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Texas Forestry Association annual convention

Texas Forestry Association will host its annual convention at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas,
October 17-19, 2018.
“More Than Trees” is the theme for this year’s conference, which marks the one hundred and fourth annual meeting of the association.
Speakers for this year include Scott Sacco, founder of Environ Strategies, LLC who will present “Pardon the Disruption: The Influence of Strategic Thinking on Forestry and our Forest.”
Heather Strong, Senior Director of WoodWorks, will give an overview of their promotional efforts and education to architects and engineers for using wood in buildings. Charlie Cornish, Executive Vice President, North and South American Operations for Resource Management Service, will speak about the ongoing management and direction of the company.
Stephen Raley is Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for the up and coming Angelina Forest Products mill in Lufkin and will give an overview of the new mill as well as a timeline and production information at the General Session on Thursday, Oct. 18. Amy Hays has been with the Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Oklahoma, for three years as the Adult Education Manager and will give a presentation on “Generational Intelligence: Working effectively when you don’t want to (or they just won’t!) at breakfast on Friday, Oct. 19.
TFA offers a myriad of concurrent sessions on topics of interest for everyone during the annual conference. This year’s topics include “Invasive Plants: What’s out there and what to do about them”, “Using Drones in the Workplace,” Succession Planning, Technology, and a session on proper ethics in forestry.
For a complete meeting brochure, visit Texas Forestry AssociationEs website at
www.texasforestry.org or email tfa@texasforestry.org (mailto:tfa@texasforestry.org ) . Registration is available online at www.texasforestry.org . To exhibit or sponsor, please call (936) 632-8733.


World War Museum exhibits open for 100th WWI exhibit

• Baton Rouge
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin invites the public to visit the Louisiana State Archives to view “The World Remembers” exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The exhibit, which
runs through Dec. 28, includes a digital display of more than one million names of individuals who died in the war as well as items from the collections of the Archives. The digital portion of the exhibit will end on Nov. 9.
Most notably, the Archives collection of World War I military posters will be on display. The posters were printed to encourage the public to support the war by eating less meat and wheat, buying U.S. bonds and joining the service.
For more information go to
www.sos.la.gov/archives


Wheelin’ Sportsmen’ deer hunt for disabled scheduled in East Texas

The 10th Annual Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event for people with disabilities will be Dec. 7-8 at Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest, Winston Tree Farm and Alazon Wildlife Management Area.
The two-day deer and hog hunt is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen program, U.S. Forest Service, National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, April AWOL Chapter and Pineywoods Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Applications are available at Forest Service Ranger’s offices in Zavalla, Hemphill, New Waverly, Kennard and Decatur, at the Forest Supervisor’s office in Lufkin, or online
www.fs.usda.gov/texas .
Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31 to:
Angelina National Forest
Attn: Mandy Chumley
111 Walnut Ridge Road
Zavalla, Texas 75980
Persons with physical disabilities may apply and there is no cost to attend. Twenty-five participants will be drawn for the event and they must provide their own weapon, transportation, lodging and valid Texas hunting license. Volunteers and instructors will be on hand to assist, and meals will be provided for participants and one guest.
For more information, contact Mandy Chumley at 936-897-1068.
On the Internet: NFGT:
www.fs.usda.gov/texas ; National Wild Turkey Federation: www.nwtf.org


 
 
 
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