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Tue, Aug 30


Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Resort

75 Years of Excellence in Forestry!

We're headed back Lake Charles to celebrate our 75th anniversary at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Resort! Lots of great information and fellowship is set for this great event! Want find out more? Contact Karla Johnson at

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75 Years of Excellence in Forestry!
75 Years of Excellence in Forestry!

Time & Location

Aug 30, 2022, 3:00 PM – Sep 01, 2022, 7:00 AM

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Resort, 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601, USA

About the event

The Louisiana Forestry Association will celebrate its Diamond Anniversary when members meet Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2022, for its annual convention at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Resort in Lake Charles. Tuesday, Aug. 30 the convention will be kicked off by the President's Reception to honor Louisiana Forestry Association President David Grassi.

Several speakers are set to for great presentations: Brooks Mendell, Ph.D., president and CEO of Forisk Consulting, will give a presentation on "Forest Industry Investments: New Demand and New Markets." Also, a panel of spokesmen from companies planning or re-starting mills in Louisiana will round out the General Session, sponsored by Weyerhaeuser, Canfor Southern Pine, Crosby & Land Resources, Hunt Forest Products, LaSalle Lumber Co., Manlife Investment, West Fraser and WestRock, on Wednesday morning. In the afternoon, a breakout session for the Louisiana Logging Council, sponsored by Lott Oil, McGriff Insurance, Sabine State Bank, Southern Loggers Co-op and W.D. Chips, will feature American Logging Council Executive Director Scott Dane and Louisiana State Police Capt. Bert Dabadie who is the Transportation Safety Services commander. A landowner breakout session will include a presentation by Tim Foley, policy director for the Southern Group of State Foresters (SGSF).

On Thursday morning, the Graphic Packaging International Breakfast will feature Louisiana economist Dr. Loren Scott, president of Loren C. Scott & Associates, who will give a presentation on Louisiana's economy and how the forest products industry fits in during the closing breakfast, sponsored by Graphic Packaging International. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. This hugely popular guest will be followed by great giveaways, including the $2,000 Vacation Trip Voucher and the Exhibitor Extravaganza!

Find out more by emailing Karla Johnson at


  • 1 hour

    President's Reception

    Exhibit hall

  • 2 hours 30 minutes

    General Session

    Grand Ballroom 1 & 2
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