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The LSU AgCenter will hold the 33rd annual Ark-La-Tex Forestry Forum on March 1 at the Clarion Shreveport Airport hotel.
Forum topics will include working lands for wildlife, enhancement planting in hardwood management, wildlife habitat of fast-growing hardwood plantations and feral hog control. The timber market outlook and other legislative and forestry-related issues also will be discussed.
Building construction, energy needs, air quality, wildlife habitat, and environmental and economic stability are all dependent on forest sustainability, said Ricky Kilpatrick, AgCenter area forestry agent.
Forestlands offer a wealth of aesthetic, recreational and family heritage values, and forest landowners face both problems and opportunities moving forward, he said.
Participation in the forum qualifies for four hours of Category 1-CF and one-half hour of Category 2 continuing education credits through the Society of American Foresters.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by the opening session at 9 a.m. The program will adjourn at 3 p.m.
The conference fee is $25 per person, and lunch is included. Pre-registration by Feb. 26 is preferred. Late registration is $30.
Checks should be made payable to the Ark-La-Tex Forestry Forum, P.O. Box 370, Benton, LA, 71006-0370.
The Clarion Shreveport Airport hotel, formerly the Holiday Inn Shreveport Airport West, is located at 5555 Financial Plaza in Shreveport.
For more information, contact Kilpatrick at 318-965-2326 or email@example.com
Forestry forum set at Alexandria
2018 Cenla Forestry Forum will be held March 13 at the State Evacuation Shelter
adjacent to the LSUA campus.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 a.m. A lunch will be included, and the event will end at 3 p.m.
Presentations will include new markets for forest landowners, Southeastern timber market projections, tax law changes, an update on state fire protection services, new educational programs for the timber industry and issues affecting Louisiana forestry.
Registration before March 9 is $25 per person, and $40 at the event. Checks should be made to the LSU AgCenter and mailed to Robbie Hutchins, 300 Grady Britt Dr., Alexandria, LA 71302.
For more information, contact Hutchins at 318-767-3968.