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The Alford Forest is managed under a lease agreement with the Ozark Regional Land Trust by Alford Forest, Inc. David Haenke is the founder and director of Alford Forest, Inc.

David Haenke and the Alford Forest

David Haenke lives in the Alford Forest, in northern Ozark County, Missouri, and has been managing the Alford Forest, initially as an employee of Ella Alford, since 1994, and since AFI was incorporated in 2000.

Not a degreed forester, he has learned forest management on the ground, and specifically from the instruction of Clint Trammel, former chief forester of Pioneer Forest, as well as from his own continuous study of ecological forestry, which goes back to the mid-80's.