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Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Joint Regional Conference

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Date August 31, 2021   -   September 01, 2021
Location Virtual
Registration Required Yes
Fee Description Free


JOINT CONFERENCE TO EXPLORE LAND RETENTION CHALLENGES

Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention conference to explore issues facing minority land owners.

The Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences will co-host the Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Joint Regional Conference to teach participants to preserve family-owned land.

The event will be held virtually Aug. 31-Sept. 1 and will provide participants with information to avoid pitfalls that can come along with land retention, like navigating property laws.

"This program will undoubtedly offer African American landowners a new path forward when it comes to generational land retention," CEP Agriculture and National Resources Program Leader Clarence Bunch, Ph. D., said. "We can make a true difference in shaping the face of land ownership in America."

Land ownership is counted as an incalculable asset for African American families, but the path to retention can be marred with hardship and mismanagement. According to the United States Endowment for Forestry and Communities, African Americans typically have lower access to support programs than their white counterparts and, as a result, "have less incentive to manage family forests for profit and forest health than other landowners."

About the event:

Event: Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Joint Regional Conference

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

Time: 9 a.m. each day

Place: Virtual

Register: Visit www.pvamu.edu/sflr to register

For more information on the Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Joint Regional Conference, contact Clarence Bunch at clbunch@pvamu.edu, Angela Moore at almoore@pvamu.edu, or Carrie Poole at CPoole@pcti.edu, or call (936) 261-5002.

 

For more information, please contact: Clarence Bunch or Angela Moore, 936-261-5002