Fall 2015 News

NorCal SAF • SoCal SAF  • Volume 76 • Number 4

Gold-spotted oak borer news

Gold-spotted oak borer was discovered in Riverside and Los Angeles counties this fall. Here is one of the news releases issued. Invasive pest found in Riverside County: Fire and forest ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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HSU Student Chapter members ready for the Quiz Bowl at the 2015 SAF National Convention.

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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2015 California Forestry Challenge

The 2015 California Forestry Challenge (CFC) events are now complete. Several SAF members and many in the forestry community volunteered. A total of 390 students and 75 teachers from 45 ...
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Chair’s corner—One California SAF: To Be or Not to Be?

For the past couple of years, the NorCal-SoCal joint society merger task force (composed of three members from each NorCal and SoCal executive committee, the society chairs and the 3rd ...
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Webinar Series: Status of Forests and Forestry in California

Tentative dates: early 2016 Every five years the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Forest Resource Assessment Program (FRAP) prepares a report detailing the conditions in California’s ...
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California State Societies of American Foresters Centennial

Plans are proceeding to celebrate the centennial of the California SAF, which was established in 1916. Although the state is currently two state societies, it originally was set up representing ...
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