Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions


Oregon SAF Hosts Second Annual Trail Run

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Still time to Register!  Click on the logo for the sign-up page. 

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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Virtual Portland Chapter Meeting - Walk with Me: Discover Portland’s Hoyt Arboretum

Join the Portland SAF Chapter for a virtual meeting that will feature Walk with Me: Discover Portland’s Hoyt Arboretum presented by David Boe. He will present his latest book, Walk With Me, which came about as a result of the challenge of turning a hike in Portland’s Hoyt Arboretum into a two-hour “Airbnb Experience.”

When: Monday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. program, 6:30 Social “Happy Hour” 

Email for Zoom registration instructions. 

Virtual Umpqua SAF Chapter Meeting - Summer 2020 Weather and Winter Forecast

The Umpqua Hydro Group has invited SAF to join them on November 5 for their November meeting. Thank you Denise Dammann for arranging the invitation! All SAF members are welcome to attend. 

Topic: Summer 2020 Weather and Winter Forecast

Presenter: Ryan Sandler, NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist & Spencer Higginson, NWS Hydrologist

Location: Your Choice! Contact John Seward at for more details on log-in information

Presentation starts at 8:00 a.m.

A Role for Contemporary Forestry in the Quest for Sustainability

I’m often asked, “Why do people cut down trees?”

The short answer is to address societal demands. Whether for fire safety, habitat management, or supply wood products, the question goes far beyond an economic explanation. Why do we cut down trees is a powerful question in an era where we speak daily of our quest for sustainability. We’ve seen bans on plastic bags or straws, developed electric cars, and certified buildings based on environmental standards. However, collectively, we haven’t carefully considered the role forestry can play in creating a sustainable society.