FORESTRY
Woodland Owner Notes eNewsletter
July 2019
Forests in the Farm Bill
The American Forest Foundation recently released a 2017 progress report with recommendations. This new report covers forests in the Farm Bill, which has had a considerable impact on families’ abilities to care for and improve their property. It also supports a number of conservation and forestry programs, specifically for family forest landowners. You can view the report here.
Preventing Timber Trespass & Theft
Your timber is an important investment that needs to be protected. Timber trespass and theft can occur in any forest, at any time. Timber trespass, the unauthorized removal of trees, may occur unintentionally where property boundaries are unmarked, unmaintained, or remote.

This publication defines timber trespass and theft; lists preventive measures for landowners, pertinent North Carolina law, and steps to assess lost timber value and seek legal recourse.
Reforestation Investment Analysis
Historically, reforestation has been a strong long-term investment for landowners. This publication assesses the pine reforestation investment based on current stumpage prices and associated costs to determine whether it still offers attractive returns.

Inside you’ll find tips and important information needed to analyze a reforestation investment, such as costs of stand establishment and intensity of ongoing management activities, as well as how to actually analyze a reforestation investment. For more information on this topic, click here to access the publication.
Top Ten Family Forest Issues 2019
As we move into the second half of 2019, the National Woodland Owners Association has released a new report, The Top Ten Family Forestry Issues, 2019. Inside you'll find information on market variability, stewardship incentives, wildlife management and more! Read the full report here.
Coming Events of Interest to Woodland Owners

July 11, 2019 (Thu), 9:30am-4pm, Alternative Income Streams for Forest Landowners. Location: 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC. Forests offer several alternative income opportunities for landowners, which are often compatible with their primary objectives of owning forestland, and some of them can be achieved without or with little additional efforts. This workshop educates natural resource professionals and landowners about forest-based alternative income streams available to their region. The deadline to register is July 3, click here to register. Contact Rajan Parajuli if you have any questions.

July 18, 2019 (Thu), 9-3:30pm, Environmental Education for K-8 Educators: Project Learning Tree. Location: Rob Wallace Park, 12900 Bethel School Rd, Midland, NC. Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. Every participant will leave the workshop with the PLT K-8 Activity Guide, the workshop fee is $20, click here to register. Questions? Contact Renee Strnad.

July 18-19 (Th-F), 2019,Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project forest landowner conference. Location: Halifax Community College, Weldon, NC. Come out and learn more about estate planning strategies, available programs and receive technical assistance from the experts. For more information about this project and conference, visit the Roanoke Electric Cooperative website.

August 8, 2019 (Thu), 9:30am-3pm, ForestHer Workshop. Location: Chatham County Agricultural & Conference Center, Pittsboro, NC. Women landowners and natural resource professionals interested in learning about private land management and conservation are invited to attend a workshop on "Getting to Know Your Land." These workshops are the first in a series of six quarterly events. Visit the NC Tree Farm Program website for more information and click here to register. While these workshops are designed for women, all are welcome to attend.

August 9, 2019 (Fri), 9am-4pm, Focus on Forests: PLT K-12 Workshop. Location: Holmes Educational State Forest, 1299 Crab Creek Rd, Hendersonville, NC. Join other classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide, as well as the secondary module, Focus on Forests. Registration is $20 and is required by August 2nd. Click here for more information, and click here to register.

August 12, 2019 (Mon), 9am-3:30pm, Project Learning Tree: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood. Location: Durant Nature Preserve, 8305 Camp Durant Rd, Raleigh, NC . Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. Every participant will leave the workshop with the PLT K-8 Activity Guide, the workshop fee is $20, click here to register by August 5th. Questions? Contact Renee Strnad.

August 14-15, 2019 (Wed-Thu), 2019 NC Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting. Location: Swansboro Rotary Civic Center, Swansboro, NC. The 2019 annual meeting is sure to be a hit and part of the fun includes door prizes and a silent auction, as well as poster presentations and updates from a number of agencies. Click here for an agenda and click here for more information about the event. 

August 19, 2019 (Mon), 9am-3:30pm, Project Learning Tree: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood. Location: Belmont Abbey College - Sacred Heart Campus Belmont, NC . Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. Every participant will leave the workshop with the PLT K-8 Activity Guide, the workshop fee is $20, click here to register by August 12th. Questions? Contact Renee Strnad.

August 22, 2019 (Thu), 9:30am-3pm, ForestHer Workshop. Location: Lenoir County Extension Office, Kingston, NC. Women landowners and natural resource professionals interested in learning about private land management and conservation are invited to attend a workshop on "Getting to Know Your Land." These workshops are the first in a series of six quarterly events. Visit the NC Tree Farm Program website for more information and click here to register. While these workshops are designed for women, all are welcome to attend. 

August 29, 2019 (Thu), 9:30am-3pm, ForestHer Workshop. Location: Burke County Extension Center, Morganton, NC. Women landowners and natural resource professionals interested in learning about private land management and conservation are invited to attend a workshop on "Getting to Know Your Land." These workshops are the first in a series of six quarterly events. Visit the NC Tree Farm Program website for more information and click here to register. While these workshops are designed for women, all are welcome to attend. 
Woodland Owner Notes E-news is a monthly email newsletter from Extension Forestry at NC State University. This newsletter is made possible through support from Renewable Resources Extension Act and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The 2019 editors are:

Mary Lou Addor, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Robert Bardon, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Jim Hamilton, NC Cooperative Extension Service, Asheville, NC
Alton Perry, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Rich Square, NC
Colby Lambert, NC Cooperative Extension, Lillington, NC
Rajan Parajuli, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Jennifer Fawcett, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC

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