CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
May 2020 News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference will be recorded at 10:00 AM Central Time on May 13,
2020 with a live audience. If you would like to be a member of the audience
on the next program, call (205) 624-2225 to register.
Hayes D. Brown
starting time: (00:00)
Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news
conference. Hayes' email address is
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Today's issue of Capital Ideas - Live!
is brought to you by
Forester Search, a web resource developed
by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association with the support of the
Bradley/Murphy Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Trust.
a list of Consulting Foresters in your area.
Pine or Hardwood...or Both?
Michael Hartley is Vice
McKinley & Lanier Forest Resources, Inc.
In times of depressed pine prices, which we are certainly
seeing, forest landowners tend to reduce their management costs and ask
themselves whether replanting in pine is the right choice. The article on
mixed pine-hardwood stands linked below suggests "In light of these trends,
forestry research and extension professionals in the South are striving to
develop alternatives to intensively managed pine plantations for private
nonindustrial forest landowners to maintain their land in forests." Michael
joined us to discuss how to proceed as a landowner in light of current
Management and economic considerations for mixed pine-hardwood stands.
Southern pine management: A landowner's guide
Phone: (205) 886-6650
Dr. Brady Self
Hardwood Forest Management
Dr. Brady Self,
Associate Extension Professor with
University Extension, handles outreach and education of landowners
and forestry professionals in northwest Mississippi. There are a variety of
factors that landowners should weigh when making plans for planting or
regeneration. We asked Brady to speak with us about what landowners should
consider while making that decision.
Oak regeneration for the future
Paying for a new forest without cost share funding
Podcast: Planning for hardwood regeneration
Phone: (662) 226-6000
is an Extension Aquaculture Specialist and Associate Professor
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences. He shares with us a little about his trouble-shooting process when doing
pond visits as well as his top tips for making sure your recreational
pond makes for good fishing. If you are interested in building or
maintaining a recreational pond on your land, you might want to start with
Just a Few Basics on
Recreational Pond Management.
Find a fisheries/aquaculture specialist
Pond construction and watershed management in recreational fish ponds
Liming fish ponds
Phone: (334) 624-4016
Mark W. Thomas
Chronic Wasting Disease and Baiting
W. Thomas of
LLC is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and registered forester. We
asked Mark to tell us about the economic importance of deer hunting to rural
communities and how the
wasting disease (CWD) might impact those communities, should it spread
to Alabama. CWD is a deadly disease that infects deer and elk, and while it
hasn't been found in Alabama, it has reached
Mississippi and Tennessee. We also asked Mark to discuss the seeming
licensed baiting of deer and research which suggests
baiting helps spread
the disease. These are two conflicting forces on deer hunting in Alabama
could have ramifications for landowners who lease land for hunting.
Alabama approves hunting whitetail deer and feral hogs over bait
Bait license fees and regulations
The link between Chronic Wasting Disease and Baiting
Phone: (205) 288-7162
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