Ark-La-Tex forestry forum scheduled for March 1

Karol Osborne  |  2/12/2018 4:52:01 PM

(02/12/18) SHREVEPORT, La. — 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 rkilpatrick@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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