KIITF Howard County Forest Landowner Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 17

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

A Keeping it in the Family (KIITF) Sustainable Forestry Outreach meeting is set for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the New Light CME Church, 1001 S. Mill Street in Nashville, Arkansas. The focus of the meeting will be on heirs’ property issues followed by sustainable forestland management practices.

Attorney and visiting assistant professor Amy Pritchard will discuss the process of resolving heirs’ property issues, a main cause of family forestland loss. Joe Friend, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) forester, and Justin Mallett, Arkansas Forestry Commission forester, will discuss using sustainable forestland management practices to increase the value and quality of a timber stand. They will also discuss using the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) to help pay (up to 90 percent of the average cost) for the installation of sustainable management practices to improve forestland.

Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Because this is a dinner meeting, pre-registration is requested by Friday, Oct. 13, to aid in planning. If you have special needs or wish to be included in the meal count, contact Kandi Williams, Sustainable Forestry and Keeping it in the Family outreach coordinator, at (903) 306 8663 or or Kellye Luckett at (870) 575-7246 or Luckett at

The KIITF forestry conservation model program is a collaboration of federal, state, local, private and community-based organizations to help keep private forestland in families.

Sponsored by UAPB’s Small Farm Program, the meeting is aimed at KIITF historically underserved forestland owners and youths, but other interested parties may attend.

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