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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, Jay Morey jay.c.morey@oregon.gov for more information.


May Chapter Meeting- May 16, 2018 @ 5 pm – Kowloon’s Restaurant

This month’s chapter meeting is @ Kowloon’s in Roseburg featuring Jake Gibbs – CEO of Starker Forests.  Jake will be presenting on the current state of the timber ndustry.  Please arrive by 5pm to order food.  The meeting will kick-off at 5:30!


Douglas County School Forestry Tour- May 16-18th- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!:

Volunteer to teach 5th graders about forestry at the Douglas County School Forestry Tour! There are still a  few folks needed to teach forest products and forest management on May 16, 17, and 18 from 7:30am to 2:30pm at the Glide Educational Forest (located behind the Glide Transfer Station). This is a long standing event in Douglas County and a great opportunity to teach our youth about the importance of our local forests. This event can’t happen without help from our local forestry community. 

To volunteer, please contact Alicia Christiansen (OSU Extension Service) at alicia.christiansen@oregonstate.edu or (541) 236-3002 by the end of the week.



WHAT:  STEAM Extravaganza

WHO:    Umpqua Valley STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) Hub

WHEN:    The STEAM Extravaganza officially runs from 10:00 to 3:00.  See volunteer shift time information below. 

WHERE:    Umpqua Community College.  Location will be on the Jacoby patio, HNSC patio and in the amphitheatre.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION:    There are two volunteer shifts available to work the event- 9:30-12:30 and 12:30-3:30.  Please contact Katie Nichols to sign up for a volunteer shift. Katie will provide location information for the Umpqua SAF booth when you RSVP.  Katie Nichols (cell) 541-733-5353 (email) knichols@lrtco.com.


The second annual STEAM Extravaganza is scheduled for May 19, 2018, at Umpqua Community College. The event will feature all things STEAM, also known as science, technology, engineering and math, with artful innovation. Last year’s event drew more than 200 people and featured high-flying drones, Wildlife Safari animals, science experiments and much more.

This year’s Extravaganza is expected to be an even bigger hit with the community, with fun family activities and information about local opportunities for kids that can lead to some great career possibilities. They will also have a Solar System Walk, to scale, designed by UCC Associate Professor Paul Morgan, a First Lego League Junior Expo and a Bridge Building contest. Promoting STEAM education and career paths is one of the goals of the event’s organizer, the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub.



ODFW is looking for volunteers to help trap deer up the North Umpqua!  All days available, but weekends are the biggest need.  Contact Jessica Clark at: 707-921-9142 if you are interested in helping!


Umpqua Chapter BBQ- June 14, 2018 @ 5 pm – Location TBD: 

The annual Umpqua Chapter BBQ is planned for June 14 @ 5:00 (or arrive when you can).  The chapter will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, buns, fixings, water and soda.  Please bring your own side dish or dessert.  Location TBD in next month’s newsletter.


Looking ahead…Skeet Shooting Event- September 28, 2018 @ the Big K Ranch in Elkton: 

It’s never too early to make plans to attend a skeet shooting event for Forestry Professionals @ the Big K Ranch in Elkton on September 28!  This is not an SAF sponsored event, but is an opportunity for outreach and networking. More details to come.


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. 




Umpqua Community College has advertised a full-time Forestry Instructor position for the Forestry and Natural Resource programs.  The College offers Associate of Science Degrees in Forestry and Natural Resources.  The position requires a Master's degree in Forestry, or a closely related field with a forestry emphasis, from a regionally accredited college or university.

Click this link to view the  job announcement:

If there are any questions about the position or application process please contact Kelley Plueard, UCC Human Resources, at kelley.plueard@umpqua.edu or 541-440-7783, or I can be reached at 541-440-4683 or clay.baumgartner@umpqua.edu


Lone Rock Timber Management offered a logging operation tour to SAF members Monday March 20 with Brennan Garrelts as our host. Lone Rock Timber Management Co. has contracted with Krume Logging of Castle Rock, WA to have a tethered feller-buncher cut and bunch traditional handfelled yarder ground on slopes greater than 70%. The practice of tethered cutting is starting to gain traction in Southwest Oregon for both landowners and operators. New Zealand and British Columbia have already begun the transition to less handfalling and more tethered cutting and have seen huge gains in logging productivity and safety. It was a terrific tour. Thank you Brennan and Lone Rock Timber!  A video is available here

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



Umpqua Chapter 2018 Leadership Directory

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

Chair Elect: Katie Nichols:  knichols@lrtco.com

Past Chair: Aldo Nava:  anava@barnesinc.com

Delegate at Large: Whitney Schimke:  whitneyschimke@msn.com

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: Wade Christianson:  wade60@gmail.com


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