Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.                 Advocate for the Forest Owner




Services & Supplies Categories

Aerial Photographs, GIS, & Maps

Certified Public Accountants

Chemical Vegetation Management

Consulting Forester
Member ACF

Consulting Forester

Forestry Equipment, Portable Sawmills, & Tools

Hunting Gear, Guns, etc.

Insurance

Land For Sale

Pond Management

Posted Signs

Real Estate Appraisals

Real Estate Loans

Timber Buyer

Timber Market Pricing Service

Timber Sale Assistance

Tree Planting Equipment & Services

Tree Seed For Sale

Tree Seedlings For Sale

Woodland Mulching

HOME EVENTS CALENDAR NEWS NEWS-FEEDS NEWS CONFERENCES LAND FOR SALE LAND WANTED
  LEASE HUNTING LAND   JOIN HUNTING CLUB   SERVICES & SUPPLIES   MEMBER BENEFITS   CONTACT US   ABOUT US  
  VIDEO MEETINGS   INSURANCE   ARCHIVED NEWS   PAST CALENDAR  
 

Calendar of Current Events

  • Last Update: 11/17/2017
  • Send Information for Calendar to: AFOA

> November 2017

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 21...Online 6 PM CT.
Forestry Webinar Series: Deer Management 101 will cover assessing the health of your deer herd, how to monitor population, how to monitor health, and varying management strategies. Other topics will include: herd population, how to collect the data, trail cameras, and habitat improvement ideas. Presented by Dr. Matthew Springer, Wildlife Extension Professor. For more info contact Billy Thomas at (859) 257-9153 or billy.thomas@uky.edu.

November 28...Online 6 PM CT.
Forestry Webinar Series: There's an App for that webinar will walk you through usage and practical applications, and leave you with ideas on how you might use these programs in your community. Presented by Dr. Ellen Crocker. For more info contact Billy Thomas at (859) 257-9153 or billy.thomas@uky.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...Covington County 11 AM - 1 PM.
Covington County Forestry Committee Meeting at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. For more information email Charles Simon at simoncm@auburn.edu.

December 1...Teleconference Noon CT.
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 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 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 7...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
CANCELLED  East Central Region Alabama Naturalist Program at Wind Creek State Park. 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 4th of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

December 7...Online 6 PM CT.
Forestry Webinar Series: Tree and Log Grading Introduction webinar will introduce you to tree and log grading. Understanding tree and log grade, which translates into financial value, is important to those with economic interests. Both landowners and loggers can benefit from this webinar. Presented by Chad Niman, Primary Forest Products Specialist. For more info contact Billy Thomas at (859) 257-9153 or billy.thomas@uky.edu.

December 9...Marshall County 9 AM - 5 PM.
Traditional Hunter Education Course at Guntersville State Park Lodge, Dogwood Room, . No fee. Call Matthew Moran at (251) 626-5474. Successfully completing an approved hunter education course is mandatory for all non-supervised Alabama hunting license buyers born on or after August 1, 1977. There are some exceptions. There are other courses being taught at various locations in December as well as online only courses. Contact Marisa Futral at 1-800-245-2740 or marisa.futral@dcnr.alabama.gov.

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...Statewide. Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones face off in race for U.S. Senate.

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 [50% plus 1].”

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 11...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
CANCELLED  East Central Region Alabama Naturalist Program at Wind Creek State Park. 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 5th of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

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

January 16...Montgomery County 5 PM - 7 PM.
Alabama Agribusiness Council Legislative Reception at RSA Plaza Terrace, 770 Washington Avenue, Montgomery. Great opportunity to meet state legislators interested in forestry & agriculture. Sponsored in part by AFOA along with several other organizations. Parking available in the RSA Plaza Terrace Parking Deck on Adams Avenue. Contact Leigha Cauthen at (334) 834-4006 or lcauthen@alagribusiness.org.

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.

January 22-23...Covington County.
Forest-Her on Fire at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia. This workshop will focus on teaching women about Alabama’s historic fire regimes and how prescribed fire can and should be use as an effective land management tool. Classroom and field instruction. Fee: $115; three meals and Monday night lodging included. Contact Bence Carter at (334) 389-4055 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

January 28-30...Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Southeastern Society of American Foresters (SAF) Annual Meeting at the Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens. Theme: "Trees: Growing...Selling...Using". Professional foresters and landowners are welcome to attend to hear conference speakers address economic, environmental, and policy issues. Fee: $TBD. Contact Sharon Dolliver at (478) 628-1196 or sesafbusmgr@windstream.net.

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

 

> February 2018

February 8...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
CANCELLED  East Central Region Alabama Naturalist Program at Wind Creek State Park. 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 6th of 8 sessions. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

February 9...Live Oak, Florida 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM ET.
Small Scale Mushroom Production at the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center. Topics include: Mushroom ID, Shiitake Log Production, Shiitake on Natural Logs Inoculation, Oyster in Bag Production, Handling, Processing, and Marketing. Fee: $135; $15 discount if paid by January 20. Contact Dilcia Toro at (386) 362-1725x102 or dtoro@ufl.edu.

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. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

February 14-18...Nashville, Tennessee.
Annual National Wild Turkey Federation National Convention at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Fee: $335. Call Marsha at 1-800-843-6983.

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 22...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
CANCELLED  East Central Region Alabama Naturalist Program at Wind Creek State Park. Topic of session: Alabama’s Geology, Soils, & Weather. 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.

February 24...Talladega County 3 PM.
Wild Game Cook-Off at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega. Attend the cook-off and enjoy live music, door prizes, youth activities, and sample wild game recipes. Fee: $40; Youth 15 and under free. Call the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453.

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 Birds and Mammals. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

 

> March 2018

March 8...Tallapoosa County 9 AM - 4 PM.
CANCELLED  East Central Region Alabama Naturalist Program at Wind Creek State Park. Topic of session: Alabama’s Forests & Ecosystems. 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.

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 Arthropods. This program’s goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

March 27...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. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

 

> April 2018

April 10...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. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.

April 24...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. Fee: $30/session. Contact Doyle Keasal at (334) 750-6735 or keasade@aces.edu.


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.


End of Current Calendar of Events

Cal Sources