Bikes, Beer, and Burning in Burgeoning Bend! How much is enough?
Forest management in the interface of a growing town with a reputation for both great beer and great recreation, but surrounded by a fire-dependent ecosystem, is a challenge. Learn about these challenges and how they are being addressed around Bend, as well as updates on Oregon Department of Forestry initiatives; Oregon and National SAF hot topics; and plans for the 2018 SAF National Convention to be held in Portland this October. This year’s abbreviated annual meeting will be completely “backwards,” starting with a field trip and ending with an OSAF Executive Committee Meeting. We are attempting to make the conference as interactive as possible, with an informal banquet of game meats with other hardy fare and interactive sessions with audience participation. You will find this to be a different and fun annual meeting. The meeting will be held on the campus of Central Oregon Community College.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:30 AM to 4:00 PM Field Trip (Box Lunch Provided)
6:00 PM Stand-Up Banquet of game meats and other hardy fare, No-host Bar
Thursday, April 19, 2018 -- 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
8:00 AM Morning Sessions
- John Allen, Supervisor, Deschutes National Forest
- Peter Daugherty, State Forester, Oregon Department of Forestry
- Anthony Davis, Executive Associate Dean, OSU College of Forestry
- Fran Cafferata Coe, Chair, Oregon Society of American Foresters
- Mike Cloughesy, SAF Board Member
- Dave Lewis, SAF President (Invited)
Interactive Lunch (lunch provided)
Afternoon Sessions (Speakers TBD)
Friday, April 20, 2018
- Oregon SAF executive committee meeting
Registration is approximately $175 if paid by March 18 and includes one dinner and two lunches. An additional $25 charge for registrations received after March 18.
A banquet only option will be available to guests for $50/meal.
*Registration will be opening soon, please check back for additional information.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Mount Bachelor Village for $105 plus tax per night for a single room. Call 877-394-8966 to book your reservation and reference group code 316485. Reservations need to be ade by March 19 to secure the group rate.