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2019 Calendar of Past Events

last update: 01/17/2019

Biographical Information About Speakers/Instructors: A-C, D-I, J-Q, R-Z

> 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

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. Youíll 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 Ask about other session dates and locations.

January 8...Shelby County 6:15 PM.
Alabama Quail Hunters Meeting at Golden Corral, 101 Cahaba Valley Parkway East, Pelham. Speaker: Kyle Marable, Resource Stewardship Biologist, Alabama Wildlife Federation. For more information email Robert Carr at

January 10...Hazelhurst, Mississippi 7 PM.
Copiah County Forestry Association Meeting at Copiah County Multi-Purpose Building. Topic: Forestland Taxation. Speaker: Dr. Stephen Dicke. To register, email Patrick Maxwell at

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

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, kidís activities, and live raptors. Call Wheeler NWR at (256) 350-6639.

January 14...Baldwin County 6 PM.
Estate Planning Program at the 8400 State Highway 104, Fairhope. Topics: What happens if you donít have a Will, Documents in an Estate Plan, Avoiding Probate, What a Will does/does not do, and Why you might want a trust. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts, Auburn University. To register contact Ellen Huckabay at (251) 937-7176 or

January 15...Mobile County 6 PM.
Estate Planning Program at the Mobile County Extension Office, 1070 Schillinger Road, North, Mobile. Topics: What happens if you donít have a Will, Documents in an Estate Plan, Avoiding Probate, What a Will does/does not do, and Why you might want a trust. Presenter: Dr. Robert Tufts, Auburn University. To register call Mobile County Extension at (251) 574-8445.

January 15 & 24...Mobile County.
Estate Planning Made Easy at The Hampton Inn at Providence Park, 525 Providence Park Drive, Mobile. This workshop will focus on the importance of a comprehensive, integrated estate plan that protects all types of assets in the event of incapacity or death. To register contact Jessica Crosby at (251) 410-7003 or

January 15-17...Guyton, Georgia.
Longleaf Academy: F201 Fire & Longleaf at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forestry Education Center, 5960 Highway 17 S, Guyton. Topics include: Fire ecology, Burning young longleaf, Ignition patterns, Fireline tools, Smoke management, burn planning, and more. Fee: $150; includes two lunches. To register call Longleaf Alliance at (334) 427-1029.

End of 2019 Calendar of Past Events