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Forests & People Magazine - 1st Quarter 2016

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Forests & People Magazine - 1st Quarter 2016

David Cupp: the call of the outdoors and the South
Growing up in the bedroom community of Suffern, New York, Dave Cupp lived a simple small town life with his parents and three sisters. His mother was a nurse and his father was a metallurgist for International Nickel in nearby Sterling. But it was the family vacations that sparked the career that would lead him to the woods of Louisiana.

Forestry Advice: Tips and suggestions from foresters in the woods
Take the kids/grandkids to the woods early and often, especially if it is on family land. Find something new to show/teach them each trip and help them plant a tree of their own on the site. Their bond to the woods will be more personal when their tree grows.

Ips beetles: Best defense is good forest management
Ips engraver beetles are bark beetles that are small dark reddish-brown to black and are typically 1/8 to 3/16 inches long. They are one of three bark beetles that are common in Louisiana.

Opinion: Looking for the good times in oil and gas
“Let the good times roll!” is a phrase so symbolic of our state and people alike. But as I write this article the price of oil has dropped below $27 per barrel for the first time since 2003, and so it’s difficult to identify any “good times” ahead for those of us in the oil and gas business.

Tales of Timber in Vernon Parish
If the woods of Vernon Parish could speak, they could tell some tall tales of triumph and tumult.


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