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2007 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 12/20/07

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

> January 2007

January 6…Calhoun County 7 PM to 9 PM.
Winter Frog Pond Adventure. Join Dr. Frog for a winter search for amphibians. Fee: $5/adult, $2.50/student. Sponsor: Jacksonville State University Field School. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

January 9...Live Oak, Florida  9 AM to 3 PM.
The Nuts & Bolts of Starting an Agri, Eco, or Heritage Tourism Business. Fee: $10. Contact Linda Landrum at (386) 362-1725x105 or llandrum@ufl.edu.

January 9...Jefferson County 10 AM to 12 PM.
Black Warrior River Basin Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Alabama Power Company Division Office, 1313 6th Avenue North, Birmingham 35203. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

January 9...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Dinner & Program at Lloyd’s Restaurant on U.S. 280. Dutch Treat Dinner from menu. Contact Bob Carr at (205) 424-1381 or coalcarr@bham.rr.com.

January 10...Cullman County 9:30 AM.
Warrior River (upper sub-basin) Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Cullman County Soil & Water Conservation District Office. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

January 11...Walker County 2 PM to 4 PM.
Warrior River (middle sub-basin) Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Bevill State Community College, Sumiton. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

January 13...Bibb County 9 AM to 3 PM.
Woody Biomass Harvesting: Management Tool for Landowners. "The challenges of a depressed pulpwood market and the risks associated with prescribed fire have many landowners accepting overstocked stands and heavy mid-story conditions as 'normal'. This does not have to be the case." Location: U.S. Forest Service Workstation, Bibb County Road 1, Brent. Contact Talladega National Forest, Oakmulgee District at (205) 926-9765 or cragland@fs.fed.us.

January 16...Barbour County 11 AM to 2 PM.
Chattahoochee-Chipola River Basin Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Alabama Power Company Building, Eufaula. Contact Billy Houston at (334) 688-1000 bhoustonacf@bellsouth.net.

January 16...Tuscaloosa County 2 PM to 4 PM.
Warrior River (lower sub-basin) Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Tuscaloosa Soil & Water Conservation District Office. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

January 16...Wilcox County  6:00 PM.
Forest Taxation with AFC Tax Specialist Lou Hyman. Location: Lower Coastal Plains Substation Building, Camden. Contact Paul Wingard at (334) 682-4421 or Wilcox.County@forestry.alabama.gov or John Ollison at (205) 459-2133.

January 17...Elmore County 10 AM to 1:30 PM.
Alabama-Tombigbee River Basin Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Moved to Alabama Wildlife Federation Headquarters in Millbrook, 3050 Lanark Road, 36054. Contact Ashley Henderson at (334) 270-8236 or ahendersoncwp@charter.net.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

JANUARY 18, 2007...Nationwide Teleconference 10:00 AM Central Time.
Topic: Communication Skills For Successful Forest Ownership
Instructor: Brooks Mendell, PhD, Principal and Founder of Forisk Consulting.
Dr. Mendell, author of Loving Trees is Not Enough: Communication Skills for Natural Resource Professionals, covers some of the communication skills landowners need when dealing with Consulting Foresters, Accountants, Loggers, Neighbors, Hunters, Biologists, Trespassers, etc. Audience members asked questions during the program.
Audio: Click Here for First Half of 1 Hour Discussion
Audio: Click Here for Second Half of 1 Hour Discussion

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January 19 (postponed from Jan. 12)...Cullman County 6 PM.
Alliance for Citizens Rights Meeting will discuss upcoming legislative session and eminent domain news. Location: Jack's Restaurant at I-65 Exit 304. Call (256) 498-3802 or write patrici7@comcast.net.

January 24...Montgomery County 8 AM.
18th Annual NonPoint Source Conference. Sponsor: Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). Fee: free; lunch provided. Location: Embassy Suites Hotel. Space limited, reservations required. Fax or email name, address, & phone number to  Molly Tatum at (334) 279-3051 or mt@adem.state.al.us. Editor’s Note: NonPoint Source Water Quality Regulations have a direct affect on the management of, and income from, your land. Please try to meet Capital Ideas editor Lee Laechelt during the 8 AM registration period.

January 24-25...Athens, Georgia.
Timber Market Analysis. Instructors: Drs. Brooks Mendell and Tim Sydor. Location: UGA Center for Continuing Education. Fee: $445; $50 discount if paid by 1/3/07. Call 1-800-884-1381.

January 25...Chambers County  8 AM CT.
In-service Training in Forestry & Forests for Teachers sponsored by the County Forestry Planning Committee. Landowners should urge teachers to attend. Location: Farmers Federation Building, LaFayette. Topics to include Ethanol From Wood, Timber Cruise Hands-on, Sawmill Tour, and Jeopardy Forestry Quiz. Fee: free; lunch provided. Teachers from outside Chambers County, please contact Bill Frazer at (334) 864-7865 or wrfrazer@yahoo.com.

January 25...Mobile County 7 PM.
Mobile County Landowners’ Association Meeting at Jon Archer Agriculture Center on North Schillinger Road, Mobile. Shrimp gumbo will be served at 6:30 — come early. Contact Luci Sheffield at (251) 633-7195 or lucishef@webtv.net.

January 27...Jefferson County 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
Becoming a Winter Tree Finder (Winter Tree Identification) with about.com forester Steve Nix at Aldridge Botanical Gardens, 3530 Lorna Road, Hoover, 35216. Fee: $25 includes a copy of Winter Tree Finder by May & Tom Watts. Contact Larry Quick at (205) 682-8019x5 or
aldridgelq@bellsouth.net.

January 31...Statewide.
End of Deer Hunting Season.

> February 2007

February 1...Mobile County 10 AM to 1 PM.
Coastal River Basins Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Original Oyster House, Mobile Causeway. Contact Kara Lankford at (251) 431-6409 or klankford@mobilebaynep.com.

February 1-3...Cleburne County.
Environmental Education Association of Alabama Annual Conference at Cheaha State Park. Fee: $80 plus $10 for optional field trip. Contact Jeff Hughes at (256) 725-7027 or jeff_turtlekeeper@yahoo.com.

February 3...Calhoun County 7 PM.
Late Winter Frog Pond Adventures (part of “First Saturday Series”). “Join Dr. Frog for a late winter search for amphibians.” Fee: $5. Contact Renee Morrisson at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

February 5...Nationwide Audio Conference. 12 Noon CT
The Family Constitution: Why It Benefits Your Family and Your Family Business  presented by the Family Business Advisor. Discussion leaders: Dr. John L. Ward and Dr. Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez.
Discussion Topics:
Why adopt a Family Constitution?
Are there different types of Family Constitutions?
What shapes the Family Constitution?
What should be included in its content?
What is the process for writing and adopting a Family Constitution?
What roles do advisors play in the process?
Fee: $159. To register, contact the FBA at 1-800-551-0633 or editor@efamilybusiness.com. Click here for updates.

February 7...Live Oak, Florida 9 AM to 3 PM.
Show Me The Money & Put It All Together: Starting an Agri or Nature Tourism Business. Fee: $10. Contact Linda Landrum at (386) 362-1725x105 or llandrum@ufl.edu.

February 5-22...Tuscaloosa County 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
GIS I Using ArcGIS9 Software (computer mapping) at Shelton State Community College. Fee: $350. Call (205) 391-2434.

February 8...Tallahassee, Florida 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM.
Winter Deciduous Tree Identification (Indoor Lab) using twigs and buds at the Leon Extension Auditorium. Fee: $7.50 ($10 for both Feb 8 and Feb 15). Call Genice at (850) 606-5202.

February 8...Alcorn County, Mississippi 6:30 PM.
Timber Tax -- Quick Overview. Call John Mitchell at phone number?

February 9...Mossy Head, Florida 1:30 PM.
Forest Stewardship Property Tour at Shoal Sanctuary. Supper included with free registration, but please register. Call Chris and Robert Larson at (850) 651-0392.

February 10...Montgomery County 9 AM.
Conservation Advisory Board Meeting in Gordon Persons Building, 50 North Ripley Street, Montgomery. This board advises the Conservation Department on Hunting Laws and other matters. Arrive at 8 AM if you wish to address the Board. Contact Robin Nummy at (334) 242-3486 or Robin.Nummy@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 12-14...Newton, Georgia.
Managing Forestlands Sustainably: Workshops in Ecological Forestry. The course is designed for those working in both the public and private sector with an interest in managing southeastern fire maintained pine/grassland woodlands for multiple objectives including timber, wildlife and sustaining or restoring native diversity. Instructors include Robert Mitchell, Steve Jack, Leon Neel, and Jerry Franklin. Location: Jones Ecological Research Center. Call Kevin McIntyre or Jessica McCorvey at (229) 734-4706.

February 13...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Dinner & Program at Lloyd’s Restaurant on U.S. 280. Speaker: Mark Thomas, Wildlife Biologist. Dutch Treat Dinner from menu. Contact Bob Carr at (205) 424-1381 or coalcarr@bham.rr.com.

February 14...Cullman County 9:30 AM.
Warrior River (upper sub-basin) Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Cullman County Soil & Water Conservation District Office. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

February 14-16...Baldwin County.
Environmental Partnership Conference sponsored by the “Protect Our Environment” license tags. Fee: $250; $50 discount if paid by 1/19/07. Location: Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach. Call (334) 270-5921.

February 15...Tallahassee, Florida 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM.
Winter Deciduous Tree Identification (Field Lab) by using bark and trunk form. Fee: $7.50 ($10 for both Feb 8 and Feb 15). Call Genice at (850) 606-5202.

February 15...Covington County
Conecuh-Sepulga River Basins Clean Water Partnership Meeting.
Location: Alabama Electric Co-op, Andalusia. Contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@andycable.com.

February 20...Tuscaloosa County 2 PM to 4 PM.
Warrior River (lower sub-basin) Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Tuscaloosa Soil & Water Conservation District Office. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

February 20, 27, & March 6...Video Conference.
Preparing for the  Next Owner to aid forestland owners in the smooth transition of their property to heirs. Program will involve a mix of business professionals, landowners, foresters and University faculty and staff.
Monroe County, Ala.: Steve Lloyd: (251) 743-2350 or monroe.county@forestry.alabama.gov
Florida: Chris Demers: (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu
Georgia: Ben Jackson: (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu
Mississippi: Deborah Gaddis: (662) 325-8002 or dgaddis@ext.msstate.edu
Tennessee: Wayne Clatterbuck: (865) 974-7346 or wclatterbuck@utk.edu

February 21...Jefferson County 10 AM to 12 PM.
Coosa River Basin Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Alabama Power Company Division Office, 1313 6th Ave North, 35203. Contact Gail Russell at (334) 569-1044 gail_russell@bellsouth.net.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

FEBRUARY 22, 2007...Nationwide Teleconference 3:00 PM Central Time.
TOPIC: A Discussion on How Students and Teachers "See" Us.
DISCUSSION LEADER: L. Keville Larson, Past President, Forest Landowners Association.

The Forest History Society is developing a course on forestry for middle school students. Module 10 of the course discusses Private Forests (Draft Update Posted  2/14/07).
Please read the essays on pages 11-15 and 22-23 and be prepared to suggest ways to improve our image through revisions to the essays.

NEW 1/31/08: Module 10 Has Arrived! Larson to AFOA: "The final version of Module 10 on The significance of Private Forests that you hosted a teleconference on and for which we provided feedback to the Forest History Society, is now out. Because of our input this is much more balanced than the version we critiqued. It may not be as strong as we would have written it, but much better than it was." 

Contact Keville Larson at klarson@larsonmcgowin.com

Follow-up Comments by Keville Larson.


February 22...Lauderdale County 6 PM.
Forest Taxation Seminar with AFC Tax Specialist, Lou Hyman. Location: Florence Municipal Auditorium on Pine Street. Drinks & Sandwiches provided by ATFA chapter. Contact Steve McEachron at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale.county@forestry.alabama.gov.

February 22-25...Nashville, Tennessee.
Convention And Sport Show, sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation. Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Agenda: meet professionals in the hunting industry, see the latest hunting gear, and participate in various competitions. Fee: TBA. Contact the NWTF at 1-800-843-6983 or rlee@nwtf.net.

February 23…Colbert County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Litter Law Enforcement Conference hosted by Alabama PALS (People Against a Littered State). Speakers include: Cliff Cobb - Alabama Forestry Commission, Clifton Robinson - Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, and Tuscaloosa Police Dept. Registration $15. Call Patsy at (256)383-4376 or 1-800-ALA-PALS.

February 23-25...Destin, Florida.
Alabama Forestry Association Mid-Winter Meeting at Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort and Spa. Featured speakers and topics: Dale Greene - on doing business in the U.S. wood supply chain vs. foreign competitors, Linda Casey - Alabama’s new State Forester, Mark Thomas - Managing Your Forests for Trophy Deer. Fee: $285. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

February 24...Washington County.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Quail but Were Afraid to Ask, sponsored by the Washington County Chapter of ATFA. Location: Chuck Reynold's camp. Call Mike Rabren at (251) 455-2305 or call Jerry Gibson at (251) 777-8666.

February 18-24...Statewide.
Alabama Arbor Week. Numerous celebrations of the value of trees will take place during this week. Recognition of Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners and Arbor Week Tree Planting with Governor Riley will take place at the Capitol on February 23 at 11 AM. Contact David West at (256) 237-1621 or dwest@aces.edu.

February 26-March 1...Athens, Georgia.
Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference at the Classic Center. Agenda: poster session, concurrent sessions, and an optional field trip on silviculture. Contact James Haywood at (318) 473-7226 or dhaywood@fs.fed.us.

February 27...Forsyth, Georgia 8 AM.
Biomass: Dispelling Myths and Advancing the Truth about This Valuable Resource. Sponsor: Georgia Forestry Association. Fee: $175; $25 discount if paid by 2/13/07. Contact GFA at (478) 992-8110 or info@gfagrow.org.

February 27 & March 6...Video Conference.
Preparing for the  Next Owner (2nd session of series of 3) to aid forestland owners in the smooth transition of their property to heirs. Program will involve a mix of business professionals, landowners, foresters and University faculty and staff.
Monroe County, Alabama: Steve Lloyd: (251) 743-2350 or monroe.county@forestry.alabama.gov
Florida: Chris Demers: (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu
Georgia: Ben Jackson: (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu
Mississippi: Deborah Gaddis: (662) 325-8002 or dgaddis@ext.msstate.edu
Tennessee: Wayne Clatterbuck: (865) 974-7346 or wclatterbuck@utk.edu

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

February 28-March 1...Washington, D.C.
Washington Fly-In, sponsored by the Forest Landowners Association. Agenda: to give private landowners the opportunity to meet and educate elected representatives and their staffs on landowner issues. Contact Susan Johnson at 1-800-325-2954 x102 or sjohnson@forestlandowners.com

> March 2007

March 1...Chilton County  10 AM - 3 PM.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership Board of Directors Meeting. Location: Alabama Power Company Water Course, Clanton. Contact Allison Jenkins at (205) 266-6285 or ajenkins@elmore.rr.com.

March 3...Shelby County  8 AM
Alabama Quail Hunters Spring Field Trial at James Frost's Farm near Calera. Free Admission. Contact Frank Harris at (205) 595-0203 or frankharris@regions.com.

March 3...Lauderdale County 9 AM.
Turkey Hunting Seminar with Dr. Carl Williams, UA Professor & Turkey Hunting Enthusiast. Location: Oakland Volunteer Fire Dept. Lunch sponsored by Oakland VFD & ATFA Chapter. Contact Chris Brewer at (256) 764-4382 or lauderdale.county@forestry.alabama.gov.

March 6...Video Conference.
Preparing for the  Next Owner (3rd session in series of 3) to aid forestland owners in the smooth transition of their property to heirs. Program will involve a mix of business professionals, landowners, foresters and University faculty and staff.
Monroe County, Ala.: Steve Lloyd: (251) 743-2350 or monroe.county@forestry.alabama.gov
Florida: Chris Demers: (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu
Georgia: Ben Jackson: (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu
Mississippi: Deborah Gaddis: (662) 325-8002 or dgaddis@ext.msstate.edu
Tennessee: Wayne Clatterbuck: (865) 974-7346 or wclatterbuck@utk.edu

March 8...Liberty, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals Short Course.Fee: $25, covers course materials, supplies, and lunch. Contact Richard Hay at (601) 657-8937 or amite@ext.msstate.edu.

March 8...Jefferson County  9 AM to 2 PM.
Chainsaw Safety & Portable Sawmill Demo at Jefferson State Community College. Program includes classroom and outdoor sessions. See trees felled and cut into lumber. Lunch will be provided. Please register by contacting David Hubbard at (205) 879-6964x17 or hubbadh@aces.edu.

March 8...Walker County 2 PM to 4 PM.
Warrior River (middle sub-basin) Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Bevill State Community College, Sumiton. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

March 9...Elmore County 8:30 AM to 1 PM.
Estate Planning Seminar sponsored by Cooperative Extension System & Investor Protection Trust. Location: First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, Wetumpka. Fee: free. Lunch provided. Call (334) 567-6301.

March 9...Brookhaven, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals Short Course. Fee: $25, covers course materials, supplies, and lunch. Contact Rebecca Bates at (601) 835-3460 or lincoln@ext.msstate.edu.

March 9...Houston County 10 AM to 12 PM.
Choctawhatchee-Pea-Yellow River Basins Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Dothan Chamber of Commerce. Contact Lisa Harris at (334) 527-3584 lharris@troycable.net.

March 10...Baldwin County 9 AM.
Conservation Advisory Board Meeting will be held at the 5 Rivers Delta Center in Spanish Fort. Anyone wishing to speak must register between 8 - 8:30 AM. Contact Robin Nummy at (334) 242-3486 or robin.nummy@dcnr.alabama.gov.

March 10...Clarke County 10 AM.
Forestry Tour sponsored by County ATFA Chapter. Location: "between 66 & 67 mile markers on Highway 43. RSVP for lunch at (251) 246-4051.

March 13...Raymond, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals Short Course. Call Teresa Hand at (601) 372-4651

March 13...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Monthly Meeting at Lloyd’s Restaurant on Highway 280. Contact Bob Carr at (205) 424-1381 or coalcarr@bham.rr.com.

March 13-14...Athens, Georgia.
Financial Decision-Making in Timber Management. Attendees will review and/or introduce financial decision-making criteria and learn how to: a) use growth-and-yield models in combination with financial decision-making criteria to increase financial returns; b) estimate returns from different management regimes for bare-ground stands and the relative influences of the different inputs to financial returns; c) make the same financial return estimates for bare ground vs. existing stands; d) estimate the returns from different cultural treatments for bare-ground stands and existing stands; e) estimate expected marginal rates of return for fertilization, woody release, and other intermediate stand treatments; f) evaluate financial returns from different thinning timing, intensity, and frequency combinations. Instructors: Barry Shiver & Bruce Borders. Fee: $445. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

March 14...Cullman County 9:30 AM.
Warrior River (upper sub-basin) Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Cullman County Soil & Water Conservation District Office. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

March 15...Statewide
Turkey Season Opens in All or Portions of 59 Counties.

March 15...Nationwide Audio Conference. 12 Noon CT
Sibling Teams: How to Make Them Work presented by the Family Business Advisor. Discussion leader: Dr. Christopher Eckrich. Fee: $159. To register, contact the FBA at 1-800-551-0633 or editor@efamilybusiness.com. Click here for updates.

March 15...Lee County 4:30 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association's Regional Meeting is at the Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences building, Room 1223. Landowner workshop before dinner, followed by an informal after-dinner program. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

MARCH 15, 2007...Nationwide Teleconference 7:00 PM Central Time.
TOPIC: Private Landowner Liable for Hunter’s Actions.
SPEAKER: Mark W. Thomas, Forestry/Wildlife Integration, LLC.
Mark was an expert witness in a lawsuit involving a shooting accident. The landowner (who gave permission to hunt) might end up paying as much as a $1 million to settle the claim. Mark will suggest ideas to help us avoid similar predicaments. AFOA insurance agent Ed Wilson, Davis-Garvin Agency, Inc., commented after the program that AFOA's Timberland Liability Group Insurance Policy would have covered the landowner in this case. AFOA's Hunting Lease Liability Group Insurance Policy could also have been used to cover both the landowner and the hunter in this case if the relationship had been of a long-term nature (such as a 1 year agreement to allow the hunter to use the property for hunting).

AFOA members would be wise to tell every hunter given permission to hunt on their land to
     A. Follow the Laws of the State of Alabama (or the state where the land is located)
     B. Be Careful
     C. Use Common Sense

Click Here to Listen to the Program.


March 16 - 17...Carlisle, Kentucky.
Kentucky Woodland Owners Annual Meeting at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park. Field day, log grading, and dinner speaker. Fee: $35. Call Marla Jackson at (606) 876-3423 or marla@hltreefarm.com.

March 12 - April 9...Carrollton, Mississippi 7 PM - 9 PM on Tuesday Evenings.
Forest/Wildlife Management for Profit & Recreation Short Course at the Carroll County Extension Office. Fee: $35/person. Contact Pam Lee at (662) 237-4413 or carroll@ext.msstate.edu.

March 20...Grenada County, Mississippi time?
Women and Estate Planning. Call Steve Winters at (662) 226-2061.

March 20...Tuscaloosa County 2 PM to 4 PM.
Warrior River (lower sub-basin) Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Tuscaloosa Soil & Water Conservation District Office. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

March 20-22...Athens, Georgia.
Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium at UGA Center for Continuing Education. Fee: $135; $20 discount if paid by 3/2/07. Call (706) 542-2134.

March 22...Montgomery County 10 AM - 1 PM.
Tallapoosa River Basin Meeting will be at the Montgomery Water Works. Contact Dawn Stephens at (334) 271-1444 or dstephen@ch2m.com.

March 24...Newton, Georgia 10 AM - 2 PM.
The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway is having an Open House. Highlights are: Wagon tours, Slideshow Presentation, Walking tours, and Hands on learning for kids. Bring a lunch. Refreshments & Tables provided. Call  the Research Center at (229) 734-4706.

March 26...Southeast Alabama.
Deadline for Comments on Critical Habitat of Flatwoods Salamander. 31,428 acres are proposed for habitat mainly in southwest Georgia and Florida panhandle. Although none of the proposed habitat is in Alabama your comments are important. Contact Ray Aycock at (601) 965-4900 or linda_laclaire@fws.gov.

March 28-30...Lake Oconee, Georgia.
Timberland Investment Conference II: The Timberland Asset: Reliable and Renewable, sponsored by the Warnell School for Forest Business. Location: Ritz Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation. Contact Tommy Tye at (706) 542-5079 or rtye@warnell.uga.edu.

March 29...Russell County 11 AM.
Safe Harbor Management Agreement Tour and signing ceremony at the Sehoy Plantation General Store. The Enon & Sehoy Plantations will be enrolling in the program, which will provide the landowner with "regulatory assurances" while enforcing the protection and habitat management for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW). The field tour will show the compatibility of quail and RCW management and how some land use is still retained by the landowner through Safe Harbor. RSVP for the signing ceremony, provided lunch, and field tour. Contact Mark Sasser at (334) 242-3569 or mark.sasser@dcnr.alabama.gov.

March 30...Chiefland, Florida 9 AM.
Forest Stewardship Tour of the 306 Acre Wylly Coyote Preserve. RSVP required for sponsored lunch after tour. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

March30 - April 1...Dublin, Georgia.
18th Annual Quail Unlimited Bass Pro Shops National Sporting Clays Tournament at the Millwood Hunting Lodge. Fees vary for each division. For more shoot information call (803) 637-5731.

March 31...Cleburne County 10 AM to 3 PM.
Waterfall Tour & Hike are short but moderately strenuous hikes. Fee: $10/person, Pre-register. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or fieldschool@jsu.edu.

> April 2007

April 4...Marengo County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Invasive Species Identification and Control at the Rural Heritage Center. Includes: materials, lunch, and breaks. Fee: $40. Contact John Ollison at (205) 459-2133 or jollison@acesag.auburn.edu.

April 4…Jefferson County 9:30 AM.
Storm Water Management Authority: Executive Committee Meeting followed by the Board of Directors’ Meeting. Location: SWMA office, 218 Summit Parkway, Suite 200, Homewood. Contact Pam McLaughlin at (205) 943-1941 or pmclaughlin@swma.com.

April 4-30...Jefferson, County 8 AM - 5 PM daily.
Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Exhibit at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Entries are no longer being accepted for the 2007 contest. Entry deadline for 2008 contest is October 31, 2007   Contact Kim Nix at 1-800-262-3151 or kim.nix@dcnr.alabama.gov.

April 7...DeKalb County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Deep Canyon Hike provides an unforgettable view of Alabama’s natural wonders. Requires: sturdy footwear, plenty of water, lunch, and stamina. Fee: $15/person, pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or fieldschool@jsu.edu.

April 9...Athens, Georgia 8 AM - 5 PM.
Risk Analysis in Timber Markets at UGA Continuing Education Center. Instructors: Drs. Brooks Mendell and Tim Sydor. Target audience: Forestry professionals, timberland owners, investment managers and realtors involved in buying and selling timber and timberland, and in developing forest management plans and budgets. Fee: $225; $30 discount if paid by 3/19/07. Contact Ben Jackson at (706)542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

April 9-26...Tuscaloosa County 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
GIS II Using ArcGIS9 Software (computer mapping) at Shelton State Community College. Fee: $350. Call (205) 391-2434. See Feb 5 for GIS I.

April 10…Montgomery County 10 AM.
Alabama Forestry Commissioners’ Meeting at Commission Headquarters, 513 Madison Avenue, Montgomery. The public is welcome to attend. Contact Regina Miller at (334) 240-9303 or Regina.Miller@forestry.alabama.gov.

April 10...Jefferson County 10 AM to 12 PM.
Black Warrior River Basin Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Alabama Power Company Division Office, 1313 6th Avenue North, Birmingham 35203. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

April 10...DeKalb, County 4 PM.
Alabama Forestry Association Landowner Workshop & Regional Meeting will be held at the Sand Mountain Experiment Station. Speakers: Eric Lester and Scott Bobo, Marshall DeKalb Electric; Dan Green, Alabama Forestry Commission; Sheriff Jimmy Harris, DeKalb County Sheriff. Sponsored dinner. Must pre-register. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

April 10...Dallas County 6 PM - 8 PM.
Recreational Fishpond Management at the Central Alabama Farmers Coop. Contact John Ollison at (205) 459-2133 or jollison@acesag.auburn.edu.

April 10...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Monthly Meeting at Lloyd’s Restaurant on Highway 280. Contact Bob Carr at (205) 424-1381 or coalcarr@bham.rr.com.

April 10...Chipley, Florida 9 AM to 3 PM.
Forest Stewardship Silvopasture Tour will meet at the Washington County Extension Agriculture Center. Tour the property of George Owens in Washington County. Program is free, but please register by April 2. Sponsored lunch. Contact the Extension Office at (850) 638-6180 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

April 11...Cullman County 8 AM.
County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Forestry Commission office. Call Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573.

April 11...Cordele, Georgia 7 PM.
Managing Wildlife Food Plots is a session of the Master Forester Program. Speaker: Karl Miller, UGA Wildlife Specialist. Supper served before meeting. Fee: $35. Contact Tucker Price at (229) 276-2612 or tprice@uga.edu.

April 13...Winston County 8:30 AM to 4 PM.
Private Landowner Field Day on John & Mary Sudduth’s Forestland. Topics: Chainsaw Safety, Felling & Maintenance, Wildlife Management, Cost Share Programs, and Silvopasture. Sponsors: Natural Resource Coordinating Council & Bradley Murphy Trust. Fee: $8 includes lunch. Contact Johnna Franks at (205) 489-5014 or winston.county@forestry.alabama.gov or Michael Henshaw at (205) 489-5376.

April 13...Prentiss, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Timber Tax Fundamentals Short Course at the Ezra Garner Building. Featured speaker: Dr. Deborah Gaddis. Fee: $35/single, $45/couple. Contact Thomas Brewer at (601) 792-5121 or thomasb@ext.msstate.edu.

April 13-14...Hazard, Kentucky.
16th Annual American Paulownia Association Conference at the Hazard Community & Technical College. Fee: $65/person. Call Sharon Blickenstaff at (301)-790-3075.

April 15-22 and 22-29...Brazil.
Plantation Forestry Study Tour: Two Separate Consecutive one week segments. The overall objective is to give high level professionals a well-rounded introduction to forest investment and business opportunities in Brazil. Cost: $3400 per week plus travel to Curitiba, Brazil. Contact Mark Wilhite at (503) 695-6419 mark@worldforestinvestment.com.

April 16...Lee County 3:30 PM. Silviculture Practices Landowner Tour at the Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest. Features: Harvesting and prescribed burning demonstration. Fee: $10 for steak dinner. Must RSVP by April 13. Call Chuck Browne at (334) 749-3353.

April 16 - 17...Athens, Georgia.
Thinning Methods, Operations, and Decision Making. This course will provide a thorough discussion of harvesting systems used in thinning in the South and elsewhere. The entire program will be presented from the standpoint of developing solid wood products with adequate wood quality and managing stands to maximize financial returns. The course may also benefit private landowners who want to take an active role in the management of their forests and understanding the volume/quality trade-offs typically made in thinning decisions. Instructors: Bruce Borders and Dale Greene. Fee: $445 includes lunch, refreshments, and instructional materials. $50 discount if paid prior to March 26. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

April 17...Lee County 6 PM.
Herbaceous Weed Control at the Auburn University Agricultural Experiment Station. Speaker: Michelle A. Isenberg. Call John Ollison at (205) 459-2133.

April 16 - 18...Choctaw, Mississippi.
6th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference at the Pearl River Resort - Golden Moon Casino & Hotel. Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs Workshop and several breakout session topics including Biofuels and Biomass Opportunities & Risks. Fee: $255 or $195 if you register by March 30. Call Lauren Michaud (601) 960-3655 or lmichaud@mta.ms.

April 18…Jefferson County 10 AM.
Storm Water Management Authority: Board of Directors’ Meeting. Location: SWMA office, 218 Summit Parkway, Suite 200, Homewood. Contact Pam McLaughlin at (205) 943-1941 or pmclaughlin@swma.com.

April 18...Montgomery County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Alabama-Tombigbee River Basins Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Contact: Ashley Henderson at (334) 270-8236 or ahendersoncwp@charter.net.

 April 17-19...Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.
Amphibian & Reptile Habitat Management Guidelines Training Workshop will have daily lectures, presentations, and outdoor hands-on sessions. Class size limited. Contact Mark at mbailey@conservationsoutheast.com or Jeff Holmes at (615) 969-7559 or jhomles@conservationsoutheast.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

 April 19...Nationwide Teleconference 3 PM Central Time.
Topic: Beta Testers Wanted to Test Forestland Records & Financial Software.
Speaker: Rich Howard, Assisi Software Corp.
Rich described his goals for a new software product that will help integrate forestland records into the popular Quicken software that many of us use. He is seeking 10 “tech savvy” (including familiarity with Microsoft Access) landowners and consulting foresters who will use the software during the next year and provide feedback to him on problems or opportunities they discover when using the software. There is no charge for participating. However, after the testing period is over, users will have to pay a license fee of about $1,000 to continue to use the software. Rich answered questions from potential beta testers during the call.
Contact Lee Laechelt at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


April 19...Mobile County 7 PM.
Mobile County Landowners’ Association Meeting at Jon Archer Agriculture Center on North Schillinger Road, Mobile. Board of Directors Meeting at 5:45 with a light meal at 6:30. Speaker: Sam Cochran, Mobile County Sheriff. Contact Luci Sheffield at (251) 633-7195 or lucishef@webtv.net.

April 20...Leakesville, Mississippi 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
Tree Farm Workshop at Leakesville Community Center. Fee: $20/single, $30/couple. Contact Mark Gillie at (601) 394-2702 or markg@ext.msstate.edu.

April 20...Elmore County 11 AM.
Alabama Nature Center Phase I Grand Opening. Admission is free on Grand Opening weekend. The Nature Center is open to general public the 3rd weekend of each month. Fee: $3/person. Contact April Waltz at aprilwaltz@knology.net.

April 20...Lamar County 2 PM - 5 PM.
GPS for the Forestry Professional at the County Extension Office. Fee: $10. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019.

April 21...Dawsonville, Georgia 8 AM.
The Lanier Branch Sporting Clays Shoot includes: 100 round Sporting Clay event, warm-up round, T-shirt, lunch, entry of drawing for a Benelli 12-gauge shotgun. Fee: $125/shooter. Call Sean Ryan at (770) 757-0384.

April 21...Dixie, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Cecil Chambliss Tree Farm Tour. Lunch provided. Fee: $5/person. Contact Glenn Hughes at (601) 794-0671 or ghughes@ext.msstate.edu.

April 21…Covington, County 9 AM.
Tree Farming in Longleaf Country will be held at the Solon Dixon Center. Lunch sponsored by the County Forestry Committee. RSVP by April 10. Call Solon Dixon Center at (334) 222-7779.

April 21-28...Statewide.
“Don’t Drop It On Alabama” Statewide [trash and litter] Spring Cleanup sponsored by Alabama PALS. Contact Alabama PALS at (334) 263-7737 or spencer@alpals.org.

April 23...Monroe County 4 PM.
AFA Regional Meeting. Landowner workshop followed by the Regional Meeting. Sponsored dinner. Must pre-register. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

April 24...Lee County 10 AM - 1 PM.
The Lower Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership Stakeholder Committee will meet at the Moore's Mill Golf Club in Auburn. Please RSVP by April 20. Contact chenita.stanley@ch2m.com.

April 25...Montgomery County 10 AM - 1:30 PM.
Alabama-Tombigbee Steering Committee Meeting will be held at the AFA building in Montgomery. Call Ashley Henderson at (334) 270-8236.

April 25 - 26...Statesboro, Georgia.
Burning In Young Longleaf Workshop sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Commission. Location: Georgia Southern University. Fee: $65. Call Neal Edmondson (478) 751-3332.

April 26...Lee County 8 AM - 4:45 PM.
5th Annual Alabama Invasive Plant Council at the Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building. Lunch provided. Fee: $30. Contact Curtis Hansen at (334) 844-1630 or hansecj@auburn.edu.

April 26...Bullock County 9 AM.
Forest Insects and Diseases, Invasive Species, and Other Forest Pests. Indoor seminar with optional field lab hosted by County Forestry Planning Committee. Lunch provided by sponsors. RSVP Bill Clem at (334) 738-3040 or bullock.county@forestry.alabama.gov.

April 27...Poplarville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2 PM.
Tree Identification Workshop at the Pearl River County Administrative Building. Contact Billy Joe Lee at (601) 403-2280 or billyl@ext.msstate.edu.

April 28...LaGrange, Georgia 8 AM.
Quality Deer Management Field Day will give attendees a chance to hear many different management options to help improve habitat for deer and other wildlife. Sponsored lunch. No fee. Contact Jeff Mansour at (770) 583-3684 or timberlovingcare@aol.com.

April 30...Statewide
End of Turkey Hunting Season.

> May 2007

May 1-2…Tifton, Georgia.
Pine Straw Production, Stand Management & Economics course at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. This course will provide information to help landowners effectively manage pine stands for pine straw production. Speakers: David Dickens, UGA associate professor of forest productivity, Dave Moorhead, UGA professor of silviculture. Fee: $445, $50 discount if paid by April 10. Lunch, refreshment breaks, and instructional materials provided. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

May 3...Baldwin County 8 AM - 4:30 PM.
Coastal Terrestrial and Wetland Invasive Plants: Ecology and Practical Control and Prevention at the Weeks Bay Reserve. For landowners who need to understand the ecology of invasive plants and how better to control them. Fee: $55 on or before April 20; includes breaks, lunch, and materials. Contact Michael Shelton at (251) 928-9792 or michael.shelton@dcnr.alabama.gov.

May 3...Coffeeville, Mississippi 8 AM - 12 PM.
“Are My Pine Trees Ready to Thin?” Workshop at the Yalobusha County Extension Office. Contact Steve Cummings at (662) 675-2730 or yalobush@ext.msstate.edu.


AFOA 26th ANNUAL MEETING

MAY 4, 2007...Tallapoosa County 5:30 PM.
President's Reception, Dinner, and a Program on
ENERGY: fossil & bio ... business, technical, and economic
Speakers (Friday Evening):
    Charles D. Haynes
, Petroleum & Mining Consultant
    David Bransby, Energy Crops & Bioenergy, Auburn University
    Mark Thornton, Economist, Mises Institute
Saturday Field Trip: A forest & wildlife management field trip and program on Bobby Jennings' land up the road near Hackneyville followed on Saturday (see May 5, below).


May 4 - June 4...Montgomery, County.
Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Exhibit at the Montgomery Visitor Center at Historic Union Station. Entries are no longer being accepted for the 2007 contest. Entry deadline for 2008 contest is October 31, 2007. Contact Kim Nix at 1-800-262-3151 or kim.nix@dcnr.alabama.gov.

May 5...Tallapoosa County 8:15 AM to 2 PM.
One Man’s Story -- Written on the Land.  Bobby Jennings has spent more than 25 years working on his land to improve the forest and wildlife habitat. Landowners enjoyed seeing what one dedicated person has accomplished on this Treasure Forest and Tree Farm. The Educational Tour focused on Pine Timber and Wildlife Management. Forest Consultants and Wildlife Biologists were available to give their expertise. Although this field and classroom program served as AFOA's Saturday annual meeting educational program, it was open to others who did not want to attend AFOA's Friday evening session on Energy (see May 4 above).  For information about someone you may have met on the tour contact AFOA at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.

May 8...Talladega County 4:30 PM - 6 PM.
AFA Regional Meeting Landowner Workshop at the Bowater - Coosa Pines Facility. Updates attendees on: Best Management Practices, Water Quality, and programs available to landowners. No fee - must pre-register. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

May 8...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Monthly Meeting at Lloyd’s Restaurant on Highway 280. Speaker: Phillip Wiedmeyer. Dutch Treat Dinner. Contact Bob Carr at (205) 424-1381 or coalcarr@bham.rr.com.

May 8-11...Charleston, South Carolina
66th Annual Forest Landowners Conference at The Mills House Hotel. Featuring an assortment of Conference events (Timber Tax Workshop, Silent Auction, Forestry Tour, etc.) and breakout sessions (Insurance, Legal Issues, Taxes, Vegetation Management, Young Forest Landowners). Fee: $355. Contact Alicia Niles at 1-800-325-2954 or aniles@forestlandowners.com.

May 9...Cullman County 8 AM.
County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at the Forestry Commission office. Call Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573.

May 10...Morgan County 4:30 PM - 6 PM.
AFA Regional Meeting Landowner Workshop at the AFC Office in Decatur. Updates attendees on: Best Management Practices, Water Quality, and programs available to landowners. No fee - must pre-register. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334) 481-2127 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

May 10...Walker County 2 PM to 4 PM.
Warrior River (middle sub-basin) Clean Water Partnership Meeting at Bevill State Community College, Sumiton. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

May 10...Washington County 7 PM.
“Got Pulpwood? We Gotta New Market!” is the topic of the county ATFA chapter meeting to be held at Deerfield Golf Club in Chatom. Please RSVP by calling Karen at (251) 847-6387.

May 11…Hale County 9 AM - 12 PM.
Forestry Tour of the Brodnax Property sponsored by ATFA. See management of 2000 acres of longleaf pine and some hardwood also. Lunch provided. Please RSVP by May 9. Call Buddy Hall at (334) 624-3829.

May 12...Tuscaloosa County 6 AM - 2 PM.
“Open Woods Days” on Forever Wild’s Sipsey River Swamp Recreation Area and Nature Preserve. The tract consists of over 3000 acres of beautiful bottomland forest along the Sipsey River. The public may drive in to allow easier access to: canoeing, birding, fishing, picnicking, and wildlife photography. Future days: Jun 16, Jul 21, Aug 18, Sep 15, and Oct 20. Call Chris Smith (334) 242-3409.

May 12...Lone Mountain State Forest, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods Field Days. This event will focus on the management practices applied to improve existing forest stands. Topics: management planning, crop tree selection, forest improvement, and protecting soil and water. Van tours of the property will provide opportunity for discussion with landowners and forestry professionals. No fee. Pre-register for meal purposes. Contact Tennessee Forestry Association at 1-800-893-7403 or info@tnforestry.com.

May 12...Jackson County 10 AM.
The Natural and Human History of the Walls of Jericho Hike is 6 miles round trip, strenuous, and lasts about 5 hours. Bring sack lunch and plenty of water. Hike leader: Nick Sharp, Land Stewardship Officer. No fees. Call State Lands Division at (334) 242-3484.

May 15...Tallapoosa County 10 AM.
Middle Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership Meeting will be held at City Hall in Alexander City. Please RSVP by May 9. Call Tammy Jones at (256) 234-5271 ext 3.

May 15...Elmore County 6:30 PM.
Elmore County's Comprehensive Plan: "Bridging Our Future". Location: library in Millbrook. Speakers: Ken Freeman and Don Casey. Call Ken Freeman at (256) 498-3802.

May 15...Athens, Georgia.
Forestry for Non-Foresters I. Fee: $225; $30 discount if paid by 4/24. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

May 16-17...Athens, Georgia.
Forestry for Non-Foresters II. Fee: $445; $50 discount if paid by 4/24. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

May 16...Jay, Florida 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
Forest Stewardship Tree ID and Forest Practice Field Day at the West Florida Research and Education Center. Agenda topics: vegetation management with herbicides, recovery of storm damage, invasive plants, and tree identification. Sponsored lunch included. Fee: $20/person. Call Robin Vickers at (850) 983-5216x113.

May 16...Montgomery County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership: Education/Public Relations Committee will meet at the ADEM Conference Room 1201, in Montgomery. Contact Mark Sport at (334) 394-4361 or vms@adem.state.al.us.

May 17...Tallahassee, Florida 11 AM - 12 PM.
“Laurel Wilt: A new disease threatening redbay and related eastern trees”, a lecture by Bud Mayfield. Free and open to the public unless Continuing Education Credits are needed. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

May 18-19...Columbia, South Carolina.
The Great Portable Sawmill Shootout. Agenda: a head-to-head demonstration event with factory crews operating the newest portable sawmills. Fee: $12/person. Contact Ted Hugger at (207) 799-1356 or thugger@maine.rr.com.

May 19...Sewanee, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods Field Days. This event on the University of the South's forest will focus on the management practices applied to improve existing forest stands. Topics: management planning, crop tree selection, forest improvement, and protecting soil and water. Van tours of the property will provide opportunity for discussion with landowners and forestry professionals. No fee. Pre-register for meal purposes. Contact Tennessee Forestry Association at 1-800-893-7403 or info@tnforestry.com.

May 19...Coosa County 8:30 AM - 12 PM.
Spring Forestry Tour on the farm of Charles Welden, III. This program will focus on quail management, non-game birds, timber management, and aquatic ecosystems. Contact Roger Vines at (256) 377-4713 vinesrc@auburn.edu.

May 19…Madison County 9 AM.
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board Meeting will be held at the Huntsville Museum of Art. Registration to address the board is 8 AM - 8:30 AM. Call Robin Nummy (334) 242-3486.

May 22...Nationwide Audio Conference. 12 Noon CT
From Siblings to Cousins: The Last Major Transition presented by the Family Business Advisor. Discussion leader: Dr. Craig Aronoff. Fee: $159. To register, contact the Family Enterprise Publishers at 1-800-551-0633 or editor@efamilybusiness.com. Click here for updates.

May 24...Carrollton, Mississippi 8 AM - 12 PM.
Tree Identification Workshop at the Carroll County Extension Office. Fee: $15/person. Contact Pam Lee at (662) 237-4413 or carroll@ext.msstate.edu.

May 24...Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
LandMark Systems SiMS Training class. Come learn from Borders and Shiver how to keep track of stand information, run growth and yield simulations on pine plantations, and do forest economic analysis. Fee: $395. Contact Johnny Thompson at (662) 272-5344 or jthompson@landmarksystems.com.

May 24...Montgomery County 5 PM.
Alabama Agribusiness Council Annual Meeting: Pictorial History of Alabama Agriculture and Potential for Increased Irrigation.  Location: Wynlakes Golf and Country Club. Fee: $55; $10 discount if paid by 5/17. Call (334) 215-4442. Editor's Note: The pictorial history will remind us of all the forestland that used to be cultivated land in our State and help us understand why rivers ran red with mud.

May 30...Montgomery County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
ADEM Alabama Groundwater Conference may be of some interest to some of our landowners. The agenda focuses on issues related to water availability and utility concerns. It doesn’t hurt to be aware of whose watershed your land is in and how they might want to protect it. No fee. Contact ADEM Groundwater Branch at (334) 270-5655 or eprobst@adem.state.al.us.

May 30...Chilton County 1PM.
Alabama Prescribed Fire Council. Location: Alabama Power Company Conference Center, Clanton. "The purpose of this meeting is to bring all potential prescribed fire stake holders together to revitalize the council." Contact Kent Hanby at hanby@charter.net or (256) 825-8593.

May 30 - June 1...Burns, Tennessee.
Governor's Conference on Biofuels. Topics: Explore opportunities to make Tennessee a leader in the emerging bioenergy field, inform the agricultural community and prospective fuel producers and investors about potential growth areas and resources available to assist them, and educate government and elected officials on the most important steps for growing the upstream biofuel industry. Fee: $200/person. Contact David Owenby at (615) 532-1531 or david.owenby@state.tn.us.

May 31 - June 3...Chattanooga, Tennessee.
7th Annual QDMA National Convention & Whitetail Expo. Too many topics and sessions to list here, so please visit QDMA’s website for details or use the contact info below. Fees: $235/singles or $420/couple. Contact Brandy Verner at 1-800-209-3337 or bverner@QDMA.com.

> June 2007

June 1...Athens, Georgia 8 AM.
Timber Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) Explained is a course that teaches the who, why, where, and how of REITs that specialize in timber. Landowners seeking to become fluent in real estate investment trust options specific to timber should find this course useful. Limited seating. Fee: $345/person. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

June 2...Bolivar, Tennessee 7 AM - 1 PM.
Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods Field Days. This event on Chickasaw State Forest will focus on the management practices applied to improve existing forest stands. Topics: management planning, crop tree selection, forest improvement, and protecting soil and water. Van tours of the property will provide opportunity for discussion with landowners and forestry professionals. No fee. Pre-register for meal purposes. Contact Tennessee Forestry Association at 1-800-893-7403 or info@tnforestry.com.

June 4-5...Athens, Georgia.
Excel Tools & Functions for Forestry Professionals at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. This course begins with the introduction of Excel applications and tools followed by hands-on, forestry-related exercises to reinforce the tools. Individuals will also have opportunities to ask about Excel-related issues or challenges specific to their tasks outside of this course. Instructor: Brooks Mendell. Fee: $445. Limited seating. Call Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

June 4-8...Pearl, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning Shortcourses. Location: South Eastern Regional Fire Training Center. Landowners interested in prescribed burning should find this course to be an excellent value. Topics: state laws regarding your liability, ignition techniques, benefits, limitations, risks, how to manage smoke, forest fuels and fuel classifications, how to plan and execute a prescribed burn, and effects of weather and fuel moisture on fire behavior. Fee: $400. Contact Patricia Brock at (662) 325-1457 pbrock@aoce.msstate.edu.

June 5...Statewide & Local.
Vote on Constitutional Amendments and Property Tax Referendums. Statewide Amendment One will increase funds available for incentives to companies, such as ThyssenKrupp, that the state is trying to lure to Alabama. Voters in at least 2 counties will vote on property taxes: Escambia, Washington, and perhaps others AFOA was unable to learn about.

June 5…Cross City, Florida 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET.
Division of Forestry Workshop: Thinning Your Forest and What it Can Do for You. Location: Earl Peterson - DOF Forestry Station. Topics: why and when to thin, forest health, wildlife benefits, and economics and marketing of a thinning and thinning operations. Sponsored supper included. Contact Stan Shepard at (850) 838-2286 or shepars@doacs.state.fl.us.

June 6...Colbert County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. Location: North Alabama State Fairgrounds. Contact Michael Fowlkes at (256) 383-1446 or northwestalrcd@yahoo.com.

June 7…Mayo, Florida 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET.
Division of Forestry Workshop: Thinning Your Forest and What it Can Do for You. Location: Lafayette County Extension Office. Topics: why and when to thin, forest health, wildlife benefits, and economics and marketing of a thinning and thinning operations. Sponsored supper included. Contact Greg Marshall at (386) 294-2326 marshag@doacs.state.fl.us.

June 8 - July 9...Mobile, County.
Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Exhibit in Spanish Fort. Entries are no longer being accepted for the 2007 contest. Contact Kim Nix at 1-800-262-3151 or kim.nix@dcnr.alabama.gov.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL FIELD DAY

June 9...Chilton County 9 AM.
Topic: Longleaf Pine Regeneration Tour on Lewis Ingram Property.
Tour Leader:
Jon Ingram, Consulting Forester.
Speaker: Brian Smith, Alabama Forestry Commission Forester.
Tour featured an area that was clearcut about 5-6 years ago and planted to longleaf. Area was recently burned by prescription to kill back competing loblolly pines and other unwanted tree and shrub competition.
Directions: Met at Hickory Chip Barbeque located 1.7 miles northeast of I-65 on Ala. Hwy. 145 on the right.
(inserted after tour) Parking Area At Ingram Property: If you want to revisit this tract in the future, click here for map or photo.  Parking Area: 32.902392, -86.506973.
Dutch treat lunch at Hickory Chip attended by most participants after tour.
Questions? Contact Lee Laechelt at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


June 9...DeKalb County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Medicinal & Edible Plants Workshop. Location: DeSoto State Park Nature Center. Includes: demonstrations, short hikes, and instructions on herbal preparations. Bring a lunch and other light-hike needs. Fee: $20/adult, $10/child, pre-registration required. Contact JSU Field Schools at (256) 782-5697or fieldschool@jsu.edu.

June 10-13...Knoxville, Tennessee.
Forest Products Society 61st International Convention. Fee: $735. Contact Forest Products Society at (608) 231-1361x208 or conferences@forestprod.org.

June 12...Ruston, Louisiana 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM.
Prescribed Burn Manager Certification. Location: Louisiana Tech University. This workshop is for anyone who has received formal classroom or on-the-job training in prescribed burning. Must pre-register. Contact Charles Shilling at cshilli@lsu.edu.

June 12...Jesup, Georgia 8:00 AM - 2 PM ET.
National Wild Turkey Federation Landowner Workshop. Location: Simms Farm. Topics: Longleaf Pine Establishment and Management, Wildlife Plots/Openings, Forest Health/Invasive Species, Herbicide Use for Wildlife Management, and more. Fee: $10. Call James Austin at (912) 481-3821.

June 12...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Monthly Meeting. Location: Lloyd’s Restaurant on Highway 280. Speaker: Jim Jeter, Forester. Dutch Treat Dinner. Contact Bob Carr at (205) 424-1381 or coalcarr@bham.rr.com.

June 13...Cullman County 8 AM.
County Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at Forestry Commission office. Call Monica McCravy at (256) 734-0573.

June 12-15...Chilton, County 8 AM - 5 PM.
Certified Burn Manager Certification Course at the Alabama Power Company Clanton Conference Center. This training is designed for anyone who has an interest in the use of prescribed fire as a natural resources management tool. Contact Kent Hanby at hanby@charter.net or (256) 825-8593.

June 12-14...Tuscaloosa County.
The Teachers Conservation Workshop  “will offer extensive field trips to a paper mill, a sawmill, a logging site, a tree farm, and many other places where teachers will be able to learn about modern forest management and see first hand how the products they use daily are manufactured.” You are invited to recruit teachers to this workshop as well as sponsor their tuition ($400/teacher). Here is a preview of what teachers will see on the tours. Contact Rick Oates at (334) 481-2130 or roates@alaforestry.org.

June 14...Baton Rouge, Louisiana 7:45 AM - 1:30 PM.
Prescribed Burn Manager Certification. Location: LSU. This workshop is for anyone who has received formal classroom or on-the-job training in prescribed burning. Must pre-register. Contact Charles Shilling at cshilli@lsu.edu.

June 14...Dry Branch, Georgia 8:00 AM - 2 PM ET.
National Wild Turkey Federation Landowner Workshop. Location: Whiteway Plantation. Topics: Longleaf Pine Establishment and Management, Wildlife Plots/Openings, Forest Health/Invasive Species, Herbicide Use for Wildlife Management, and more. Fee: $10. Call James Austin at (912) 481-3821.

June 15...Lucedale, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
Pine Thinning Workshop. Location: George County Extension Service office. Fee: $20/person. Contact Mike Steede at (601) 947-4223 or mikes@ext.msstate.edu.

June 19-21…Lake Oconee, Georgia.
Georgia Division Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting, Wood and Beyond: an Exploration of Emerging Markets. Review the latest market developments in the forestry industry: woody biomass technology, carbon credit trading, wetland mitigation banking, pine straw leases and wood products. Some great recreational opportunities exist close by for the whole family: championship golf at Harbor Club, boating, fishing, and dirt bikes and ATVs at Durham Town Plantation. Fee: $150/person. Contact Joshua Harrell at (706) 845-9085 or jharrell@forestinvest.com.

June 20...Jefferson County 8:30 AM.
Storm Water Management Authority: Executive Committee Meeting. Location: SWMA office, 218 Summit Parkway, Suite 200, Homewood. Contact Pam McLaughlin at (205) 943-1941 or pmclaughlin@swma.com.

June 21...Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
LandMark Systems Intro to ArcGIS for Foresters class. Learn how to use ArcGIS for Forestry Applications like: integrating basemaps, GPS data and cruise data to create maps, and digitizing on top of aerial photos. Fee: $275. Contact Johnny Thompson at (662) 272-5344 or jthompson@landmarksystems.com.

June 21...Montgomery County 10 AM - 1 PM.
Tallapoosa River Basin Meeting at Montgomery Water Works. Contact Dawn Stephens at (334) 271-1444 or dstephen@ch2m.com.

June 22...Poplarville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Forest Certification Workshop at Pearl River County Administrative Building. Fee: $20. Call Billy Joe Lee at (601) 403-2280 or billyl@ext.msstate.edu.

June 21-23...Atlanta, Georgia.
Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition, sponsored by the Southern Forest Products Association. Location: Georgia World Congress Center. Agenda: wood products industry exhibits and a series of educational seminars. Fee: $169. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x214 or egee@sfpa.org.

June 23…Magnolia, Arkansas 8 AM.
Magnolia Landowner’s Conference will include presentations on: Mid Rotation Fertilization, Management Plans & Returns, Forestry Carbon Credit Programs, Taxation & Ownership Entities, Maximizing Whitetail Deer Habitat in Forest Management, and Lucy Baines Johnson Family Timberland Story (private landowner with over 2000 timberland acres in Autauga County, AL). Fee: $35. Includes: admission, handouts, and lunch. Contact Colleen at (870) 234-0200x4 colleen@reynoldsforestry.com.

June 23...Knoxville, Tennessee 10 AM.
Cumberland Chapter WITO (Women in the Outdoors) Still Target Shoot. Location: John Sevier Hunter Safety Range. Sponsor: National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). Lunch: $5. Call Mark Burdette at (865) 882-6390 or markncathyb@comcast.net.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

June 27, 2007...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, call AFOA at (205) 987-8811, Click here for links to past conferences. 


June 27…Multiple locations in Florida 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM CT.
Forest Stewardship Videoconference: Forest Fertilization - Worth the Investment? This program will help provide landowners with information and tools they can use to determine, based on their own objectives, soils and stand conditions, whether fertilization would be a cost-effective practice in their timber stands. Fee: $10 cash only. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

June 29...Lee County 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM.
Wetland Delineation. Location: Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Conference Hall - Room 1101. Provides a basic understanding of the delineation process including the resources and references used. Fee: $75; includes materials, lunch, and breaks. Contact Kathryn Flynn at (334) 844-1036 or flynnka@auburn.edu.

June 30 - July 3...State College, Pennsylvania.
Association of Consulting Foresters National Conference at Penn State University Conference Center. Visit our online Calendar of Events which will direct you to ACF’s online lesson plan and registration. Fee: $425. Contact Sarah O’Neil at (703) 548-0990 or director@acf-foresters.org.

> July 2007

July 9-13...Lee County.
The Teachers Conservation Workshop “will offer extensive field trips to a paper mill, a sawmill, a logging site, a tree farm, and many other places where teachers will be able to learn about modern forest management and see first hand how the products they use daily are manufactured.” You are invited to recruit teachers to this workshop as well as sponsor their tuition ($600/teacher). Here is a preview of what teachers will see on the tours. Call Rick Oates at (334) 481-2130 or roates@alaforestry.org.

July 10 or 11…Baton Rouge, Louisiana 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Application of Microsoft Excel in Forestry - Beginning Level. Location: Renewable Natural Resources Building, LSU. The same class will be offered on two consecutive days. This workshop is designed for beginning users of Excel. Fee: $40. Contact Charles Shilling at (225) 578-4192 or cshilli@lsu.edu.

July 10...Jefferson County 10 AM to 12 PM.
Black Warrior River Basin Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Alabama Power Company Division Office, 1313 6th Avenue North, Birmingham 35203. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

July 10...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Monthly Meeting. Location: Lloyd’s Restaurant on Highway 280. Dutch Treat Dinner. Contact Bob Carr at (205) 424-1381 or coalcarr@bham.rr.com.

July 10…Athens, Georgia 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.
Southern Tree Identification class at The UGA Georgia Center. Fee: $35. Call Steve Pettis at (706) 621-1248 or steve@completehortconsulting.com.

July 12…Baton Rouge, Louisiana 8:30 AM - 4 PM.
Application of Microsoft Excel in Forestry - Intermediate Level. Location: Renewable Natural Resources Building, LSU. Fee: $40. Contact Charles Shilling at (225) 578-4192 or cshilli@lsu.edu.

July 13...Poplarville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Forest Certification Workshop. Location: Pearl River County Administrative Building. Fee: $10/person. Call Billy Joe Lee at (601) 403-2280 or billyl@ext.msstate.edu.

July 14…Cleburne County 7 PM.
Learning by the Lake Series: Forest Ecology. Location: Coleman Lake Recreational Area (near Heflin). No fee. Contact JSU Field Schools at (256) 782-5697or fieldschool@jsu.edu.

July 16-17...Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Making Money Growing Southern Pines. Location: Four Points by Sheraton. “Who should attend?...Landowners who want to obtain information on what is possible on their properties and estimates of reasonable rates of return for different management options.” Speakers: Barry Shiver and Bruce Borders. Fee: $445; $50 discount if paid by June 25. Includes lunch, refreshment breaks, and course materials. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

July 18, 2007...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, call AFOA at (205) 987-8811, Click here for links to past conferences. 


July 18...Choctaw County 10 AM.
Natural Resources Coordinating Council Meeting. Contact John Ollison at (205) 459-2133 or jollison@acesag.edu.

July 17-19...Baldwin County.
Jones County Junior College & Haglof, Inc. Summer Workshop Series. Location: Courtyard by Marriott at Craft Farms. Topics: Electronic Measuring Devices and PC Integration, TCruise Software(forest inventory software), Internet Resources (online sources of GIS date and software), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Fee: $100/day. Limited reservations. Contact Brian Mitchell at (601) 477-4233 or brian.mitchell@jcjc.edu.

July 19...Nationwide Audio Conference. 12 Noon CT
Coping with Massive Change (in the Family Business) presented by the Family Business Advisor. Discussion leader: Dr. Bernard Kliska. Fee: $159. To register, contact the FBA at 1-800-551-0633 or editor@efamilybusiness.com. Click here for updates.

July 19...Shelby County 6 PM.
TREASURE  Forest Chapter Dinner Meeting: Forest and Game Laws. Location: John E. Jones Agri-center building. Contact Brad at (205) 669-4133 or shelby.county@forestry.alabama.gov.

July 20-22...Jefferson County.
Annual World Deer & Turkey Expo. Location: Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Attend many hourly lectures throughout the expo. Fee: $11.60 + tax. Contact Bob Coker at (334) 687-2277 or bob@bobcoker.com.

July 21-23...Savannah, Georgia.
Georgia Forestry Association Annual Meeting at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. Fee: $540; $100 discount if paid by June 21. Contact Judy Couch at (478) 992-8110 or judy@gfagrow.org.

July 23-24...Athens, Georgia.
Estate Planning for Forest Landowners. "Who should attend?...Forest landowners, forestry consultants, landowner assistance and extension foresters, accountants, attorneys, and estate planners." Instructor: Harry Haney. Fee: $445; $50 discount if paid before July 2. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

July 24...Talladega County 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM.
Longleaf Pine Establishment Workshop. Lunch provided. Fee: $25; $10 discount if paid before July 17. Pre-register. Contact Elizabeth Bowersock at (334) 844-1012 or bowerep@auburn.edu.

July 24...Elmore County 10 AM - 1:00 PM.
Lower Tallapoosa River Basin Clean Water Partnership Committee Meeting. Location: Alabama Power's Yates Dam facility. Contact Chenita Stanley at chenita.stanley@ch2m.com or (334) 271-1445x313.

July 24…Wilcox County 6 PM.
Update on Louisiana Pacific Corporation OSB Plant. Location: Lower Coastal Plain Substation near Camden. Speaker: Tommy Thompson, CF Resource Manager. Contact John Ollison at (205) 459-2133 or jollison@acesag.edu.

July 25…Montgomery County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Alabama-Tombigbee River Basin Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Manufacture Alabama conference room, 401 Adams Avenue, Suite 710, Montgomery. Contact Ashley Henderson at (334) 270-8236 or ahendersoncwp@charter.net.

July 25-26...Athens, Georgia.
Thinning Decisions: Timing, Frequency, and Intensity. “Who will benefit?...Landowners who need baseline information on why, when, and how their stands should be thinned to maximize financial returns.” Speakers: Bruce Borders and Barry Shiver. Fee: $445; $50 discount if paid before July 3. Includes lunch. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

July 26...Mobile County 7 PM.
Mobile County Landowners’ Association Meeting at Jon Archer Agriculture Center on North Schillinger Road, Mobile. Contact Luci Sheffield at (251) 633-7195 or lucishef@webtv.net.

July 12-31...Barbour County.
Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Exhibit. Location: Lakepoint Resort State Park. Entries are no longer being accepted for the 2007 contest. Entry deadline for 2008 contest is October 31, 2007. Contact Kim Nix at 1-800-262-3151 or kim.nix@dcnr.alabama.gov.

July 30...Jefferson County 8 AM - 4:15 PM.
Wetland and Stream Mitigation. Location: Botanical Gardens. Speakers: Kathrynn Flynn, Chris Anderson, and John Wigginton. Fee: $75. Contact Kathryn Flynn at (334) 844-1036 or flynnka@auburn.edu.

July 30 & 31...Bremen, Georgia 3 PM - 4:30 PM ET & 6 PM - 7:30 PM ET each day.
Timberland Education Seminars are held in conjunction with the sale of Soterra Property. Location: Hampton Inn I-20 Exit 11. Call Eddie Stone at 1-800-498-5821.

July 31...Tallapoosa County 10 AM - 1 PM.
Middle Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership Stakeholder Meeting. Location: City Hall, Alexander City. Please pre-register for lunch. Call Tammy Jones at (256) 234-5271x3.

July 29 - August 1…Dubuque, Iowa.
Walnut Council Annual Meeting. Location: Grand Harbor Resort. Fee: $135. Contact Liz Jackson at (765) 583-3501 or jackson@purdue.edu.

July 29 - August 4...Lee County.
Mises University on Austrian Economics has a limited number of Observer spaces available. Includes: all meals, lectures, and student materials. Registration and accommodations online. Fee: $675. Contact Mises University at 1-800-636-4737 or pat@mises.org.

July 31 - Aug 1...Jefferson County.
The Future of Wood Utilization -- Alabama Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting. Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Fee: $35. Contact Katie Heath at (205) 475 - 3234 or katie_heath@auburnalum.org.

>August 2007

August 1 & 2...Atlanta, Georgia 3 PM - 4:30 PM ET & 6 PM - 7:30 PM ET each day.
Timberland Education Seminars are held in conjunction with the sale of Soterra Property. Location: Hampton Inn, 2775 Cumberland Parkway SW. Call Eddie Stone at 1-800-498-5821.

August 1-2...Valdosta, Georgia.
Managing Risk & Communicating Critical Information. Location: Valdosta State University. “Who Should Attend?...Timberland owners/investment managers involved in buying, selling, and managing timber and timberland who want to reduce the preparation time for and increase the effectiveness of their communications to clients, community groups, and colleagues.” Speakers: Dr. Brooks Mendell, Dr. Tim Sydor. Fee: $445. Includes lunch. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

August 2...Jefferson County 8:30 AM.
Property Law for Forest Landowners. Location: Ireland Room, Botanical Gardens. Lunch included. Fee: $85; $15 discount if paid by July 25. Contact Dr. Robert A. Tufts at (334) 844-1011 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

August 2...Ferndale, Arkansas 9 AM - 3:30 PM.
Carbon Credits Conference. Location: C. A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center. Fee: $40. Contact Matt King at (501) 228-1297 or matt.king@arfb.com.

August 2...Piney Flats, Tennessee 6 PM.
Quality Deer Management Seminar. Location: Piney Flats Volunteer Fire Department, Industrial Park Road. Topics: Small Tract Management, Food Plots, and Native Grasses. Dinner available. Contact Brandon Stevens at (423) 383-2044 or bstevens426@yahoo.com.

August 2-4...Pine Mountain, Georgia.
GROWS Forest Landowner Conference: Conserving the Working Forest Landscape. Location: Callaway Gardens. There will be many different breakout sessions available to attend during the day on a variety of topics. Fee: $125. Must register by June 15. Call Lauren Newsome at (706) 542-9228.

August 3...Montgomery County 6 PM.
Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards. Location: Embassy Suites in Montgomery. Fee: $35. Call AWF at 1-800-822-9453.

August 6 & 7...St. Clair County 3 PM - 4:30 PM ET & 6 PM - 7:30 PM each day.
Timberland Education Seminars are held in conjunction with the sale of Soterra Property. Location: Hampton Inn, I-20 Exit 158. Call Eddie Stone at 1-800-498-5821.

August 7...Geneva County 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM.
Longleaf Pine Establishment Workshop. Lunch provided. Fee: $25; $10 discount if paid by July 31. Pre-register. Contact Elizabeth Bowersock at (334) 844-1012 or bowerep@auburn.edu.

August 7...Baldwin County.
Primary Election for Senator Bradley Byrne’s Replacement. If there is no runoff, the General Election will be held on Tuesday, September 11. If a runoff is needed, the runoff election will be held on Tuesday, September 11 and the General Election will take place on Tuesday October 16.

August 8...Blount County 3 PM - 4:30 PM ET & 6 PM - 7:30 PM.
Timberland Education Seminars are held in conjunction with the sale of Soterra Property. Location: Covered Bridge Inn, 120 High School Street. Call Eddie Stone at 1-800-498-5821.

August 9...Houlka, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
Forest Certification Workshop. Location: Houlka Community Center. No Fee. Contact Scott Cagle at (662) 456-4269 or scottc@ext.msstate.edu.

August 9...Pike County 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM.
Longleaf Pine Establishment Workshop. Lunch provided. Fee: $25; $10 discount if paid by August 2. Pre-register. Contact Elizabeth Bowersock at (334) 844-1012 or bowerep@auburn.edu.

August 13-14...Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Second Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium. Location: Lod Cook Conference Center and Hotel, LSU. Fee: $125, $25 discount if paid by August 1. Contact Dr. Todd Shupe at (225) 578-6432 or tshupe@agcenter.lsu.edu.

August 14...Tuscaloosa County 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
Black Warrior Chapter Society of American Foresters. Location: Alabama Coop Extension Auditorium, Tuscaloosa. Topic: Clean Water Partnerships. Fee: $6. Pre-register before August 10. Contact Jim Jeter at 1-800-452-5923 or james.jeter@forestry.alabama.gov.

August 14...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters meeting. Location: Lloyd’s Restaurant. Dutch Treat Dinner. Call Bob Carr at (205) 424-1381 or coalcarr@bham.rr.com.

August 14...Leakesville, Mississippi 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.
Trail Camera Workshop. Location: Vo-Tech Building. No Fee. Contact Mark Gillie at (601) 394-2702 or markg@ext.msstate.edu.

August 14 & 15...Jefferson County 3 PM - 4:30 PM ET & 6 PM - 7:30 PM each day.
Timberland Education Seminars are held in conjunction with the sale of Soterra Property. Location: Comfort Suites, 1325 Old Walker Chapel Road. Call Eddie Stone at 1-800-498-5821.

August 14-17...Montgomery County.
Annual Burn Managers Certification Course for Landowners. This course is for those who wish to learn how to do their own prescribed burns. Fee: $25/person. Call Alabama Treasure Forest Association State Office at 1-888-240-4694. Was listed in error as 1-800-240-4694. Our apologies.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 15, 2007...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference featured 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, call AFOA at (205) 987-8811, Click here for links to past conferences. 


August 15...Nationwide 12 PM & 7 PM Eastern Time.
Timber Sale Arrangement - Payments and Contracts. ForestConnect Forestry Internet Seminar Seriesprovides research-based and unbiased information to forest owners and others interested in private forest lands management. Broadcasts occur on the third Wednesday of each month, once at noon and a repeat live broadcast at 7:00 PM, Eastern time. Each broadcast is scheduled to run an hour, although questions and answers may take additional time. There is no charge for participation, but registration is required. Email communication with URL details is only sent to people who have registered.” Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu.

August 16...Louisville, Mississippi 9 AM - 1 PM.
"Are My Pine Trees Ready to Thin?" Workshop. Location: Winston County Extension Office. No Fee. Contact Mike Skinner at (662) 773-3091 or winston@ext.msstate.edu.

August 17…Pickens County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Logger Training Class. Location: Service Center Building, Carrollton. Topics: Logging Cost Index, BioFuels, Forest Certification, and Basic First Aid. Fee: $20. Includes lunch. Registration deadline August 13. Contact Sam Wiggins at (205) 367-8148 or wiggios@auburn.edu.

August 17-18...Macon, Georgia.
Southeastern Wood Producers Association Alternative Wood Utilization Conference and Annual Meeting. Location: Macon Ramada Plaza. Topic: Alternative Wood Product Markets. Also choose from educational and informative breakout sessions. Fee: $200. Contact SWPA at (904) 845-7133 or wood07@sewpa.com.

August 18...Liberty, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Limited Resource Forestry Workshop. Location: Ethel Vance Park. No Fee. Contact Richard Hay at (601) 657-8937 or amite@ext.msstate.edu.

August 18...Morgan County 9:30 AM - 4:15 PM.
Advanced Deer Management I. Location: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Fee: $50; $5 discount if paid by August 10. Fee includes lunch and literature. Contact Mark D. Smith at (334) 844-8099 or mds0007@auburn.edu.

August 21...Monroe County 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM.
Longleaf Pine Establishment Workshop. Lunch provided. Fee: $25; $10 discount if paid by August 14. Pre-register. Contact Elizabeth Bowersock at (334) 844-1012 or bowerep@auburn.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

August 21...Jefferson County 4 PM to 5:30 PM.
Topic: Alabama Medicinal Plants & Tour of Reynolds Historical Library
Tour Leader & Speaker:
Professor Michael A. Flannery, Associate Director for Historical Collections
Professor Flannery, author of Civil War Pharmacy, described many common Alabama trees and plants that have medicinal value. He also explained why the Confederate government put so much effort into the study of medicinal trees and plants. Finally, and with much enthusiasm, Flannery took us for a tour of The Reynolds Collection and the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences.
Questions? Contact Lee Laechelt at (205) 987-8811 or Send Email.


August 22...Montgomery County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership: Education/Public Relations Committee Meeting. Location: ADEM Conference Room 1201, Montgomery. Contact Mark Sport at (334) 394-4361 or vms@adem.state.al.us.

August 22-23…Athens, Georgia.
Southern Pine Plantation Silviculture. Location: Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Landowners who want to understand why foresters prescribe different silviculture methods for their lands should attend. Speakers: Bruce E. Borders and Barry D. Shiver. Fee: $445; $50 discount if paid by August 1. Includes lunch. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

August 23...Dallas County 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM.
Longleaf Pine Establishment Workshop. Location: Blackbelt Regional Research and Extension Center. Lunch provided. Fee: $25; $10 discount if paid by August 16. Pre-register. Contact Elizabeth Bowersock at (334) 844-1012 or bowerep@auburn.edu.

August 24...Pike County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Women Forest Landowners Workshop will be held at the First Baptist Church in Troy. Speakers: Joan Malone, Lee Stribling, Amanda Wood, Cliff Cobb and Claire Murphy. Topics: Growing Memories in your Forest, Hunting Clubs and Leases, Timber Cutting and Wildlife Management, Timber Fraud and A Woman’s Story. Fee: $30. Includes: materials, snacks and catered lunch. Door prizes. Contact Claire Murphy at (334) 566-1213 or hclairemurphy@aol.com.

August 27...Mobile County 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM.
Alabama Forestry Commission Best Management Practice (BMP) Training. Location: Harrigan Forest Learning Center. Call Walter Cartwright at (334) 240-9331.

August 28...Baldwin County 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM.
Alabama Forestry Commission Best Management Practice (BMP) Training. Location: Alabama Department of Conservation's Five Rivers Complex. Call Walter Cartwright at (334) 240-9331.

August 31 - September 2...Pickens County.
Deer Management School: Beyond the Basics. Location: Westervelt Lodge. Hands-on deer and habitat management instruction by Westervelt’s staff of wildlife biologists. Fee: $2500; includes meals, sporting clay shoot, instruction materials, and accommodations. Contact Westervelt at 1-800-281-7991 or wildlifeinfo@westervelt.com.

>September 2007

September 1- October 1...Madison County.
Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest Exhibit. Location: Huntsville Botanical Garden. Entry deadline for 2008 contest is October 31, 2007. Contact Kim Nix at 1-800-262-3151 or kim.nix@dcnr.alabama.gov.

September 4...Oxford, Mississippi 6 PM - 8 PM.
Forest/Wildlife Management for Profit and Recreation Short Course. Location: Lafayette County Extension Office. Fee: $35. Contact Jon Ruscoe at (662) 234-4451 or jonr@ext.msstate.edu.

September 5...Coffee County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Certified Burn Manager Continuing Education Workshop. Location: Enterprise-Ozark State Community College in the Fine Arts Building. Anyone interested in prescribed fire as a natural resources management tool is welcome to attend. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or hanby@charter.net.

September 5-6...Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting. Location: Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa. Contact Debbie Bryant at (850) 222-5646 or debbie@forestfla.org.

September 5-6...Athens, Georgia.
Wildlife Management. Location: Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Forest landowners interested in wildlife management on their lands should benefit from this course. Speaker: Karl V. Miller, professor of wildlife ecology and management at the University of Georgia. Fee: $445. Includes lunch. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

September 5-7...Baldwin County.
Alabama Water Resources Conference will provide a forum for discussion regarding the many aspects of water use, management, and conservation issues. Location: Perdido Beach Resort Hotel and Convention Center. Fee: $250. Contact Kay Stone at (334) 844-4132 or stonemk@auburn.edu.

September 5-7...Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Meeting. Location:Chattanooga Marriott Hotel. Fee: $190. Contact Lisa Lynn at (615) 883-3832 or llynn@tnforestry.com.

September 7-9...Mobile County.
2nd Annual Hunters Extravaganza. Location: Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, Mobile. Fee: $10. Contact Jennie Crowder, Alabama Trophy Hunters at 1-800-800-3207 or jennie@ttha.com.

September 9-11...Baldwin County.
Alabama Forestry Association Annual Meeting. Location: Perdido Beach Resort. Fee: $375. Call (334) 265-8733.

September 11...Baldwin County.
McKinney and Pittman in GOP Senate District 32 Runoff.

September 11...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters meeting. Location: Lloyd’s Restaurant. Topic: General Quail and longleaf pines. Speaker: Will Neighbors, Wildlife Biologist. Dutch Treat Dinner. Call Bob Carr at (205) 424-1381 or coalcarr@bham.rr.com.

September 12...Etowah County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Certified Burn Manager Continuing Education Workshop. Location: Gadsden State Community College. Anyone interested in prescribed fire as a natural resources management tool is welcome to attend. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or hanby@charter.net.

September 12...Lee County 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
White-Tailed Deer Management. Location: Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building, Conference Hall Room 1101, Auburn. Fee: $40. Contact Bessie Buchanan at (334) 844-1002 or buchabz@auburn.edu.

September 13...Perry County 10 AM.
Natural Resources Coordinating Council Meeting. Location: Alabama Forestry Commission Office, Marion. Contact John Ollison at (205) 459-2133 or jollison@acesag.edu.

September 13...Multiple locations in Florida 1 PM - 5 PM ET.
Forest Stewardship Videoconference: Post-fire Forest Health and Timber Tax Issues. This program will help landowners evaluate fire damage in their forest stands and decide what actions may be necessary to minimize the risk of future damage from insects along with other topics of interest. Fee: $10 cash. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

September 13...Jefferson County 6 PM.
Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Wild Game Cook Off. Location: Birmingham Children’s Zoo. Sample some of the best wild game in Alabama. Enjoy the Children’s Zoo and Live Bluegrass. Fee: $50; $10 discount if paid prior to the event. Call the AWF at 1-800-822-9453.

September 14...Lucedale, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
Pine Thinning Workshop. Location: George County Extension Service. Fee: $20. Contact Mike Steede at (601) 947-4223 or mikes@ext.msstate.edu.

September 15...Deadline to submit application for National Wild Turkey Woodlands Award. Contact Sally Faust at (803) 637-3106 or sfaust@nwtf.net.

September 18...Lee County 9 AM - 5 PM.
Southern Forest Engineering Center: Continuing Education. Location: School of Forestry Building, Auburn University. Wide variety of topics covered. Fee: $50. Contact Mathew Smidt at (334) 844-1038 or smidtmf@auburn.edu.

September 18-19...Athens, Georgia.
Integration of Timber & Wildlife Management. Location: Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center. This workshop will focus on how to get the most returns from intensive management and still have abundant, healthy wildlife populations. Forestry professionals, including consultants, forest managers, and wildlife biologists, and forest landowners with an interest in pine plantation management, especially the landowner with an additional interest in wildlife management will all benefit from this course. Speakers: Barry D. Shiver and Bruce E. Borders. Fee: $445. Includes lunch. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

September 18-19...Lee County.
Professional Logging Manager Training Program: Precision Technologies in Forestry Applications. Location: Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building, Auburn University. This conference is intended to decrease the information gap between the technology and the end user. Fee: $120. Breakfast and lunch provided. Contact Matthew Smidt at (334) 844-1084 or smidtmf@auburn.edu.

September 19...Walker County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Certified Burn Manager Continuing Education Workshop. Location: Civic Room, Bevill-Sumiton State Community College. Anyone interested in prescribed fire as a natural resources management tool is welcome to attend. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or hanby@charter.net.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

September 19, 2007...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

News Conference for Forest Owners.
This 30 minute telephone/Internet conference featured state & national experts, researchers & authors on breaking issues, current research, can't-miss educational events, books & publications, timber market update and more. Click here for links to past conferences. 


September 19...Butler County 10 AM.
Conecuh-Sepulga Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Greenville Public Library. Call Janet S. Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@andycable.com.

September 19...Nationwide 11 PM & 6 PM CT.
Small-Scale Firewood Production. ForestConnect Forestry Internet Seminar Seriesprovides research-based and unbiased information to forest owners and others interested in private forest lands management. Broadcasts occur on the third Wednesday of each month, once at noon and a repeat live broadcast at 7:00 PM, Eastern time. Each broadcast is scheduled to run an hour, although questions and answers may take additional time. There is no charge for participation, but registration is required. Email communication with URL details is only sent to people who have registered.” Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu.

September 20...Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
LandMark Systems Intro to ArcGIS for Foresters class. Learn how to use ArcGIS for forestry applications such as: integrating basemaps, GPS data and cruise data to create maps, and digitizing on top of aerial photos. Fee: $275. Contact Johnny Thompson at (662) 272-5344 or jthompson@landmarksystems.com.

September 20...Lake City, Florida 9 AM - 4 PM ET.
Forest Stewardship Workshop: Florida’s Firewise Program - Protecting Your Property and Planning Communities with Fire in Mind. Location: Columbia County Cooperative Extension Office. “The Firewise program is a partnership between state and local government agencies, emergency management officials, planners, developers, and others to resolve community growth issues in the wildland-urban interface, particularly fire. This workshop is an opportunity for landowners to learn about Florida’s Firewise program, how to protect property from wildfire, and to discuss the wider issues associated with the use of prescribed fire in an expanding urban fringe. Presenters will discuss development planning strategies that can mitigate the effects of wildfire and perhaps account for the continued use of prescribed fire.” Pre-register. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

September 20...Montgomery County 10 AM - 1 PM.
Tallapoosa River Basin Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Montgomery Water Works. Contact Dawn Stephens (334) 271-1444 or dstephen@ch2m.com.

September 20...Nationwide Audio Conference 12 Noon CT.
Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Board presented by the Family Business Advisor. Discussion leader: Norbert Schwarz. Fee: $159. To register, contact the FBA at 1-800-551-0633 or editor@efamilybusiness.com. Click here for updates.

September 23 - 25...Destin, Florida.
Keeping Forests in Forests: The Dilemma of Private Forests in the 21st Century. Location: The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Contact Charles Hall at (706) 845-9085 or chall@asginfo.net.

September 25...Tallapoosa County 10 AM - 1 PM.
Middle Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership Stakeholder Committee Meeting. Location: City Hall, Alexander City. Pre-register for lunch. Call Tammy Jones at (256) 234-5271 x3.

September 25-26...Tuscaloosa County.
Alabama Forest Health Conference. Location: Four Points by Sheraton Tuscaloosa Capstone. Topics: Alabama Forests, Forest Diseases, Forest Insects, and Invasive Weeds. Fee: $50; $15 discount if paid by August 31. Contact Elizabeth Bowersock at (334) 844-1012 or bowerep@auburn.edu.

September 26...Mobile County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Certified Burn Manager Continuing Education Workshop. Location: Harrigan Forestry Center, University of Mobile. Anyone interested in prescribed fire as a natural resources management tool is welcome to attend. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or hanby@charter.net.

September 26…Jefferson County 11 AM.
Storm Water Management Authority: Executive Committee Meeting followed by the Board of Directors’ Meeting. Location: SWMA office, 218 Summit Parkway, Suite 200, Homewood. Contact Pam McLaughlin at (205) 943-1941 or pmclaughlin@swma.com.

September 27...Tifton, Georgia 8 AM - 3 PM.
Georgia Prescribed Fire Council. Location: University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. Call Mark A. Melvin at (229) 734-4706 or mmelvin@jonesctr.org. For information on Alabama’s Fire Council contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or hanby@charter.net. - Ed.

September 28...Overton, Texas 9 AM - 4 PM.
Texas Carbon Credits Conference. Location: Texas A&M University, Agricultural Research & Extension Center. This conference will help landowners and others grasp a strong understanding of the carbon market and how they might benefit from carbon credits. Contact Colleen at (870) 234-0200 or colleen@reynoldsforestry.com.

September 28...Starkville, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning Refresher Course. Location: Thompson Hall, Tully Auditorium, MSU. “Who Should Attend? Anyone interested in the use of prescribed burning for forest and wildlife habitat management in the south. Already certified burn managers through the Mississippi Forestry Commission will also find this course to be an excellent refresher.” Registration form. Fee: $295. Lunch on your own. Contact Patricia Brock at (662) 325-1457 or pbrock@aoce.msstate.edu.

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October 3 & 4...Lexington, Kentucky.
Oak Regeneration and Management Workshop. Fee: $35. Contact Renne Williams at (859) 257-7597 or forestry.extension@uky.edu.

October 4...Washington County 6:30 PM.
Food Plots. Alabama Treasure Forest Association Chapter Meeting. Location: Deerfield Golf Club, Chatom. Call Karen at (251) 847-6387.

October 4-5...Quincy, Florida.
Deer and Turkey Shortcourse. Location: North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy and River Ridge Plantation. The program will include field tours, demonstrations, a seminar, tradeshow, and entertainment. Topics: habitat management, hunting, food plots, hunting leases, food plant identification, and more. Fee: $100; $25 discount for advanced registration. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

October 4-5...Brunswick, Georgia.
Timber Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) Explained. Location: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 138 Glynco Parkway. Topics: Understanding the reasons and justifications for managing timberlands as a REIT, Differentiate the business models and strategies of the existing timber REITs, and Compare the financial performance of REITs. Fee: $445. Lunch included. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

October 5-7...Shelby County.
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop. Location: 4-H Center near Columbiana. The workshop offers beginner-level skills training for a wide array of fun and exciting activities. Here are just a few: camping, backyard wildlife, nature crafts, map and compass, mountain biking, canoeing, and many more. Fee: $199; covers all meals, dormitory lodging, program materials, and instruction. Contact Sylvia Payne at 1-800-262-3151 or sylvia.payne@dcnr.alabama.gov.

October 6...Bullock County 9 AM - 5 PM.
Alabama Outdoor Heritage Day. Location: Wehle Land Conservation Center, Midway. Contact Chris Smith at (334) 242-3484 or chris.smith@dcnr.alabama.gov.

October 9...Jefferson County 10 AM to 12 PM.
Black Warrior River Basin Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Alabama Power Company Division Office, 1313 6th Avenue North, Birmingham 35203. Contact Kellie Johnston at (205) 251-8139 or warriorcwp@hotmail.com.

October 9...Shelby County 6:30 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters meeting. Location: Lloyd’s Restaurant. Dutch Treat Dinner. Call Bob Carr at (205) 424-1381 or coalcarr@bham.rr.com.

October 10...Starkville, Mississippi 4 PM.
Tree Farm Program Meeting. Location: Oktibbeha County Extension Office. No Fee. Contact Ed Williams at (662) 323-5916 or edw@ext.msstate.edu.

October 10-11...Athens, Georgia.
Understanding Statistics and Descriptive Stand Characteristics Used by Foresters. Location: Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center. “Who should attend? Non-foresters and real estate professionals who want to understand how foresters make decisions and who want to understand the stand description values that foresters obtain and how they might be used. Foresters who use statistics and stand descriptive characteristics in inventory, silvicultural, and management decision-making and who want to better serve clients by clearly understanding what the statistical concepts mean and how to use them.” Speakers: Barry D. Shiver and Bruce E. Borders. Fee: $445. Includes lunch. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

October 11…Chambers County 5 PM - 7:30 PM.
Fall Forest Landowner Conference. Location: Farmers Federation Building, LaFayette. Topic: The Future of Forestry in Alabama. Speakers: Marshall Thomas, F & W Forestry Services and Linda Casey, State Forester. Fee: $3.00 for chicken dinner. Call Bill Frazer at (334) 864-9542.

October 11-14...Madison, Wisconsin.
14th Annual National Tree Farmer Convention. Location: The Monona Terrace Convention Center. Many optional Pre- and Post Convention Tours and Workshops available. Fee: $275. Contact Alexandra Richman at (202) 463-2733 or info@treefarmsystem.org.

October 15…Lee County 4 PM.
Wildland Urban Interface. Location: Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest. Fee: $10; includes steak dinner. Contact Chuck Browne at (334)749-3353 cbrowne@aces.edu.

October 15-16...Tifton, Georgia.
Longleaf Pine Establishment and Economics on Old-Field Sites. Location: University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. Landowners, land managers, and others interested in establishing pine on old-field sites and grass/pasturelands and the economics of growing longleaf pine should find this course useful. Fee: $445. Lunch included. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

October 16...Baldwin County.
Special Election: Senate District 32. Lee “Trip” Pittman faces A. J. Cooper.

October 16...Carrollton, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 11 AM.
Forest Valuation Workshop. Location: Miss Sippy’s Coffee Shop. Fee: $15. Contact Pam Lee at (662) 237-4413 or carroll@ext.msstate.edu.

October 15-18...Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning Short Course. Location: Forrest County Extension Center. “Who Should Attend? If you prescribe fire or apply fire, or plan to in the future, you will greatly benefit from this course. This course is designed for professional forest resource managers. Registered Foresters, landowners, or anyone interested in prescribed burning will also find this course to be an excellent value.” There is a prerequisite required that is provided Free upon your registration to the Prescribed Burning Short Course. Fee: $400. Register by October 1. Box lunch provided one day. Contact Patricia Brock at (662) 325-1457 or pbrock@aoce.msstate.edu.

October 16-18...Jackson, Mississippi.
10th Workshop on Seedling Physiology and Growth Problems in Oak Plantings. Location: Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum. Fee: $100. Contact Brian Lockhart at (662) 686-3171 or blockhart@fs.fed.us.

October 16-18...Moultrie, Georgia.
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition. Location: Spence field & Expo building. Activities: Tractor & ATV test drives, Hunting & Fishing Demonstrations, American Grand Finals Stock Dog Trials, Tim Ard Chain Saw Safety Workshops, and much more. Fee: $7; children under 6 admitted free with parent. Contact Dian Causey at dian@sunbeltexpo.com.

October 17...Monroe County 8:30 AM.
Estate Planning for Landowners with Taxable Estates. Location: Extension Building, Monroeville. Fee: $90; $20 discount if paid by October 10. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 844-1011 or tuftsra@auburn.edu.

October 17...Nationwide 12 PM & 7 PM ET.
Creating Vernal Pools for Wildlife. ForestConnect Forestry Internet Seminar Seriesprovides research-based and unbiased information to forest owners and others interested in private forest lands management. Broadcasts occur on the third Wednesday of each month, once at noon and a repeat live broadcast at 7:00 PM, Eastern time. Each broadcast is scheduled to run an hour, although questions and answers may take additional time. There is no charge for participation, but registration is required. Email communication with URL details is only sent to people who have registered.” Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu.

October 17-18...Tifton, Georgia.
Forest Soils and Stand Management. Location: University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. Landowners, land managers, and others interested in an understanding of forest soils and their relationship in major forest management decisions (species selection, site prep techniques, fertilization, and competition control). Fee: $445. Lunch included. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

October 17-19...Escambia County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Days. Location: Brewton Experiment Field, Brewton. Contact Chasity Pettis at (251) 867-8042 or chasity.pettis@al.nacdnet.net.

October 18...Athens, Georgia 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
Wildlife Trends Annual Field Day. Topics: Pond Management, Food plot construction, Timberland maintenance for Wildlife, Quality Quail Habitat and more. Fee: $25; includes BBQ lunch. Contact Andy Whitaker at 1-800-441-6826 or info@wildlifetrends.com.

October 18...Centerville, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Forestry Field Day. Location: Steve Williams Property. No Fee. Contact Ann Davis at (601) 888-3211 or annd@ext.msstate.edu.

October 18...Mobile County 7 PM.
Mobile County Landowners’ Association Meeting and Fried Catfish Dinner at Jon Archer Agriculture Center on North Schillinger Road, Mobile. Speaker: Hilmar von Campe, WWII veteran and author of How Was It Possible?. Contact Luci Sheffield at (251) 633-7195 or lucishef@webtv.net.

October 18...Pickens County.
Hardwood Management Tour. Call Sam Wiggins at (205) 367-8148 or wiggios@auburn.edu.

October 18-21...Baldwin & Mobile Counties (Depending upon which tour).
4th Annual Alabama Coastal Birdfest Tours. Location: Field trips leave from Five Rivers Delta Resource Center off the Causeway in Spanish Fort. Fee: Varies from $20 - $40 depending on the field trip. Contact Chris Smith at (334) 242-3484 or chris.smith@dcnr.alabama.gov.

October 19...Forest, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
Forestry Field Day. Location: Scott County/Forest Coliseum. No Fee. Contact Anita Webb at (601) 469-4241 or anitaw@ext.msstate.edu.

October 20...Clay County 8 AM - 1:30 PM.
Alabama Tree Farm Committee Forestry Field Day. Location: Lamar and Felicia Dewberry property. Tour will feature natural and artificial pine, upland hardwood, and wildlife management practices. RSVP by October 1. Contact Fran Whitaker at (334)265-8733 or fwhitaker@alaforestry.org.

October 23…Tallahassee, Florida 9 AM - 4:30 PM ET. CLICK HERE FOR CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS.
Tall Timbers Workshop: Management Strategies for Ephemeral Ponds. Location: Tall Timbers Research Station. Fee: $30; Register by October 18 for included lunch. Contact Rebecca Meegan at (850) 544-5660 or cpi_rebecca@hotmail.com.

October 23...Lee County 10 AM - 4 PM.
Lower Tallapoosa River Basin Clean Water Partnership Stakeholder Committee Meeting & Moore's Mill Creek Restoration Project Meeting. Location: Bailey-Alexander Center, Auburn. Lunch on your own. Contact Chenita Stanley at (334) 271-1445x313 or chenita.stanley@ch2m.com.

October 26...Madison County 9 AM - 3 PM.
Seminar on Small Business, Cooperatives & Entrepreneurial Development. Location: Rm 225, Dawson Building, AAMU. Contact Dony Gapasin at (256) 372-4965 or gapasce@aces.edu.

October 26-28...Burlington, Vermont.
The American Chestnut Foundation Annual Meeting. Location: Sheraton Burlington. Fee: $230. Contact Wendy at (802) 447-0110 or wendy@acf.org.

October 27...Bibb County 8 AM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Fall Field Trial. Location: Gates Shaw's Brierfield Farm. This will be a walking dog field trial over released birds. Breakfast, lunch, coffee, soft drinks, and snacks will be available. Bring your family, lawn chairs, and your dogs for some exciting action. Contact Bob Carr at (205) 424-1381 or coalcarr@bham.rr.com.

October 29…Grady County, Georgia 8 AM - 1 PM.
Tall Timbers Fall Field Day. Location: Aberfeldy Plantation. Speaker: Dr. Bill Palmer. Lunch provided. Fee: $50. Contact Rose Rodriguez at (850) 893-4153 x258 or rose@ttrs.org.

October 29...Pontotoc, Mississippi 6:30 PM.
Bark Beetle - County Forestry Association Meeting. Location: Pontotoc County Extension Office. No Fee. Contact Rick Ferguson at (662) 489-3910 or rickyf@ext.msstate.edu.

October 29-30...Athens, Georgia.
GPS for Beginners. Location: Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center. This course: Introduces the basic features of the Global Positioning System, Discusses sources of error and techniques for assessing data quality, and Provides experience with GPS mission planning, GPS data collection, and post-processing GPS data. Fee: $445; $50 discount if paid by October 8. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

October 30...Pontotoc, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 1 PM.
"Are My Pine Trees Ready To Thin?" Workshop. Location: Pontotoc County Extension Office. No Fee. Contact Rick Ferguson at (662) 489-3910 or rickyf@ext.msstate.edu.

October 31...Chilton County 9 AM - Noon.
Alabama Prescribed Fire Council (First) Annual Meeting. A mission statement and by-laws will be presented for adoption and a 15 member steering committee will be elected. Location: Alabama Power Company Conference Center, Clanton. Contact Kent Hanby at (256) 825-8593 or hanby@charter.net.

October 31...Tallahassee, Florida 9 AM - 12:30 PM ET.
2007 Tree ID Lab. Location: UF-IFAS Leon County Extension Auditorium. Indoor field trip. See and learn ID tips for 100 different species of the Big Bend region (mostly natives, but with a few invasive exotics thrown in). Fresh specimens will be grouped on tables according to similarity of leaf shape. Contact Genice Harris at (850) 606-5202 or harrisg@leoncountyfl.gov.

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November 1...Montgomery County 10 AM - 2PM.
Alabama-Tombigbee River Basins Clean Water Partnership meeting. Location: Alabama Forestry Association. Lunch and a Lure Tour of the Downtown Tacklebox included. Contact Ashley Henderson at (334) 270-8236 or ahendersoncwp@charter.net.

November 1...West Point, Mississippi 6:30 PM.
Bark Beetle - County Forestry Association Meeting. Location: Clay County Extension Office. No Fee. Contact Rick Ferguson at (662) 489-3910 or rickyf@ext.msstate.edu.

November 2…Baldwin County 8 AM - 3:30 PM.
Land Conservation and Financial Strategies for Professionals and Landowners. Location: The Grand Hotel, Point Clear. The course goal is to provide current information on tools, methods, and financial strategies for land conservation. Fee: $150; includes: refreshment breaks, lunches, instructional materials, and Steve Small’s books, Preserving Family Lands, Books I & II. Space is limited. Final registration due by October 29. Contact Weeks Bay Foundation at (251) 990-5004 or weeksfoundation@bellsouth.net.

November 2-3...Mobile County.
Alabama Treasure Forest Association: Conference and Wildlife/Forestry Festival. Location: Riverview Hotel, Mobile. Conference Fee: $95; $10 discount if paid by October 2. Includes luncheon on November 2. Festival Fee: $5. Call 1-888-240-4694.

November 3...Calhoun County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Autumn Hike Through the Choccolocco Mountains. Location: Mountain Longleaf Wildlife Refuge, Bain’s Gap Road. Moderate level hike. Bring a pack lunch and water. Fee: $10; pre-registration required. Contact Renee Morrison at (256) 782-5697 or rmorrison@jsu.edu.

November 5-6...Athens, Georgia.
Upland Hardwood Short Course. Location: Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Forest landowners will learn more about the management options for their upland hardwood stands. Speakers: Dr. Wayne Clatterbuck, Univ. of Tennessee, Dr. Jeff Stringer, Univ. of Kentucky, and Dr. David Moorhead, Univ. of Georgia. Fee: $445. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

November 6…Waverly, Tennessee 6:30 PM.
Houston & Humphreys County Forestry Association Meeting. Location: Humphreys County Agricultural Building. Topic: Crop tree release & TFA Presentation. Call Humphreys County Extension at (931) 296-2543.

November 6…Somerville, Tennessee 6:30 PM.
Fayette County Forestry Association Meeting. Location: Community Room on north side of square. Topic: Biofuels & Current Market Trends. Call Fayette County Extension at (901) 465-5233.

November 7…Greenville, Florida 9:30 AM - 12 PM ET.
Recognition Event and Workshop: First Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Property in Florida. Location: Dixie Plantation. A field tour of the property will follow the recognition program demonstrating what RCW management looks like on the ground and how it benefits landowners and is compatible with quail and timber management. There will also be a discussion of incentive programs available to landowners. Call Jen Perkins at (352) 732-1225 or jennifer.perkins@myfwc.com.

November 7-8...Mobile County.
Regional Cogongrass Conference: Confronting the Cogongrass Crisis Across the South. Location: Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center. Fee: $100; includes lunch, breaks, and field trip. Call Nancy Loewenstein at (334) 844-1061 or loewenj@auburn.edu.

November 7-8...Lee County.
4th Annual Ag Energy Conference. Location: Auburn University Hotel & Dixon Conference Center. The conference will provide information on a variety of agriculture-related energy efficiency and renewable energy topics including heat and power production from biomass, biofuel feedstock logistics, non-traditional biofuel feedstocks, farm energy efficiency, water issues, forest resources for bioenergy, and tips for launching a bioenergy business. Call Kathy Hornsby at 1-800-392-8098.

November 8...Pike County 10:30 AM.
Conecuh-Sepulga & Choc-Pea-Yellow Rivers Clean Water Partnership joint meeting. Location: Pike County Health Department in Troy. Speaker: Peter Tuttle, US Fish and Wildlife Service, has done extensive work with threatened and endangered species. Contact Janet Wofford at (334) 222-3271 or janetwofford@andycable.com.

November 8...Dallas County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook Off. Location: Central Alabama Farmers Co-op. Come sample some of the best wild game in Alabama & live music. Fee: $50 (children under 16 are free); includes complimentary food & one membership in the Alabama Wildlife Federation. Call AWF at 1-800-822-9453.

November 8…Cookeville, Tennessee 6 PM.
Upper Cumberland County Forestry Association Meeting. Location: Hyder-Burks Meeting Hall. Topic: Panel Discussion on Timber Markets. Call Guy Zimmerman at (931) 528-6813.

November 9...Statewide Deadline to order.
Outdoor Classroom Tree Seedling Giveaway. Schools must be enrolled in the Alabama Outdoor Classroom program to participate. Visit Alabama Wildlife Federation's website to enroll & order. Fee: $50 if not enrolled in the program. Contact April Waltz at (256) 882-9322 or aprilwaltz@knology.net.

November 9…Mobile County 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Timber Taxation Workshop. Location: Jon Archer Agricultural Center. This course should provide landowners and professionals with information on the Federal income taxation of forest operations including purchasing land, planting trees, harvesting timber, selling land, and business forms. Fee: $85; $15 discount if paid by October 31. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019 or rjb0003@auburn.edu.

November 10…Morgan County.
Southeastern Outings Day Hike. Location: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Fee: $10 for dues. Call Dan Frederick at (205) 631-4680 or seoutings@bellsouth.net.

November 11…Shelby County.
Southeastern Outings Day Hike. Location: Oak Mountain State Park. Fee: $10 for dues. Call Dan Frederick at (205) 631-4680 or seoutings@bellsouth.net.

November 12-29...Tuscaloosa County.
CANCELLED Introduction to GIS I. Location: Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enables users to map important data such as: Topography (useful for landowners), Historic Sites, Zoning, and many more. Class schedule is as follows: Monday & Thursdays, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Fee: $300. Call Training for Existing Business and Industry at (205) 391-2434.

November 13...Tuscaloosa County 11:30 AM.
Black Warrior Chapter Society of American Foresters Lunch Meeting. Location: County Extension Auditorium. Program TBA. CFE available. Open to the public. Fee: approx. $6.00. Contact Jim Jeter at 1-800-452-5923 or james.jeter@forestry.alabama.gov.

November 13-14...Knoxville, Tennessee.
Scientific Foundations of Conservation Planning in the Cumberland Plateau and Mountains. Location: University of Tennessee’s conference center. Contact Danny Lee at (828) 257-4854 or dclee@fs.fed.us.

November 14...Autauga County 8 AM.
Autauga County Farm City Landowner Tour. Location: Tommy Rainwater’s property. Lunch included, please RSVP. Call Brigetta Giles at (334) 361-0576.

November 14...Live Oak, Florida 8 AM - 12:30 PM ET.
Agriculture Enterprise Workshops. Location: North Florida Research and Education Center. Come and learn about and see the alternative enterprises available to you. Fee: $20; $5 discount if paid by November 5. Includes lunch, refreshments, and program materials. Register by November 12. Contact Karen Hancock at (386) 362-1725x101 or khancock@ufl.edu.

November 14...Quincy, Florida 9 AM ET.
Forest Stewardship Property Tour: Buford-Cochran Tract. Location: Click here for a map. Lunch provided with pre-registration. Limited attendance. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

November 14...Montgomery County 10 AM - 2 PM.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership: Education/Public Relations Committee Meeting. Location: ADEM Conference Room 1201, Montgomery. Contact Mark Sport at (334) 394-4361 or vms@adem.state.al.us.

November 14...Montgomery County.
2007 Alabama People Against a Littered State (PALS) Governor’s Awards Ceremony. Location: Troy University. Contact PALS at (334) 263-7737 or spencer@alpals.org.

November 14-15...Athens, Georgia.
International Finance & Forestry: Wood Prices, Timberland Returns, & Trade Flows. Location: Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center. Landowners, forest business owners, timberland investors, and others involved in and interested in the buying and selling of forest products, timber, and timberland. Fee: $445; $50 discount if paid by October 24. Lunch included. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

November 15...Forsythe, Georgia 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM.
Forest Certification Workshop: “Navigating the Landscape and Discovering the Opportunities of This Evolving Forestry Market Tool.” Location: Georgia Forestry Association. “Description: To educate attendees on the scope, the reach, and the impact that forest certification has on their forests and businesses in Georgia.” Fee: $225; $50 discount if paid by November 6. Call Georgia Forestry Association at (478) 992-8110.

November 15...Coffee County 6 PM.
CANCELLED County Forest Landowner Meeting. Location: Enterprise Civic Center. Speakers: Dr. David Bransby & Shannon Vinyard. Contact Linda Norris at (334) 894-5581 x3 or linda.norris@al.nacdnet.net.

November 15-16...Pike County.
4th Annual Geographic Information System (GIS) Symposium and Workshop. Location: Troy University. The two days are packed with workshops and speakers that offer something for everyone from novice to practicing GIS professionals. Fee: $90; $15 discount if paid by November 2. Buffet lunch will be served each day in the Student Center Lounge. Contact Dr. Steve Ramroop at (334) 670-5693 or sramroop@troy.edu.

November 17...Opening day of the Alabama Deer Season.

November 17-18...Elmore County.
Birds & Birding Weekend. Location: Alabama Nature Center, Millbrook. A great weekend of birding along with some birding basics in Saturday's seminars. Seminars include: Equipment and supplies, Timing and techniques, Record keeping, and Seasonal variations. Sunday will feature some more advanced seminars. Fee: $50. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

November 21...Nationwide 11 AM & 6 PM CT.
Natural Regeneration in Your Hardwood Forest. ForestConnect Forestry Internet Seminar Series ”provides research-based and unbiased information to forest owners and others interested in private forest lands management. Broadcasts occur on the third Wednesday of each month, once at noon and a repeat live broadcast at 7:00 PM, Eastern time. Each broadcast is scheduled to run an hour, although questions and answers may take additional time. There is no charge for participation, but registration is required. Email communication with URL details is only sent to people who have registered.” Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu.

November 24…Jefferson County.
Southeastern Outings Day Hike. Location: Vulcan Trail. Fee: $10 for dues. Call Dan Frederick at (205) 631-4680 or seoutings@bellsouth.net.

November 27...Covington County 9 AM.
Forest Technology 101. Location: Dixon Center, 18 miles south of Andalusia via US 29. This course typically more for the professional forester. Instructor: Johnny Thompson, LandMark Systems. Fee: $50; includes lunch & handout materials. Contact Becky Barlow at (334) 844-1019 or rjb0003@auburn.edu.

November 27...Nationwide Audio Conference. 12 Noon CT
In-Laws in the Family Business presented by the Family Business Advisor. Discussion leader: Gregory Greenleaf. Fee: $159. To register, contact the FBA at 1-800-551-0633 or editor@efamilybusiness.com. Click here for updates.

November 28...DeFuniak Springs, Florida 3 PM - 7:15 PM CT.
Gopher Tortoise Conservation Landowner Workshop. Location: Walton County Extension Office. The workshop includes a tour that will offer a forester-led walk around the site to explain conservation forestry strategies used to conserve gopher tortoise habitat. Limited to the first 30 landowners who respond. Contact Mike Goodchild at (850) 892-8172 or mjgo@ufl.edu.

November 28-29...Athens, Georgia.
Alternative Forest Enterprises and Non-Timber Products. Location: University of Georgia Continuing Education Center. Anyone interested in diversifying the many different income-producing activities that are possible on forested property is encouraged to participate. Fee: $445. Lunch provided both days. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

November 29...Covington County 5:30 PM.
Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Wild Game Cook Off. Location: Covington Center Arena, Andalusia. Come sample some of the best Wild Game in Alabama. Fee: $40; $5 discount if you pre-register. Children under 16 free. Includes complimentary food, live music, and one membership in AWF. Call Hunter Grimes at (334) 222-3123.

> December 2007

December 3-20...Tuscaloosa County.
CANCELLED Introduction to GIS II. Location: Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enables users to map important data such as: Topography (useful for landowners), Historic Sites, Zoning, and many more. Class schedule is as follows: Monday & Thursdays, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Fee: $300. Call Training for Existing Business and Industry at (205) 391-2434.

December 4-5...Macon, Georgia.
Forest Roads in the Piedmont & Coastal Plains. Location: Georgia Forestry Commission Complex. This course will teach how to plan, design, locate, construct, stabilize, use, maintain, and close forest roads. Fee: $445. Lunch provided both days. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

December 5...Chilton County 10 AM - 3 PM.
Alabama Clean Water Partnership: Annual Watersheds Conference & Board of Directors Meeting. Location: Alabama Power Water Course, Clanton. Contact Allison Jenkins at (205) 266-6285 or ajenkins@elmore.rr.com.

December 5...Crossville, Tennessee 5 PM (CT).
Carbon Sequestration and Effect on Tennessee Landowners. Location: Cumberland Mountain State Park. Speaker: John Henderson. Fee: $15. Call (615) 883-3832.

December 6...Baldwin County 8 AM - 4 PM.
Coastal Terrestrial and Wetland Invasive Plants Workshop. Location: Weeks Bay Reserve, Fairhope. Why attend? “Land managers, landowners, and those who advise them need to understand the ecology of invasive plants and how to better control them.” Fee: $85; includes breaks, lunch, and materials. Due by December 1. Contact Michael Shelton at (251) 928-9792 or michael.shelton@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 6…Starke, Florida 9 AM ET.
Forest Stewardship Property Tour: Cognito Farm. Location: Stewardship Property of Jerry & Sandra Williams in Bradford County. Topics: Forest management via natural regeneration, wildlife management, pond management, and other small farm enterprises. Lunch included. Pre-registration required. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

December 6...Nationwide internet webcast 10 AM.
Wetlands Testimony Hearing. “Congress considering expanding the power of the Clean Water Act of 1972 to include all waters of the United States and not limit it to navigable waters as is currently the law under two Supreme Court Decisions. This is a massive threat to all private property in America.” - American Land Rights Association. For more information call American Land Rights Association at (360) 687-3087. You can watch the hearing at http://transportation.house.gov. If you have trouble with the web cast call the Committee at (202) 225-4472.

December 6...Fayetteville, Tennessee 7 PM.
Elk Valley County Forestry Association Meeting. Location: Gleghorn Center. Topic: Biofuels & Current Market Trends. Call Lincoln County Extension at (931) 433-1582.

December 7...Purvis, Mississippi 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Forest Certification Workshop. Location: Lamar County Extension Office. Fee: $20; includes refreshments, lunch, and materials. Register by December 5. Call Clayton Rouse at (601) 794-3910.

December 8…DeKalb County.
Southeastern Outings Day Hike. Location: Buck’s Pocket State Park. Fee: $10 for dues. Call Dan Frederick at (205) 631-4680 or seoutings@bellsouth.net.

December 9…Jefferson County.
Southeastern Outings Day Hike. Location: Boulder Canyon Nature Trail. Fee: $10 for dues. Call Dan Frederick at (205) 631-4680 or seoutings@bellsouth.net.

December 10-11...Athens, Georgia.
Timber Income Tax. Location: UGA Center for Continuing Education. Confused about timber-tax related issues? Wondering how to reduce your taxes? Looking for information on how taxes impact returns from forestland investments? The answers to these questions and more are addressed in this course. Fee: $445. Lunch provided both days. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

December 11...Dover, Tennessee 6 PM (CT).
Tennessee Forestry Association Regional Meeting. Location: Cindy’s Catfish Restaurant. Fee: $10. Call (615) 883-3832.

December 13...Starkville, Mississippi 8 AM - 5 PM.
LandMark Systems Intro to ArcGIS for Foresters Class. This is course is intended more for the professional forester. Fee: $275. Contact Johnny Thompson at (662) 272-5344 or jthompson@landmarksystems.com.

December 13...Knoxville, Tennessee 5:30 PM (ET).
“Enhancement Funds Program.” Location: Ye Ole Steak House. Speaker: Ken Givens, Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Fee: $30. Call (615) 883-3832.

December 13-14...Athens, Georgia.
Making Money Growing Southern Pines. Location: UGA Continuing Education Center. “The landowner or forester attending this course should leave with a good feel for the potential profitability from buying and managing stands at different stages of their development and for the trade-offs that exist for many situations.” Fee: $445. Lunch provided on first day. Contact Ben Jackson at (706) 542-2194 or bjackson@warnell.uga.edu.

December 18...Cullman County.
House of Representatives District 12 Runoff Election for Republican Candidate. Special general election for District 12 will be January 29.

December 19...Nationwide 11 AM & 6 PM CT.
Don’t Degrade Your Woodlot. ForestConnect Forestry Internet Seminar Series ”provides research-based and unbiased information to forest owners and others interested in private forest lands management. Broadcasts occur on the third Wednesday of each month, once at noon and a repeat live broadcast at 7:00 PM, Eastern time. Each broadcast is scheduled to run an hour, although questions and answers may take additional time. There is no charge for participation, but registration is required. Email communication with URL details is only sent to people who have registered.” Contact Peter Smallidge at (607) 592-3640 or pjs23@cornell.edu.

December 20...Montgomery County 10 AM - 1 PM.
Tallapoosa River Basin Clean Water Partnership Meeting. Location: Montgomery Water Works. Contact Dawn Stephens at (334) 271-1444 or dstephen@ch2m.com.


End of 2007 Calendar of Past Events