Oregon SAF

2020 Oregon SAF Annual Meeting


The meeting is scheduled for October 7-8, 2020, and will be all virtual.

Members are responsible for canceling any lodging reservations made.

Forestry: The Sustainable Solution

October 7-8, 2020

All Virtual

2020 OSAF Annual Meeting Brochure (PDF)

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The Capitol Chapter of OSAF invites you to join us for two days of virtual field tours, dynamic programming, poster session and recognition of colleagues. Come be a part of the conversations on October 7-8, 2020, from the comfort of your own home or office.

The annual meeting’s theme, Forestry: The Sustainable Solution, takes center stage during the plenary session with SAF President Dr. Tamara Cushing. She will share thought-provoking ideas about sustainable forestry.

General Sessions will continue the discussions of how forestry is a sustainable solution now and into the future. Sessions will feature numerous speakers on the latest research findings and current policy topics regarding forestry and sustainability. The Opening Session will highlight Wildlife in the News and the final session will feature new drinking water research and actively managing forested watersheds. A panel will discuss the current issues affecting the sector. Time will be given to live question-and-answer sessions. Even in a virtual setting, we are offering technical tours that will be brought to you via video and followed by a live panel of land managers, biologists and researchers.

An awards ceremony will honor our members and colleagues. We will also feature a poster session open to students and professionals to participate in.

The Oregon SAF Executive Committee will meet on Friday, October 9, via Zoom.


Agenda is subject to change.

Wednesday, October 7

12:00 PM   Welcome, Julie Woodward, General Chair, and Jeff Grogan, OSAF Chair

Welcome and moderated by Fran Cafferata Coe, Cafferata Consulting, LLC
  -Wildlife in Managed Forest Virtual Tour
  -Collaboration and Wildlife, Paul Henson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  -Fisher, Marten and RTV, Katie Moriarty, NCASI
  -Fish, Invertebrates and Watersheds, Ashley Coble, NCASI

2:45 PM   Sponsor Announcements

3:00 PM   Student and Poster Session

4:00 PM   OSAF Chapter Update

4:30 PM   Concluding remarks


Thursday, October 8

8:00 AM   OSAF Member business meeting, Jeff Grogan, OSAF Chair


8:30 AM   Welcome, Julie Woodward, moderator

      Forestry as the Solution, Dr. Tamara Cushing, SAF President and Oregon State University

9:45 AM   Forestry Challenges and Opportunities, Joe Justice, Oregon Board of Forestry

10:15 AM   Sponsor Annoucements

GENERAL SESSION - Moderator: Seth Barnes, Program Chair

10:30 AM   Forest Sector Panel, a conversation about current issues

11:30 AM   Break

12:00 PM   OSAF Awards Ceremony, hosted by Tim Keith and Norm Michaels

1:00 PM   Break


1:30 PM   Welcome and moderated by Rex Storm, Associated Oregon Loggers

-Working Forest Watersheds in the Coast Range Virtual Tour
-Trees to Tap: Forest Management and Community Drinking Water Supplies
Mike Cloughesy, Oregon Forest Resources Institute and Jon Souder, Oregon State University


4:00 PM   The Evolving Technology, Curt Rogers, Coastline Forestry Consultants and Matt Verley, TimberDrone

4:30 PM   Meeting Concludes


Pre-recorded and available to registrants

Welcome and moderated by Kyle Abraham, Oregon Department of Forestry
Forest Diseases in Oregon, Sarah Navarro, U.S. Forest Service
Detection and Mitigation of New Exotic Species, Wyatt Williams, Oregon Department of Forestry
Common Insect Pests in Oregon Forests, Christine Buhl, Oregon Department of Forestry


Friday, October 9

9:00 AM    OSAF Executive Committee Meeting – Link TBA

Committee members and guests do not need to register for the Annual Meeting if you ONLY plan to attend the Executive Meeting on Friday.

*Details will be added as they become available.


Technical Field Tours - Going Virtual

Working Forest Watersheds in the Coast Range and Wildlife in Managed Forest Tours will be featured during the virtual meeting.


1. Wildlife in Managed Forest Tour

Join wildlife biologists and foresters on a virtual visit to Port Blakely’s tree farm, outside Molalla, to see a demonstration of conservation measures proposed within Port Blakely’s Habitat Conservation Plan and Stewardship Agreement. We will discuss opportunities to maintain or increase wildlife habitat and biodiversity with specific management actions. Additionally, we will discuss the preliminary results of a NCASI-led leave tree retention
study that was designed to inform which strategies are most beneficial to wildlife. Another feature will be a family forestland owner who recently implemented a fish restoration project, that includes large woody debris placement. Learn about the techniques used for restoration and the importance of reporting this work to OWEB.

Led by Fran Cafferata Coe, Cafferata Consulting, LLC, and Bonny Glendenning, and Claudine Reynolds, Port Blakely.


2. Working Forest Watersheds in the Coast Range

Take a virtual tour to explore the forest practices and water resources in two managed forest watersheds at the crest of the Oregon Coast Range, on both sides of the divide.

Virtually venture to a 6,300-acre property owned by McMinnville Water and Light, on the upper Nestucca and the North Yamhill River watersheds. Observe forest practices and results of active management to protect water resources and water quality while providing a sustained yield of timber and revenue to support the water utility. Then see the surprising results of the Trask River Watershed Study, which is part of a long-term multidisciplinary study evaluating the effects of forest practices on stream processes, water quality, and food webs.

Led by Glenn Ahrens, Oregon State University.


Coming Summer 2021: The Capitol Chapter invites you next summer for a field tour Landscape Level Forest Management across Four Ownerships in One Drainage
This tour is designed to compare different landowner owner objectives and their varied forest management on the landscape, all in one drainage, Thomas Creek, part of the South Santiam watershed. We will tour scattered BLM Cascades parcels, the Santiam State Forest, the Avery Family Forest, and Weyerhaeuser’s Snow Peak tree farm. These four owners represent a wide spectrum of the silviculture practices and values applied. Representatives from the four ownerships will discuss management objectives, silviculture, recreation policies, and anticipated challenges from a changing climate.
Led by Edie Dooley, Mason, Bruce & Girard.



SAF Member ($50 early-bird), Non-Member ($75 early-bird) and student/golden members ($0) registration fees include access to all meeting sessions, awards ceremony, tours, poster sessions and business meeting.

The early-bird deadline is October 1, 2020. After this date, an additional $10 fee is assessed. Purchase orders, VISA/MasterCard are accepted. Checks should be made payable to Oregon Society of American Foresters.

Please note there are two steps to the registration process. Step 1 can be completed by clicking the button below to pay for registration. Step 2 will be sent to you by email after you complete step 1, then you will receive the Zoom link needed to attend the meeting.

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If you have any registration questions, please contact Melinda at the SAF Northwest Office, 503-224-8046.


If you registered for the annual meeting prior to the March 13 postponement announcement, your registration will be rolled forward to the new dates.

Cancellations received by October 1, 2020, are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations after October 1, will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.

Contact Melinda with questions.


Attendees are solely responsible for the integrity of their internet connection and electronic equipment function, including use of the Zoom platform. No refunds will be given. Registrants are strictly prohibited from sharing their individual login information.

SAF Credits Available

By attending the annual meeting, participants will be eligible for CFE credits, pending approval.


Don't forget to cancel any hotel and travel reservations.

Students and Chapter Advisors

The OSAF Annual Meeting Committee encourages all natural resources community college and university students and student chapter advisors to attend. Registration rates have been reduced to $0, for students and advisors, and includes all the benefits of full registration. Made possible by our generous sponsors.

Sponsorships and Exhibitor Opportunity

OSAF depends on generous donors to make the Annual Meeting a success. Please consider being a sponsor and/or exhibitor. All sponsors and exhibitors will receive recognition.

Sponsor Levels:

Platinum: $2,500+: Includes 3 registrations, exhibitor table, optional 5-minute presentation and recognition

Gold: $1,200: includes 2 registrations, optional 5-minute presentation and recognition

Silver: $750: includes 1 registration and recognition

Bronze: $250: includes recognition

Contributor: $249 and below

If your organization would like to be a sponsor, contact Mike Cloughesy.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Giustina Resources

Lone Rock Timber Management Co.

Northwest Farm Credit Services

Oregon Department of Forestry

Oregon Forest & Industries Council

Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Pope Resources/Olympic Resource Mgmt.

Seneca Jones Timber Company, LLC

Starker Forests, Inc.


Hampton Affiliates

Barnes & Associates

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians

Giustina Land & Timber

Hancock Natural Resource Group

Mason Bruce & Girard Inc.

Oregon Small Woodlands Association/

Oregon Tree Farm System

Stimson Lumber Company

Timber Products Company

Cascade Timber Consulting, Inc.

Port Blakely Tree Farms LLP


Roseburg Forest Products

Coastline Forestry / TimberDrone

Biomass One, L.P.

Cafferata Consulting

Douglas Timber Operators

Freres Lumber

Greenwood Resources

Lewis and Clark Timberlands

South Coast Lumber Company

Springer Tree Farm

Thompson Timber

Ochoco Lumber Company

Rough & Ready Lumber LLC

Oregon Natural Forestry, LLC

Foresters’ Fund Request

The OSAF Annual Meeting will support the National SAF Convention's Virtual Foresters' Fund Auction being held October 29-31, 2020. You can bid in the auction or make a monetary donation without even registering for the Convention. Oregon will put together a few donation items to be featured during the Convention. For additional information or donations, contact Al Tocchini.


Do you have an interesting work or research project you would like to share? Consider submitting a virtual poster or short presentation, visit the registration page for full submission details or contact Peter Matzka.



Melinda Olson, SAF NW Office



General questions:

Julie Woodward, General Chair



2021 – Blue Mountain

2022 – Emerald 

2023 - Umpqua