. Call Jones County Junior College at (601) 477-4173.

July 17-19...Nashville, Tennessee.
Freedom 21 National Conference: Advancing freedom in domestic policy. Location: Airport Marriott. Fee: $175; $25 discount if paid by July 1. Call Henry Lamb at (731) 986-0099. Click here to view complete schedule of events and registration information.

July 17-20...Gainesville, Florida.
Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference. Fee: $185. Contact Helen Koehler at (352) 486-7040 or setc2003florida@aol.com. Click here to view conference webpage.

July 19...Iuka, Mississippi 9 AM to 3 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Danny Owen at (662) 423-7016.

July 19-22...Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Georgia Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Callaway Gardens. Call 1-800-9GROW-GA or write to info@gfagrow.org.

July 22...Ruston, Louisiana 8 AM.
Prescribed Burn Manager Certification. Fee: no fee. Contact Charles L. Shilling at (225) 578-4192 or cshilli@lsu.edu.

July 23...Lee County.
Balancing Wood, Water & Wildlife: Today's Intensive Forest Management. Fee: ? Call Préceda at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view Préceda continuing education schedule.

July 23...Cullman County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Upper Basin Committee Meeting. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

July 24...Macon County 10 AM to 1 PM.
Lower Tallapoosa River Basin Stakeholder Committee Meeting at Morris-Mayberry Hall, Tuskegee University. Contact Ginger Bodiford at (334) 271-1445 x 763 or ginger.bodiford@ch2m.com.

July 24-25...Baldwin County.
Real Time Forest Inventory. Call Jones County Junior College at (601) 477-4173.

July 27-30...Pittsburg, Kansas.
Growing and Processing Quality Black Walnut: Annual Meeting of the Walnut Council. Location: Pittsburg University. Contact Bob Atchison at (785) 532-3310 or ratchiso@oznet.ksu.edu. Click here for meeting details.

July 28...Tuscaloosa County.
Timber Income Tax. Fee: $235; $40 discount if paid by June 27. Call Préceda at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view description.

July 28...Montgomery County 12 Noon.
Educating Landowners on the New Tax Package. Call June Turnipseed at (334) 272-2599 or Walt Sellers at 1-800-451-1354.

July 28-31...New Orleans, Louisiana.
Southern Forest Insect Work Conference. Fee: ? Contact John Foltz at (352) 392-1901 x 130 or foltz@ufl.edu. Click here for meeting details.

POSTPONED -- July 29...Perry County.
Property Tax Referendum. Alabama Scheduled Elections in 2003. Call Walta Mae Kennie, County Clerk, at (334) 683-2200.

July 29...Tuscaloosa County.
Estate Planning for Forest Landowners. Fee: $235. Call Préceda at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course description.

July 29...Mobile County  11 AM.
ATFA Chapter Meeting. Speaker: Milton Williams. Location: Roussos Restaurant, 166 S. Royal Street. Lunch provided. Call Mobile County Extension Office at (251) 574-8445.

July 30...Mobile County 8:30 AM Sharp.
Longleaf Pine Management Tour on Dorothy Morris' land in Wilmer will begin at Jon Archer Ag Center on North Schillinger Road. Tour Leader: Mark Hainds, Longleaf Alliance. Lunch provided by Mobile County Farmers Federation. Contact Steve Lyda at (251) 649-6432 or mobile@forestry.state.al.us.

July 30-31...Jackson, Mississippi.
Boundary Law, Easements & Right-of-Ways. Fee: $385; $40 discount if paid by 7/15. Call Préceda at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course description.

July 30-August 1...Nashville, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Marriott Hotel. Call (615) 883-3832 or write to info@tnforestry.com.

> August 2003 

August 1...Mobile County 8:30 AM.
Precision Forestry & Wood Energy Conference at Mobile Convention Center. Speakers: Rick Bergman, USFS Forest Products Lab, Dr. Steve Taylor, Auburn University Biosystems Engineering, et al. Fee: “cost of lunch.” Contact Steve Guy at (334) 613-4305 or sguy@alfafarmers.org.

August 2...Ruston, Louisiana 8 AM.
Ark-La-Miss Wildlife Management Symposium: White-tailed Deer History, Biology and Management. Fee: $40; $15 discount if paid by 7/18. Call Dr. Jim Dickson at (318) 257-4985.

August 2...Poplarville, Mississippi 8:30 AM to 3 PM.
Forest Regeneration Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Glenn Hughes at (601) 545-4455.

August 5-6...Lee County.
Point Sampling (a timber inventory method). Fee: $365; $40 discount if paid by 7/5. Call Préceda at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course description.

August 7, 14, 21, 28...Monticello, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM.
Forest Regeneration Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Jon Kilgore at (601) 587-2271.

August 9...Jefferson County 2 to 4 PM.
Alabama Tea Party to Rally the Opposition to the Riley Tax Increases. Location: Galleria-Wynfrey Hotel. Contact Russ Fine at (205) 941-1011 or russfine@mindspring.com.

August 11-12...Baldwin County.
A Guide to Conservation Easements Workshop. Instructors: Harry L. Haney, Jr., Edward F. Travis, Arthur C. Dyas, & Neil C. Johnston. Fee: $225. Location: Grand Hotel, Point Clear. Contact Gena Todia at (251) 928-6157 or jaget@zebra.net.

August 12...Mobile County 7 PM.
Governor Riley’s Proposed Tax Plan. Speaker: Dwight Steedley, President, Mobile County Landowners Association. Sponsor: ATFA Chapter. Location: Jon Archer Ag Center, 1070 Schillinger Road, North. Call Woodie March at (251) 661-0816.

August 12...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Dinner and Program at Lloyds Restaurant on U.S. 280. Speaker: Coach Pat Dye (invited). Contact Ben Black at (205) 822-0245 or joybenblack@charter.net or Jim Bradford at (205) 991-8635 or sunbrad@msn.com.

August 12-28...Germany/Switzerland/Austria.
Forest Landowners Association Study Tour. Call Lois Wooten, Four Seasons Travel, at 1-800—447-4484 or forester Dick Reid at (317) 894-0138 or reidconsulting@aol.com.

August 13...Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Quality Deer Management Short Course. Call Jason Hart at 1-800-209-3337.

August 13...Jefferson County 9:30 AM.
Jeffco Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at Samford University Biology Department, Linda Wood, host. Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or  rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.

August 13...Mobile County 6:30 PM
Comcast Cable Channel 6 and MediaCom Channel 45
Another Side: an educational program that presents another side of the tax issue to be voted on in the September 9 referendum. Sponsor: South Alabamians For Real Reform.  Host: Shane McBryde, long-time political personality. Program tapes available for use in other cities. Contact forest owner Les Barnett for details at (251) 639-9639 or hlbarnett@omniphoneinc.com.

August 13-14...Biloxi, Mississippi.
SIMS '03 (Simulator for Managed Stands). New growth & yield software. Instructors: Drs. Bruce Borders & Barry Shiver. Location: Isle of Capri Casino Resort. Fee: $345; $25 discount if registered 2 weeks in advance. Contact Brandi Leopold at (706) 543-3202 or fiscourse@hotmail.com.

August 13-14...Starkville, Mississippi.
S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior - Prescribed Burning Prerequisite - Computer Based. Instructors: Ross Hammons & Paul Reynolds. Fee: $225; $30 discount if paid by July 30. See September 1 & October 14-17. Questions: contact Dr. Amy Vickery at (662) 325-0705 or avickery@ce.msstate.edu. Click here for course details.

August 14...Walker County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Middle Basin Committee Meeting, Building 1400, Civic Room, Bevill State Community College, Sumiton Campus. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

August 15...Sumter County 6 to 9 PM.
Quality Deer Management Seminar sponsored by County Forestry Planning Committee/ATFA Chapter. Location: Bell Conference Center, Univ. of West Ala., Livingston. Fee: $5. Call John Besh at (205) 652-2318.

August 16...New Augusta, Mississippi 8:30 AM to 3 PM.
Longleaf Pine Short Course. Fee: no fee. Call Glenn Hughes at (601) 545-4455.

August 16-17...Tuscaloosa County.
Outdoor Expo will include hunting, fishing, golfing and other outdoor products and services. (QDMA Short Course will be included - $40.)  Location: Bryant Conference Center, UA campus.  Sponsored by Clear Channel radio stations and The Tuscaloosa News. Call Danielle at (205) 344-4589.

August 18...Baldwin/Mobile County. 
Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Alabama General Contractors office - "The Construction Center" - at 754 Downtowner Loop West. Contact April Griffin at (251) 441-6505 or april-griffin@al.nacdnet.org.

August 19...Covington County 9:30 AM.
Conecuh-Sepulga Clean Water Partnership Steering Committee Meeting at Alabama Electric Cooperative Boardroom, Andalusia. Agenda will include discussions on Watershed Management Plan and Watershed Monitoring Plan. Contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@alaweb.com.

August 19...Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Lower Basin Committee Meeting at Public Health Area III Annex, 1200 37th Street East, Tuscaloosa. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

August 20...Lee County.
Managing Forest Soils and Soil Productivity. Fee: $235. Call Préceda at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course web page.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

AUGUST 20, 2003...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. 


August 20...Mobile County 6:30 PM
Comcast Cable Channel 6 and MediaCom Channel 45
Another Side: an educational program that presents another side of the tax issue to be voted on in the September 9 referendum. Sponsor: South Alabamians For Real Reform.  Host: Shane McBryde, long-time political personality. Program tapes available for use in other cities. Contact forest owner Les Barnett for details at (251) 639-9639 or hlbarnett@omniphoneinc.com.

August 21...Jefferson/Shelby/St. Clair Counties  6 to 8:30 PM.
Public Meeting: Upper Cahaba Watershed Study. Location to be announced. Contact Tom Maxwell at (205) 251-8139 x 123 or info@cahabastudy.com.

August 21...Madison County 7 PM
Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer & Other Cervids. Call Frank Mason at 205-945-7359.

August 26...Montgomery County 10 AM to 2:30 PM.
Bioenergy Seminar hosted by Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. Objective: "provide update and better understanding" and "explore opportunities." Fee: $10 includes lunch. Location: Richard Beard Building. Make reservations by calling 1-800-642-7761x7100.

August 26...Shelby County 7 PM.
Seasonal Management for Whitetail Deer and Dove. Speakers from Alabama Wildlife Federation, Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries, & Mossy Oak Bio-logic. Contact Brad Lang at (205) 669-4133 or shelby@forestry.state.al.us.

August 26-27...Macon, Georgia.
Finance with Forestry Applications. Instructor: Dr. Harry Haney, Jr. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or ben.jackson@gactr.uga.edu.

CANCELED August 26-27...Macon, Georgia.
Contracts and Contract Law. Fee: $385; $40 discount if paid by 8/18. Call Préceda at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course description.

August 26-28...Alexandria, Louisiana.
Louisiana Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Best Western Hotel. Call (318) 443-2558 or email lfa@laforestry.com.

August 27...Cullman County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Upper Basin Committee Meeting. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

August 27...Mobile County 6:30 PM
Comcast Cable Channel 6 and MediaCom Channel 45
Another Side: an educational program that presents another side of the tax issue to be voted on in the September 9 referendum. Sponsor: South Alabamians For Real Reform.  Host: Shane McBryde, long-time political personality. Program tapes available for use in other cities. Contact forest owner Les Barnett for details at (251) 639-9639 or hlbarnett@omniphoneinc.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

AUGUST 28, 2003...Jefferson County  7:00 PM.
Topic:  Discussion of Forestland Aspects of Riley Tax Package Referendum.
Speaker: Steve Guy,
Director of Forestry & Wildlife, Alabama Farmers Federation.
Location:
Vestavia Hills Public Library, on west side of US 31 about 2 miles north I-65 exit 252. 
Plan to attend Dutch treat dinner prior to the program at 5:30 PM at nearby Ruby Tuesday restaurant. Questions? Contact AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


> September 2003 

September 1 (completion date)...MSU Correspondence Course.
Prescribed Burning Prerequisite - Independent Study. "This self-paced correspondence course provides an understanding of seven topics that are an important basis for prescribed burning certification. Fee: $75. See August 13-14 & October 14-17. Questions: contact Amy Vickery at (662) 325-0705 or avickery@ce.msstate.edu. Click here for course details.

September 2, 9, 16, 23...Brookhaven, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM.
Forest/Wildlife Management for Profit and Recreation Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Stephen Dicke at (601) 857-2284.

September 2, 9, 16, 23...Forest, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM.
Forest/Wildlife Management for Profit and Recreation Short Course. Fee: no fee. Call Anita Webb at (601) 469-4241.

September 3...Mobile County 6:30 PM
Comcast Cable Channel 6 and MediaCom Channel 45
Another Side: an educational program that presents another side of the tax issue to be voted on in the September 9 referendum. Sponsor: South Alabamians For Real Reform.  Host: Shane McBryde, long-time political personality. Program tapes available for use in other cities. Contact forest owner Les Barnett for details at (251) 639-9639 or hlbarnett@omniphoneinc.com.

September 3-4...St. Augustine, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting at World Golf Village. Call (850) 222-5646 or email info@forestfla.org.

September 3-5...Baldwin County.
Alabama Water Resources Conference at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Fee: $250 (variety of discounts). Call Environmental Institute at (334) 844-4132.

September 4...Statewide.
Last day to apply for absentee ballot for September 9 tax referendum. Click here for details about the referendum on the Secretary of State's web page.

September 4, 11, 18, 25...Gallman, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM.
Profitable Marketing and Harvesting of Timber Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Stephen Dicke at (601) 857-2284.

September 5...Tuscaloosa County 1:30 PM.
Hurricane Creek Watershed Forum: EPA Presents "Ideas" on Hurricane Creek Total Maximum Daily Load Regulations. Location: West Alabama Regional Planning Commission, Northport. Contact Amy Sides, Alabama Rivers Alliance, at (205) 322-6395 or asides@alabamarivers.org.

September 7-9…Baldwin County.
Alabama Forestry Association Meeting at Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Fee: $290. Call Fran at (334) 265-8733. Click here for AFA website.

September 8-14...Montana & Yellowstone National Park.
Forestry Tour sponsored by Alabama Farmers Federation Forestry Division. 10 seats available. Cost: $1052.47 double occupancy. Deadline for reservations: July 25. Contact Steve Guy at (334) 613-4305 or sguy@alfafarmers.org.

September 9...Statewide.
Riley Tax Package Referendum. Vote “No” to stop property tax increases. Vote “Yes” to significantly raise your property taxes.

September 9, 16, 23, 30...Waynesboro, Mississippi 6 to 8 PM.
Hardwood Management Short Course. Fee $35 per family. Call Glenn Hughes at (601) 545-4455.

September 10...Shelby County (or your desk) 12 Noon (Central Time).
Family Business Succession - a 90 minute audio conference produced by the Family Business Consulting Group. Discussion leader: Steve McClure, Ph.D. Topics: Planning for Continuity: A checklist, The CEO’s “Letting Go” checklist, Development Opportunities for Successors, Checklist for Successor Development, Family Mission Statement, Leadership Transition – What Works and What Doesn’t, Minimizing Tension During Leadership Transition. This conference is available at your desk for $149 with as many participants on your end as desired. To register call 1-800-551-0633 or click here. 
AFOA will provide a speaker phone conference link at it’s office in Pelham. Fee: $30 per person. Limit: 5 participants. Call Lee at (205) 987-8811 or write Lee@afoa.org to register.

September 10-11...Lee County.
Business & Legal Issues. Call Préceda at (334) 514-3000.

September 11...Walker County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Middle Basin Committee Meeting, Building 1400, Civic Room, Bevill State Community College, Sumiton Campus. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

September 11...Washington County 6:30 PM.
Wildlife Food Plot Management. Speaker: Chuck Sykes, Outdoor TV personality. Location: Jake's Restaurant, Chatom. Call Mike at (251)847-2166.

September 12...Shelby County 8:30 AM.
Land Use Law Update in Alabama. Instructors: Donald E. Blankenship and Victoria J. Franklin-Sisson. Location: Scrushy Conference Center. Fee: $259; $50 discount for each additional registrant. Call 1-800-930-6182. Click here for details.

September 13...Lauderdale County 9 AM to 2 PM.
Tour for Landowners at Anderton’s Treasure Forest, 271 Co. Rd. 68, Killen. Topics: Hummingbird Banding, CRP Creekside Protection, Hardwood Plantation, Wildflower Garden, Wood Carvings. Lunch provided by ATFA. Contact Scott Daniel at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

September 12 & 13...Starkville, Mississippi.
Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show at John W. Starr Memorial Forest will feature live demonstrations. Call Charles Burkhardt at (662) 325-2191 or msfes@cfr.msstate.edu. Click here for full details.

September 16...Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Lower Basin Committee Meeting at Public Health Area III Annex, 1200 37th Street East, Tuscaloosa. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

September 16...DeKalb County 7 PM.
Timber Taxes. Speaker: Lou Hyman, Alabama Forestry Commission. Location: Western Sizzlin, 2200 Gault Avenue, Ft. Payne. Sponsor: ATFA & Alabama Farmers Federation. Contact Dan Green at (256) 845-1331 or afc0228@tds.net

September 16-17...Covington County.
Longleaf Artificial Regeneration Workshop: How to successfully regenerate longleaf. Speakers: Mark Hainds & Rhett Johnson. Fee: $400; $50 discount if paid by August 15; includes lodging and meals. Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center. Contact Mark Hainds at (334) 427-1029 or hainds@alaweb.com.

September 16-17...Tuscaloosa County.
Contracts and Contract Law. Fee: $365; $40 discount if paid by 8/6. Call Préceda at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course description.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

SEPTEMBER 17, 2003...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. 


September 17-20...Atlanta, Georgia.
National Hardwood Lumber Association: 105th Annual Convention. Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel. Contact Karen Terry at (901) 377-1818 or k.terry@natlhardwood.org. Click here for convention details.

September 18...Jefferson/Etowah Counties 8 AM.
Gadsden State Aqua Culture Tour sponsored by Jeffco Treasure Forest & Wildlife Planning Committee. Meet at Birmingham Botanical Gardens at 8 AM. Tour will begin at Gadsden State at 9:30 AM. Hugh Hammer, host. Contact Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.

September 18...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Quality Deer Management Association’s Central Alabama Branch Fund Raising Banquet at the Bessemer Civic Center. Fee: $55/person or $65/couple. Call W. Jones at (205) 437-8211 or Phillip Hester at (256) 318-2971. Click here for more information.

September 18...Madison County 7 PM.
Bankhead National Forest Management. Speaker: USFS Forester. Call Frank Mason at (205) 945-7359.

September 18-19...Gainesville, Florida.
Conservation Easements. Instructor: Janaki Alavalapati. Location: Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Fee: $265. Contact Julie Helmers at (352) 846-0842 or jhelmers@ufl.edu. Click here for conference details.

September 19...Live Oak, Florida 8 AM to 3:45 PM.
Longleaf Pine Regeneration and Establishment Workshop at Suwannee Valley Research and Education Center. Fee: no fee, but preregister by 9/16. Call (386) 362-2771.

September 19-20...Paris, Tennessee.
American Paulownia Association 12th Annual Conference. Fee: $55. Contact Sharon Blickenstaff at (301) 790-3075 or palownia@erols.com. Click here for complete details.

September 20...Sumter County 9 AM to 3 PM.
Forestry Management Plan Seminar. Lunch provided. Location:  Federation of Southern Cooperatives Rural Training and Research Center, Epes. Contact Amadou Diop at (205) 652-9676 or ameuu@yahoo.com. Click here to visit co-op website.

September 20...Baldwin County  10 AM to 3 PM.
ATFA Forestry Tour of Booth Forest on Boatyard Lake, Tensaw. Lunch: $5. RSVP to Carol at (251) 928-9313.

September 23...Monroe County 6 PM.
Forest Tax Seminar. Speaker: Glenn Branum, CPA. Topics: Estate Planning, Tax Basis, Timber Sales & Taxes. Location: County Ag Center, Monroeville. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156x237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

September 24...Cullman County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Upper Basin Committee Meeting. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

September 25...Lee County 8 AM.
Wildlife Trends Field Day at Crooked Oaks Plantation, Notasulga, home of former Auburn football coach, Pat Dye. Topics will include electrofishing pond evaluation, restoring native plant communities, quail restoration, food plot establishment and camera game census. Fee: $25 includes lunch; $25 discount to  subscribers of Wildlife Trends magazine. For reservations, call 1-800-441-6826 or send email to whitaker553@charter.net.

September 25...Webster County, Mississippi 8 AM to 5:30 PM.
Forest/Wildlife Management Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Tim Traugott at (662) 226-6000.

September 26...Jay, Florida 8 AM to 3:45 PM.
Longleaf Pine Regeneration and Establishment Workshop at Jay Agricultural Research and Education Center. Fee: no fee, but preregister by 9/23. Call (850) 983-5216 x 100.

September 26...Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Forestry & Wildlife Field Day. Fee: $15; includes lunch. Call Gayle Slauson at (706) 568-2158. Click here for map and program details.

September 26-27...Rochester, Minnesota.
Second Annual Equine Forestry Conference. Contact Tim Carroll at (507) 325-4197 or tcarroll@smig.net.

September 29, October 6, 13, 20...Ellisville, Mississippi 7 to 9 PM.
Forest Investment Analysis Short Course. Fee: $35. Call Glenn Hughes at (601) 545-4455.

September 30...Pike County 8 AM.
Smoke Wise: A review and update on smoke management and smoke screening for prescribed burn managers. Location: Troy State University Arboretum. Limited space; reservations only. No charge, lunch provided. Funded by U.S. Forest Service National Fire Plan. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or hanby@charter.net.

September 30...Quincy, Florida 8 AM.
Agricultural and Forestry Field Day. Location: North Florida Research and Education Center. Fee: $5; includes tours and lunch. Pre-registration deadline: September 23. Contact Lisa Evans at (850)875-7100x10 or click here to view event calendar.

September 30...Knoxville, Tennessee  8 AM to 4:30 PM.
Timber Tax Seminar. Instructor: Larry Tankersley, University of Tennessee. Fee: $100. Location: Cedar Bluff Holiday Inn. Call Larry at (865) 974-7977 or Tennessee Forestry Association at (615) 883-3832.

> October 2003 

October 1...Elmore County 8 AM.
Smoke Wise: A review and update on smoke management and smoke screening for prescribed burn managers. Location: Volunteer Fire Department Center, Wetumpka. Limited space; reservations only. No charge, lunch provided. Funded by U.S. Forest Service National Fire Plan. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or hanby@charter.net.

October 1...Nashville, Tennessee  8 AM to 4:30 PM.
Timber Tax Seminar. Instructor: Larry Tankersley, University of Tennessee. Fee: $100. Location: Ellington Ag Center. Call Larry at (865) 974-7977 or Tennessee Forestry Association at (615) 883-3832.

October 1...Jefferson County 7 PM.
Public Hearing on Draft Economic Analysis for the Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Eleven Freshwater Mussels in the Mobile River Basin. Location: Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Homewood. Click here for proposed rule for critical habitat designation, maps, and draft economic analysis. Or call Paul Hartfield at (601) 321-1125.

October 2...Jackson, Tennessee  8 AM to 4:30 PM.
Timber Tax Seminar. Instructor: Larry Tankersley, University of Tennessee. Fee: $100. Location: Doubletree Hotel. Call Larry at (865) 974-7977 or Tennessee Forestry Association at (615) 883-3832.

October 2...Jefferson County 5:30 PM.
Wild Game Cook Off sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. Location: Zamora Shrine Temple, Irondale. $50 fee includes sample treats, music by Glen Tolbert's Bluegrass Band, and 1-year membership in AWF. Call AWF at 1-800-822-9453.

October 3...Lee County 3 PM.
Weaver Lecture: Cumulative Effects of Whitetailed Deer Browsing Pressure: how many deer can boreal forest ecosystems tolerate? Speaker: Dr. Steeve D. Côté, University of Laval, Quebec, Canada. Location: Dixon Conference Center, Auburn. Call Dr. Stephen Ditchkoff at (334) 844-9240.

October 3-5...Shelby County. 
Becoming An Outdoors Woman. Location: 4-H Center on Lay Lake. Fee: $175 covers meals and lodging. Contact Sylvia Payne at 1-800-262-3151 or spayne@dcnr.state.al.us. Click here to visit BOW webpage.

October 5-8...Mobile County.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Conference at Admiral Semmes/Radisson Hotel. Contact Charles Hall at (706) 845-9085 or cthhjr_asg@charter.net.

October 7...Perry County.
Property Tax Referendum (postponed from July 29). 19 mill increase; county millage is currently 41. Alabama Scheduled Elections in 2003. For absentee ballot information and other questions related to voting, call Walta Mae Kennie, County Clerk, at (334) 683-2200.

October 7...Morgan County 5:30 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. Location: Hard Dock Café at Riverwalk Marina, Decatur. Fee: $35 per couple or person includes 1 year membership in AWF. Call Greg Lambert at (256) 771-7548 or Jeff McCollum at 355-1266.

October 7-8...Washington, DC.
Washington Fly-In sponsored by Forest Landowners Association, Southern Lumber Manufacturers Association, Forest Landowners Tax Council and Association of Consulting Foresters. Fee: $125. Location: Washington Court Hotel. Contact Dr. Vern Hayes at (301) 877-6898 or vhayes@forestlandowners.com.

October 8...Mobile County 8 AM.
Smoke Wise: A review and update on smoke management and smoke screening for prescribed burn managers. Location: Harrigan Center, Mobile University. Limited space; reservations only. No charge, lunch provided. Funded by U.S. Forest Service National Fire Plan. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or hanby@charter.net.

October 9...Covington County 8 AM.
Smoke Wise: A review and update on smoke management and smoke screening for prescribed burn managers. Location: Dixon Center, Dixie. Limited space; reservations only. No charge, lunch provided. Funded by U.S. Forest Service National Fire Plan. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or hanby@charter.net.

October 9...Walker County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Middle Basin Committee Meeting, Building 1400, Civic Room, Bevill State Community College, Sumiton Campus. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

October 9...Chambers County 5 PM.
Landowner Conference: The EPA Threat to Destroy Markets for Southern Pine. Sponsor: Chambers County Forestry Planning Committee. BBQ dinner: $3. Contact Bill Frazer at (334) 864-9955 or wrfrazer@yahoo.com.

October 9...Escambia County 6 PM.
ATFA Chapter Meeting. Call Randy Cannon at (251) 867-7798.

October 9...Monroe County 7:30 AM to 1 PM.
Forestry Tour: Timber Merchandising, Logging Operation, Rocky Creek Canterwood Mill. Lunch will be provided. Contact Rick Dorrance at (251) 575-3156x237 or rdorrance@ascc.edu.

October 9-10...Tifton, Georgia.
Conservation Easements. Instructor: Dr. Harry Haney, Jr. Fee: $395. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or ben.jackson@gactr.uga.edu. Click here for more information.

October 11...Perry, Florida.
Pine Thinning Short Course. Contact Joe Allen at (904) 845-7133 or jallenswpa@hotmail.com.

October 14...Webster County, Mississippi  8 AM to 5:30 PM.
Forest/Wildlife Management Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Cynthia Wilson at (662) 258-3971 or Tim Traugott at (662) 226-6000. Click here for updates and schedule changes.

October 14...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) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

October 14, 15, 16...Moultrie, Georgia 8:30 AM.
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition. Pinestraw Balers (section C-13, lots 36-37) and Portable Sawmill Demonstrations will be included. Fee: $5 per day. Contact: (229) 985-1968 or info@sunbeltexpo.com. Click here for complete details.

October 14-17...Starkville, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning (prerequisite required: either S-290 Intermediate Wildfire Behavior or Correspondence Course.) Instructors: numerous. Fee: $425. Questions: contact Michelle Johnston at (662) 325-1457. Click here for course details.

October 15...Cleburne County 9 AM.
Forestry Tour on Jimmy Jimmerson’s Property near Fruithurst. Weed Control and Chemical Site Preparation, Quail Habitat Management, and Landowner’s Management Accomplishments. Contact  Paul Williams at (256) 463-2876 or Ann Labore at 463-2877 or cleburne@forestry.state.al.us.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

OCTOBER 15, 2003...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. 


October 15-17...Calhoun County.
Mountain Longleaf Workshop. Discussion & Field Trip. Location: Jacksonville State University. Fee: $175. Contact Denise Davis at (256) 782-8010 or ddavis@jsucc.jsu.edu.

October 16...Cullman County 8 AM.
Smoke Wise: A review and update on smoke management and smoke screening for prescribed burn managers. Location: Cullman Civic Center. Limited space; reservations only. No charge, lunch provided. Funded by U.S. Forest Service National Fire Plan. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or  hanby@charter.net.

October 16...Gainesville, Florida 8:30 AM to 5 PM.
Managing Forests to Protect Listed Wildlife Species. Instructor: John Wooding. Location: Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Fee: $119. Contact Julie Helmers at (352) 846-0842 or jhelmers@ufl.edu. Click for course details.

October 16...Montgomery County 10  AM to 1 PM.
Lower Tallapoosa River Basin Stakeholders Committee Meeting. Contact Ginger Bodiford at (334) 271-1445 ext. 763 or ginger.bodiford@ch2m.com.

October 16...Crenshaw County 4 PM.
Fire Lane & Road Planning, Chemical Treatment, Site Prep. and Tree Planting. Speakers: Michelle Isenberg and Brian Leighty. Location: Tom Sanders Cabin & Plum Creek Timber. Call Bill Norman at (334) 335-5296 or Charlie Clark at (334) 335-6507.

October 16...Mobile County 7 PM.
Mobile County Landowners Association Meeting at Jon Archer Center, North Schillinger Road, Mobile. Call Dwight Steedley at (251) 675-9250.

October 16-19...Columbus, Ohio.
National Tree Farmer Convention: Hardwood Country — The Heart of It All. Contact Stephanie Brown at (202)463-2733 or sbrown@affoundation.org. Click here for Convention details.

October 17-19...State College, Pennsylvania.
American Chestnut Foundation Annual Meeting at The Nittany Lion Inn. Fee: $220. Contact TACF at (802) 447-0110 or am2003@acf.org. Click here to view meeting web page.

October 18...Webster County, Mississippi 8:45 AM to 3 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Cynthia Wilson at (662) 258-3971 or Debbie Gaddis at (662) 325-8002.

October 20...Pike County 5:30 PM.
How to Certify Your Land as a Treasure Forest. Location: Troy State Arboretum. Call Carol Dorrill at (334) 735-2976.

CANCELED October 21...Jackson, Mississippi.
Balancing Wood, Water & Wildlife: Today's Intensive Forest Management. Fee: $235. Call Préceda at (334) 514-3000. Click here to view course description.

October 21...Shelby County
Eminent Domain: Judge will hear arguments to halt eminent domain efforts by city of Alabaster to take private property in order to give it to private shopping center developers. For more details about the case and for address of Alabaster Properties Defense Fund, click here. For exact court time & place, please call Shelby County Probate Judge's office at (205) 669-3712 or 3710.

October 21...Tuscaloosa County 8 AM.
Smoke Wise: A review and update on smoke management and smoke screening for prescribed burn managers. Location: Northport Civic Center. Limited space; reservations only. No charge, lunch provided. Funded by U.S. Forest Service National Fire Plan. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or hanby@charter.net.

October 21...Covington County 6 PM.
Upper Conecuh River Basin Committee meeting at Alabama Electric Cooperative, Hwy 29 North, Andalusia. Contact facilitator Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@andycable.com.

October 21...Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Lower Basin Committee Meeting at Public Health Area III Annex, 1200 37th Street East, Tuscaloosa. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

October 22...Calhoun County 8 AM.
Smoke Wise: A review and update on smoke management and smoke screening for prescribed burn managers. Location: Extension System Office, Anniston. Limited space; reservations only. No charge, lunch provided. Funded by U.S. Forest Service National Fire Plan. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or hanby@charter.net.

October 22...Cullman County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Upper Basin Committee Meeting. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-7739x139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

October 22-23...Athens, Georgia.
GPS/Mapping/Windows for Field Foresters. Fee: $495. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or ben.jackson@gactr.uga.edu.

October 22-24...Choctaw, Mississippi.
Mississippi Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Pearl River Resort. Fee: $240; $80 discount for MFA members. Contact Eleana Pope at (601) 354-4936 or epope@msforestry.net.

October 23...Madison County 5:30 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. Location: Huntsville Jaycees Building. Fee: $50 per couple or person includes 1 year membership in AWF. Call April Lupardus at (256) 882-9322.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

OCTOBER 23, 2003...Jefferson County  7:00 PM.
Topic:  Off Road Vehicle Park: A business opportunity for forest owners.
Speaker: Brent Williams, President, Central Alabama Offroad Society
Location:
Vestavia Hills Public Library, on west side of US 31 about 2 miles north of 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 23-24...Lauderdale County.
Treasure Forest & Landowner Conference. Tour at Robertson Farm, Rogersville (to include Forest Fertilization, Hardwood Management & Marketing, and Wildlife Management in Young Forest) and Conference at Florence Conference Center (to include Invasive Plants and Animals, Alabama's Ancient Forests, Native Medicinal Plants, Non-game Birds). Fee: $75; Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale@forestry.state.al.us.

October 24...Escambia County.
Progressive Farmer Farm Safety Day Camp. Call Andrea Chavers at (251) 867-3185 x 3.

October 24...Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Redcedar Association's 13th Annual Meeting. Location: Wes Watkins Center. Fee: $35, includes donuts, coffee breaks, and lunch. Speakers include Dr. Terry Bidwell on Prescribed Burning, and Commissioner of Agriculture Terry Peach. Contact Paul Todd at (405) 745-6819 or ptodd@flash.net.

October 24-25...Lee County.
Prosperity, War, Depression: Mises Institute Supporters Summit. Speakers will take on the central planners who think that Big Government is precisely what a recession needs most. They will address the problem of deficits, spending, warmongering, trade interventions, SEC regulations, lawsuit mania, and other factors that are forestalling recovery. Contact Pat Barnett at (334) 321-2101 or pat@mises.org.

October 24-26...Jefferson County.
Fall for All Ride at Gray Rock ORV Park, Mt. Olive. Sponsored by Central Alabama Off-road Society (CAOS). Observer fee: $5. Call Brent Williams at (205) 491-5337. Editor's note: CAOS is looking for private land to develop ORV trails.

October 25...Barbour County 10 AM to 8 PM.
Executive Women's Network Dove Hunt in Eufaula. Fee: $30 for AWF members; $55 for non-members (includes AWF membership). Events involve clay target practice, wild game supper, and lunch. Dove hunt is limited to 20 shooters; first come first served. Payment must be received in full to ensure a spot. Call Marisa Lee-Sasser at 1-800-822-9453. Click here to visit the Women's Outdoor Network.

October 25…Cullman County.
Old Time Logging and Woodworking Day at Peindhardt Farm. Call (256) 734-0850 or email bjohn781@aol.com.

October 25-29...Buffalo, New York. 
National Convention of the Society of American Foresters. Contact Madelaine Morgan at (301) 897-8720 ext. 111.

October 27, 28, 29, 30...Lauderdale County 9 AM.
Forestry Awareness Week Now for Elementary School Students. Location: Joe Wheeler State Park. If you would like to help or observe, call Mike Yeager at (256) 757-1335.

October 27-29...Athens, Georgia.
Integration of GPS, GIS and Remote Sensing for Natural Resource Managers. Instructor: Dr. Roy Welch. Fee: $850. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or ben.jackson@gactr.uga.edu.

October 28...Panola County, Mississippi 8 AM to 5:30 PM.
Forest/Wildlife Management Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Tim Traugott at (662) 226-6000.

October 30...Marksville, Louisiana 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Forest Herbicide Workshop. Location: The Mari Center of Paragon Casino and Resort. Fee: $75 includes lunch. Contact Brian Chandler at (225) 683-3101 or bchandler@agctr.lsu.edu.

October 30...Clarke County 8 AM.
Smoke Wise: A review and update on smoke management and smoke screening for prescribed burn managers. Location: Alabama Southern Community College, Thomasville. Limited space; reservations only. No charge, lunch provided. Funded by U.S. Forest Service National Fire Plan. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or hanby@charter.net.

October 30...Baldwin County 9 AM to 1 PM.
Boat Ride in Mobile Delta with a Naturalist and Tour New Nature Center at Historic Blakeley State Park. For cost, directions, etc. call (251) 937-7176.

October 30...Escambia County 5:30 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. Call 1-800-822-9453.

October 31...Quitman, Georgia. 8 AM to 1 PM.
Tall Timbers Fall Field Day at Pinion Point Plantation. Fee: $50. Contact Rose Rodriquez at (850) 893-4153x258 or rose@ttrs.org.

> November 2003

November 1...Pike County.
Outdoor Ladies Event at Clay Hill Farms sponsored by ATFA. Call Carol Dorrill at (334) 735-2976.

November 1...Hattiesburg, Mississippi 8:30 AM to 3 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Lee Taylor at (601) 545-6083.

November 3-4...Athens, Georgia.
Integrating Wildlife and Intensive Forest Management. Instructors: Drs. Barry D. Shiver, Bruce E. Borders, and Karl V. Miller. Fee: $395. Contact Ben at (706) 542-2194 or ben.jackson@gactr.uga.edu.

November 3-4...Montgomery County.
Trends and Opportunities for Rural Land Use: Second Butler/Cunningham Conference on Agriculture and the Environment. Fee: $95. Contact Dr. Claude Boyd at (334) 844-4075 or ceboyd@acesag.auburn.edu.

November 4...Various Counties.
Constitutional Amendment Special Election. Check the Secretary of State's website for updates. Editor’s note: If you have any property tax election information on any county, contact AFOA ASAP.

November 4...Coffeeville, Mississippi 6:30 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Steve Cummings at (601) 675-2730.

November 4...Mobile County 7 PM .
Wildlife and Camp House Cooking, sponsored by Mobile County ATFA Chapter. Location: Jon Archer Agricultural Center. RSVP to Kay Tate at (251) 574-8445.

November  5...Montgomery County 10 AM to 2:30 PM.
Alabama/Tombigbee Clean Water Partnership Steering Committee Meeting at Alabama Forestry Association Building, 555 Alabama Street. Contact Roy McAuley at (334) 265-8733 or rmcauley@alaforestry.org.

November 6...Pascagoula, Mississippi 8:30 AM to 3 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Walter Walker at (228) 769-3047.

November 6...Hale County 9:30 AM.
Tour Gulf States New Scragg Mill near Moundville. Lunch provided by Gulf States. Sponsor: ATFA Chapter. RSVP to Jim Junkin at (205) 371-2202 or hale@forestry.state.al.us.

November 6...Houston County 2 PM to 4 PM.
Choctawhatchee River Basin Organizational Meeting. Location: Troy State University, Dothan. Contact Lisa Harris at (334) 527-3584 or lharris@troycable.netv

November 7-8...Bullock County.
Women Only Bobwhite Quail Hunt on PA-KO Plantation in Midway. Fee: $255 for AWF members; $280 for non-members (includes AWF membership). The half-day hunt involves clay target practice, informal classroom instruction, meals, and overnight lodging. Space is limited to 14 hunters; first come first served. Payment must be received in full to ensure a spot. Call Marisa Lee-Sasser at 1-800-822-9453. Click here to visit the Women's Outdoor Network.

November 8...DeFuniak Springs, Florida 11 AM.
Forestland Auction. 1,885 acres in Geneva County, Alabama and Holmes & Walton Counties, Florida. Call J. P. King Auction Company at 1-800-558-5464.

November 10...Starkville, Mississippi 8:30 AM to 4 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Ed Williams at (662) 323-5916.

November 10-11...Milton, Florida 9 AM to 5 PM.
Managing Exotic Plants in Forests. Instructor: Shibu Jose. Contact Julie Helmers at (352) 846-0842 or jhelmers@ufl.edu. Click here for University of Florida Continuing Education Calendar of Events.

November 12...Jefferson County 9:30 AM.
 Forestry & Wildlife Planning Committee Meeting at Alabama Forestry Commission, Gardendale. Contact John S. Morris at (205) 631-2552 or Rod Goode at (205) 823-6400 or rodney.goode@al.usda.gov.

November 13...Jasper County, Mississippi 8:30 AM to 3 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals Short Course. Fee: $35 per family. Call Victor Lee at (601) 635-2267 or Charles Waldrup at (601) 782-4454.

November 13...Walker County 2 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Middle Basin Committee Meeting, Building 1400, Civic Room, Bevill State Community College, Sumiton Campus. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 264-8461 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

November 13...Lee County 5:30 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off sponsored by Alabama Wildlife Federation. Call 1-800-822-9453.

November 16-20...Orlando, Florida.
5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology. Contact Neil Sugihara at (916) 640-1054 or nsugihara@fs.fed.us.

November 18...Tallapoosa County 10 AM to 1 PM.
The Middle Tallapoosa River Basin CWP Stakeholder Committee Meeting. Location: Russell Medical Center in Alexander City; lunch included. RSVP before 11/14 to Denise Walls at (256) 215-3725 or eda@lakemartin.net.

November 18...Tuscaloosa County 6:30 PM.
Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership — Lower Basin Committee Meeting at Public Health Area III Annex, 1200 37th Street East, Tuscaloosa. Call Kellie Johnston at (205) 264-8461 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

November 18-23...Tuscaloosa County 7:30 PM. Sunday matinee at 2 PM.
Country Life an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, presented by UA Department of Theatre and Dance.  Location: Gallaway Theatre on the UA campus. General admission: $12; 2-for-1 special for members of AFOA. For reservations call (205) 348-3400.
"Every time I drive by a stand of trees that I persuaded the owners to spare, or hear the breeze at night in young trees that I planted myself, I realize that I can do something…and if a thousand years from now people are a little happier, then it’s partly because of me." - from Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov

November 20...Shelby County.
Eminent Domain Abuse: Judge will hear arguments on whether the City of Alabaster’s request for condemnation should be approved. (see October 21) October 21 proceedings could cancel necessity for this hearing. For more details about the case and for address of Alabaster Properties Defense Fund, click here. For exact time & place, please call Shelby County Probate Judge's office at (205) 669-3712 or 3710.

November 20...Natchez, Mississippi 8:30 AM to 3 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals Short Course. Fee: no fee. Call Cheryl McClure at (601) 445-8201 or Trey DeLoach at (601) 857-2284.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

NOVEMBER 20, 2003...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. Click here for links to past conferences. 


November 20...Baldwin County 1 PM to 3 PM.
Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership Steering Committee Meeting at Wehle Nature Center at Blakely State Park. Agenda includes future funding of the CACWP facilitator. Contact Jody Scanlan at (251) 438-5690 or jscanlan@aces.edu.

November 20...Lauderdale County 6:30 PM. ATFA Chapter Meeting at Good Shepherd Church in Florence. Election of officers and speeches by Leon Bates and Charles Rose. Contact Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788 or jtricoli@hiwaay.net.

November 20...Madison County 7 PM.
Tax and Other New Legislation Affecting Tree Farms. Speaker: Henry Barclay, CPA, Lehmann, Ullman & Barclay, LLP. Call Frank Mason at (205) 945-7359.

November 21...Levy County, Florida 1:30 PM ET.
Forestry Tour on Bill Bennett property. Supper provided. Fee: No fee. RSVP to Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@mail.ifas.ufl.edu.

November 22...Statewide.
Opening of Gun Deer Season. See complete hunting regulations here.

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December 2...Lee County 8 AM
Forestry Law Workshop. Topics: purchase and sale, timber trespass, contract, environmental, tax, title, access, and liability issues. Speakers include Adams and Reese LLP, Forestry Law Team. Fee: $160, includes lunch. Contact Dr. Robert Tufts at (334) 844-1011 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

December 2-3...Athens, Georgia.
Timber Income Tax. Instructor: Dr. Harry Haney. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or ben.jackson@gactr.uga.edu.

December 2-3...Milton, Florida.
Managing Invasive Plants in Florida's Forests. Speakers: Rick Williams and Shibu Jose. Fee: $215. Location: West Florida Research and Education Center. Call (352) 846-0849 or send questions to office@sfrc.ufl.edu. Click for University of Florida Continuing Education Calendar.

December 6...Dallas County 10 AM until dark.
Women Only Whitetail Deer Hunt at Flatwoods Hunting Camp. Fee: $25 for Alabama Wildlife Federation members; $50 for non-members (includes AWF membership). Hunt includes firing range practice, venison processing, and meals. Space is limited to 5 hunters; first come first served. Payment must be received in full to ensure a spot. Call Marisa Lee-Sasser at 1-800-822-9453. Click here to visit the Women's Outdoor Network.

December 9-10...Athens, Georgia.
Forest Herbicides and Invasive Weed Control. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or ben.jackson@gactr.uga.edu.

December 10...Tallapoosa County.
Clean Sweep Project: Agricultural Pesticide Waste Collection, sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Provides an opportunity to safely remove and dispose of pesticide waste. Pre-register by November 14. This event is limited to the following counties:

Chambers:     (334) 864-9373
Coosa:        (256) 377-4713
Clay:         (256) 396-5431
Elmore:       (334) 567-6301
Lee:          (334) 749-3353
Lowndes:      (334) 548-2315
Macon:        (334) 727-0340
Montgomery:   (334) 265-0233
Russell:      (334) 298-6845
Tallapoosa:   (256) 825-1050

December 11...Macon County.
Clean Sweep Project: Agricultural Pesticide Waste Collection, sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Provides an opportunity to safely remove and dispose of pesticide waste. Pre-register by November 14. This event is limited to the following counties:

Chambers:     (334) 864-9373
Coosa:        (256) 377-4713
Clay:         (256) 396-5431
Elmore:       (334) 567-6301
Lee:          (334) 749-3353
Lowndes:      (334) 548-2315
Macon:        (334) 727-0340
Montgomery:   (334) 265-0233
Russell:      (334) 298-6845
Tallapoosa:   (256) 825-1050

December 11...Lauderdale County 6:30 PM.
ATFA Chapter Christmas Dinner with Colbert County ATFA Chapter and the Wildflower Society at Joe Wheeler Convention Center. Call Judy Tricoli at (256) 757-9788.

December 11-12...Athens, Georgia.
Silvicultural Decisions in Tough Economic Times. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or ben.jackson@gactr.uga.edu.

December 17...Jefferson County 12 PM.
Storm Water Management Authority Board of Directors Meeting at Summit Parkway in Homewood. Contact Donna J. McCurry at (205) 943-1941 or education@swma.com.

December 17-18...Athens, Georgia.
Forest Data Management Using Visual Basic. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or ben.jackson@gactr.uga.edu.

December 28...Alabama Public Television 6:30 AM and 1 PM.
Discovering Alabama: Alabama Forest Issues. Check local listings.


End of 2003 Calendar of Past Events