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  • Last Update: 12/03/2018
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> December 2018

December 4...Wiggins, Mississippi Noon 12 PM.
Pearl River-Stone County Forestry Association (CFA) Meeting at The Sawmill Restaurant, 2205 US 49, Wiggins. Dutch treat lunch. For more information call Pearl River CFA at (601) 928-5286.

December 4-6...Georgetown, South Carolina.
Longleaf Academy: Longleaf 101 at the Hobcaw Barony, 22 Hobcaw Road, Clemson Lab, Building B. Topics include: History of longleaf, Use of fire, Artificial regeneration, Natural regeneration, Stand management, Diseases, Economics, Groundcover, Wildlife Habitat, and more. Fee: $150; includes lunches. Contact Ryan Mitchell at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

December 5-6...Athens, Georgia.
Deer Ecology & Management at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Drive. This course will benefit those interested in wildlife management on their land, especially deer enthusiasts. Fee: $325; $75 discount if paid by November 14. Lunch provided on day 1. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

December 6...Walker County 9 - 10:30 AM.
Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper. Forest landowners are welcome to attend and participate. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

December 6...Grenada, Mississippi 6 PM.
Grenada County Forestry Association (CFA) Meeting at the Grenada Lake Conference Center. Topic: Estate Planning. Speaker: David Bean. For more information call (662) 509-0139.

December 7...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Covington County Ag Center, 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information contact Charles Simon at (334) 222-1125 or simoncm@auburn.edu.

December 7...Teleconference Noon CST.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share important policy issues happening in your state. Dial-in number: 1-866-299-7945 and Participant code: 2594#

December 7...Online 12 Noon CT.
Casualty Loss and Income Tax Deductions Related to Timber and Landscape Trees webinar will focus on the new tax law changes that Congress passed in 2017 that affect the casualty loss deductions starting in the 2018 tax year. Presenter: Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, USDA Forest Service. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

December 8-9...Mobile County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Citronelle 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. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 10...Quincy, Florida 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST.
Certified Pile Burner Course at the North Florida Research & Education Center, 155 Research Road. This course will show you how to burn piles legally, safely, and efficiently. There will be a test at the end of the session and you must receive a grade of 70% or higher on the exam to pass the course. For more information contact Sabrina Willey at (850) 681-5900 or sabrina.willey@freshfromflorida.com.

December 11...Bibb County 8 AM - 2 PM.
Professional Logging Manager (PLM) Seminar at the Sawmeal Restaurant, 6880 Alabama Highway 5, Brent. Topics include: New taxlaw, Choice of business entity, Best Management Practices (BMPs), and more. Landowners welcome to attend. CEUs available. Lunch provided. Pre-registration required. Contact Matt Hartzell at (205) 926-4310 or mdh0007@aces.edu.

December 12...Crossville, Tennessee 5 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Cumberland Mountain State Park Lodge, 24 Office Drive. Topics: Legislative Session Wrap-up and State Lands Management. Fee: $20. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

December 13...Atlanta, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST.
Wood Flows & Cash Flows at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This class details research and insights for analysis supporting investments in the forest industry. Fee: $850; $100 discount if paid by November 30. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

December 13...Houston County 6 - 8 PM.
Post-Hurricane Michael: Assessing and Managing Storm Damaged Timber at Houston County Extension Office, 1699 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan. Topics include: Tree classification, Salvage, Timber markets after hurricane Michael, Tax implications, and updates on federal programs. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055.

December 15-16...Franklin County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Red Bay 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. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 16...Cullman County 6:30 AM.
Audubon Christmas Bird Count will meet at Culpepper Real Estate, 601 7th Ave SW, Cullman to assign areas to be covered. You can help for all or part of the day morning or afternoon. This count is frequently short-handed. Contact Vince Meleski at (256) 739-4589 or vincemeleski@outlook.com. Editor's Note: Will birding groups be interested in leasing forestland at some point? Do public land purchase programs such as Forever Wild make this possibility less likely?

December 29-30...Hale County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Greensboro 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. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> January 2019

January 1...Marshall County 10 AM.
First Day Hike at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1157 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. Start the year off with a hike with Mike Ezell, Park Naturalist. Moderate difficulty so wear good shoes/boots and bring water. For more information call (256) 571-5444.

January 3...Walker County 9 - 10:30 AM.
Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper. Forest landowners are welcome to attend and participate. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

January 4...Teleconference Noon CST.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share important policy issues happening in your state. Dial-in number: 1-866-299-7945 and Participant code: 2594#

January 7-9...Tallahassee, Florida.
Florida Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Training at the Tallahassee Forestry Center, 865 Geddie Road. Fee: $175. Must register by December 7. Contact John Saddler at (850) 681-5928 or john.saddler@freshfromflorida.com. Ask about other session dates and locations.

January 12-13...Escambia County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Atmore 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. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

January 12-13...Morgan County.
Festival of the Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), 3121 Visitors Center Road, Decatur. Over 14,000 Sandhill cranes along with several pairs of Whooping cranes spend the winter at Wheeler NWR. Events include viewing the cranes up close, birding workshops, nature walks, kid’s activities, and live raptors. Call Wheeler NWR at (256) 350-6639.

January 25 - February 17…Marshall County.
Eagle Awareness Weekends at Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville. This program runs each weekend. Watch Bald Eagles glide across the sky and view their nesting sites. Guided interpretive programs held each weekend will help you get in touch with one of America’s greatest symbols. Call Lake Guntersville State Park for pricing at (256) 571-5445.

January 26...Gainesville, Florida 10 AM - 3 PM EST.
Flatwoods Fire & Nature Festival at Austin Cary Memorial Forest, 10625 NE Waldo Road. This event is a celebration of Florida’s forests and the role of fire in maintaining and enhancing their beauty, diversity, and habitat value. Activities include: Educational exhibits, Live animals, Prescribed burn demonstrations, Food trucks, Live music, and more. Alternate rain date February 2. For more information contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or cdemers@ufl.edu.

January 29...Butler County.
Property Tax Vote - Butler County voters will decide on a 6 mill property tax increase. View sample ballot.

 

> February 2019

February 1...Teleconference Noon CST.
First Fridays Forestry Update hosted by the American Forest Foundation is a conference call briefing on Washington, D.C. happenings. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and share important policy issues happening in your state. Dial-in number: 1-866-299-7945 and Participant code: 2594#

February 7...Walker County 9 - 10:30 AM.
Forestry Planning Committee Meeting at 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper. Forest landowners are welcome to attend and participate. Contact Andrew Baril at (205) 388-6893 or ajb0012@aces.edu.

February 9-10...Jackson County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Scottsboro 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. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 11 - March 30...Online.
Forest Principles, Practices, and Stewardship for Landowners is a 6-week online course for landowners who want to be more proactive with their forest management. Topics will include: Best forest type for your property, Locating boundary lines, Map reading, Forest tree measurements, Forest thinning, and Forest product markets. The course wraps up with an optional forestry field day at the Mary Olive Thomas Demonstration Forest in Auburn, AL. Fee: $50. Contact Adam Maggard at (334) 844-2401 or adm0074@auburn.edu.

February 13-17...Nashville, Tennessee.
Annual National Wild Turkey Federation National Convention at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Fee: $TBD. Call Marsha at 1-800-843-6983.

February 16-17...Baldwin County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education Workshop in Spanish Fort 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. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 19...Atlanta, Georgia 7:45 AM - 3:30 PM EST.
Applied Forest Finance at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. This class details the step-by-step financial analysis required to answer key investment and forest management questions. Learn how to identify, value, and rank timber and forestry investments. Fee: $TBD. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

February 21...Knoxville, Tennessee 5:30 PM.
Tennessee Forestry Association (TFA) Regional Meeting at Calhoun's on the River, 400 Neyland Drive. Fee: $TBD. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

February 21
...Jefferson County 6 - 8 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at Landry’s Seafood, 139 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. Limited seating. No walk-ins please. To attend, RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

February 23...Titusville, Florida 10 AM - 3:30 PM EST.
Florida Scrub-Jay Festival at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). For more information contact Merritt Island NWR at (321) 861-5601.

February 23-24...Dallas County.
Alabama Adult Trappers Education Workshop in Minter (Portland Landing Special Opportunity Area). This 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. A conservation ID (CID) is required to submit your registration. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> March 2019

March 1...Putnam County, Florida.
Landowner Tour of Florida Land Stewards of the Year at Ben and Lou Ann Williams’ Wetland Preserve, LLC. Contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375.

March 1-3...Shelby County.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) at Alabama 4-H Center on Lay Lake near Columbiana. Participants choose from over 50 courses such as: backyard wildlife, rock climbing, camp cooking, map and compass, camping, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and many more. Fee $275; includes most meals, lodging, program materials, and instruction. Contact Hope Grier at 1-800-245-2740.

March 4 - May 24...Online.
Woodland Options for Landowners Online 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 household. Contact Jennifer Gagnon at (540) 231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

March 20-22...Amelia Island, Florida.
Timberland Investment Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. Fee: $1,995; $200 discount if paid by March 15. Contact Bob Izlar at (706) 542-6819 or bizlar@uga.edu.

 

> April 2019


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

April 26-27...Escambia County.
Location: Headquartered at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, 303 Poarch Road, Atmore, AL 36502.

AFOA ANNUAL MEETING: For Room Reservations call (866) 946-3360. Group Code is AFOA. Room rate is $159/night + tax. Make your reservations early since AFOA only has a 50 room block for the 26th and a 50 room block for the 27th. We are unable to block out any more rooms.

The Program Agenda/Attendee Registration Form will contain the most up-to-date information for annual meeting attendees.

REGISTRATION:

     Program Agenda and Attendee Registration Form

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Application
 

 

> June 2019

June 18-21...Olympic Valley, California.
National Forest Landowners Conference at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe. Fee: $TBD. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

June 26-28...Atlanta, Georgia.
Southern Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition at Georgia World Congress Center. EXPO showcases the latest products and services for the wood products industry. Fee: $TBD. Contact Eric Gee at (504) 443-4464x3 or egee@sfpa.org.

 

> August 2019

August 9-11...Amory, Mississippi.
Southern Christmas Tree Association Annual Meeting will be held at Worthey Tree Farm. Fee: $TBD. For more information call Michael Buchart at (225) 505-6335.

August 20-22...Panama City Beach, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Bay Point Resort. Fee: $TBD. Call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

 

> August 2020

August 26-29...Atlanta, Georgia.
International Woodworking Fair (IWF) at the Georgia World Congress Center. The IWF is one of the top woodworking trade shows for furniture manufacturing, architectural woodwork, and custom and general woodworking industries. Fee: $35; $5 discount if paid by July 31, 2020. Contact IWF at (404) 693-8333 or info@iwfatlanta.com.


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