Third Annual Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention (SFLR) Joint Regional Conference


Prairie View, Texas- Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) are hosting the third annual Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention (SFLR) Joint Regional Conference from August 29 to August 30. Themed “Sustaining Forests and Saving Our Land,” the virtual conference will gather forestry and land management experts to offer critical insight into retaining land within family generations and growing generational wealth. The SFLR Program assists African American forest landowners with entry into forest management and addressing barriers to land retention.

Several notable conference speakers include PVAMU’s newly appointed President, Tomikia P. LeGrande, Ed.D., Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources and Director of Land Grant Programs, Gerard D’Souza, Ph.D., USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment, Homer Wilkes, Ph.D., and many more.
Guests can also expect to hear speakers discuss navigating matters related to heirs’ property, carbon credits, carbon sequestration, suitable methods of climate-smart agriculture, and much more. There are over five million acres of forestry in East Tex-the most abundant is pine, with over a million acres of cak-pice timberland, followed by oak-hickory as the second most abundant.

This conference is free, and all are welcome to attend. To register for the conference, please use this link. You may also access the registration link at or by scanning the registration QR Code below. For more information, please contact PVAMU Program Coordinator and SFLR Joint Regional Conference Co-Chair, Ms. Angela Moore, at 936-261-5002, or UAPB KIFTF Coordinator and SFLR Conference Co-Chair, Ms. Kandi Williams, at, 870-571-9428.