What Should I Do With It?

18th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Forest Owners’ Association

Saturday, April 24, 1999   8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge, Rogersville, Alabama
(100 miles north of Birmingham and 24 miles west of Interstate 65)

Registration: $15 per person - includes lunch and coffee breaks
Registration Application Below

Saturday Annual Meeting Conference and Breakout Sessions

  8:00 Registration & Breakout Selection

  9:00 Welcome to the 18th Annual Meeting
        Eleanor Espy Cheatham, President, AFOA

  9:05 Morning Moderator: Asa Hartwig, Member, AFOA Board of Directors

  9:05 Breakout Preview

  9:30 The Bedrock Which Supports Our Forests
        Charles Tomlinson, The Tomlinson Group, Inc., Muscle Shoals

  9:45 Where Is It? & What’s On It?
        Melisa V. Love, Forestry Consultants, Inc., Opelika

10:15 Coffee Break

10:25 Breakout Preview

10:40 What’s Under It? (Forest Soils)
      Professor Graeme Lockaby, Auburn University

11:10 How Might Supply & Demand Affect My Plans For It?
      Louis Hyman, Alabama Forestry Commission, Montgomery

12:00 Lunch & Business Meeting & Issues Reports

  1:00 Afternoon Moderator: James W. Gewin, Treasurer, AFOA

  1:00 How Can I Use It? (Recreational Income Opportunities)
        Tom Bourland
, Crawford & Bourland, Shreveport, Louisiana

  2:00 Coffee Break

  2:10 How Can I Change It? (Harvesting with a Purpose)
      Billy Rye, Forest Management Specialists, Inc., Florence

  3:00 How Can I Pay For It? (Financing the Investment)
        Session Moderator: Professor Charles Raper, Auburn University
            David Howse, Federal Land Bank Association, Cullman
            Roger Chappell, First South Production Credit Association, Cullman
            Willie R. Dunn, First United Security Bank, Thomasville, Alabama
            Reggie Sheffield, Citizens Bank & Trust, Eastman, Georgia

  4:10 Door Prizes & Adjourn

Friday Afternoon Tours (Both Tours Are Full)

There will be two tours for those who arrive on Friday. Both will leave from the Lodge Parking Area at 1 p.m. Transportation will be provided. Soft drinks will be available, but please eat lunch before the tour. Tours will return to Lodge Parking Area at about 5 p.m., but ask your tour leader for return time before leaving if someone is to pick you up after the tour. Each tour was limited to the first 28 people who registered.

[FULL] YEAGER DEMONSTRATION FOREST: We will visit a 750 acre tract that is being managed by Champion International Foresters with consideration for beauty and wildlife habitat. Some parcels have been managed for intensive pine culture and others are being tested for hardwood regeneration following various harvesting methods. Road building to minimize erosion involves gabion baskets & drainage structures.

[FULL] CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL PAPER MILL: We will visit Champion’s Courtland Mill which was once the largest white paper mill in the world. We will also visit a private woodland for a brief forest management discussion.



Agriquip, Inc.

American Cyanamid Company

Association of Consulting Foresters, Ala. Chap.

Champion International Corporation

Delta Geographics, Inc.

Federal Land Bank Association of North Alabama

First South Production Credit Association

Forestry Consultants, Inc.

Gulf Forestry Services, Inc.

International Forest Company, Inc.

Kingwood Forestry Services, Inc.

Red River Specialties, Inc.

Southern Wildlife Products, Inc.

Timber Managers Company

Wood-Mizer South, Inc.

Advance Conference Registration

Please print name as it is to appear on name tag.

Name: ___________________________________________________

Spouse’s Name (for name tag) if attending: _____________________

Business Name if appropriate: _______________________________

Address: ________________________________________________

City, State, & Zip: _________________________________________

Telephone: ______________________________________________

Annual Meeting & Tour Refunds will be made if AFOA is notified by April 19.


SATURDAY Annual Meeting Registration (includes lunch)

$15/person --- Total amount enclosed:  $________________


Mail name and address information with payment to:

AFOA - Annual Meeting
P. O. Box 361434
Birmingham, AL 35236

The entrance to Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge is south of   US 72 about 24 miles west of Interstate 65 (Exit 351).

The Lodge (1-800-544-5639) supposedly has no vacancies, but it won't hurt to call and see anyone has canceled a reservation.   If you can't get a room at the lodge, try one of the motels below (area code "256"):

Super 8, Killen, 757-2167
Doublehead Resort/Lodge, Town Creek, 1-800-685-9267
Hampton Inn, Florence, 764-8888
Stonebrook Inn, Florence, 740-0710
Economy Inn, Hwy 72, 247-5416
Best Western, I-65 & US 72, 233-4030
Days Inn, I-65 & US 72, 233-7500
Travel Lodge, I-65 & US 72, 233-1446.

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Contact Information:
Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
P. O. Box 361434
Birmingham, Alabama 35236
Phone: (205) 987-8811
Fax: (205) 987-9824
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