El Dorado Landowner Worshop Presentation

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El Dorado Landowner Worshop Presentation

  1. 1. Oil and Gas Leasing Workshop El Dorado Conference Center June 21, 2012
  2. 2. About Arkansas’s Forests…• 18.5 million acres • Forest types:• Forest ownership  42 % Oak-hickory  58% Private  29% Pine  22% Forest industry  16% Bottomland  14% U.S. Forest Service hardwood  6% Other public  2% Cedar
  3. 3. How Arkansas’s Forests Impact the Economy…• 30,000+ direct and • 120+ manufacturers indirect Arkansas jobs  Lumber  Engineered wood products• $1.5 billion earned each  Paper, packaging year by working families  Furniture, cabinets, flooring Pallets, boxes, crates• $2.8 billion added to the   Crossties, poles state’s economy  Chips, shavings
  4. 4. How Arkansas’s Forests Benefit the Environment…• Voluntary Best • Wildlife habitat Management Practices • Carbon storage• Protect unique ecological • Clean air and water areas and threatened • Recreation and endangered species
  5. 5. About AFA…
  6. 6. Programs• Advocacy • Education Foundation• Communications  Project Learning Tree• Networking  Teacher Conservation Tour• Tree Farm Program  Landowner Outreach• Insurance  Log A Load For Kids
  7. 7. Advocacy• State and Federal Representation with Lawmakers and Policymakers• Protect Private Property Rights and Right to Practice Forestry
  8. 8. Communication• Weekly Email Updates• Monthly Printed Newsletter• Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
  9. 9. Networking• Annual Meeting• Workshops• Regional Membership Meetings• Tree Farm Training
  10. 10. Education Programs• Project Learning Tree• Teacher Conservation Tour• Forest Awareness Day• Landowner Education and Assistance
  11. 11. Insurance Program• AFA Members Only• Hunting Lease Liability• Standing Timber• Timberland Liability• Prescribed Burn• Property• And more!
  12. 12. Log A Load For Kids• Grassroots campaign in the logging and forestry community• Since 1993, has raised more than $5.5 million for ACH
  13. 13. arkforests.orgfacebook.com/arkforests Twitter @arkforests

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