Francesca (Fran) Cafferata Coe of Hillsboro, Oregon, will receive the Young Forester Leadership Award for her outstanding contributions to the forestry profession. She will be recognized during a ceremony at the 2016 SAF National Convention, November 2–6, in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Hagenstein Lectures, an exciting community event presented by the World Forestry Center and the Society of American Foresters, debuts Sunday, October 9 at the World Forestry Center in Portland under the theme of “Emerging Voices in Forestry.” The lectures will introduce five young foresters that are all working at the forefront of social, economic, and environmental change. Urban professionals, college students, and other adults interested in creative thinking to advance sustainable forestry in the 21st century should attend.
Forestry and natural resource professionals are invited to participate in a conference that will bring the Intertribal Timber Council (ITC) and Society of American Foresters (SAF) together to discuss the role of Tribal forestry in forest management in the region with the theme, Partnership Opportunities with Indian Forestry: A Tribal Perspective.
The conference will take place October 5-7 at the Northern Quest Casino near Spokane, Wash., and will include indoor sessions as well as an evening networking social that will feature a student posters session.
Join the Portland Chapter for a Tree Farm Tour, BBQ, and program by featured speaker Tom Davidson on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at the Magness Memorial Tree Farm in Wilsonville. Here’s the line-up:
4:30 p.m. Tour of Magness led by resident forester and Portland Chapter Chair Liam Hassett
The southwest corner of Oregon is a very unique area, home to Oregon myrtlewood and featuring a working port with log export yards and chip export terminals. Our forests are threatened by insects, fire, and sudden oak death syndrome. Come explore Oregon’s Bay Area and have a good time. Join the Coos and Siskiyou Chapters at the 2016 Oregon Society of American Foresters’ (OSAF) annual meeting on April 27-29 at the Mill Casino Hotel and RV Park in Coos Bay.
The Bureau of Land Management's proposed Resource Management Plan would limit the ability of foresters to ensure the health, resiliency and accessibility across much of the 2.5 million acres of Western Oregon O&C forests, according to a letter sent by the Oregon Society of American Foresters (OSAF) to BLM Director Neil Kornze. The society represents over 800 forestry professionals in the state.
Forester of the Year Award: Trixy Moser ,Lifetime Achievement Award: Mark Buckbee ,Forester Appreciation Award: Lindsay Reaves and Tom Bauman, Tough Tree Award: Gary Springer, Research Award: Doug Maguire, Young Forester Award: Fran Cafferata Coe, Chapter Achievement Award: Emerald Chapter, OSU Outstanding Student Award: Kaitlyn Marina Hickman
Community members got a head start at celebrating Earth Day this year at the 16th annual Douglas County Earth Day & Energy Fair on Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Outside Exhibit Hall, kids ran around laughing with sparkly painted faces while adults took in a hybrid car show to the sound of people hammering bird houses together.