Exploring Forest Connections-Present and Future

APRIL 11-15, 2022 – Virtual

Photo by John Walkowiak

The South Puget Sound Chapter of WSSAF invites you to join us for a weeklong annual meeting that will cover diverse forestry and natural resources topics relevant to the current management needs of practitioners and managers. To reduce Zoom fatigue, each day will be a two-hour session from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Each day will feature two speakers presenting on the day’s theme, followed by a poster presentation by Green River College students.

Topics to be discussed include a primer on carbon markets, dry side forest inventory and silviculture, the
current state of forest products markets, pressures facing the urban forest, the latest updates on bluetongue and chronic wasting disease, and the Northwest Forest Plan 25 years later.

  • Monday, April 11 – Carbon/Climate
  • Tuesday, April 12 – Economics/Markets
  • Wednesday, April 13- Inventory/Technology
  • Thursday, April 14 – Urban Forestry
  • Friday, April 15 – Wildlife/Ecology
  • Annual Meeting Recordings | YouTube
  • Program Flyer | PDF
  • Annual Meeting Program | PDF

Registration Pricing

Business Meeting – April 13 from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

  • Free, but please register to receive Zoom access information

2022 WSSAF Annual Meeting – April 11-15, 2022

  • SAF Member: $50
  • Non-member: $75
  • Student: Free*

*Thank you to LandVest Timberland for sponsoring student registration.


Cancellations received by April 1 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations received after that time will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.

  • Welcome, Terry Baker, Society of American Foresters
  • NCX Forest Carbon Program: A Carbon Program for all Forest Landowners – Kathryn Morse, NCX
  • WA DNR’s Climate Resilience Plan – Csenka Favorini-Csorba, Washington State Department of Natural Resources
  • Difference in Water Quality between Spring-Fed and Runoff-Fed Urban Streams Immediately Following a Flooding Event – Green River College Student Poster Presentation
  • Forest Economic Trends and PNW Timber Market Changes – Brooks Mendell, Forisk, President and CEO
  • (Tree) Farm to (Wood) Table, An Optimal Approach to Absorbing Carbon – Rob Janicki, The RJ Group and Dan Rankin, City of Darrington
  • Comparison of Benthic Macro Invertebrate Diversity Between Created and Natural Wetlands – Green River College student poster presentation
  • Diversity of Benthic Macro Invertebrates in a Low Order Stream Before and After an Atmospheric River Weather Event – Green River College student poster presentation
  • The Intermountain Forestry Cooperative: Operational research for the enhancement of forest health and productivity across the dry, forested interior – Mark Kimsey, Intermountain Forestry Cooperative
  • Landmapper: A simple open-source web app to facilitate forest stewardship planning – David Diaz, Ecotrust
  • Beaver Dam Impact on Benthic Macroinvertebrate Diversity and Population – Green River College student poster presentation
  • The Effect of Naturally Occurring Super-saturation of Dissolved Oxygen on Benthic Macroinvertebrate Diversity – Green River College student poster presentation
  • Foresters as Arborists – Tom Hanson, ArborInfo, LLC
  • Arborist reports from a reviewer’s perspective – Deb McGarry, City of Seattle
  • Water Quality Metrics Comparison: Flood Plains and the Mainstem Yakima River – Green River College student poster presentation
  • The Effects of Storm Discharge on McSorley Creek – Green River College student poster presentation – Green River College student poster presentation
  • A quarter century of monitoring late-successional and old-growth forests for the Northwest Forest Plan – Raymond Davis, USDA Forest Service
  • Chronic Wasting Disease and Hemorrhagic Diseases of Cervids – Melia Devivo, Washington State Fish and Wildlife
  • Comparing Amphibian Biodiversity: Cover Trap Survey of an Undisturbed Forested Wetland and an Urban-Impacted Wetland – Green River College student poster presentation
  • Difference In Amphibian Diversity Of ‘Type A’ Wetlands – With A Focus on Natural and Man-Made Wetlands Within The Puget Sound – Green River College student poster presentation

Thank to these generous sponsors for supporting our annual meeting.

The 2022 WSSAF Annual Meeting has been approved for 8 Cat 1 CFEs.


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