CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
MARCH 2021 News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference will be recorded at 10:00 AM Central Time on
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 with a live audience. If you would like to be a
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Hayes D. Brown
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What Does President Biden's "30x30" Executive Order Mean for Private Forest
Margaret Byfield serves
as Executive Director of
American Stewards of Liberty, a
nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting private property rights,
defending the use of our land, and restoring local control. She's going to
shed light upon President Biden's "30x30" program, which was
pushed through in Executive Order 14008 and is aimed to
put more land in the hands of the federal government by the year 2030. In
addition to taking the land out of the hands of private owners, the executive
order could be used as a platform for even more government overreach when it
comes to forest management. As Byfield says, "30x30 is an unconstitutional
policy shift, moving us from a nation founded on private property principles
to one controlled by the administrative state."
Phone: (512) 591-7843
Landowners Sue Over Black Pinesnake Habitat Designation
Scott Jones is Chief Executive Officer of the
Forest Landowners Association
(FLA). The FLA is on the frontlines fighting the battle of the recent
critical habitat designation of the black pinesnake. The black pinesnake is
found only in Mississippi and Alabama and is a native to longleaf pine
forests. Because of its endangered status, the government recently issued
a critical habitat designation. The FLA has filed a lawsuit because the
designation drastically hinders the rights (and reduces the property value)
of private landowners who find themselves with the critical habitat
Phone: (404) 325-2954
The Benefits of Prescribed Burning
Jennifer Fawcett is an Extension Associate
in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources,
Extension Forestry at North Carolina
State University. She is also a
co-author of "Recent Research on Perceived Risks, Legal Liabilities, and
Insurance Coverage Associated with Prescribed Burning on Private Lands." In
the piece, she highlights the benefits of prescribed burning and the
potential ways private forest landowners can protect themselves from any
Phone: (919) 515-8288
Why Are Stumpage Prices So Low but Lumber Prices So High?
Mike Powell is a Client Solutions
Specialist for Forest2Market, a
global provider of timber pricing, cost benchmarks, and in-depth analytics.
In a recent
Timberland Ownership in the US South, Forest2Market looked at the issue of lumber prices and why
landowners keep growing more trees despite the fierce competition and
huge oversupply of standing timber.
Phone: (704) 564-2168