Starting Anew – Reforestation in Wild and Urban Forests of Alaska

Seedlings growing in the Confederated Salish and 
Kootenai Tribes Forestry Greenhouse. Photo courtesy of Clay Hoyt

April 26-28, 2023, in Anchorage, Alaska at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and a virtual option is available.

Reforestation is in Alaska presents a number of challenges and opportunities in both the natural and urban environment. The planting window is short and there is a need for increased nursery capacity to grow seedlings. Additionally, Alaska’s forests provide valuable ecosystem services, including wildlife habitat and carbon sequestration, so successful reforestation is essential for the state.

This meeting has an in-person and virtual option. The in-person option includes a catered lunch on April 27, and awards banquet, as well as an optional urban forestry tour of downtown Anchorage on April 28.

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SAF-member: $135
Non-SAF member: $175
Student: $90

In-person registration includes a catered lunch and awards banquet dinner on April 27th, and the field trip on April 28th.


SAF-member: $50
Non-SAF member: $70
Student: $40

Individual options
Award banquet: $60
Field trip: $25

  • Greg O’Neill , BC Ministry of Forests
  • Ehren Moler, Mast Reforestation
  • Rich Sivils, Usibelli Mine

  • Keith Coulter, Ahtna Forest and Land Manger

This meeting is open to all AKSAF members. However, if attending virtually, preregistration is required.

  • This will be a catered lunch.

This year’s field trip will include a tour of downtown Anchorage’s urban forestry projects including tree plantings, silva cell installations, and a tree tour highlighting some of Anchorage’s more exotic tree residents.

There will be light refreshments of coffee, tea, muffins, and pastries available prior to the field trip.

CEUs will be available for attending the annual meeting and field trip.


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