Utah Chapter SAF Summer Tour and
IMSAF Annual Meeting
June 27-28, 2002

Where: Utah State University’s Bear Lake Training Center, Garden City, Utah
Theme: New Directions in Silviculture and Watershed Management
Leaders: Dr. Jeffrey Kershner, USDA Forest Service research scientist,  USU Dept. of Aquatic, Watershed and Earth Resources
Dr. Renzo Motta, professor of silviculture and forest ecology, University of Turin (Italy)
Dr. James N. Long, professor of silviculture and forest ecology, USU Dept. of Forest, Range, and Wildlife Sciences


Thursday, June 27
12 noon Lunch at Bear Lake Training Center (BLTC)
12:45-1:30 p.m. Business meeting, Intermountain SAF
1:30 p.m. Carpool to St. Charles Creek, Idaho, to visit stream research sites
5:30 p.m. Social hour and dutch oven dinner, BLTC
7:30 p.m. New directions in silviculture of European mountain forests
Friday, June 28
7:30 a.m. Breakfast, BLTC, and facility clean-up
8:30 a.m. Travel to T.W. Daniel Experimental Forest to learn about research/politics of alternative silvicultural approaches for Central Rockies conifer forests
12 noon End of formal presentations

BLTC is located on the west shore of Bear Lake, on Utah 30 about five miles south of the Idaho border and three miles south of the junction with U.S. 89.  If traveling from the south the center is ¾-mile north of the Sweetwater Resort.  Look for the blue Utah State University sign on the lake side of Highway 30.  While the BLTC is the most luxurious bunkhouse you’ll ever have visited, there are no linens and we recommend that you bring sleeping bags.

$30 payable at the meeting covers three meals (lunch & dinner Thurs., breakfast Friday) plus facility rental fee, pillows and blankets.

Occupancy at BLTC is limited to 32 persons, so to be assured a place to stay please contact Utah SAF chapter chair, Mark Brunson (USU Dept. of Forest Resources, 5215 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-5215; phone 435-797-2458; brunsonm@cnr.usu.edu) as soon as possible.