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Chris Adams: Making the Next Career Move

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018

Bird & Crawford Forestry and Advanced Ecology extend best wishes and sincere appreciation to Chris Adams who has accepted a position with Texas Farm Credit in Nacogdoches. “We wish Chris the best in his new endeavor,” said CEO Mike Bird. “We appreciate the dedication, professionalism, and friendship Chris has brought to the company. I have […]

The Taxman Cometh

Posted on: February 16th, 2018

Be sure you are prepared ahead of time The Taxman Cometh… Prudent forestland ownership requires knowledge and management beyond planting, harvesting, environmental issues, and natural disaster risks. Knowing what steps to take in advance of tax filing season to meet IRS requirements, while minimizing your tax bill, is an essential element in reaching forestland management […]

Paper Chase: How paper contributes to sustainable forests

Posted on: February 9th, 2018

Paper Chase – Misinformation about paper destroying forests, and claims that going paperless saves trees, often leads to false impressions that forests are a declining finite resource. In truth, North American forests are a renewable resource that is continuously replenished using sustainable forest management policies and practices supported through purchase of certified wood fiber and […]

Property Tax Valuation

Posted on: February 2nd, 2018

Ways to reduce a qualifying landowner’s tax bill The new year is a perfect time for reviewing property tax valuations. Alternative valuation methods are available to qualifying landowners in most states allowing property tax calculation based on productive agricultural value and preservation of open spaces as opposed to the market value of the land.  State […]

Bird & Crawford Forestry seeking scholarship applicants

Posted on: January 26th, 2018

Bird & Crawford Forestry seeking scholarship applicants Bird and Crawford Forestry/Advanced Ecology Scholarship is accepting applications for scholarships for college students in the Earth Sciences and/or Natural Resource Management disciplines for the Fall semester of 2018. Advanced Ecology Education Fund, Inc., (AEEF), a 501(c)(3) corporation, is managed by foresters and wildlife biologists. Bird & Crawford […]

Nature’s Beauty often followed by economic and safety issues

Posted on: January 19th, 2018

Sleet, snow, and ice … Sub-freezing temperatures create magnificent visual beauty in nature as they did this week in East Texas and Louisiana. The artistic snapshots are a picturesque part of nature’s biological balance and wildlife habitat maintenance and can result in economic losses, forest management problems, and safety concerns. When the beauty thaws, the […]

State Forestry Associations: A voice for landowners and for our timberlands

Posted on: January 12th, 2018

State Forestry Associations: Are you a member of your state’s forestry association? Texas Forestry Association (TFA) and Louisiana Forestry Association (LFA) are more than just associations of forest landowners, businesses, and professionals. TFA and LFA offer programs for almost everyone with an interest in our forestlands. Programs in conservation, business, history, education, wildlife, sustainable forestry, […]

Jered Rhodes – From intern to team member

Posted on: January 5th, 2018

Bird & Crawford Forestry welcomes Jered Rhodes on his return. Jered served as a summer intern prior to his last semester at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches where he graduated in December with a bachelor of science degree in forestry and wildlife management.  During his internship, the Weatherford, Texas, native expressed a desire […]

Happy New Year from Bird & Crawford

Posted on: December 29th, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The end of the year brings no greater joy than the opportunity to express to you season’s greetings and good wishes. May your New Year be filled with happiness, joy, and prosperity.   For more information on how Bird & Crawford Forestry can help you set and reach your land management goals in […]

Merry Christmas from Bird & Crawford Forestry

Posted on: December 19th, 2017

From everyone at Bird and Crawford Forestry, wishing you a wonderful Christmas filled with unforgettable moments of happiness, laughter, and good cheer.