Oregon SAF Policy Committee finished their Policy Booklet. It was designed to communicate important forestry issues from a Society of American Foresters' perspective. The intent of this brochure is for it to be distributed to your State Legislators. Though, it could be helpful for anyone who wants to know more about forestry in Oregon. Mark Buckbee successfully lead this project from start to finish.
On January 1, 2020, Tamara Cushing, PhD, began her one-year term as president of the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot and headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, SAF is a national organization that represents and serves 11,000 forestry professionals in the United States. Dr. Cushing will continue serving on SAF’s Board of Directors for the next two years, including as immediate past president in 2021.
Forestry and natural resources professionals and students from the Pacific Northwest are invited to participate in the 2020 Leadership
Conference on January 31 and February 1, at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver,Washington. Participants will gain insights through leadership
lessons from experienced leaders and learn effective communication skills
Oregon State University has selected Thomas H. DeLuca, a higher education leader with deep experience in both natural resource and environmental issues, as the next Cheryl Ramberg-Ford and Allyn C. Ford Dean of the OSU College of Forestry.
DeLuca, a forest soil scientist whose long research career includes more than a decade in Sweden and the United Kingdom, comes to OSU from the University of Montana, where he is the dean of the W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation.
Oregon SAF is excited to announce that our new OSAF webstore is now live for the purchase of OSAF hats: https://saforegon.aiacompanystore.com/index.jsf
We are doing a “pre-order” process until November 25th, and plan to ship out the pre-ordered hats in early December. The cost of the hat is $17, but there is a shipping and handling charge for each order.
Thank you all the participants for completing the 2nd Annual SAFsquatch Scurry 5/10K Trail Run! You conquered the rain showers, muddy trail conditions, and even had a sighting of the SAFSquatch! For the final results please check the Scovel Racing website.
Shout out to OSU Research Forests/OSU College of Forestry SAF Chapter for hosting, 4 Spirits Distillery and the Old Spaghetti Factory in Corvallis for the coupons, financial support from Weyerhaeuser, and all our fantastic Oregon Society of American Foresters members for volunteering!
Still time to Register! Click on the logo for the sign-up page.
On October 4th, the Oregon Society of American Foresters will host its second annual evening trail run, the SAFsquatch Scurry. Run with a forester on a 5k or 10k race, both starting and ending in Peavy Arboretum. Funds raised will benefit the Oregon Society of American Foresters, which is the largest state affiliate of the National Society of American Foresters, representing over 800 Oregonians in forestry and natural resources professions.
2019 WFI International Fellowship Program – Forestry Lightning Talks
Sept. 12 at 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Cheatham Hall, World Forestry Center
Meet eight Fellows from around the world who came to Oregon to see how we meet global forestry challenges. They hope to take what they’ve learned here to improve their communities back home. Fellows will be sharing their project findings and how they are planning to implement change using their new knowledge. What we do in Oregon is inspiring people to impact their own corner of the planet.
On July 19th, a group of 64 foresters came out of the forest and spent the day on the Trysting Tree golf course for the 13th Annual OSAF Golf Tournament. It was a fantastic day to support the OSAF Foundation and there were even rumors of some good golf shots! A big thank you to our gold sponsor Starker Forests as well as all the other sponsors to make the event a success!
National Convention 2019
Louisville is known for bourbon, bluegrass, the Kentucky Derby, baseball bats, and now, as the destination for this year’s SAF National Convention. You won’t want to miss this exciting event, to be held October 30-November 3 at the Louisville Convention Center, featuring over 200 speakers, 80 exhibitors, 20 CFE credit hours, and endless networking opportunities. Approximately 1,300 foresters attend from around the country, and among those in attendance are many under-30 young professionals representing the future of our profession.
What can you expect from this year’s convention? Under the theme of “Goods from the Woods” there will be educational sessions spanning the full range of topics in natural resource management from silviculture, economics, urban forestry, biometrics, and more. Wednesday kicks off with a great slate of tours to showcase forestry in Kentucky, as well as more than a dozen workshops teaching the latest in forest technology and more. On Halloween, be sure to join the night hike in Jefferson Memorial Forest (we’ll provide the flashlights, you provide the costumes!) and on Sunday visit the renowned Mammoth Cave.