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Oregon SAF Hosts Second Annual Trail Run

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Still time to Register!  Click on the logo for the sign-up page. 

On October 4th, the Oregon Society of American Foresters will host its second annual evening trail run, the SAFsquatch Scurry. Run with a forester on a 5k or 10k race, both starting and ending in Peavy Arboretum. Funds raised will benefit the Oregon Society of American Foresters, which is the largest state affiliate of the National Society of American Foresters, representing over 800 Oregonians in forestry and natural resources professions.  

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Growing Redwoods Science Meeting

Oregon State University Forestry & Natural Resources (OSU FNR) Extension will host a meeting focused on growing and managing coast redwood and giant sequoia in Oregon. Information gathered at this meeting will be used to help OSU FNR Extension develop a resource guide covering suitability and management considerations for western Oregon woodland owners and forestland managers interested in growing these species. We invite you to participate and share your experience, knowledge, and expertise. Follow the link for more information and to register.

Umpqua Chapter Meeting - Forestry Panel Discussion

The Umpqua SAF Chapter is hosting an in person meeting on September 30 at Umpqua Community College in the Lang Center (Southern Oregon Wine Institute building.) A professional panel of three will be answering questions for the college of forestry students followed by dinner and mingling.

**Though this is an in-person event, masks will be required.** CFEs will not be issued for this chapter meeting. 

Date and time: September 30 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

2021 Oregon Urban & Community Forestry Conference

Oregon Community Trees and the Oregon Department of Forestry have announced September 14th & 15th as the official dates of the 2021 Oregon Urban & Community Forestry Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Water Wise Community Forests: Strategies for our Future”.

The conference will be held virtually to protect the health and safety of our guests, partners, World Forestry Center staff, and OCT Directors. 

“Water Wise Community Forests: Strategies for our Future”

Fire Impacts and Recovery in the Clackamas Forest Lowlands

Join us for a look at the impacts of the recent fires in the Clackamas forest lowlands. Learn about the challenges and options for forest landowners faced with fire damaged trees and post-fire forest management needs. Along with the other Labor Day fires of 2020, the human-caused Dowty Road Fire burned 1,500 acres of lowland forest, farm, and rural residential land around the confluence of Eagle Creek and the Clackamas River. This walk will feature two different locations - a riparian forest along Eagle Creek and an upland farm/forest.

2021 Oregon Family Forest Convention

You are invited to the first annual Oregon Family Forest Convention, hosted by Oregon Small Woodlands Association and Oregon Tree Farm System! We have a fantastic slate of speakers lined up to help us learn about Wood, Wildlife, Water and Recreation: Doing the Work on our Working Forests!

Part II: In-Person Tour - August 21 at 8:00 a.m. 

2019 Tree Farmer of the Year Tour - Lane County

Tour of Gail and Gordon Culbertson's Whitewater Forest Tree Farm

Speakers

Donuts, coffee, and lunch provided

2021 Oregon Family Forest Convention

You are invited to the first annual Oregon Family Forest Convention, hosted by Oregon Small Woodlands Association and Oregon Tree Farm System! We have a fantastic slate of speakers lined up to help us learn about Wood, Wildlife, Water and Recreation: Doing the Work on our Working Forests!

Part I: Virtual Event - July 23rd at 8:00 a.m. (PST)

Presentations, Meetings and Awards

Keynote Speaker: Tom DeLuca, Dean of the College of Forestry at OSU

Master of Ceremonies: Lauren Grand, Lane County OSU Forestry Extension

2020 OSAF Award Winners

On Thursday, May 13, during the Blue Mountain Chapter-hosted 2021 OSAF Annual Meeting, OSAF celebrated the accomplishments of some of their members and partners. In this virtual setting, we brought up each of the award winners, and in two cases, their family joined them on camera. To learn more about the award winners, the annual meeting program has a writeup of each award winner.