Seeing Our Forest Beyond the Trees
April 28-29, and May 7, 2022
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us to rethink how we can deliver educational content and opportunities for members to connect in a safe environment. This has meant pivoting to virtual annual meetings in 2020 and 2021. The benefits–more people could participate; the drawbacks–no in-person socializing and networking, a fixture of annual meetings.
Due to the uncertainly of how safe in-person meetings will be in late April, the planning committee decided the annual meeting will again be virtual. The annual meeting is a little different this year, hosted by the OSAF executive committee instead of a chapter, which motivated a different approach to the meeting theme. Instead of taking a deep dive into one specific topic or region, the theme of the annual meeting will feature the full breadth of forestry and natural resources, from recreation, fire, urban forestry, to carbon, non-timber forest products, and social dimensions.
And there will be a field trip component!
The meeting will span multiple days.
- April 28: Business meeting/awards ceremony; Open to all OSAF members
- April 29: All-day annual meeting program
- May 7: Field tours – one in Clackamas and one in the Eugene area, addressing topics such as post-fire recovery
The virtual components of the annual meeting will be held in Zoom.
2022 OSAF Business Meeting (Open to OSAF Members) – April 28, 2022
- Free, but please register to receive the Zoom access information
2022 Virtual OSAF Annual Meeting – April 29, 2022
- SAF Member: $50
- Non-member: $75
- Student: $25
Optional in-person Field Tour – May 7, 2022 – each location is limited to 30 registrants
- Clackamas: $40
- Eugene: $40
Cancellations received by April 18 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations received after that time will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.
This year, the OSAF business meeting will be held prior to the annual meeting. All members are welcome to attend the business meeting, even if they will not attend the annual meeting, but registration is required.
The business meeting agenda includes:
- Words from the Chair | Dave Wells, 2022 OSAF Chair
- Note from SAF CEO | Terry Baker, SAF CEO
- Note from SAF President | John “Chris” Maisch, SAF President
- OSAF Committee Reports
- Northwest Office Update | Andrea Watts, NWO Manager
- Awards Ceremony | Awards Committee Chairs, Tim Keith & Norm Michaels
On both field tours, restrooms and handwashing stations will be provided. Directions to the meeting locations will be provided prior to the field trip.
- Each field trip has been approved for 4 Cat 1 CFEs.
McKenzie River Holiday Farm Field Trip
Field trip is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meet at Thurston Station Park and Ride at 8:45 a.m.
5606 Main St Springfield, OR 97478
Clackamas Riverside Fire Field Trip
Field trip is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Meet at BLM Horning Seed Orchard at
27004 S Sheckly Rd, Colton, Oregon
The 2022 OSAF Annual Meeting will be presented in a virtual format. CFEs will be available, because we understand the importance of providing continuing education credits for SAF members. The following is the protocol agreed upon by Oregon CFE Coordinator Mick Sears and the organizing committee.
- April 29 6.5 CFEs
- May 7 4.0 CFEs
Total CFEs available 10.5 CFEs
Watching and participating in the online Annual Meeting is a requirement to earn the CFEs. To confirm attendance, an “Attendance Keyword” will be issued verbally during the meeting. It is very important that you note these keywords in order to receive credit.
Steps to receive credit
Credits for the field tours will be earned by signing the attendance form at each field tour.
Thank you to all our generous sponsors!
Oregon Logging Conference
Giustina Land and Timber
Oregon Department of Forestry
The virtual silent auction is now over. Thank you to all the SAF members who donated items and bid!
Based upon the success of last year’s silent auction, the Oregon State Society is hosting another virtual silent auction to coincide with this year’s annual meeting. Funds raised from the silent auction will support the Foresters Fund and OSAF special projects fund. We are accepting donations that are easy to ship: artwork, clothing, hand-craft items, specialty foods, gift baskets, gift cards–anything that will entice an online bid is welcome and encouraged.
No alcohol please, as we cannot guarantee the age of the purchaser.
One change from last year is that OSAF will reimburse the postage costs. If you or your chapter has an item to donate, please email Melinda Olson (melinda(at)forestry.org) the following items:
- one or two high-quality photos since the buyers will be unable to see your item in person and good pictures that provide a striking visual of the item;
- a one- or two-sentence description to tell the bidder about the item; and
- the estimated value or suggested minimum bid and shipping method.
After the auction, you will be notified of who won your item and where the item can be shipped. To receive postage reimbursement, email Steve Cafferata (cafferata(at)msn.com) a scan of the receipt.
Questions about the silent auction? Email Mick Sears (micksears621(at)yahoo.com).