Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions


October Conference to Focus on Tribal Perspectives

Forestry and natural resource professionals are invited to participate in a conference that will bring the Intertribal Timber Council (ITC) and Society of American Foresters (SAF) together to discuss the role of Tribal forestry in forest management in the region with the theme, Partnership Opportunities with Indian Forestry: A Tribal Perspective.


The conference will take place October 5-7 at the Northern Quest Casino near Spokane, Wash., and will include indoor sessions as well as an evening networking social that will feature a student posters session.


OSAF 2016 Annual Meeting

The southwest corner of Oregon is a very unique area, home to Oregon myrtlewood and featuring a working port with log export yards and chip export terminals. Our forests are threatened by insects, fire, and sudden oak death syndrome. Come explore Oregon’s Bay Area and have a good time. Join the Coos and Siskiyou Chapters at the 2016 Oregon Society of American Foresters’ (OSAF) annual meeting on April 27-29 at the Mill Casino Hotel and RV Park in Coos Bay.

Foresters: Western Oregon BLM Plan Fails to Consider Risks, Needs of O&C Forests

The Bureau of Land Management's proposed Resource Management Plan would limit the ability of foresters to ensure the health, resiliency and accessibility across much of the 2.5 million acres of Western Oregon O&C forests, according to a letter sent by the Oregon Society of American Foresters (OSAF) to BLM Director Neil Kornze.  The society represents over 800 forestry professionals in the state.

OSAF Award Recipients Announced

Forester of the Year Award: Trixy Moser ,Lifetime Achievement Award: Mark Buckbee ,Forester Appreciation Award: Lindsay Reaves and Tom Bauman, Tough Tree Award: Gary Springer, Research Award: Doug Maguire, Young Forester Award: Fran Cafferata Coe, Chapter Achievement Award: Emerald Chapter, OSU Outstanding Student Award: Kaitlyn Marina Hickman 

Umpqua Chapter Participates in Douglas County Earth Day & Energy Fair

Community members got a head start at celebrating Earth Day this year at the 16th annual Douglas County Earth Day & Energy Fair on Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Outside Exhibit Hall, kids ran around laughing with sparkly painted faces while adults took in a hybrid car show to the sound of people hammering bird houses together.


Forestry professionals do more to protect natural resources: agency recognizes and encourages efforts

On March 9, the Oregon Department of Forestry will recognize the 2015 Operators of the Year for responsible, innovative, proactive work that protects natural resources. The winners are WyEast Timber Services LLC of Hood River, Giustina Land & Timber Co. of Eugene, Hull-Oakes Lumber Co. of Monroe, and R&R King Logging Inc. of Florence.