“Keeping it in the Family” Sustainable Forestry Meeting Set for August 28

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

ForestforFBA Keeping it in the Family (KIITF) Sustainable Forestry and African-American Land Retention (SFLR) program meeting for woodland owners is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the St. Vestal CME Church, 1001 N. West Avenue, El Dorado, Arkansas. The meeting will begin at noon with lunch followed by the meeting agenda and end at 3 p.m.

Sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Small Farm Program, the meeting’s purpose is to inform landowners of available forestry services so they can manage and improve their forestland.

“Although the meeting is aimed at woodland owners, all interested landowners are welcome and encouraged to attend,” Dr. Henry English, UAPB Small Farm Program director, said.

Information on obtaining free forestry management plans and financial assistance to implement plans will be available. Other topics to be discussed include heir property, managing forestlands, forestry vendors and forestry consultants.

Because this is a luncheon meeting, pre-registration is requested. If you have special needs or wish to be included in the meal count, call Charlie Williams at (870) 866-7283 or the UAPB Small Farm Program at (870) 575-7225. Or email leek@uapb.edu.

The SFLR program is part of the KIITF forest conservation model which is a collaboration of federal, state, local, private and community-based organization to help keep private forestlands in families.

The project is funded through a special grant from the U.S. Forestry Endowment Inc., the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service. Others partnering with the UAPB Small Farm Program on this project include the Arkansas Forestry Commission, the Arkansas Land and Community Development Corporation, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and the Association of Conservation Districts.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers all of its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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