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CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

FEBRUARY 2022 News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference was recorded at 10:00 AM Central Time on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 with a live audience. If you would like to be a member of the audience on the next program, call (205) 624-2225 to register.

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Hayes D. Brown   Alabama Forest Owners' Association

Hayes D. Brown

starting time: (00:00)

Moderator

Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news conference. Hayes' email address is hbrown@hayesbrown.com.

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Brian Seasholes

(00:54)
Hear Conference

An Update on Waters of the U.S.

Brian Seasholes is an independent consultant who works heavily on wildlife and land-use issues. Today he will share updates with us about a case that will be going before the Supreme Court: Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The case stems from the EPA's enforcement of the Clean Water Act, which was used to prevent the Sackett family from building on their own property decades ago. In this long-awaited case, the Sacketts are looking to the Supreme Court to clarify and specifically define what the EPA can regulate under the Clean Water Act and what it cannot. The case can have a monumental impact on landowners everywhere when it comes to how they can utilize their own land.

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Email: brian.seasholes@gmail.com

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Vic Hemard

(04:08)
Hear Conference

Ransomware in Forestry

Vic Hemard, MBA, ACF is the Founder and President of Hemard & Company, a consulting firm providing information systems and technology for the effective management of forestry and forest product companies. Vic is the author of many technology-related articles, and he recently wrote an article for The Consultant about ransomware in forestry. These sorts of cyberattacks are getting all too frequent, and the forestry industry is not immune. He will share with us what landowners should know to protect themselves from it.

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Phone: (903) 832-5819
Email: vhemard@hemard.com

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Travis Chesser

(09:25)
Hear Conference

What is the Cogongrass Mitigation Program?

Travis Chesser is the Forest Specialty Supervisor/Cogongrass Crew Leader for the Alabama Forestry Commission. Cogongrass is a federally listed noxious weed that grows naturally in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It has been introduced into other parts of the world, and it's now on every continent except Antarctica. Cogongrass is a serious threat to native ecosystems, and unfortunately the weed has become widespread in some parts of Alabama. To try to combat the problem, the Alabama Forestry Commission recently launched the Cogongrass Mitigation Program, which seeks to reduce the number of acres affected across the state and eliminate the threat by assisting landowners affected by cogongrass. Travis will speak with us about the recently launched program, how landowners can tell if they have cogongrass, and how they can apply for the program.

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Phone: (334) 818-0544
Email: travis.chesser@forestry.alabama.gov

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Peter Stewart

(12:36)
Hear Conference

2022 Predictions for the Forest Industry

Pete Stewart is the Founder, President, and CEO of Forest2Market, a global provider of timber pricing, cost benchmarks, and in-depth analytics for participants in the raw materials supply chain. Each year, Pete makes his predictions on what the forestry industry will see, and he will be joining us to discuss his predictions for 2022. Spoiler alert: he expects the Southern log market to pick up steam.

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Phone: (704) 540-1440
Email: pete.stewart@forest2market.com

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