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Post-Michael Forestry Seminar to be Held Dec. 13

Post-Michael Forestry Seminar to be Held Dec. 13

DOTHAN, Ala.—Alabama Cooperative Extension System specialists will host a forestry seminar Thursday, Dec. 13, in conjunction with the USDA Farm Services Agency and the Alabama Forestry Commission, to help landowners make decisions about storm-damaged timber.

The meeting will be held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Houston County Extension Office.

Bence Carter, a forestry, wildlife and natural resources regional agent, said he knows landowners need guidance during this time of recovery after Hurricane Michael.

“It’s important for landowners to know how the damage to their forests may impact their investment, as well as the options available to minimize any potential losses,” Carter said.

Topics include:

  • Assessing your storm damaged forests
  • Post-Hurricane Michael timber markets and tax impacts
  • USDA FSA/NRCS update on federal programs

“We know that landowners will need assistance even after damaged timber has been salvaged,” Carter said. “We are here to provide the research-based information needed to make replanting, management and financial decisions to maximize your forestry investment.”

Two hours of Alabama Professional Logging Manager (PLM) continuing education credits will be available at the seminar on Dec. 13. To register or for more information, contact Carter at 334-693-3800 or jbc0057@aces.edu.

Future Workshops

Carter and his urban forestry colleagues are also planning future workshops for forestry landowners impacted by Hurricane Michael. Visit Michaelrecoveryinfo.com for updates on recovery events in your area.

Click to download a printable PDF about the forestry seminar. 

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