FORESTRY 411
HURRICANE MICHAEL RECOVERY EFFORTS
The Association has initiated a multi-prong approach in response to the devastation created by Hurricane Michael. We are working with state and federal policymakers and regulators, neighboring forestry associations and, of course, our members, to develop and implement the best courses of action for an effective and efficient recovery.

This week the Association and the Florida Forest Service partnered to host the Hurricane Salvage Task Force meeting in Marianna, FL. More than 40 people gathered on Wednesday to explore innovative solutions to maximize the timber salvage effort and also to identify its most pressing obstacles.

The Association also participated in listening sessions with Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam in Blountstown and Marianna on Tuesday and Thursday respectively.

Truck weights for salvage timber, hurricane supplies and storm debris have now been lifted through December 5, 2018. Read the Association's information alert here.

The University of Florida/IFAS has updated its guide to assessing and managing hurricane-damaged timberlands. Read it here.

The United States Forest Service has also provided information on calculating timber casualty losses for income tax purposes. Learn more.

Please visit the hurricane recovery resources page on our website by clicking the button below to see all the available information regarding the hurricane and recovery.
2018 OUTSTANDING TREE FARMER OF THE YEAR TOUR
On Friday, October 19, 2018, Doug Moore hosted the Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year tour on his South Prong Plantation in Baker County, FL.

MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT!
Tuesday, November 6, is election day in Florida! Make your vote count! If you haven't already early-voted or voted by mail, make sure to make a trip to the polls on Tuesday a priority!
HUNTING FOR A WAY TO SAVE MONEY?
Partnering with Outdoor Underwriters, Inc., the Association offers our members special reduced rates for liability insurance for hunting leases and timberland.
 
Click here for details  or contact Mike Branch (850.222.5646 or  Mike@ForestFla.org ).
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
November 8, 2018
8 AM
Gainesville, FL

December 6, 2018
8 AM
Lake City, FL

December 13, 2018
8 AM
Blountstown, FL