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Effingham County: Illinois Consulting Foresters Meeting

  • 09/12/2014
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Comfort Suites, Effingham

Meeting Agenda:

9:30 a.m  Old Business

  • Minutes of the Spring 2014 meeting – Randy Stephens
  • Treasurer’s Report - Bill Calvert
  • IDNR news; Admin Rules, Budget, Staffing-Retirements, New District Foresters
  • EQIP Funding Allocation / Applications Approved / Practice Reimbursement Rates
  • FDA Funding – 4% Timber Harvest Fee Fund allocations
  • Ass. Of Soil and Water Cons. Districts Forestry Meetings, Dan Schmoker
  • Tree Farmer Training and CEU’s
  • IDNR Trail of Tears Mgt. Plan, Mike Long

10:30 am  New Business

  • Vacant State Forester Position
  • Illinoisconsultingforesters.com website hosting 8-26-14 to 8-25-15  $95.52 
  • Illinois Forestry Association Annual Meeting, Sept. 26-27 Springfield IL at SCHEELS  http:// ilforestry.org.  Executive Director Position
  • ICF website update for new/lapsed members
  • 2014 Dues are Payable: $60.00/yr.  (In addition to paying dues, members must attend at least one meeting every two years)
  • Timber Sales and Prices, Stave bolt prices
  • Other new business
  • Next Meeting Date and adjournment

11:30 am  Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Presentation by Gwen Kolb 

Gwen is the State Coordinator for this program in Illinois. The program can provide reimbursement to landowners for exotic species control and TSI. Gwen’s presentation has been approved for 1.0 hour Cat. 1-CF by SAF. Bring your SAF membership number if you want the educational credit.

Location: Comfort Suites, 1310 W. Fayette Ave, Effingham IL  (217) 342-3151

Directions: From Interstate 57/70 take exit 159 and go east on W. Fayette Ave ½ ofa mile. Comfort Suites is on the north side of W. Fayette Ave.

For more information, email Michael Karcher.

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