Several members have indicated a desire for MRLA to host an informal meeting as a forum for discussion of timber and habitat management. The purpose would be simply to share ideas on any timber related topic ranging from logging operations to marketing of timber to habitat improvement. This has long been an area where I think MRLA can add value for its members.
In response, your board has set a meeting at Scott, MS (ten miles North of Greenville on Hwy 1) on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. We will meet at 3:00pm at “5 o’clock on Deer Creek” with dinner to follow around 6:00pm. Bubba Roden, owner and chef, has agreed to open the restaurant for our meeting (normal business days are Thursday – Saturday). We realize that some of our clubs might not be able to travel to the Greenville area, thus, provided we have sufficient interest, additional workshops will be scheduled.
We envision that our agenda would include a panel discussion with representatives from several clubs discussing their timber and habitat management protocol, as well as a presentation or two from forestry and wildlife professionals. We will encourage discussions, questions and identifications of common problems.
Please register by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) at your earliest convenience. We need to have a minimum of 20 participants for dinner in order to justify the restaurant opening, so a prompt response would be appreciated.
Thanks for your interest and we look forward to seeing you on May 24th.