Presentation 2019 Annual ConferenceFinal
Enjoy this presentation that highlights the work being done throughout the state by Resource, Conservation & Development Councils in Alabama.
Cawaco is working with the Nature Conservancy, the Regional Planning Commission, the Birmingham urban forester, Alabama Forestry Commission and other agencies to map Birmingham trees.
Why? For numerous reasons, urban foresters need a snapshot of the health, age, species, placement and condition of the urban forest. In order to understand pressures, stressors, insect and storm damage and have a plan to replace failing, ill and dead trees. Trees are an important to Birmingham! Alabama summers are brutal without them!
As the Urban Forestry Group begins to tackle an urban forestry plan for the city of Birmingham, we are starting a pilot study for tree inventory this summer. Our first year we are working at a small scale using the USFS I-Tree Suite to quantify forest structure, environmental effects, and value to communities in 3 city parks in the upper reaches of Village Creek – East Lake Park, John Hawkins Park and Wahouma Park.
Become a volunteer and learn how to identify, measure, locate and map city trees!
In 2016, Cawaco projects built 11 miles of trails, restored 20 acres of habitat, educated over 3000 children and more than 2000 adults. For every dollar we spent, we were returned a minimum of eight dollars in added value. See the one-page graphic report here.
Please check out our Annual Report! THANK YOU for all YOU DO in your communities, and when you are out there, remember identify the needs in your communities! And also remember to thank your local legislators for allowing us to continue to receive funding. Without our partners we cannot accomplish anything!
Click here to read about the projects funded in 2016.
Again, thank you all for your help in making 2016 a success for Cawaco and helping to build a better Alabama!
Once again we are partnering with USDA and Walker County Soil & Water to host a Beginning Farmer Outreach meeting in Walker County! Pass this information along to anyone with interest in agriculture. The purpose of these meetings is to connect beginning farmers to the resources that are available to help them succeed in any type of farming, including timber management. See the flyer for more info. PLEASE SHARE!
The Alabama Forestry Commission recognizes that voluntary participation in forest certification is growing in the southern United States and that forest managers and forest industry representatives should have access to current information on these programs. As a result, the Commission is organizing and hosting a one day workshop for industry foresters and representatives, managers of wood using mills, procurement foresters, wood buyers and dealers, consultant foresters, loggers and others involved in the management, procurement and utilization of forest resources in Alabama. This workshop will be held in Prattville, Alabama on August 6th in the Grand Oak Room at the Marriott Legends Hotel and Conference Center. More information can be found in the agenda and maps located within this document. We encourage you to attend this workshop and hope that this information on forest certification will be useful and timely.
The workshop is divided between a morning and afternoon session. The morning session will focus on the current status of the major certification systems in North America and the process involved in group certification for each of those systems. The afternoon session will cover chain of custody and certified forest product labeling. The workshop does qualify for continuing education credits for foresters and loggers, and certificates will be available for both after the conclusion of the afternoon session.
The deadline for registering is July 28, 2015. Space is limited so register early!
Download the registration form here.