Member Spotlight

Earl Norton: TREASURE Forest landowner

“Congratulations to a good steward! Landowner Earl Norton was certified as a TREASURE Forest at the January 2019 meeting of the TREASURE Forest Certification Committee. On March 5, some of that group gathered at his west Chambers County property to present his certificate and sign. Mr. Norton has been working hard over the last 20 years to transform the property from a clear-cut with a roadside garbage dump, to a well-managed, beautiful TREASURE Forest. Pictured, front row: Alabama TREASURE Forest Association board member Jimmy Jimmerson with landowner Earl Norton (right); back row: TREASURE Forest Certification Committee members Tim Albritton, Steve Musser, and Jeff Thurmond. AFC Forester Matthew Lowe was not able to attend the presentation, but was helpful in making the event occur.” (From the Alabama Forestry Commission’s Facebook Page)

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Perry Oakes Retires

Perry Oakes Retires from USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (continues to Chair Education Committee)

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Barry Fagan – 2nd Year in a Row

2012 International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) Presenter of the Year

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is recognizing Barry Fagan, PE/PLS, CPESC, with the 2012 Presenter of the Year Award for the second consecutive year. This award recognizes an outstanding presenter who demonstrates excellence in presentation skills, educational delivery and content preparation. The winner is determined through the review of presenter evaluations received at IECA’s annual conference and expo.

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Perry Oakes

2012 SWCS President’s Leadership Award

Perry Oakes received the National Soil and Water Conservation Society’s 2012 President’s Leadership Award for his outstanding work in the Alabama Chapter for his leadership in the educational area and support of student chapters, especially for his effort in starting the Tuskegee University Student Chapter.

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Barry Fagan

2011 International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) Presenter of the Year

Fagan, an Environmental Program Engineer for the Alabama Department of Transportation, is a Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor and a member of the Alabama SWCS Chapter. He presented at the Alabama SWCS Chapter Annual Meeting in June in Spanish Fort, AL, and will be an instructor at the Certified Professional Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) Review Course and Exam in September in Clanton, AL.