Alaska SAF


Cook Inlet SAF Virtual Chapter Meeting - Using advanced airborne remote sensing to support forest inventory in interior Alaska

This month's speaker is Hans Andersen, team leader for the Vegetation Monitoring and Remote Sensing team within the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. He will present on the inventory work underway in interior Alaska using remote sensing and other geospatial technologies.

CFE credits will be available.

Date: April 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (AST). 

2021 AKSAF Annual Meeting

A Virtual Traverse of Forestry in Alaska

April 12-16, 2021 Virtual

Because Alaska boasts such a diversity of forest types and management issues, for the 2021 AK SAF Annual Meeting, you will be taken on a virtual tour around the state. Each day, a different chaper will host a presentation that features forestry issues relevant to their area. 

Each day will start with a brief introduction followed by one or two speakers, ending with time for questions and discussion. Each presentation is scheduled for 12:00-1:30 p.m. (ADT).

The schedule is:

Yukon River Virtual Chapter Meeting - Forest Management in Southeast US on Military Installations

Bob Larimore will give a presentation on changes to forest management in the southeast United States on military installations over the past 50 years. From the military hiring its first professional forester to the change in wildland fire management to how forest products were and are now managed all in the best interest of supporting the military mission and protecting the publics natural resources.

Date: February 23, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. (AST)

Yukon River Chapter Virtual Meeting - Update on Interior Alaska's Forest Inventory and Analysis program

The Yukon River Chapter is hosting a virtual technical presentation, "Update on Interior Alaska's Forest Inventory and Analysis program." Miho Welton, FIA Coordinator, manages the interior Alaska FIA program and will provide an update to the status of FIA efforts over the past 5 years. Alaska DNR has partnered up with the USFS on establishing the interior Alaska forest inventory program now in its 6th year.

Juneau Chapter Virtual Meeting - Barnacle: Coast to Kitchen

Juneau Chapter Meeting Barnacle: Coast to Kitchen

January 21, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. (AST)

Lia Heifetz, a local kelp farmer and cofounder of Barnacle Foods, will discuss the science of kelp farming. Kelp farming is a low input, sustainable, natural form of aquaculture with a huge range of existing and potential products. It is an emerging and growing industry in the coastal Pacific Northwest and has many parallels with forestry from a natural resource management standpoint.

This meeting has been approved for 0.50 credits.

2020 Alaska SAF Annual Meeting

Alaska Society of American Foresters 2020 Annual Meeting -- Cancelled

Due to the national health emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 AK SAF meeting has been canceled. 

Thank you to everyone who registered, your registration fees will be refunded in full. We will be in touch with you directly to work out the refund if you have registered and paid already.