Oregon SAF


Welcome to the Umpqua Chapter Page!


For the latest meeting times and current activities, check our Umpqua SAF Facebook!
Just search for ‘Umpqua SAF’ in the top bar when you get to your Facebook page or Facebook’s home page.

All SAF members and guests are welcome to attend meetings and events.  If any Chapter Members, or people who wish to be members have questions, comments, or ideas about future meetings and activities, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Please contact Umpqua Chapter Chair, Katie Nichols knichols@lrtco.com for more information.


February Chapter Meeting- February 21st, 2019 @ 5:30pm- Abby’s Legendary Pizza:

Presenter:  OSU Professor, John Bailey.

Topic: Fire

Location: Abby’s Legendary Pizza on Stephens.  (1661 NE Stephens St, Roseburg, OR)

Date/Time: 2/21/2019.  Arrive at 5pm to order dinner.  The presentation will begin at 5:30.


March Chapter Meeting- March 21st, 2019 @ 6:30am- Karen’s Coffee Shop:

Presenter:  Evan Leonetti, Salmon Trout Enhancement Biologist at ODFW

Topic: South Umpqua Fish Acclimation

Location: Karen’s Coffee Shop (2445 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR 97470).

Date/Time: 3/21/2019.  6:30 am.


April Chapter Meeting- TBD-

Potential mill/woods tour, date/time/location unknown, if you have any suggestions contact Katie Nichols at knichols@lrtco.com.


May Chapter Meeting- May 16th, 2019 @ 5:30pm- location TBD:

Presenter:  Mike Cloughesy, OFRI

Topic: State of Oregon’s Forest Sector

Location: TBD

Date/Time: 5/16/2019. Arrive at 5pm to order dinner.  The presentation will begin at 5:30.


June Chapter Meeting- (Summer BBQ!) Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 3pm- River Forks Park:

Event:  Summer Potluck BBQ.  Bring a side to share and Umpqua Chapter SAF will provide meat and non-alcoholic drinks. Parking is $4. Bring the whole family!

Location: River Forks Park

Date/Time: 6/8/2019. The BBQ starts at 3pm.



Vounteers Needed! 2019 Oregon Logging Conference Family Day Event- February 23rd:   

The 2019 Oregon Logging Conference Family Day is February 23, 2019 at the Lane County Fairgrounds, Wheeler Pavilion, in Eugene, OR. Volunteers are needed for the OSAF booth at the Family Day Event on Saturday, February 23th from 9 am -2 pm. The booth will feature a tree ID quiz and a “campfire” story telling area and is a great opportunity to engage in forestry discussions!  We need three people per shift: 9-11:30 and 11:30-2. To sign up as a volunteer for a full (or partial) shift please contact Trixy Moser at 541-784-7644 or trixymoser@yahoo.com

Vounteers Needed! Earth Day Event- Saturday April 20th:                                                            

Consider signing up to volunteer for the 2019 Earth Day event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.  The event if on April 20th from 10am to 4pm.  Shifts will be two hours from 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, and 2pm-4pm with the beginning shift setting up and ending shift cleaning up.

Vounteers Needed! STEAM Extravaganza 2019- Saturday May 18th:                                                          

The 2019 STEAM Extravaganza will be Saturday, May 18th from 10am-3pm at the UCC campus.  We are seeking volunteers for the SAF booth, which will feature tools of the trade and tree ID to name a few!  Shifts will be 2 ½ hours from 10am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-3pm, with the beginning shift setting up and ending shift cleaning up.

Umpqua Chapter Executive Committee:

Want to become more involved in SAF?  Consider becoming an executive committee member! The Chair Elect, Secretary, and many other positions are open. Interested? Contact Katie Nichols at knichols@lrtco.com.



Umpqua SAF Chapter  Student Members – Membership Perk!

The Umpqua Chapter is pleased to announce that we will cover the cost of meals (alcoholic beverages not included) for Umpqua Chapter SAF student members at our monthly chapter meetings.  This membership perk is a way to promote student membership, involvement, and attendance at chapter meetings. 


SAF Award Nominations Due March 15th! 

Don’t forget to get your SAF award nominations in by March 15th!  More information on available awards can be found on the SAF website: http://www.oregon.forestry.org/oregon/awards


Forestry Day at the Capitol- March 26th 

Come and talk to our representatives about forestry! Contact Mark Buckbee to get involved buckbeefamily@msn.com.


Barte Starker Donation

Oregon SAF received a large donation in memory of Barte Starker and we are now seeking ideas on how this money should be spent in his memory.  If you have any ideas please send them to Katie Nichols at knichols@lrtco.com.


SAF Annual Meeting- April 17th-19th- Lebanon, OR

Clear your schedule and keep an eye out for more information.  Hope to see you all there!


SAFSquatch Run- October 4th- Corvalis, OR

Volunteers will be needed and participants welcome.  Stay tuned for more information.


Umpqua SAF was featured in the Roseburg News Review.  The Article is available here 



Umpqua Chapter 2019 Leadership Directory

Chair: Katie Nichols:  knichols@lrtco.com

Chair Elect: 

Past Chair: Jay Morey:  jay.c.morey@oregon.gov

Delegate at Large: Whitney Schimke

Treasurer: Aldo Nava:  anava@barnesinc.com

Education Chair: Katie Nichols:  knichols@lrtco.com

Membership Chair: James Mahaffy

Newsletter Editor: Joanna Delegan:  joanna.delegan@gmail.com

Policy Chair: Brennan Garrelts:  bgarrelts@lrtco.com​

Historian: Mark Buckbee:  buckbeefamily@msn.com

Forester’s Fund Chair: Trixy Moser:  trixymoser@yahoo.com

Umpqua Community College Liaison: Ashley Backen


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