Arkansas Pilot Roundtable

Location: C.A Vines 4-H Extension Center, Little Rock, AR

Date of roundtable: 4 & 5 August 1995

Roundtable Organizing Committee members:

Chris Barneycastle, Arkansas Forestry Association
Doug Butts, Ozark Foothills RC&D
Barry Colley, Arkansas Land & Farm Development Corporation
Nancy DeLamar, The Nature Conservancy
Dave Elkin, Weyerhaeuser Company
Dan Estes, forester
John Gray, Arkansas Wildlife Federation
Jim Guldin, Ouachita National Forest
Barry Haas, Audubon Society
Ron Howell, International Paper Company
Richard Kluender, University of Arkansas at Monticello
Mina Marsh, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Robert McFarland, Arkansas Forestry Commission
Bruce McMath, Sierra Club
Sandra Miller, Faulkner County United Way (convener)
Mike Mills, Buffalo Outdoor Centers
Joe Rice, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Jon Snyder, Arkansas Face Veneer Company
Sidney Stokes, Lake Village Woodyard
Bill White, landowner
Jim Wimberly, Winrock International

Number of participants: 73

Vision for America's forests in a generation or two:

What we see as a vision for the forests of the future is a continuum of forests from pristine wilderness to intensive fiber farms. We acknowledge that different ownerships have different uses and responsibilities and all owners--both public and private--will generate some mix from the following values: ecological processes and functions including natural, aquatic, and terrestrial diversity; economic values; recreation and other amenities; and clean water and other environmental values. Forest practices should be carried out and maintained to improve water quality, and private land owners and industry should work together to ensure responsible logging. The cornerstone for achieving this goal of a diverse forest is balanced environmental and economic forest education.

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