Society of American Foresters

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Oregon

Oregon SAF Hosts Second Annual Trail Run

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On October 4th, the Oregon Society of American Foresters will host its second annual evening trail run, the SAFsquatch Scurry. Run with a forester on a 5k or 10k race, both starting and ending in Peavy Arboretum. Funds raised will benefit the Oregon Society of American Foresters, which is the largest state affiliate of the National Society of American Foresters, representing over 800 Oregonians in forestry and natural resources professions.  

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2021 Oregon Urban & Community Forestry Conference

Oregon Community Trees and the Oregon Department of Forestry have announced September 14th & 15th as the official dates of the 2021 Oregon Urban & Community Forestry Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Water Wise Community Forests: Strategies for our Future”.

The conference will be held virtually to protect the health and safety of our guests, partners, World Forestry Center staff, and OCT Directors. 

“Water Wise Community Forests: Strategies for our Future”

Fire Impacts and Recovery in the Clackamas Forest Lowlands

Join us for a look at the impacts of the recent fires in the Clackamas forest lowlands. Learn about the challenges and options for forest landowners faced with fire damaged trees and post-fire forest management needs. Along with the other Labor Day fires of 2020, the human-caused Dowty Road Fire burned 1,500 acres of lowland forest, farm, and rural residential land around the confluence of Eagle Creek and the Clackamas River. This walk will feature two different locations - a riparian forest along Eagle Creek and an upland farm/forest.

2021 Oregon Family Forest Convention

You are invited to the first annual Oregon Family Forest Convention, hosted by Oregon Small Woodlands Association and Oregon Tree Farm System! We have a fantastic slate of speakers lined up to help us learn about Wood, Wildlife, Water and Recreation: Doing the Work on our Working Forests!

Part II: In-Person Tour - August 21 at 8:00 a.m. 

2019 Tree Farmer of the Year Tour - Lane County

Tour of Gail and Gordon Culbertson's Whitewater Forest Tree Farm

Speakers

Donuts, coffee, and lunch provided

2021 Oregon Family Forest Convention

You are invited to the first annual Oregon Family Forest Convention, hosted by Oregon Small Woodlands Association and Oregon Tree Farm System! We have a fantastic slate of speakers lined up to help us learn about Wood, Wildlife, Water and Recreation: Doing the Work on our Working Forests!

Part I: Virtual Event - July 23rd at 8:00 a.m. (PST)

Presentations, Meetings and Awards

Keynote Speaker: Tom DeLuca, Dean of the College of Forestry at OSU

Master of Ceremonies: Lauren Grand, Lane County OSU Forestry Extension

2020 OSAF Award Winners

On Thursday, May 13, during the Blue Mountain Chapter-hosted 2021 OSAF Annual Meeting, OSAF celebrated the accomplishments of some of their members and partners. In this virtual setting, we brought up each of the award winners, and in two cases, their family joined them on camera. To learn more about the award winners, the annual meeting program has a writeup of each award winner.  

Foresters for the Birds, Pacific Northwest

During this kick-off event we will visit a small, private forest lot in Washington County and think about silviculture with birds in mind. We will introduce Foresters for the Birds concepts in a breezy outdoor setting and discuss the implementation of program ideas at small and large scales. This invitation is open to foresters, forest landowners, and forest managers, so please feel free to share.

Collaborating with Beaver for a Resilient Future

Beaver can build water security and habitat resiliency for your land. They can also be a pain in the neck. This class will introduce long-term cost effective solutions to the various problems beaver can cause, in addition to providing a strategic framework for beaver-based restoration. Jakob will first provide an intro to beaver biology, what they do and why they do it. From this basic understanding, he will led a discussion on the best available thinking for partnering with beaver on your lands.