Don Philen, New River SWCD
David Richert, Virginia DOF
Jennifer Gagnon, Virginia Tech
Donnie Garman, Virginia DOF
Scott Ward, Virginia DOF
Tim Phipps, New River SWCD
Dwayne Huff, New River SWCD
Jim Baxley, Dixon Lumber Company
Members Not Present:
Agenda presented and attached. No additions.
David Richert called the meeting to order. The group welcomed Llyn Sharp to our
committee as a new member. Llyn works
with Virginia Tech and Virginia DCR in a contract position as a watershed
outreach coordinator in the
Update on Action Items from the June Meeting:
Species Tour—the Forestry Committee continued planning for the Critical
Habitat & Species workshop that will be held
v Bobwhite Quail Workshop—fourteen people attended the bobwhite quail workshop. Tim Phipps has extra copies of the handouts / materials from the presentation. Thanks again to Dr. Parkhurst from Virginia Tech for this successful, educational program.
Tazewell Forestry Demo Tour—Tazewell SWCD has set
v Promoting Tax Credits—an article on the riparian buffer tax credit appeared in the January Forest Landowner Update—thanks to Jennifer Gagnon. Forestry Committee must continue efforts to make the tax credit procedures readily available to consulting foresters. No additional action is needed at this time.
v Forest Legacy Project—this project received the support of the NRWR, and is awaiting final consideration from the Department of Forestry. No additional action is needed at this time.
Upcoming Events, Partner Opportunities—woodland owners’ short course planned for spring of 2006
v Other Business—David Richert encouraged the Forestry Committee to share its wealth of experience. Forestry Committee members should bring “success stories,” local natural resource issues, etc. to share at future meetings.
Next Meeting—the next
meeting of the Forestry Committee will be Wednesday, May 24th at 5:00 p.m.
Location TBA, possibly Wytheville Area? The
Forestry Committee will review the 2005-2006 annual plan of work and create a
draft 2006-2007 annual plan of work. We
will also recap the
v Adjourned—promptly at .