CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
MAY 2022 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, May 11, 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.
Hayes D. Brown
starting time: (00:00)
Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news
conference. Hayes' email address is
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Win in Tennessee Court Stops Trespassing Game Wardens -- Now What?
Robert Frommer is a senior attorney at the
Institute for Justice,
where he litigates cutting-edge constitutional cases to defend economic
liberty, free speech, and private property rights. Robert recently litigated
Rainwaters v. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, a case
challenging Tennessee game wardens' authority to conduct warrantless
surveillance on private land. He, the Institute for Justice, and the two
landowners scored a major victory in that case, and Robert joins us to talk
about what victory in the case means for not only landowners in Tennessee
but beyond and where things stand today.
Phone: (703) 682-9320
Likely Impact of Inflation on Forest Management Costs
Richard Hall serves as president of
Inc., a natural resource management and advisory firm based in
Atlanta, Georgia. He also serves as an affiliate faculty member and
instructor of various forest finance and pre-law courses at Auburn
University's College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. It's no secret that
inflation is impacting many aspects of the economy, and that includes
forestry. With more than 20 years of experience in natural resource finance
and investments, Richard joins us to discuss the impact inflation is having
on forest management activities -- from tree planting and beyond -- and what
private forest owners may want to consider based on current and projected
Phone: (404) 889-2540
Now is the Time to Build a Pond
Norman Latona is
the owner and president of
Southeastern Pond Management,
a leader in pond and lake management services. The last presidential
administration reduced regulations surrounding the construction of ponds,
making now a great time for new pond construction before the current
administration potentially imposes new or expanded regulations. Norman will
walk us through the steps typically required in new pond construction and
the regulations landowners should expect when doing so.
Phone: (205) 664-5596
Rep. Ben Robbins
Forever Wild Land to Begin Making Payments to Counties
in Lieu of Taxes
Rep. Ben Robbins is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives,
representing district 33 (which includes parts of Coosa, Talladega, and Clay
Counties). In the last legislative session, he had introduced
House Bill 463, which proposed a local constitutional amendment
requiring the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to market
carbon credits for a portion of the Forever Wild Land Trust property located
in Coosa County and provide any income from those credits to the general
fund of Coosa County. Though this bill was carried over into the Senate, it
did not pass. Rep. Robbins joins us to discuss where he is with this
proposal today and why he feels it is needed in Coosa County.
Phone: (334) 261-0500