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Five AEEF scholarships awarded

Posted on: August 3rd, 2018

Advanced Ecology Education Fund, Inc., (AEEF) scholarships are benefitting five Texas and Louisiana college students entering classes for the fall semester. 2018 AEEF scholarship recipients in Texas include Texas A&M University student, Destiny Russell, who will be studying water management and hydrological science. Jacob Locke, who will attend Sul Ross State University, is studying range […]

Weather predicting methods used to forecast forest growth

Posted on: July 27th, 2018

American humorist Mark Twain is credited with saying, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” While that might be true, the ability to predict weather patterns has continued to improve to the point of providing researchers with similar methods that are now being used to forecast forest productivity. According to a […]

Beauty and balance in the forest

Posted on: July 20th, 2018

“The Blazing Star is an unforgettable native perennial with electric purple flowers,” states one botanical source of information for the wildflower with grass-like foliage and tall, spiky blooms. Unforgettable is also a good description for these blooms set against a matching sky background photographed recently on property in Oklahoma managed by Bird & Crawford Forestry. […]

New businesses are positive signs for forest industry

Posted on: July 13th, 2018

  Photo reproduced by permission of RoyOMartin. All rights reserved. Anyone looking for economic signs of optimism regarding the East Texas and Louisiana forest industry need look no farther than recent news regarding two new timber-related businesses. Celebrating a May grand opening in Corrigan, Texas, the Corrigan OSB, L.L.C. plant created 165 direct jobs and […]

Forest management seminar scheduled

Posted on: July 6th, 2018

Branching Out, Texas Forestry Association’s Texas Forest Landowners Council seminar, is set for Friday, August 10, in Lufkin. The agenda includes topics that go beyond the normal scope of forest management and will include Pond Management, Soil Erosion, and the Effects Various Land Management Practices and Soil Health have on Water Quality, Growing Natives for […]

Happy Independence Day!

Posted on: June 29th, 2018

Independence Day is one of the important days in the history of any country. Join us on July 4th to remember those who have sacrificed and worked hard to ensure a better future for us all. We wish for everyone a fun-filled, safe holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and celebration of […]

Meet Madison Payne

Posted on: June 22nd, 2018

Join us in welcoming Madison Payne who is working as an intern this summer for Advanced Ecology and Bird & Crawford Forestry. Madison grew up in Nacogdoches where she graduated from Nacogdoches High School and was a member of the NHS Dragonette Drill Team. Madison just completed her freshman year at Texas Tech University. She […]

Black-eyed Susan: A Charming Flower by Any Name

Posted on: June 15th, 2018

Black-eyed Susan, the colorful, charming North American native flower, is perfectly at home planted in a flower garden or growing wild in a pasture. Rudbeckia hirta (scientific classification) has been associated with a number of common names including black-eyed Susan, brown-eyed Susan, brown betty, gloriosa daisy, golden Jerusalem, yellow daisy, and yellow ox-eye daisy. Bird […]

Tyler Zachry joins the Shreveport team

Posted on: June 8th, 2018

Meet Tyler Zachry, the newest team member at Bird & Crawford Forestry. Tyler is working on an extended internship program in our Shreveport office. He is a native of Minden, Louisiana, and a 2012 Minden High School graduate. Tyler earned a degree in forestry with a concentration in wildlife management at Louisiana Tech University where […]

Forestland recreation: good for everyone

Posted on: June 1st, 2018

Like the many other benefits of a working forest, cultural qualities like non-consumptive recreation — bird watching, hiking, biking, nature photography and more — help promote balance in nature. Every day, millions of people take advantage of opportunities for outdoor recreation on both public and private land. Designated protected areas of public land allow access […]

May we never forget that freedom is not free

Posted on: May 25th, 2018

“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” – Calvin Coolidge On Memorial Day, we remember and honor the ultimate sacrifice of those who died defending our nation and our freedom. We are forever grateful for their service, their courage, and their dedication. Warm wishes […]

Record demand questions future lumber sources

Posted on: May 18th, 2018

US softwood lumber made the wood products industry news this week with Tuesday’s release of a study by ForestEdge and Wood Resources International that demand will grow at an annual rate of 2.3 percent through 2030, outpacing the same report’s forecasted GDP. The study suggests the anticipated result would likely be increased investments in production […]

Benefits of a Working Forest: Quality Water

Posted on: May 11th, 2018

Forests are essential to maintaining quality water for all living things. They minimize soil erosion, and in the process, reduce sediment in ponds, lakes and streams while filtering pollutants. Rainfall in the forest is dispersed in many directions, performing many functions. First among the forest’s canopy before reaching the forest floor, then with the soil […]

Sawmill Sampler May 18

Posted on: May 4th, 2018

The Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin is hosting its annual Sawmill Sampler event Friday, May 18, 2018, from 6 – 8 pm. The museum invites everyone to travel back in time for a sampling of what life was like in the early East Texas sawmill towns. Demonstrations on woodturning, Dutch oven cooking, beekeeping, canning and more will […]

Advanced Ecology Team Members Win Top Trophies

Posted on: April 27th, 2018

Advanced Ecology – Two members of the Advanced Ecology, Ltd. family who pursue activities with antique and classic cars in their spare time were winners last weekend at the Shelby County Cruisers car club “Spring Fling” Car Show in Center, Texas. MSUSA President Terry McKenzie’s (shown left) 1949 Dodge pickup captured first place honors in […]

The Benefits of a Working Forest

Posted on: April 20th, 2018

  Working Forest – Merriam-Webster defines a forest as: a dense growth of trees and underbrush covering a large tract … a biological community dominated by trees, other woody vegetation, and non-woody plants. Among other things, forests provide food, water, wood and fuel. They also serve as wildlife habitat and help regulate climate, floods, and […]

Balance Through Nature and Technology

Posted on: April 13th, 2018

TFA Free Event – State forestry associations, including the Texas Forestry Association (TFA) and the Louisiana Forestry Association (LFA), offer informative seminars and workshops throughout the year for forestland landowners. One upcoming event is TFA’s Sustainable Forest Initiative sponsored landowner workshop in Carthage for Harrison, Gregg and Panola Counties. The event is free, but registration […]

Tyler Brady Joins Bird & Crawford Team

Posted on: April 6th, 2018

Please join us in welcoming Tyler Brady as the newest member of the Bird & Crawford Forestry team. Tyler holds a bachelor of science degree in forestry and wildlife management from Stephen F. Austin State University. Arlington, Texas, is where he calls home, and where he graduated from the Fellowship Academy. He also reports spending childhood […]

Wishes for a Joyous Easter

Posted on: March 30th, 2018

Easter has long been celebrated as the rebirth of nature with Spring bringing new life to the forests and fields around us. During this beautiful time of renewal in nature, we wish for you a joyous Easter celebration of life in everything you do. Happy Easter Wishes From Everyone at Bird & Crawford Forestry

Advanced Ecology Ltd. honors Big Sister

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018

Advanced Ecology’s Hayley Cleveland was honored recently as “Big Sister of 2018” by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma. Hayley and her “Little Sister,” Hope, were officially matched Jan. 30, 2017, and have been attached ever since their first outings together. “I was excited to meet her,” Hope said. “I love her to death. […]

Forests: More than just trees

Posted on: March 16th, 2018

There is more to forests than just the trees. Nearly half of all known wildlife species live in forests, including 80-percent of those dwelling on land. Forests are abundant with life. Bugs and worms replenish the soil with nutrients, bees spread pollen just as birds do seeds, and carnivores like wolves and big cats control […]

Forestland management: Programs that benefit everyone

Posted on: March 9th, 2018

Forestland Management – Properly maintained forestland benefits not only the landowner but also helps society in general.  Just a few of the benefits of proactive land management for landowners include increased land values, higher forest product yields, investment portfolio diversification, a history of outpacing inflation, and helping reduce the incidence and severity of wildfires.  Properly […]

Insect Management: Southern Pine Beetles and other pests

Posted on: March 2nd, 2018

Insect Management – Insects and pests in trees are common, but it’s rare when an infestation does permanent damage or kills trees. Insect populations cycle, they are higher some years than others. Also, insects will often follow environmental damage such as extreme heat, flooding, lightning, and wildfire. One of the more common insect problems in this […]

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.  

Hunting traditions handed down through the generations

Posted on: December 15th, 2017

Hunting is ingrained in our country’s culture of time-honored traditions. Along with Christmas gifting and family gatherings, hunting is a tradition that has been handed down through the years and often associated with holiday traditions.  A friend we know hunts with family members as part of his Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. Enjoying with family members, […]

Mike Bird Named President-Elect of TFA

Posted on: December 8th, 2017

Bird and Crawford Forestry – Members of the Bird & Crawford Forestry team currently serve in various positions in both Texas and Louisiana state forestry associations. Mike Bird moved up to president-elect of the Texas Forestry Association at the organization’s recent annual meeting. Sam Crawford will be serving on the Louisiana Forestry Association board of […]

112 Tracts of Timberland

Posted on: December 1st, 2017

An Estimated 18,624 +/- Acres South Arkansas • North Louisiana • East Texas TerraStone Land Company, Bird and Crawford’s real estate associate company at Advanced Ecology, Ltd., specializes in property for investment, income or recreation. A great potential for all three can be found in this offering for sale, by sealed bid, on 112 tracts […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Bird & Crawford Forestry

Posted on: November 22nd, 2017

May the good things of life be yours in abundance, not only at Thanksgiving, but throughout the year. We pause to offer thanks to our talented group of employees, to our faithful clients and business associates, and for the great country in which we are privileged to live and work. Thanks to each of you […]

Boundary Lines

Posted on: November 13th, 2017

Effective legal steps to help deter trespassers Forestlands are often a significant portion of a landowner’s assets, but any tract of land is only as valuable as the boundaries that define it. As the old saying states, “Good fences make good neighbors,” the same is true for established and well-maintained forestland boundary lines. Painting and […]

4th of July

Posted on: June 30th, 2017

Have a safe and happy holiday

Something New

Posted on: June 9th, 2017

Welcome to the first edition of the Bird & Crawford Forestry e-card

February 2016: Sam Crawford Interviewed on KTRE

Posted on: February 18th, 2016

Click here to watch the full interview where Sam briefly discusses Timber Tax Laws and Alternative Investments : http://www.ktre.com/clip/12218884/timber-tax

October 2015 Newsletter: Bird & Crawford Forestry

Posted on: October 1st, 2015

Please click the following link to view this newsletter in PDF format: October 2015 Newsletter: Bird & Crawford Forestry October 2015 – In This Issue: FROM MIKE & SAM TEAM SPOTLIGHT WITH ROBERT OGLE LANDOWNER SPOTLIGHT SEEDLING CARE UPCOMING EVENTS

July 2015 Newsletter: Bird and Crawford Forestry

Posted on: July 1st, 2015

Please click the following link to view this newsletter in PDF format: July 2015 Newsletter: Bird and Crawford Forestry July 2015: Vol. 1 – In This Issue: LETTER FROM MIKE & SAM TEAM SPOTLIGHT WITH SAM CRAWFORD FULL SERVICE LAND BROKERAGE TEAM LAUNCH LANDOWNER SPOTLIGHT TEAM SPOTLIGHT WITH CHRIS ADAMS UPCOMING EVENTS

Bird & Crawford Forestry Formed to Expand Resources, Services for Timberland Owners

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015

SHREVEPORT, LA. AND CENTER, TX (March 3, 2015) – Two of the region’s leading forestry management consulting businesses, Bird Forestry and The Crawford Forestry Group, have merged to create Bird & Crawford Forestry, a division of Advanced Ecology, Ltd. Mike Bird and Sam D. Crawford will serve as principals of this new consulting venture.