National association to host state meeting for Oklahoma forest landowners
In these challenging economic times, forest landowners need to keep up with the ever-changing forest management practices to enhance productivity and bottom-line returns.
The Forest Landowners Association, a national organization located in Atlanta, is hosting a dinner and meeting for Oklahoma forest landowners from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Museum of the Red River, 812 E. Lincoln Road, in Idabel on April 21.
"Just from an informational standpoint, it should be of benefit to landowners," said Craig McKinley, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension forestry specialist. "I would encourage landowners to attend. It will be an excellent opportunity to network, gather information, make contacts and be brought up-to-date on forestry management."
The meeting will feature several presentations on key topics such as the latest in tree improvement, intensive forest management practices, human population growth and its effect on land use, varietal or clonal forestry and herbicide treatments.
"The herbicides that are available are changing, along with the methods of application," McKinley said. "In some areas you would use one method, while in other areas you might use a totally different approach."
He said the information provided through this meeting is applicable across the southern region of the United States and should be very beneficial for landowners. Some of the information will be general in nature, while other presentations will focus on increasing forest productivity through application of specific regeneration and management techniques.
Cost of attending the April 21 event is $10 per person and $15 per couple. Those interested can register by sending a check by April 10 to the Forest Landowners Association, 900 Circle 75 Parkway, Suite 205, Atlanta, GA 30339.