Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

Oregon

Oregon SAF Hosts Second Annual Trail Run

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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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2021 Oregon Family Forest Convention

You are invited to the first annual Oregon Family Forest Convention, hosted by Oregon Small Woodlands Association and Oregon Tree Farm System! We have a fantastic slate of speakers lined up to help us learn about Wood, Wildlife, Water and Recreation: Doing the Work on our Working Forests!

Part II: In-Person Tour - August 21 at 8:00 a.m. 

2019 Tree Farmer of the Year Tour - Lane County

Tour of Gail and Gordon Culbertson's Whitewater Forest Tree Farm

Speakers

Donuts, coffee, and lunch provided

 

2021 Oregon Family Forest Convention

You are invited to the first annual Oregon Family Forest Convention, hosted by Oregon Small Woodlands Association and Oregon Tree Farm System! We have a fantastic slate of speakers lined up to help us learn about Wood, Wildlife, Water and Recreation: Doing the Work on our Working Forests!

Part I: Virtual Event - July 23rd at 8:00 a.m. (PST)

Presentations, Meetings and Awards

Keynote Speaker: Tom DeLuca, Dean of the College of Forestry at OSU

Master of Ceremonies: Lauren Grand, Lane County OSU Forestry Extension

2020 OSAF Award Winners

On Thursday, May 13, during the Blue Mountain Chapter-hosted 2021 OSAF Annual Meeting, OSAF celebrated the accomplishments of some of their members and partners. In this virtual setting, we brought up each of the award winners, and in two cases, their family joined them on camera. To learn more about the award winners, the annual meeting program has a writeup of each award winner.  

Foresters for the Birds, Pacific Northwest

During this kick-off event we will visit a small, private forest lot in Washington County and think about silviculture with birds in mind. We will introduce Foresters for the Birds concepts in a breezy outdoor setting and discuss the implementation of program ideas at small and large scales. This invitation is open to foresters, forest landowners, and forest managers, so please feel free to share.

Collaborating with Beaver for a Resilient Future

Beaver can build water security and habitat resiliency for your land. They can also be a pain in the neck. This class will introduce long-term cost effective solutions to the various problems beaver can cause, in addition to providing a strategic framework for beaver-based restoration. Jakob will first provide an intro to beaver biology, what they do and why they do it. From this basic understanding, he will led a discussion on the best available thinking for partnering with beaver on your lands.

Capitol SAF Chapter Virtual Meeting - After the Fires, Next Steps for BLM

At the OSAF Capitol Chapter virtual meeting, Abe will discuss the impacts of the Labor Day Fires on BLM lands, along with the BLM timber salvage and hazard tree removal operations in western Oregon and how it all relates to the O&C lands and the 2016 RMP.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 27, at 4:30 p.m. (PDT)

CFEs will be available. For the Zoom meeting link, email woodward@ofri.org

Fire Adapted in Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley: A Virtual Film Screening + Panel Discussion

Join us on Wednesday, May 26th from 6:00-8:00 pm, for "Fire Adapted in Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley: A Virtual Film Screening + Panel Discussion." This free virtual screening of The West is Burning will be offered to the broader community, followed by a panel discussion of local forest and fire professionals to share how different techniques are being be used to better prepare and protect our community surrounding fire-adapted ecosystems. Get to know more about the community collaboration that’s underway across Oregon’s Rogue Valley!
 
Guest panelists include:

Coos SAF Chapter Virtual Meeting - Are Battery-Electric Log Trucks the Future in Mountainous Terrain in the Pacific Northwest

The Coos Chapter would like to invite you to join us on Microsoft Teams Thursday, May 20, 2021 for a presentation by Dr. John Sessions, Oregon State University, titled "Are Battery-Electric Log Trucks the Future in Mountainous Terrain in the Pacific Northwest." The presentation will cover:

• Why Electric?

• Diesel versus Battery Electric Powertrain

• Regeneration vs Engine Brake

• Fuel Cost Comparison

• Challenges: Torque, Weight, Cost, Charging Time

• Example Road Profile

• Alternative Battery Management Strategies