CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
March 2001 News Conference for Forest Owners
Sponsored by Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
Conference was recorded Wednesday, March 21, 2001.
Hayes D. Brown
starting time: (00:00)
Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate the
news conference. Hayes' email address is
Review prior telephone conferences:
01/17/01 | 02/21/01 |
Rebecca Wright Pritchett
Legislation in Montgomery
Rebecca Wright Pritchett,
an attorney with
Sirote & Permutt, P.C. in Birmingham, will discuss two bills
pending before the Alabama legislature.
The first is the trespass and illegal dumping bill (
Senate Bill 355 and
House Bill 458
) that would make enforcement of anti-trespassing statutes easier and
would increase fines for illegal dumping. The
Alabama Forestry Association and the
Alabama Industry & Manufacturers Association have been
advocating passage of this legislation for the past few years.
In addition, she will talk about the
Alabama Family Farm Preservation Act, (
Senate Bill 277 and
House Bill 402
) which was modeled after other states' "right to farm and practice
The Act protects farms and forestry operations from nuisance
lawsuits and local land use regulations where the farms or forestry
operations are in compliance with state and federal laws and
Click here to contact Alabama
Dr. Lawrence Teeter
Conference on Private Forestry
Dr. Larry Teeter, Director of
the Forest Policy Center at Auburn University, has led the development
of a conference that may have far-reaching impact on forest owners.
Topics include: Certification, Trade, Global and regional
demand/supply, Comparative tax/incentive programs, Environmental
issues/legislation, NGOs and private forest management, Forestry and
economic development, & Tax Policy.
Visit the web page of the conference:
Global Initiatives and Public Policies: First International Conference
on Private Forestry in the 21st Century
March 25 - 27, 2001
Atlanta, Georgia -- Sheraton Buckhead Hotel
Phone: (334) 844-1045
Is There a High Fence In Your Future?
David Nelson is a Supervising
Wildlife Biologist with the
Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. For the
past 22 years Mr. Nelson has worked extensively with deer management in
both private and public sectors.
Game managers around the world are
attempting to improve the quality of wildlife under their management.
High fences have become a common solution to some of the problems faced
by landowners, hunters and wildlife biologists.
Alabama Hunting, Fishing & Trapping Seasons & Limits
Phone: (334) 289-5631
Quality Deer Management as State or County Policy:
Better Hunting & Better Leasing
Brian Murphy is the executive director of the nationwide,
11,000 member, Quality Deer Management
Association based in Watkinsville, Georgia. Several counties in
Georgia are improving hunting and reducing the deer herd by adopting
mandatory quality deer management guidelines as official wildlife
management policy. Brian has provided us with two reports:
Web Site: www.QDMA.com
Dr. Scott Enebak
Pine Beetle & Oak Mortality in Alabama
Dr. Scott Enebak, Forest Pathologist at Auburn University's School
of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, is concerned that last year's epidemic of
Southern Pine Beetles may still be with us this summer. He also will
describe a disease of oaks that has killed many isolated trees across the
Internet information on:
Phone: (334) 844-1028
Dr. Deborah A. Gaddis
Landowners Guide to the Federal Income Tax
Ag Handbook #718
Dr. Debbie Gaddis, Assistant Extension Specialist at Mississippi
State University, specializes in forest taxation. She has frequently
referred landowners to Ag Handbook #708 to help them find answers to the
special tax rules that affect forest management activities. Ag Handbook #708
was revised and has just been released on the Internet as Ag Handbook
#718, a 171 page PDF file.
Click here to read the book. The paper copy isn't available yet so
please wait till April or May before ordering your copy from the U.S.
Government Printing Office Bookstore in Birmingham at (205) 731-1056.
Phone: (662) 325-8002
Dr. Robert A. Daniels
Dr. Bob Daniels, Extension Forester at Mississippi State
University, writes a bi-monthly
Mississippi Timber Price Report that is posted to the Internet.
With a pine beetle epidemic still lingering and Canadian lumber imports
weakening our stumpage markets, Bob's message of "stay the course"
puts some perspective on the current situation. Bob comments on the
Softwood Lumber Agreement and softwood lumber demand for 2001.
Additional information on:
Phone: (662) 325-3150
For Sale in Bibb County
Larry Murphey, a consulting forester
based in Opelika, Alabama, has two tracts of forestland for sale in Bibb
Phone: (334) 749-8978
Issues and Topics AFOA is following.
To suggest an issue or a topic
for a future telephone conference, please
send an email note to AFOA by clicking here.
- County Zoning (current-use assessment)
- Right to Farm & Practice Forestry
- Illegal Dumping
- Constitutional Revision/Tax Reform
- Industry Consolidation & Timber Markets
- Stumpage & Forest Product Markets
- Seasonal Forest and Wildlife Management
- Forestland For Sale
- Repeal of Estate Tax
- Forest Taxation: income, estate, &
- Southern Pine Beetle: salvage &
- Wood Buying Policies During SPB
Section 631(b) Capital Gains Tax Change
- Delaney Family Current-Use Case
- Jefferson Co. Storm Water Management
Lawsuit & Appeal
- Alabama's Pine Straw Wholesale Market
- Useful Computer Software
- Forest Fertilization
- Intensive Forest Management
- Long Rotation Management & Natural
- TMDL, CWA, EPA Basins, CARA, Forest
- Minerals, Gas & Oil Activity
- Recreational Businesses for Forest
- Current Use Tax Assessment Rates
- Local Harvesting Restrictions & Road
- Bridge Repairs & the Alabama Trust Fund
- Dog Hunting & Hunter Trespass
- and many more.