Reedley College Student Chapter Update

Reedley College has just started the fall semester and the SAF Student Chapter participated in NorCal-SoCal SAF Summer Meeting 2016 in Coarsegold, CA.  James Romero, student chapter vice-chair, Nathan Barnes, Michael Pond and I enjoyed this centennial celebration of SAF in California with actor portrayals of both Gifford Pinchot and John Muir.   Reedley College forestry… Read More Reedley College Student Chapter Update

Sacramento-Tahoe Chapter Update

Meetings May 2016:  Sandra Derby presented the status of Project Learning Tree during the monthly meeting in Loomis.  Ms. Derby described how the Project Learning Tree activities encourage students to explore the natural environment, develop critical thinking skills while practicing field observations and building knowledge through this process.  She described other programs that are offered… Read More Sacramento-Tahoe Chapter Update

Volunteers Wanted for “Forest Conservation Days”

If you’re a person who cares about forests as much as you care about passing on forest lessons to younger generations, and you have free time in late September, the upcoming ‘Forest Conservation Days’ in California’s Southern Sierra may be for you. Scheduled September 26th – 30th at Sequoia Lakes YMCA Camp, this is Forest… Read More Volunteers Wanted for “Forest Conservation Days”

California SAF 2016 Summer Meeting: A Centennial Celebration – Professional Forestry in California

Date: August 25-26, 2016 Location: Oakhurst and Bass Lake Area The Society of American Foresters started in California in 1916. We are celebrating our centennial year, and have chosen the southern Sierra Nevada as the location for our meeting. The Thursday meeting will take place at the Chukchansi Resort in Coarsegold, California. View Event Page for Details… Read More California SAF 2016 Summer Meeting: A Centennial Celebration – Professional Forestry in California

High Sierra Chapter SAF Update

Since the last report the High Sierra Chapter has been busy with meetings and Scholarship fundraisers. January 29-30, 2016: NORCAL / SOCAL Winter Meeting at Santa Rosa, CA.  There was no chapter meeting in January, several members attended the Winter Meeting. At the Awards Luncheon this year’s “Outstanding Chapter of the Year for 2015” returned… Read More High Sierra Chapter SAF Update

California 2016 Golden Members

Golden members are recognized for 50 years of membership in the Society of American Foresters. This year’s members  joined in 1966. They each have their own memories of that year, but here are a few things that were happening; the Vietnam War was being protested, the Miranda Warning & Rights became law, cigarette packages starting… Read More California 2016 Golden Members

Sacramento-Tahoe Chapter Update

Meetings November 2015:  The Chapter had its meeting in a restaurant in Sacramento.  JoAnn Fites-Kaufman was our presenter.  She discussed the recent research on wildfires.  Her presentation shared experience in monitoring and research on the effectiveness of fuels treatments in changing fire behavior and effects.  Dr. Fites-Kaufman shared her experience on the King Fire as… Read More Sacramento-Tahoe Chapter Update