Federal Timber Purchasers Committee

Registration is now open for the Fall FTPC meeting at the Country Inn and Suites in Pineville, Louisiana. Please use the form on the right to RSVP for yourself and up to four additional attendees.

The tentative schedule is:

Monday, Nov 4, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – FS Pre-meeting #1

Tuesday, Nov 5, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Joint field trip, including a) logging technology, being coordinated by Danny Dructor with John Deere and b) Kisatchie NF, being coordinated by Buck Vandersteen, Louisiana Forestry Association Executive Director.  Danny and Buck are both working on details.

Wednesday, Nov 6, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm – FS Pre-meeting #2

8:00 am – 2:00 pm – FTPC Pre-meeting

2:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Travel to the Southern Forest Heritage Museum in Longleaf, LA (about 30 minutes south of Pineville) for a tour, followed by a social hour and dinner, hosted by the Louisiana Forestry Association and consisting of some delicious combination of shrimp, crawdads, fish, hot sauce, rice, etc.

Thursday, Nov 7, 8:30 – 3:00 pm – FTPC Joint meeting with FS and BLM

We will be staying and meeting at the Country Inn and Suites.  Rooms are $88.00, or $105.00 for a suite.  To make a room reservation, call 318-641-8332 and ask for the Federal Timber Purchasers Committee block of rooms (remarkably, the hotel cannot set up a room block that we can link too, but mention FTPC and you should be quoted the rates noted above).

Flight options are Alexandria (AEX) (about 15 minute drive), Shreveport (SHV, about 2 hour drive), or New Orleans (MSY, about 3 ½ hour drive). There is no shuttle from the Alexandria airport, so you can either attempt to use Uber, a cab, or coordinate with your colleagues on a rental car.

Registration is available now. The registration fee for the meeting is $100 per person. Note, please register and pay at the same time.  To pay, you must select your payment method (PayPal or Credit Card) and then click through to the payment page. The registration deadline is October 4, 2019.

You may also contact Michelle Springer with questions or to receive an offline version of this form.

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