Alaska SAF

2020 Alaska SAF Annual Meeting

Alaska Society of American Foresters 2020 Annual Meeting

Location:  Travelodge by Wyndham, 9200 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, Alaska, 907-789-9700

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Click here to view a PDF of the program and registration information.


Thursday, April 2

3:00 - 5:00 pm    Registration and Raffle Tickets on Sale (Glacier Room)

3:30 - 5:30 pm   AK SAF Executive meeting (Glacier Room)

5:30-6:30 pm   Icebreaker Reception (No-host bar, “Mi Casa” Lounge)

                                    Dinner on your own

Friday, April 3

Raffle tickets on sale all day. All presentations and meals on Friday will be in the Glacier Room near the Hotel Lobby.

Daytime Program:

8:00 - 8:10 am   WelcomeBrian Kleinhenz

8:10 - 9:10 am   News, Programs, Priorities and Direction of SAFTamara Cushing

9:10 - 9:40 am   It’s raining frass: forest health update for Southeast AlaskaElizabeth Graham

9:40 - 10:10 am   Landsat-based Change DetectionKaren Hutton

10:10 - 10:40 am   Break

10:40 - 11:25 am   10 years of Information on the Tongass’ Transition to Young GrowthSheila Spores

11:25 - 11:45 am   NRCS Southeast Alaska Conservation UpdateSamia Savell

11:45 - 12:15 pm   BIA Alaska Programs UpdateJosh Holte

12:15 - 1:15 pm   Lunch

1:15 - 1:45 pm   Alaska Division of Forestry Update and Explanation of SB-160Chris Maisch

1:45 - 2:15 pm   Conservation Forestry in Southeast AlaskaJulia Nave

2:15 - 2:45 pm   Break

2:45 - 3:15 pm   Emerging Science and Trends in Forestry - TBD

3:15 - 4:30 pm   SAF Business MeetingJohn Yarie

Evening Program

Keynote Speaker: Region 10 Projects and Priorities - Dave Schmid, USFS Regional Forester for Region 10

5:00 - 6:00 pm   Reception and no host bar at Mi Casa Lounge

6:00 - 8:00 pm   Banquet in the Glacier Room

Saturday, April 4 - Field Trip

Forestry and Natural Resource sights of interest on the Juneau Road System

Come prepared with boots and rain gear.  There will be a short, uphill hike to look at one of the field sites.

9:00 - 9:10 am   Depart TravelLodge Hotel

9:10 - 9:40 am   Drive to Héen Latinee Experimental Forest

9:40 - 10:40 am   Presentations at Héen Latinee and Cowee Creek

10:40 - 10:55 am   Drive to Thinning and Yellow Cedar Studies

10:55 - 11:25 am   PCT and Yellow Cedar Planting on Goldbelt Corp Lands

11:25 am   Early Departure for folks on the flight to Anchorage

11:25 - 11:55 am   Drive to PNW experiment station at Auke Bay

11:55 - 12:25 pm   Lunch

12:25 - 1:25 pm   Tour of Auke Bay PNW station

1:25 - 1:55 pm   To Be Determined Activity

1:55 - 2:15 pm   Drive back to Travelodge

Meeting Location and Lodging

The meeting will be held at the Travelodge by Wyndham (907-789-9700) located within easy walking distance of the Juneau Airport.  There is a full-service Mexican restaurant located on the property and several other places to eat within easy walking distance.  A downtown shuttle is available for those interested in visiting Juneau’s many shops, eateries, bars and art studios all situated in one of the most vibrant visitor districts in Alaska.

Reduced rate lodging is available by calling and asking for the “Corporate Rate”. The reduced rate for a standard room is $120. Rates are subject to state and local taxes.


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  • Refular registration: $150 (includes all indoor sessions, icebreaker (no-host bar) and all meals on Friday including the banquet. Field trip not included.)
  • Field trip registration: $40 (Includes ground transportation and lunch.)
  • Student registration : $95 (includes all indoor sessions, icebreaker and all meals on Friday including the banquet. Field trip not included.)
  • Extra Banquet Ticket for guest: $50


To donate to the raffle, either bring contributions/items to the registration desk or send ahead to:

Brian Kleinhenz, 4340 N Douglas HWY; Juneau, AK 99801.