USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station and Minority Landowner Magazine presents
Forest and Landowners Workshop
May 3, 2016 • Meridian, MS

The Forest Landowner Workshop brought landowners, researchers, and resource professionals together in an informal setting that generated open dialogue and lively discussions. Researchers and resource professionals presented information on who they are, what they do, and how they can help, providing opportunities for landowners to ask questions and to share information on their needs as land managers.

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Event Flyer
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Presentations

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An Overview of the Southern Research Station (SRS)

Johnny Boggs, Biological Scientist
U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station
Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center

Presentation covers: Research and Development, the mission of SRS, and research areas

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(PowerPoint; 12.3 MB)

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Forest Threats

Johnny Boggs, Biological Scientist
U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station
Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center

Presentation covers: Wildfire, insects, diseases, environmental, climate change, and invasive species

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(PowerPoint; 8.5 MB)

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Non-Timber Forest Products in Southern U.S.

Jim Chamberlain, Research Forest Products Technologist
U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station
Utilization of Southern Forest Resources Research Work Unit

Presentation covers: Timber tax tips, timber markets and trends, timber prices, timber products, import/export

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(PowerPoint; 15.4 MB)

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Timber Products and Wood Products

Philip A. Araman, Research Team Leader
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Utilization of Southern Forest Resources Research Work Unit

Presentation covers: History on wood use, wood products and markets, bioenergy, the environment, and timber resources

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(PowerPoint; 52.8 MB)

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Forest Ownership

John Schelhas, Research Forester
U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station
Integrating Human and Natural Systems Research Work Unit

Presentation covers: Wills, heirs’ property, baseline research summary, land value, Sustainable Forestry program, ownership, and taxes

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(PDF; 1.9 MB)

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Forest Management

Andy Hartsell, Research Forester
U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station
Forest Inventory and Analysis Research Work Unit

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(PowerPoint; 9.6 MB)

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What is Extension Forestry?

James E. Henderson, Extension Forestry Coordinator
Department of Forestry Mississippi State University

Presentation covers: What MSU Extension Forestry can do for you, extension agents, extension foresters, forestry educational programs, short courses, workshops, and publications

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(PowerPoint; 5.8 MB)

Photos

Photos by Joxelle Velázquez-García, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

People (left to right): James Henderson, MSU; Victor Harris, Minority Landowner Magazine; Johnny Boggs, Forest Service SRS; Andy Hartsell, Forest Service SRS; Phil Araman, Forest Service SRS; Kelvin Jackson, NRCS.