Portland SAF Chapter Meeting – Pacific Northwest Clouds Aiding Natural Resource Assessment

World Forestry Center, David Douglas Room

This month's meeting features Demetrios Gatziolis, a research forester with the USDA Forest Service PNW Research Station. Demetrios’ presentation will describe the various types of point clouds that are collected, extracted, or synthesized via laser scanning, photogrammetry, and structure from motion. He will discuss how relevant technologies have evolved recently, and offer suggestions on how […]

Umpqua SAF Chapter Meeting – Successful Applications of Disease Resistance Breeding in 5-Needle Pines and POC

Abbys Pizza Annex Building 1661 NE Stephens Street, Roseburg, OR

Dr. Richard Sniezko has been the lead Geneticist at Dorena for over 30 years. During those years he has led multiple successful disease resistance breeding programs and developed strategies for the successful “outplanting” of these resistant trees back into the natural environment. Richard will also talk about the current program to collect Oregon Ash seed […]

Portland SAF Chapter Meeting – A Time of Change and Opportunity for the Oregon Department of Forestry

World Forestry Center, David Douglas Room

This month’s meeting features Cal Mukomoto, the Oregon State Forester. Mukomoto will provide a brief overview of significant issues facing the Oregon Department of Forestry, such as wildfire preparedness and financing, Oregon SB 762, Climate Change, implementation of the Private Forest Accord, development of a Habitat Conservation Plan for State Forest lands, and finally, shared […]

Blue Mountain SAF Chapter Meeting

Tap That Growlers 1104 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR

The Blue Mountain SAF Chapter is resuming our monthly meetings now that fall arrived. For the September meeting we will meet on Wednesday, September 28, 5:30 p.m. at Tap That Growlers (1104 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850) Agenda Welcome; Introductions Treasurers Report OSAF Update SAF National Convention Recap How was your summer? NW Active […]

Portland SAF Chapter Meeting: Forest Products Innovation – What’s the latest and what’s on the horizon

World Forestry Center, David Douglas Room

Getting the most out of every log. That saying has long been the mantra of the forest products industry. Given high log costs and low sales margins on lumber, much of the past innovation in the industry has been driven by the need to maximize recovery. And of course, those pressures have not gone away. […]

Marys Peak SAF Chapter Meeting

Block 15 Taphouse 3415 SW Deschutes St, Corvallis, OR

Now that we are officially in the fall, Marys Peak Chapter will the meeting season with a MPSAF Social. The social is scheduled for October 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Block 15 Taphouse in South Corvallis. Students from the OSU SAF chapter are also invited! While the intention of this meeting is to bring […]

Southwest Washington SAF Chapter Meeting – Washington DNR’s Certified Burn Program

Talking Cedar 19770 Sargent Rd SW, Rochester, WA

The October meeting for the SW SAF Chapter will feature Kyle Lapham from WA DNR who will speak about their certified burn program. This is a hybrid meeting, and preregistration is required for the virtual option. To register visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkcu-vqDwsH9EdrP8UtDZTczajtJOz60vy. CFE credits will be available.

Admiralty Inlet SAF Chapter Meeting: Figuring in Bigleaf Maple

Olympic Resource Management 19950 7th Ave NE #200, Poulsbo, WA

Bigleaf maple is normally considered a lower-valued commercial hardwood tree in the Pacific Northwest. However, when rare wood patterns known as figuring are observed throughout a maple log, it may be used in high value products to enhance the appearance of guitars and violins, furniture, and many other specialty items.  This presentation provides an overview of […]

Blue Mountain SAF (Virtual) Chapter Meeting – Grant County Private Lands Assessment


For the Blue Mountain SAF Chapter's December meeting, John Rizza, NE OR Regional Fire Specialist – OSU Ext., will present on a project that he and other colleagues have been working on in Grant County. This project includes an assessment of 45,000 acres of private lands using an approach that will yield rapid results and […]

Longview SAF Chapter Meeting – Washington Certified Burner Program

Scythe Brewing 1217 3rd Ave., Ste 150, Longview, WA

For our January meeting, Kyle Lapham with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources will discuss the agency's new Certified Burner Program. Where: Scythe Brewing, 1217 3rd Ave., Ste 150, Longview (Off the menu) When: Thursday January 19, 6:00 p.m.

Portland SAF Chapter Meeting – Wildfire Impacts and Mitigation: THE forestry challenge of the 21st Century

Mt. Hood Community College 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, Oregon, OR

For the Portland SAF Chapter's January meeting, our program will feature John Bailey, professor of silviculture and fire management, Oregon State University. Bailey will give broad context and updates on the wildfire situation (particularly in the Pacific Northwest), the impacts that wildfires are now having, and the professional challenges they are highlighting. Starting with the […]

Southwest Washington SAF Chapter Hybrid Meeting – Eric Krume and Current Logging Technologies

Talking Cedar 19770 Sargent Rd SW, Rochester, WA

For the Southwest Washington SAF Chapter meeting, Eric Krume will discuss the latest in logging technologies. Krume is the cofounder of Summit Attachments & Machinery, based in Kelso, Washington. Time and Location: February 7 at 5:30 p.m. (social hour) followed by program at 6:00 p.m. at Talking Cedar. A virtual option is available but preregistration […]


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