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Alabama Tortoise Alliance (ALTA) Meeting (3.5 hrs CFE/PLM)
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When: February 20, 2020
10:00 am registration; 10:30 am presentations
Where: Hoppergrass Restaurant
129 East Avenue North
Ozark, Alabama  36360
United States
Contact: Ericha Shelton-Nix

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10:00am – 10:30am Registration

10:30am – 10:35am Welcome

10:35am – 11:00am ADCNR Update
Ericha Nix, Alabama Nongame Wildlife Program

11:00am – 11:20am American Forestry Foundation Update
Chris Erwin, Southeast Director

11:20am – 11:40am Alabama Forestry Association Update
Tyler Sibley, Fish and Wildlife Biologist

11:40am – 12:00pm NRCS Updates
Steve Musser, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs Alabama

12:00pm – 12:10 Longleaf Alliance
Ad Platt, Vice President of Operations

12:10pm – 1:10pm LUNCH

1:10pm – 1:40pm Using population models to experimentally test how forest management practices influence population viability of Gopher Tortoises
Dr. Brian Folt, Auburn University

1:40pm – 2:10pm Gopher Tortoise Species Status Assessment Updates
Lourdes Mena and Matt Hinderliter, USFWS

2:10pm – 2:40pm Industrial Private Lands Gopher Tortoise Strategy Update
Richard Stitch, Weyerhaeuser Company

2:40pm – 3:000pm Discussion, Next Steps, Wrap up
Ray Metzler, Alabama Forestry Commission

3:00pm Adjourn

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