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Sat, Feb 10


War Memorial Civid Center

Southwest La. Forestry Association annual meeting

SWLA Forestry Association annual meeting and Forestry Forum: Time for Recovery, will be held 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the War Memorial Civic Center in DeRidder. Topics include updates from NRCS and LDAF and information from LDWF. The cost of $25 per household. Call 337-463-7006.

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Southwest La. Forestry Association annual meeting
Southwest La. Forestry Association annual meeting

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2024, 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

War Memorial Civid Center, 250 W 7th St, DeRidder, LA 70634, USA

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SWLA Forestry Association Annual Meeting & Forestry Forum: Time for Recovery

Saturday, February 10, 8 am – 1:30 pm, War Memorial Civic Center, 250 W 7th St, DeRidder, LA 70634

The LSU AgCenter and SW LA Forestry Association will be presenting programs to help forest landowners and professional foresters with managing their forests more profitably. Speakers and topics include:

  • “The State of Louisiana Forestry,” Mr. Buck Vandersteen, Executive Director, LA Forestry Association
  • USDA-NRCS Update.
  • LDAF Update, Jason Waguespack.
  • LDWF Updates, CC Richmond, Private Lands Biologist
  • Chronic Wasting Disease, LDWF, TBA
  • “Lessons Learned” Panel Discussion:
    • Scott Greenmun, Emergency Manager, Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office
    • Jason Waguespack, District Forester, LDAF
    • Buck Vandersteen, LFA,
    • Chief Eric Stracener, FD #4
    • Paul Stone, Consulting Forester.

The cost is $25 per household comprised of a husband, wife, and dependent children. The cost also includes annual membership dues and entitles members to attend other workshops at no charge. Deadline to register is February 10th. Make checks payable to SW LA Forestry Association and mail payment to:


PO Box 609,DeRidder, LA 70634

For more information, please contact Keith Hawkins, County Agent, 337.463-7006. Also, you may also obtain regular forestry and wildlife updates by sending your request by email to

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