Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October Council Meeting Minutes

The council met on October 16th, at the U. S. Forest Service Office in Double Springs. Present were:

Tom Counts, Laverne Matheson, Carl Godsey, and Mike Henshaw.

Items discussed included:

  • Amendment One
  • FAWN Photos
  • FAWN Teacher Evaluations
  • Boating Safety as a possible FAWN Learning Station
  • New Extension Publication titled "In Alabama, Money Does Grow on Trees: Forestry and Its Economic Importance to Alabama."
  • Carbon Credits-Possible source of income for private landowners. James Malone with the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association would like to hold a meeting in Winston County about Carbon Credits.
  • Forestry Field Day for 2009. Discussed possible location, and topics for stations.
  • Invasive Plant Issue of the Alabama's TREASURED Forests Magazine.
  • Tom Counts announced a Hunter Education Class to be taught at the U. S. Forest Service Office in Double Springs on November 3rd, 4th, and 6th. Participants must register online at www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/education by noon October 31st.

Next meeting will be held on November 20th at the U. S. Forest Office in Double Springs at 9:00 a.m. A tour of Ronnie's Lumber Mill in Double Springs will follow the meeting.

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