CONTRASTS
2003 Annual Meeting of the Alabama Forest Owners' Association
 DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama    April 11 -- 13, 2003

Schedule of Events and Activities Sponsors
Registration Form Local Area Web Links
Topics and Speaker Information Lodges, Cabins, B & B, Motels, Camping

CONTRASTS: ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA
FRIDAY, April 11
Tours Leave State Park Lodge -- Pick one tour only
12:30 PM 1. Paper Mill & Sawmill -- Temple-Inland - Coosa, Georgia
2. Forest Management at Berry College Forest
3. Intensive Forest Management & Wildlife Considerations -- Temple-Inland -- Leesburg, AL
01:00 PM 4. Little River Canyon & Wildlife Management Area
05:00 PM Tours Return to State Park Lodge
06:30 PM Dinner & "Legends on the Lookout" at State Park Lodge Restaurant
SATURDAY, April 12
08:30 AM Registration at Cabin -- Coffee, Juice, Pastries & Fruit
Areas ==>> MAIN DINING ROOM CANYON ROOM CABIN OR
CABIN AREA
TIMBER INVENTORY (outdoors) TREE & SHRUB IDENTIFICATION
(a walk outdoors)
TOURS
Pick One Only
08:55 AM Welcoming Remarks: AFOA President James Gewin (Cabin parking area, weather permitting)
09:00 AM Forest Taxes - Session 1 Reducing Liability Risks GPS Data Collection Timber Inventory: Session 1 Tree & Shrub ID Session1: EMPHASIS WILDLIFE 
Ted DeVos
Morning Tours Leave at 9:15 AM
09:40 AM Managing for Quality Deer Forest Taxes - Session 2 GPS Mapping 1. Pine Cultural Density Study -- Temple Inland -- Holland, GA

2. Little River Canyon & Wildlife Management Area

10:20 AM Coffee Break at the Cabin
10:40 AM Hardwood Management: Contrasts Leasing Minerals, Oil & Gas TBA Timber Inventory: Session 2 Tree & Shrub ID Session 2
Dan James
11:20 AM GPS Overview Conservation Easements: Problem or Panacea TBA
12:00 PM Lunch followed by Business Meeting (outdoors if weather permits) Morning Tours Return
3. Upland Hardwood Silviculture Techniques in North Alabama Leaves at 12:00 PM. Lunch & drinks will be on the vans.
Click here for Hardwood Silviculture Tour Description.
01:30 PM Quail Management County Landowner Associations How to Become a Tree Farmer Timber Inventory: Session 3 Tree & Shrub ID Session 3
Dan James
02:10 PM Pine Management: Contrasts Regional & National: Forest Landowner Associations Easy to use Desktop Mapping: Hands-on session
02:50 PM Coffee Break at the Cabin
03:10 PM Direct Seeding of Pines: Overview Forest Tax Reform in Washington, DC Leasing Minerals, Oil & Gas Timber Inventory: Session 4 Tree & Shrub ID Session 4
Doug Link
03:50 PM Aerial Imagery Applications Growing & Using Medicinal Herbs Direct Seeding Hands-on
04:30 PM Door Prizes & Adjourn Silviculture Tour Returns
06:30 PM Hot Dog Roast at the Cabin (you may bring your own food for the grill if you don't like hot dogs)
SUNDAY, April 13
09:30 AM Wildlife Management Tour of Frank & Bess Mason's Briar Patch Farm near Mentone
12:00 AM Vans Return to DeSoto State Park Lodge and we head for home.

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                       AFOA 22nd ANNUAL MEETING ADVANCE REGISTRATION
                    $15 per person plus optional activities *
                Please print name as it is to appear on name tag.

Name: _______________________________ Spouse: _____________________________________

Company Name (for sponsors): ______________________________________________________

Address:  ___________________________ Telephone: __________________________________

City, State, & Zip:  ________________ Email: ______________________________________

Annual Meeting & Tour Refunds will be made if AFOA is notified by April 4.

SATURDAY CONFERENCE & LUNCH:  $15/person advance  $20 after April 4      _________
    *conference and lunch fee not applicable for sponsors not attending
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES BELOW:

FRIDAY AFTERNOON PRE-CONFERENCE TOURS:   $12/person                       _________  
     Register only one tour per person
     Circle choice(s) below    
     1. Paper Mill & Saw Mill -- Temple-Inland - Coosa, Georgia
     2. Forest Management at Berry College
     3. Intensive Forest Management & Wildlife Considerations - Leesburg, Alabama
     4. Little River Canyon & Wildlife Management Area

FRIDAY EVENING DINNER & PROGRAM:         $10/person                       _________

SATURDAY TOURS:                           $5/person                       _________
     Register only one tour per person
     Circle choice(s) below
     1. Pine Cultural Density Study -- Temple-Inland -- Summerville, Georgia
     2. Little River Canyon & Wildlife Management Area
     3. Upland Hardwood Silviculture

SATURDAY EVENING HOT DOG ROAST:           $5/person                       _________

SUNDAY MORNING WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT TOUR:  $5/person                       _________

* SPONSOR FEE: General - $35. Coffee Break, Lunch & Tour Vans - $200      _________ 

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE for all people included on this form.             TOTAL: _________

Print Registration Form and send with payment to:   AFOA - Annual Meeting
                                                    P. O. Box 361434
                                                    Birmingham, AL 35236

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PRESENTERS, GUIDES, & INSTRUCTORS:

Tour Friday -- 1. Paper Mill & Sawmill -- Temple-Inland - Coosa, Georgia
Tom Holly, Technical Manager, Temple-Inland
J. King, Manager-Environmental Compliance, Temple-Inland

Tour Friday -- 2. Forest Management at Berry College Forest
Dr. Martin L. Cipollini, Biology Dept., Berry College
Berry College Longleaf Management Plan

Tour Friday -- 3. Intensive Forest Management & Wildlife Considerations
Tim West, Forest Management Dept., Temple-Inland
Tour of Temple-Inland's Brown Farm Tree Improvement Center near Leesburg, Alabama.  We'll discuss Tree Genetics, Orchard Management, mid Rotation Silviculture, Thin vs. No Thin and Wildlife Management.

Tour Friday -- 4. Little River Canyon & Wildlife Management Area
Larry Beane, National Park Service
Teresa Baird, National Park Service
Talmadge Butler, DeSoto State Park
Tracy Nelson, Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries

Legends on the Lookout
Talmadge Butler, Superintendent, DeSoto State Park.

Tour Saturday -- 1. Pine Cultural Density Study, Summerville, GA
Tim West, Forest Management Dept., Temple-Inland
We'll visit the University of Georgia/Temple Cultural Density Study and discuss planting spacing, very intensive cultural activities and operational plantations.

Tour Saturday -- 2. Little River Canyon & Wildlife Management Area
Larry Beane, National Park Service
Teresa Baird, National Park Service
Talmadge Butler, DeSoto State Park
Tracy Nelson, Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries

Tour Saturday -- 3. Upland Hardwood Silviculture Techniques in North Alabama
Callie Jo Schweitzer, Ph.D., Research Forester, USDA Forest Service
Click here for an interesting description of this tour.

Tree & Shrub Identification Walk 1: EMPHASIS WILDLIFE
Ted DeVos, Regions Bank Trust Department,  Montgomery

Tree & Shrub Identification Walks 2 & 3
Dan James, James Brothers Farm, Perry & Bibb Counties

Tree & Shrub Identification Walk 4
Doug Link, Chairman, Alabama Tree Farm Committee

Timber Inventory -- Estimating Timber Sessions 1 through 4
(hands-on sample plot measurements)
Tim Chesnut, Coosa Forestry Services (Stumpage Seller)
Dwayne Tew, Wolf Creek Timber Company (Stumpage Buyer)

Reducing Liabilities and Risks
Tina McDonald & Paula Best, Davis-Garvin Agency, Inc.
Davis-Garvin Agency is the insurance agency that provides AFOA members with group insurance policies for Hunting Lease Liability and Timberland (vacant land) Liability protection.

Forest & Estate Taxation Session 1 & 2 ( Two "identical" sessions)
Henry Barclay, III, CPA, Lehmann, Ullman, & Barclay, LLP

GPS Hands-on Data Collection
Robert E. Loper, Forest Owner & Greenebriar webmaster

Managing Your Property for Quality Deer
Brian Murphy, Executive Director, Quality Deer Management Association

GPS Mapping
Robert E. Loper, Forest Owner & Greenebriar webmaster

Hardwood Management -- Contrasts Between Northeast Alabama and the Rest of the State
Dr. Ed Loewenstein, Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences

Mineral Ownership Fundamentals for Forestry Owners
Dr. Charles Haynes, Haynes Mineral Associates, LLP, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Dr. Haynes will discuss the following: a) Typical Alabama minerals. b) Types of mineral ownership. c) Mineral leases. d) Royalty owner rights. e) Highest and best use. f) Appraisal of mineral rights -- Quantity, Quality, Fair market value.

GPS Overview
Robert E. Loper, Forest Owner & Greenebriar webmaster

Conservation Easements: Problem or Panacea?
Dr. Deborah Gaddis, Department of Forestry, Mississippi State University
Dr. Gaddis explains why landowners need to be extremely cautious when granting conservation easements to their properties. Click here to listen

Quail Management & Alabama Quail Trail
Mark W. Thomas, RF, CF, ACF, CWB, Forestry/Wildlife Integration, LLC,

Benefits & Services of County Landowner Associations
Dr. Dwight Steedley, President, Mobile County Landowner Association
Clark Moore, Citizens Against Zoning Madison County

How to Become a Tree Farmer
Doug Link, Chairman, Alabama Tree Farm Committee

Pine Management -- Contrasts Between Northeast Alabama and the Rest of the State
Dr. David South, Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences

Benefits & Services of Regional and National Forest Landowner Associations
Rick Jones, Board Member and State Coordinator, Forest Landowners Association

Desktop Mapping -- Hands-on (small group)
Richard Hall
, Forest Technology Group

Direct Seeding of Pines Overview -- lower costs & natural rooting
Robert N. Gandy, Creekside Consulting, Inc.

Forest Tax Reform in Washington, DC
Frank M. Stewart, III, Forest Landowners Tax Council
(Mr. Stewart also writes Washington Resource Report which is included in AFOA's monthly newsletter, Capital Ideas)

Mineral Ownership Fundamentals for Forestry Owners - one on one counseling
Dr. Charles Haynes, Haynes Mineral Associates, LLP, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Dr. Haynes will discuss the following: a) Typical Alabama minerals. b) Types of mineral ownership. c) Mineral leases. d) Royalty owner rights. e) Highest and best use. f) Appraisal of mineral rights -- Quantity, Quality, Fair market value.

Growing & Using Medicinal Herbs
Ginger Kogelschatz, Forester & Medicinal Herb Grower, Menlo, Georgia

Aerial Imagery Applications
Richard Hall, Forest Technology Group

Direct Seeding of Pines -- hands-on (outdoors near cabin)
Robert N. Gandy, Creekside Consulting, Inc.

Tour Sunday -- Wildlife Management Tour of Briar Patch Farm near Mentone
Frank & Bess Mason, Forest Owners
Briar Patch Farm is a beautiful, secluded 3000 acre forest & farm on the banks of the Little River, north of Mentone.

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Sponsors

We appreciate the special help given by the following Organizations:

Nelson Paint Company

Sizemore & Sizemore, Inc.

Agriquip, Inc.

Alabama Sportsman's & Landowner's Council

American Paulownia Association

AXA-Advisors

Carignan Forestry Consultants

Carroll Reforestation

First South Farm Credit

Gibson Forest Management, Inc.

Griffith Black Walnut Seed Orchard

IP Alabama Super Tree Nursery

Kingwood Forestry Services, Inc.

Larson & McGowin, Inc.

Voss Signs, LLC

Westervelt Wildlife Services

Woodland Enterprises

Woodland Services, Inc.

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Links that might be useful to you before arriving at AFOA's Annual Meeting

 

DeSoto State Park

Mentone, Alabama

Fort Payne, Alabama

Little River Canyon National Preserve

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		     ACCOMMODATIONS

FORT PAYNE
Bear Creek Cabins..........................(256) 845-2584
Days Inn...................................(256) 845-2085
DeSoto State Park Lodge - cabins & rooms...1-800-568-8840
    (conference reservation code is CGFORE)
Econo Lodge................................(256) 845-4013
Holiday Inn Express........................(256) 997-1020
Little River Campground..(256) 997-9831 or (334) 514-2037

MENTONE
Cloudmont/Shady Grove Dude Ranch...........(256) 634-4344
Mentone Cabins.............................(205) 560-0492
Mentone Inn B & B..........................1-800-455-7470
Mentone Springs Hotel B & B................1-800-404-0100
Mentone's Family Lodge.....................1-800-998-1956
Mountain Laurel Inn B & B..................1-800-889-4244
Raven Haven B & B..........................(256) 634-4310
Rose Cottage...............................(256) 634-4181
Serenity Camp Grounds......................(256) 634-3686
Summer Haven Cottages......................(256) 634-4025
Valhalla Luxury Cottages...................(256) 634-4006
Whispering Pines Cabin.....................(256) 657-4335
Wildwoods Cabins...........................(256) 997-6939

GROVE OAK
Buck's Pocket State Park.(256) 659-2000 or 1-800-ALA-PARK

SYLVANIA
DeKalb County
 Public Fishing Lake and Camping...........(256) 657-3000

VALLEY HEAD
Lookout Creek Cabin........................(256) 635-6420
Sequoyah Campground........................(256) 635-0024
Winston Place B & B........................1-888-4WINSTON
Woodhaven B & B............................(256) 635-6438

     Accommodations outside of DeKalb County, AL
CLOUDLAND
Mountain Grove at Cloudland B & B..........1-800-226-5585

LEESBURG
The Secret B & B...........................(256) 523-3825