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Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 10/23/2017
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> October 2017

October 24...Limestone County.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day (Kids Only) at 9494 Experimental Loop, Madison. Third grade students. Contact Candie Watson at (256) 301-5301 or candie.watson@bunge.com.

October 24...Autauga County 8 - 12 PM Noon.
Estate Planning Workshop at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 178 E. 4th Street, Prattville. Topics included: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and more. Breakfast will be served. Registration is required. For more information email AARP at alaarp@aarp.org.

October 24-25...Wilmington, North Carolina.
Forest inSight Conference at the Holiday Inn Wilmington will cover: Pine timber supply, Trends, Market Opportunity, Tax reform, Forest business risk management, and more. Fee: $170.50. Contact Cara Monfort at 1-800-633-4506 or cmonfort@internationalforest.co.

October 24-26...Knoxville, Tennessee.
Oak Symposium will feature speakers on prescribed fire, silviculture, economic markets, forest health, and more. Fee: $375; $75 discount if paid by October 3. Contact Callie Schweitzer at (256) 603-0969 or cschweitzer@fs.fed.us or email Wayne Clatterbuck at wclatter@utk.edu.

October 24-26....Covington County.
Longleaf Academy: Understory 201 at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. Fee: $200; lunch included both days. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

October 25-27....Memphis, Tennessee.
Tennessee Forestry Association Annual Meeting at Downtown Doubletree Hotel, 185 Union Avenue. Fee: $250. Contact Dana Howard at (615) 883-3832 or dhoward@tnforestry.com.

October 26...Monroe County 7:45 AM - 12:30 PM.
Fall Forestry Tour at the Rutherford Farm near Franklin. Topics include: Land line maintenance, Drone exhibit, Pond management, and Beekeeper operations. Co-hosted by Wilcox County. Lunch provided. For more information call Monroe County Forestry Commission office at (251) 743-2587x3.

October 26...Coosa County 8:30 AM - 12 Noon.
Central Alabama Forestry Field Day at Bill Dark's Property near Goodwater. Topics include: Pine Management, Forestry Insect ID, Trail Development, and more. Please register by October 20. Lunch provided. Call The Coosa County Forestry Commission at (256) 377-4638.

October 26...Tuscaloosa County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Woods & Water, Inc., 5101 Summit Ridge, Tuscaloosa. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $40; youth under 15 admitted free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

October 26-27...Marengo County.
Chainsaw Safety Workshop at the Demopolis Civic Center, 501 North Commissioners Avenue, Demopolis. This workshop will provide training on personal protective equipment, safe chainsaw operation, and precise felling. Day 1 is Safe Practices & Demonstration. Day 2 is Hands on Safe Practices. Instructors: Gary Ickes and Jack Rowe. Fee: $20/day. Contact Jack Rowe at (334) 295-5959 or wjr0001@aces.edu.

October 26-27...Lauderdale County.
Alabama Treasure Forest Association Annual Meeting will be held in Florence. The Alabama Natural Resource Council Awards Banquet is a new addition to the meeting this year. Fee: $100; $25 discount for ATFA members. Registration deadline has been extended to October 3. Contact William Green at (334) 612-5235 or wmgreen@alfafarmers.org.

October 29...Statewide 12 PM Noon.
Alabama Private Forests, a Discovering Alabama Production sponsored by the Bradley/Murphy Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Trust, is scheduled for statewide broadcast on Alabama Public Television.

October 30 - November 2...Newton, Georgia.
Ecological Forestry Workshop at Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, 3988 Jones Center Drive. This program is designed as an alternative to production oriented silviculture and focuses more on management of natural areas and multiple use properties. Only 4 spots remained on 9/13/2017. Fee: $430; meal and lodging included. Contact Jessica McCorvey at (229) 734-4706 or jessica.mccorvey@jonesctr.org.

October 31 - November 2...Wilmington, North Carolina.
Bottomland and Swamp Forests Symposium at Hilton Riverside Hotel. Presentations and field tour. Fee: $185; $50 discount if paid by October 1. Contact Kelley McCarter at (919) 515-9563 or kelley_mccarter@ncsu.edu.

 

> November 2017

November 1...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Arthropods. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. This is the 2nd of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

November 1...Online 12 PM Noon CT.
Hardwood Forest Management for Health and Productivity webinar will cover ecology and management in hardwood stands of the southeastern U.S., with a focus on timber management. Presenter: Dr. Wayne Clatterbuck, University of Tennessee. Call Bill Hubbard at (706) 340-5070.

November 2...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.

November 2...Clarke County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Thomasville Golf & Recreation Park Clubhouse, 1250 Country Club Drive, Thomasville. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample some wild game recipes. Fee: $40; youth under 15 free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

November 2 & 3...Dallas County 7:30 AM.
Chainsaw Safety Workshop at Block Park, 108 Dallas Avenue, Selma. First day will cover best practices and chainsaw knowledge and maintenance. Second day will be in-field working on limbing and bucking best practices. Public is welcome, but will have to provide their own personal protective equipment (chainsaw chaps, hearing protection, hard hat, and eye protection). Fee: $20/day. Contact William Rowe at (251) 589-5572 or wjr0001@aces.edu.

November 4-5...St. Clair County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

November 7-8...Statesboro, Georgia.
Longleaf Pine Establishment and Management at Bulloch County Ag Center, 151 Langston Chapel Road. Come learn more on effectively establishing and managing longleaf pine stands with an emphasis on seedling survival and reasonable stand growth. CFE and CLE hours available. Fee: $210; lunch included. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

November 8...Etowah County 9 AM.
Chainsaw Safety Workshop at 3200 a West Meighan Blvd., Gadsden. Workshop will cover proper handling care and operation of both electric and gas saws. Fee: $10. Contact Eric Schavey at (256) 547-7936 or ets0003@aces.edu.

November 8...Lee County 11 AM - Noon.
Costs and Trends of Southern Forestry Practices, a program in the Auburn School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Seminar Series at Auburn University, SFWS Room 1101. Speaker: Adam Maggard, Auburn University. Refreshments served. For more information email Dr. Brenda Allen at allenbm@auburn.edu.

November 8...Elmore County 12 PM Noon.
PALS (People Against A Littered State) Governor's Awards at Marriott at Capitol Hill, Prattville. Call Alabama PALS at (334) 263-7737. Click here to watch Margaret McElroy, State Adopt-A-Mile Coordinator, speak at the 2015 AFOA Annual Meeting.

November 9...Shelby County 10 AM.
Board Meeting of Alabama Forever Wild Land Trust at the 4-H Conference Center, 892 Four H Road, Columbiana. This meeting will provide an opportunity for any individual who would like to make comments concerning the program. The public is invited to attend this meeting and is urged to submit comments. For more information call (334) 242-3484. Editor's Note: At some point will Alabama have enough public land that we can be snarled in perennial lawsuits, just like California, the BLM, and the USFS?


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

November 9
...Shelby/Jefferson County 6 PM.
Dinner and Discussion
at Heatherwood Hills Country Club was scheduled and confirmed, but canceled by Heatherwood.

Dinner and Discussion is now at The Boot at Brook Highland, 5279 Highway 280, Birmingham, AL 35242. Come enjoy dinner and talk about the issues with other forest landowners. Please bring a high school age child, grandchild, niece or nephew. The topic will be Careers in the Forest and we will be featuring the efforts of the Alabama Forestry Association’s “Forestry Works” project. The kids will like the very brief videos produced by the project and, who knows, may make a career choice that night. Two of the short videos have been featured on AFOA’s News webpage on 9/26/17 and 9/27/17. Dutch Treat dinner at 6 PM. Limited seating. To attend RSVP AFOA at (205) 624-2225 or rll@afoa.org.

November 9...Russell County 6 PM CT.
Forestry Dinner at 91 Longview Street, Seale. Speaker: Nancy Lowenstein. Fee: $10. Contact Jennifer Davidson at (334) 298-6845 or jenniferd@auburn.edu.

November 9...Covington County 6 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at the Covington Center Arena, Andalusia. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $40; Youth under 15 free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

November 11...Baldwin County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Annual Stockton Sawmill Days at Live Oak Landing, State Highway 225, Stockton. Witness log-rolling, pole climbing, cross-cut sawing, boom walking, and other activities performed by professional lumberjacks. Other items of interest: portable sawmill operating basket making, syrup making, and much more. Bring a lawn chair. Fee: $15; children under 12 free. Contact Gale Colvert at (251) 375-4171 or sawmilldays@gmail.com.

November 11-12...Marion County.
Alabama Adult Trappers Education 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

November 14...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Freshwater Ecosystems & Wetlands. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. This is the 3rd of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

November 14-16...Lufkin, Texas.
Longleaf Academy: Fire & Longleaf F201 at the Texas A&M Forest Service, 2127 S 1st Street. Topics will include: fire ecology, fire in young longleaf, ignition patterns, fireline tools, burn plans, and more. Live fire demo weather permitting. Fee: $150; two lunches included. Contact Casey White at (334) 427-1029 or office@longleafalliance.org.

November 15...Newberry Florida 9:30 AM ET.
Managing Pine Forests for Multiple Goals at the Pinkoson Property, 5518 SW SR 45. This tour will feature longleaf pine forest habitat, demonstrations of management activities and discussions about wildlife enhancement. Wear appropriate outdoor attire and rain gear. Contact Dave Conser at (352) 395-4927 or dave.conser@freshfromflorida.com.

November 15-6...Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Fee: $750; $20 discount if paid by November 14. Contact SAF at 1-866-897-8720 or membership@safnet.org.

November 16...Autauga County 8 AM - 2 PM.
Fall Landowner Tour at Rick Williams Property. Call for directions or use GPS Coord: 32.478661,-86.852540   Topics include: Raptor presentation by Southeastern Raptor Center in Auburn, Hardwoods on erodible terrain, Snakes, and Understory gone wild. Door prizes include a Husqvarna chainsaw. A local Autauga Natural Resources Stewardship Award will be presented. Nominations needed. Alternate rain date is November 17. Fee: $15; breakfast and lunch included. Call Autauga Forestry & Wildlife Stewardship Council at (334) 365-5532x2403.

November 20-21...Tifton, Georgia.
Forest Management for Gamebirds at the University of Georgia (UGA), Tifton Campus. This course will focus on the relationship between intensive forest management, gamebird habitat requirements, and gamebird ecology. Instructor: Dr. Mark McConnell, UGA. Fee: $295; $50 discount if paid by October 30. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

November 28-29...Athens, Georgia.
Nuisance Wildlife at Flinchum’s Phoenix, Whitehall Forest, 650 Phoenix Road. Course content will focus on urban nuisance wildlife damage prevention and control. Topics include: Laws, Regulations, Traps, Handling, Repellents, Habitat Modification, and more. Instructor: Dr. Michael Mengak. Fee: $325; $50 discount if paid by November 7. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

November 29...Pike County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Chainsaw Safety Workshop at Troy Parks and Recreation, 601 Enzor Road, Troy. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 36,000 chainsaw related injuries each year. This frequently used lawn and farm tool can be seriously dangerous if the proper precautions and procedures are not used. This workshop is targeted at general public and municipality use of chainsaws and will include topics like Safety Practices & Equipment, Chainsaw Design, Ergonomics, Starting, Limbing & Bucking, and Basic Felling. There will be an in-classroom session and outside demonstrations. Lunch provided. To register, call Pike Extension at (334) 566-0985.

 

> December 2017

December 1-3...Franklin County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 5...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Forest Lands. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. This is the 4th of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

December 7...Atlanta, Georgia 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Wood Flows and Cash Flows: Investment Research & Strategic Analysis for the Forest Industry at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, 84 5th Street NW. Fee: $TBD. Contact Heather Clark at (770) 725-8447 or hclark@forisk.com.

December 9-10...Mobile County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 11-12...Athens, Georgia.
Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference at The Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 1197 South Lumpkin Street. This conference encompasses topics related to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in forestry and natural resource management. Some specific topics include: Creating inventory data from LiDAR data, Evaluating erosion repair techniques with low cost UAV, Approaches to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)-based seedling survival counts, Satellite imagery in Forestry, Comparison of new technologies to accurately measure tree size and location, and more. Fee: $275; $25 discount if paid by November 10. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

December 12...Montgomery County.
Special Primary Election for Senate District 26 seat formerly held by Dr. Quinton Ross. If needed, a runoff will be held February 27, and the general election will be May 15, 2018. If no primary or run-off is necessary, the general election will be February 27.

December12...Baldwin County.
Property Tax Vote
for Baldwin County will take place on the same ballot as the U.S. Senate race. “The current 1 mill tax requiring 60 percent approval was first passed in March 1988 and expired at the end of fiscal year 2016-17. By allowing it to expire, the county can ask voters to replace it with a 1 mill tax under a different amendment to the Alabama Constitution, which requires only a simple majority.”

December 12-13...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 21. Lunch provided on day 1. Contact Ingvar Elle at (706) 583-0566 or ielle@warnell.uga.edu.

December 15-17...Geneva County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

December 29-31...Hale County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> January 2018

January 16...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Birds and Mammals. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. This is the 5th of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

January 19-21...Jackson County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

> February 2018

February 13...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Forest Lands. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. This is the 6th of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

February 16-18...Baldwin County.
Alabama Youth Trappers Education 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 24-25...Lowndes County.
Alabama Adult Trappers Education 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. Contact Mike Sievering at (205) 339-5716 or mike.sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov.

February 27...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Cultural Landscape. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. This is the 7th of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

 

> March 2018

March 13...Crenshaw County 9 AM - 4 PM.
Wiregrass Region Alabama Naturalist Program at Landmark Park, 430 Landmark Drive, Dothan. Topic of session: Alabama’s Amphibians & Reptiles. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. This is the last of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

 

> April 2018


AFOA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

April 27-28...Lauderdale County.
Location: Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge, 4401 McLean Dr, Rogersville, AL 35652

AFOA ANNUAL MEETING: Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge (northwest Alabama on the Tennessee River). We’ve blocked out 70+ lodge rooms for Friday night, April 27, and a few for Saturday night (in case you want to breakfast on the banks of the Tennessee River before heading for home). Cottages (3 bedroom and 2 bedroom) are available, but we could not block them out, so if you want to stay in a cottage (2 nights required), you’ll want to make reservations now – ASAP – here: https://goo.gl/9pw1Ws

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

REGISTRATION: (will not be ready until late 2017 or early 2018)

     Program Agenda and Attendee Registration Form (will not be ready until late 2017 or early 2018)

     Exhibitor and/or Sponsor Registration Application (will not be ready until late 2017 or early 2018)

 

 

> June 2018

June 27-28...Greensboro, Georgia.
National Conference of Private Forest Landowners at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, 1 Lake Oconee Trail. Fee: $TBD. Contact Forest Landowners Association at 1-800-325-2954 or info@forestlandowners.com.

 

> July 2018

July 13-15...Jefferson County.
Annual World Deer Expo at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham. The expo will have hunting products, apparel, outfitters from all over the world, seminars, outdoor celebrities, kid’s activities, and more. Fee: $10; kids receive discounted admission. Call Channing Brown at (205) 678-4141.

 

> August 2018

August 28-30...Amelia Island, Florida.
Florida Forestry Association (FFA) Annual Meeting at the Omni's Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Fee: $TBD. Call FFA at (850) 222-5646.

 

> June 2019

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.


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