Into the woods of Germany and Finland

Starting in 2002, Dr. Doug Piirto, Dr. Wally Mark, Dr. Ulric Lund, David Yun, Elicia Wise, Jason Pinkerton, Valerie Loe and other scientists researched the effects of pitch canker on the Año Nuevo native Monterey pine stands that are on the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) Swanton Pacific Ranch (SPR) in… Read More Into the woods of Germany and Finland

Chapter Updates – High Sierra Chapter

September 2015 meeting, Fresno, CA. The first of the fallwinter meetings was attended by chapter members, Reedley College staff and students plus special guests from the California Board of Forestry and CAL FIRE. Several speakers addressed the current state of affairs with the drought in our area. Matt Meadows, PG&E, gave an overview of the… Read More Chapter Updates – High Sierra Chapter

Chapter Updates – UC Berkeley Student Chapter

The Cal SAF Student Chapter/Forestry Club kicked off the semester with the return of a handful of our seniors from their semesters abroad and the addition of some passionate transfer students. The club reunited, and with some added global perspectives, we started on a strong foot with lots of beer and beans at our fall… Read More Chapter Updates – UC Berkeley Student Chapter

Chapter Updates – HSU Student Chapter

Ten students from Humboldt State University’s SAF student club attended the 2015 SAF Convention in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The students enthusiastically participated in many of the conference events. The group included the Quiz Bowl team, who competed in loud Hawaiian shirts. They also fielded a team for the geocaching competition. Three students, Elektra Mathews-Novelli, Daniel… Read More Chapter Updates – HSU Student Chapter

Chapter Updates – Sacramento-Tahoe Chapter

We continue to hold meetings and participate in educational opportunities. Our attendance at meetings ranges from 15-20 normally. Meetings August: In August, the Chapter participated at the Nevada County Fair forestry exhibit. The effort was a success, as always, with daily activities for children and an interactive forest products game display. Special thanks to Joanne… Read More Chapter Updates – Sacramento-Tahoe Chapter

Awards, Foresters’ Fund committee updates

By the time you read this, Don Dukleth, High Sierra Chapter, will have received the District 3 2015 Field Forester of the Year award at the national SAF convention in Baton Rouge, LA. Don is a long-time employee of Southern California Edison and has provided continuous support to Forest Conservation Days, including helping the program… Read More Awards, Foresters’ Fund committee updates

Dr. Douglas Piirto Endowment for Excellence in Forestry Education

The Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department at Cal Poly has established an endowment for Excellence in Forestry Education in honor of Dr. Doug Piirto’s passionate commitment to the profession of forestry and education for the next generation of foresters. In a professional career that has spanned more than four decades, Doug was a… Read More Dr. Douglas Piirto Endowment for Excellence in Forestry Education

2016 Award Deadlines At-A-Glance

National awards: February 28 Send to: National SAF office Fellows: February 28  Send to: National SAF office Presidential Field Forester: May 15  Send to: District 3 representative (elect) Richard Standiford Outstanding student chapter: June 20 Send to: National SAF office Northern California SAF Forestry Achievement: October 31 Send to: NorCal SAF awards chair or NorCal SAF chair Northern California SAF… Read More 2016 Award Deadlines At-A-Glance

Report from the 2015 SAF National Convention

Over 1,400 people converged on Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the 2015 SAF National Convention. It is always inspiring to attend the national convention, to see old friends and colleagues from around the country, and to make some new friends. The opening session provided a wonderful overview of southern forestry, and some of the major issues… Read More Report from the 2015 SAF National Convention