New Salem Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill will host the Keeping it in the Family (KIITF) Sustainable Forestry and African-American Land Retention (SFLR) program meeting from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16.


The session will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner followed by the meeting.


The event is geared toward woodland owners, according to a news release from the sponsor, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Small Farm Program.


The meeting’s purpose is to inform landowners of available forestry services so they can manage and improve their forestland. Information on obtaining free forestry management plans and financial assistance to implement plans will be available.


Other topics include heir property, managing forestlands, forestry vendors and forestry consultants.


The SFLR program is part of the KIITF forest conservation model which is a collaboration of federal, state, local, private and community-based organization to help keep private forestlands in families, according to the news release.


The project is funded through a special grant from the U.S. Forestry Endowment Inc., the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service.


Partnering with UAPB are the Arkansas Forestry Commission, the Arkansas Land and Community Development Corp., the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen Law Clinic and the Association of Conservation Districts, according to the news release.


Because this is a dinner meeting, pre-registration is requested. If participants have special needs or wish to be included in the meal count, they should contact the UAPB Small Farm Program at 870-575-7225 or email leek@uapb.edu.


The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers all of its Extension and Research programs and services without discrimination.