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“Knowing the Value of Family Land: The Woods out Back” Tri-County Forestry Association Meeting January 29th

The Tri-County Forestry Association will be hosting a meeting January 29th at Exchange Park (fairgrounds) in Ladson. Sam Cook, Jr., Director of the Sustainable Forestry African American Land Retention Program at the Center for Heirs Property Preservation, will speak on a Center project funded by various grants. The project has demonstrated that many of the problems facing heirs’ property owners are also affecting other small acreage landowners.  Problems facing these landowners range from ownership issues, less intensive management, marketability, site preparation and reforestations.  Sam will address some of these concerns and talk about possible solutions.  With more intensive sustainable forestry, opportunities for increased profit, land retention and wealth creation will allow for better access to traditional and emerging forest markets.

Registration is from 6:00 – 6:30 pm with the meeting from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. A meal will be served at the cost of $10.00, payable at the door. Please RSVP by Friday, January 23rd to Paula Varn at or by phone (843) 563-5773.

About the Tri-County Forestry Association: The association is made up of private landowners, land managers, land users, and industry professionals. We encourage anyone that has an interest in forestry and wildlife to join and you do not have to be a landowner to attend. The association hosts three educational meetings a year as well as distributing updates throughout the year on forestry issues and other workshops being hosted in the state. Dues are $10 annually.

Please see the flyer below for detailed information on the meeting.