Alaska SAF

2018 Alaska SAF Annual Meeting

2018 Alaska SAF and Alaska Northern Forest Cooperative Annual Meeting

April 12-14, 2018

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, 1850 Hoselton Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska

DRAFT Program

Day 1 - Thursday, April 12

Breakfast on your own

9:00 – Noon    AK SAF Executive Committee Meeting (Alyeska Board Room) 

Noon – 1:00    Lunch on your own; Registration / Raffle Tickets on Sale (hotel lobby)

1:00 – 4:00      AK SAF General Membership Business Meeting (Binkley Room)—Jeremy Douse, Chair, and Tom Hanson, District 1 Board Representative

 6:30                Banquet (Binkley Room) and Keynote Speaker: Teresa Hollingsworth UAF/BECRU

                        A historic perspective and the future of the Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest

                        Awards and drawings for raffle prizes


Day 2 - Friday, April 13  (All presentations will be in the Binkley Room at Pike’s)

Breakfast on your own

8:00-8:15am Welcome & Introductions—Adam Davis, Yukon River Chapter Chair

Morning Session   

8:15-12:00    Carbon inventory and on-going projects

Noon-1:00     Lunch provided

Afternoon Session

1:00 – 2:30    Carbon markets and opportunities

2:30 – 2:45    Break

2:45 – 5:00    Investment protection from a land management perspective.  A panel discussion on opportunities and challenges when entering into carbon markets.


Day 3 - Saturday, April 14 – All-Day Field Trip to Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest

Breakfast on your own

8:30am  Depart Pike's Waterfront Lodge Lobby to Bonanza Creek, Bring warm clothes and footgear for walking in snow

3:30pm  Approximate return time to hotel


Sunday, April 15 Hotel Checkout


  • Early-bird registration by March 16: $175 (includes Thursday lunch and banquet)
  • Regular registration starting March 17: $200 (includes Thursday lunch and banquet)
  • Field Trip registration (including bag lunch): $25
  • Extra Banquet Ticket for guest: $50/ticket

*Registration will be opening soon, please check back for additional information.


The 2018 Alaska Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting on April 12-14 will be held at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, 1850 Hoselton Drive, in Fairbanks. The hotel is located between the airport and town. Reduced rate lodging of $69 per night (plus tax) is available at Pike’s by calling 907-456-4500 or 877-774-2400 (toll free) or email Reservations need to be made by April 1 to secure this rate. If you are making reservations online, use code “ASAF” to receive the reduced room rate. The hotel offers complimentary wireless internet access  and provides free shuttle transportation to and from the nearby Fairbanks International Airport. 


To donate to the raffle, please bring contributions/items to the SAF registration desk or you may send items ahead to: Les Fortune, 1109 Coppet Street, Fairbanks, AK 99709.

SAF CFE Credits

SAF CFE credits will be available; be sure to sign the CFE sheet to receive credit.