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2021 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 01/20/2021

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

> January 2021

January 1...Shelby County 4:45 AM.
First Day Hike at the North Trailhead for a pre-sunrise hike to King's Chair. Use Front Gate Entrance Only. This is considered an advanced hike for some. Wear good shoes/boots, bring water, bring snacks, and bring a flashlight as it will be dark. Call Oak Mountain State Park at (205) 620-2520.

January 1...DeKalb County 9 AM.
First Day Hike at Little River Canyon National Preserve. Join Little River Canyon Preserve & Desoto State Park staff on the YCC Loop Trail. This is considered an advanced hike for some. The distance is 3.5 miles. Wear good shoes/boots, bring water, and bring snacks. For details, call (256) 845-9605.

January 1...Marshall County 12 Noon.
First Day Hike at Cathedral Caverns State Park. Join Randall Blackwood, Cathedral Caverns State Park Naturalist for an interpretative 1.2 mile hike on the blue trail. For more information, contact Randall at (256) 728-8193 or randall.blackwood@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 2-3...Jefferson County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Leeds at Bass Pro Shops, 5000 Bass Pro Boulevard. The trapper workshop passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 7...Online 7 PM CT.
Introduction to QuickBooks Online Workshop will be held via Zoom Meeting. There are many benefits for businesses that choose to enter their transactions in QuickBooks, but financial reporting is probably the most important. QuickBooks can produce profit and loss statements and balance sheets, as well as cash flow and owner’s equity reports on either a cash or accrual basis. Fee: None. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here

January 8...Online at 11:15 - 11:30 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Managing Hardwoods will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Jennifer Gagnon and special guest David Richert on an on-going timber harvest site for a discussion on the art of managing Appalachian hardwoods. This event will be held via Zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   For more information contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

January 9-10...Calhoun County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Anniston at Choccolocco Wildlife Management Area, 1693 Joseph Springs Road. The trapper workshop passes on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information concerning furbearers and furbearer management, and allows students to learn the proper techniques that include the use of trapping as a sound wildlife management tool. Recommended ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $10. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 340-1183 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 11 - February 21...Online.
The Woman Landowners Academy is a 6-week online program hosted through a private Facebook Group, only open to participants. Within the group you will have exclusive access to materials, resources, land management professionals, as well as the opportunity to join a network of women just like you. Topics include: Understanding What You Own, Learn How to Read a Map in the Woods, Financial Preparation, Selling Timber, Reforestation, and Estate Planning for the Next Generation. Fee: $75. For more information email landandladies@gmail.com.

January 11 - April 2...Online.
Online Woodland Options for Landowners is a twelve week self-paced course covering topics such as: Setting management goals, Writing a management plan, Using aerial photos, Using topographic maps, Using soil surveys, Determining boundary lines, Forest ecology, and Working with natural resource professionals. Fee: $45 per family. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

January 12...Online 12 PM Noon CT.
The Top Five Ways Forest Landowners Save Tax Dollars will be presented via Zoom webinar. Forest landowners often try to maximize profits through minimizing management expenses or finding the highest price for their timber. However, taxes are a frequently overlooked area for savings. Pre-registration is required. If you need assistance connecting to the webinar email contact@sref.info.

January 12...Online 12 PM Noon - 1 PM CT.
ForestHer: Landowner Laws You Should Know will be presented via Zoom. This lunch and learn is for women that own forestland or are just interested in learning more about forestry in a relaxed, fun setting. Join during your lunch break as Visiting Professor, Dr. Robert Tufts, discusses important landowner laws like timber trespass, adverse possession and landowner liability. Pre-registration required. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

January 13...Nationwide 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM (Central Time).
CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
News Conference for Forest Owners.

This 15 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.
To listen live call AFOA to register at (205) 624-2225.
Listen on the web or download to listen on your device of choice: January 13, 2021 CI -- Live!  This will be a link once program is finished and available.
Click Here for Index to Past Conferences.

 

January 13...Online 12 Noon - 1 PM CT.
Writing a Prescribed Burn Plan will be presented via Zoom. Presenter: Ryan Mitchell, Alabama Extension. Registration is required. For more information contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu. Register Here

January 14...Online 7 - 9 PM CT.
Basic Estate Planning will be held via Zoom Meeting. Topics to include: Advance Directives for Health Care, Power of Attorney, and Wills. Class size limited to 20 participants. Fee: $5. Contact Robert Tufts at (334) 734-2120 or tuftsra@auburn.edu Register Here


AFOA Forestry Field Day

January 15...Escambia County, 9:30 AM.
The Forestry Field Day will meet at Yellow Hammer Travel Center in Brewton (Exit 69 on I-65). We will caravan to the property no later than 10 AM for the tour. Come meet Danny Dunwell, Consulting Forester as he covers topics such as: Why and how to convert loblolly or slash stands to longleaf, benefits of planting longleaf (such as pinestraw revenue and wind-resistance), considerations and costs, and what resources are available to landowners. RSVP to Jessica Nelson at (334) 524-1920 or jnelson@afoa.org.
 

January 15...Online at 11:15 - 11:30 AM CT.
Fifteen Minutes in the Forest: Managing Pines will join Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program's Adam Downing for a discussion on managing pine forests in Virginia. This event will be held via Zoom meeting. Zoom Meeting Details - Join: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/97509089739   For more information contact Adam Downing at (540) 948-6881 or adowning@vt.edu.


End of 2021 Calendar of Past Events