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Forests & People Magazine - 3rd Quarter 2015

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Forests & People Magazine - 3rd Quarter 2015

Forestry activists and candidates at annual meeting
Private property rights, politics and the science of tree rings were among the diverse topics covered by guest speakers at the Louisiana Forestry Association’s 68th annual meeting held in late August in Lake Charles.

2015 statewide elections and more
The 2015 Legislative Session was the most unusual and unsettling session Louisiana has seen in a long time. Legislators were given a choice, either to increase revenue or close universities and hospitals.

Forest reunion for Meeks family
More than 100 years after John Floyd Meeks and his wife Laura decided to seek their fortune in the Louisiana timber industry, over 40 descendants to the fifth generation met for a business meeting and family reunion at The Bluffs in St. Francisville.

A world of experience in the Sibley name
On an early August morning, Malcolm Sibley was driving up to a hardwood logging site just the other side of Lake Ophelia Wildlife Management Area in Avoyelles Parish, two hours from his home in Livingston, La. His crew led by son Kendall had been working since daylight staying in nearby cabins for the job.

Tree Farmer keeps eye on family legacy
During the week, Dr. Joseph Barron and his wife Charlotte live in Monroe, where he maintains a busy ophthalmology practice and they enjoy the benefits of city life.

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