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Family forest owners and leaders gather in Florida

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n a cloudy February day, family forest owners
gathered at the Rivertown Community
Church in Blountstown, FL, to share stories
of property loss and learn what to do next. More
than 200 landowners and resource professionals
came together for a Tree Farm workshop focused
on helping landowners plan and recover after a
disaster. Most were still reeling from Hurricane
Michael, with significant damage to their woodlands.
Many weren't sure how - or if - they would recover
from the disaster. Some wondered if this meant the
end of their tree farms altogether.
While the effects of hurricanes have been
devastating, there was reason for hope. Tree
farmers, agency representatives, and foresters
came to share their stories, but also their
experiences in recovering from disasters, resources
for learning more, and community support to help
landowners understand their options. The workshop
featured speakers ranging from tree farmers
John Alter and Salem Saloom, to state agency
experts and forest management professionals
who shared their insight on salvaging damaged
timber, reforestation, cost-share assistance options,
landowner emotional support, forestry taxes, and
other topics highlighting the important of forestry in
the Panhandle.
Landowners Norma and Dean Givens were glad
they made the 3-hour drive from Pensacola to
attend the event, "If we had just known we could
have done something, but this workshop has
helped, we will leave today with plan of action."

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Woodland - Spring 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodland - Spring 2019

Overstory
Forest Interactions Seedlings
Forests and Families
Brittany Vanderwall: Saying Yes to Opportunity
‘chipping In’ to Reduce Wildfire Risk in California
Strength in Numbers: Tree Farmers and Advocacy Leaders Rally to Recover Post-Disaster
Tools and Resources
Growing Forest Conservation, Together: The 2019 National Leadership Conference
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Intro
Woodland - Spring 2019 - cover1
Woodland - Spring 2019 - cover2
Woodland - Spring 2019 - 3
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Overstory
Woodland - Spring 2019 - 5
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Forest Interactions Seedlings
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - 9
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - 11
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - 14
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Forests and Families
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - 17
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Brittany Vanderwall: Saying Yes to Opportunity
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - 21
Woodland - Spring 2019 - 22
Woodland - Spring 2019 - 23
Woodland - Spring 2019 - ‘chipping In’ to Reduce Wildfire Risk in California
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - 29
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Strength in Numbers: Tree Farmers and Advocacy Leaders Rally to Recover Post-Disaster
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - 35
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Tools and Resources
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Growing Forest Conservation, Together: The 2019 National Leadership Conference
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