Use of Google Earth as land and timber management tool among topics at FourState Forestry Conference in Texarkana, Texas, April 26-27; event targets timberland owners, investors, managers in US pine belt states

MAGNOLIA, Arkansas , March 19, 2013 (press release) – The Four‐State Forestry Conference presents today’s leading forestry investment practices with select professionals from around the world. Key topics are targeted for timberland owners, investors and managers in all 13 southeastern states (pine belt states) in the Unites States of America.

The conference is presented by Ouachita Mountains Resource Conservation and Development Council with a team of dedicated professionals and generous sponsors. The Magnolia Conference, hosted by Reynolds Forestry, has joined with us once again. The purpose of the conference is to share strategic information for all interested in forest management, investment and processing.

New this year is special session “Using Google Earth in Land Management” which includes how to use Google Earth with land, timber, recreation, hunting leases, roads and all real estate management including how to integrate with a smart phone. This presentation received rave reviews when presented for first time earlier this year at the Timberland Investment World Summit in New York City, NY. This session is included with registration and also available to non‐conference registrants for $25.

Pre‐registration cost for the conference including tours is $180/per person, $310/per couple or $130/per student. Registration includes admittance to the main two‐day conference sessions, tour of your choice (optional), booth exhibits, continental breakfasts, lunches, banquet dinner, and direct time with leading forestry professionals.

Maximizing timberland investments and having fun go hand in hand and to ensure live music, Succotash a native Oklahoma band with musical influences from Nickel Creek to Alison Krauss and the Union Station is scheduled along with how to “square dance”, excellent dinning and interactive social times with cash bar throughout conference.

The conference registration form is located on the back of this program or register online at www.4stateforestryonthegrow.org. For additional conference or sponsorship information, contact Brandi Hernandez, Conference Director, Ouachita Mountains Resource Conservation and Development Council, at (918) 423‐2479 or email omrcd@att.net.

Primary conference lodging will be at the new Hilton Garden Inn adjoining the new Texarkana Convention Center. The hotel is located at 2910 South Cowhorn Creek Loop. Conference rates are $99/night. Reservations should be made directly to the Hilton Garden Inn (903) 792‐1065 (mention our conference to receive the discounted rate). Other area lodging includes: Holiday Inn Express & Suites (903) 223‐0008 and Hampton Inn & Suites (903) 832‐3499.

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