Topic: Wildfire - (Re)Building Community and Forest Resilience After Disaster
2018-19 WASHINGTON STATE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS FOUNDATON SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
The Washington State Society of American Foresters (WSSAF) is accepting scholarship applications from students pursuing an education in Forestry. The scholarship is available to individuals who will be attending, full time during the 2018–2019 school year, a Forestry Program at one of the following schools:
This year’s theme, "Forest Health: How do I know if my forest is healthy?"
Earlier this month SAF members partnered with Glacier Peak Institute to take middle school students from Darrington, Washington, for a week of hands-on learning about forestry and natural resources at the Darrington Seed Orchard located on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Students learned about tree growth and the importance of genetics, how climate change can affect forest health, rivers and water pollution, the 10 Essentials for hiking, energy transfers in nature, invasive plants, wildlife and salmon habitat, and practiced using a crosscut saw. They also helped clear undesired trees from the Orchard and built slash piles to reduce fire risk. Thanks to the SAF Forester’s Fund and the North Puget Sound Chapter for providing the funding that made this possible! And thanks to all the other volunteers who helped these kids connect with the Forest in their backyard!
CLICK HERE to read the in-depth article on the Glacier Peak Institute website!
As of January 1, 2017, the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) at the UW has been accredited by SAF for the Masters of Forest Resources and two undergraduate Bachelor of Science (B.S.) options within the Environmental Science and Resource Management degree. The Sustainable Forest Management option has been granted initial accreditation and the Natural Resource and Environmental Management option has been granted provisional accreditation.
In recognition for his exceptional work as a Tree Farm Inspector and his outreach efforts in promoting sustainable forestry across Washington State, Tom Westergreen received the Regional Outstanding Inspector of the Year 2017 award from the American Tree Farm System (ATFS).
“I was very surprised the local committee nominated me,” Westergreen said. “It’s very kind of them to recognize the work I have done over the years.”
The 2017 Joint Annual Meeting with the Washington Society of American Foresters and the Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society will be held March 28th through 31st at the Yakima Convention Center and neighboring Red Lion Inn.