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2013 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

Second Tuesday of Each Month

Snake River Chapter Breakfast Meetings

6:30am
Elmer's Restaurant
1385 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, Idaho

January 23-24

IDAHO FOREST RESTORATION PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP
Roads to Restoration
http://www.idahoforestpartners.org/workshopdesc2013html

Owyhee Plaza Hotel,
Boise, Idaho

February 19

FORESTRY DAY WITH THE IDAHO LEGISLATURE
2012 Fire Season and Its Effects
Lynn Sprague

Grove Conference Center, Boise, Idaho

March 22
Details

Evolution of Forest Land Ownership Trends

Nicholas Butler

5:30 PM

Golden Corral-Midvale, Utah

April 12-13
Details and Registration

IMSAF Annual Meeting

Logan, Utah
Details and Registration

May 23

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE SNAKE RIVER CHAPTER:  FEDERAL LAND MANAGEMENT

This meeting will be a social get-together and a brain-storming session to identify the basic challenges, obstacles and problems impacting federal land management. We plan to identify issues, examine how they inter-relate, and determine which issues can and/or should be further addressed by the Snake River SAF, and or the SAF in general.  It will be fun - with a little debate and work mixed in!

Please contact Snake River Chapter Chair George Bacon (gbmodeler@yahoo.com) for more information, and if you plan to attend. 

5:00pm until 9:00pm at the Sockeye Grill & Brewery, 3019 North Cole Road, Boise, Idaho

June 21-22

Details

Forest Use and Management

on the North Slopes of the uinta mountains

Aspen management, Pioneer uses (tie hacks, charcoal), etc.

Evanston, Wyoming

Thursday, Sept. 5
Details

12th Annual Timber Harvest Tour
A look at the results of past timber harvest activities

Cedar City, Utah

2013 SAF NATIONAL CONVENTION 
October 23-27, 2013

"Silviculture Matters"

 

In 1903 at the first National Convention of the Society of American Foresters in Washington, DC, President Theodore Roosevelt challenged our young profession to implement a vast program of practical forestry on a large scale, to ensure sustainable forests and the values they provide for a growing nation. 

 

Over the ensuing century, the actions of a committed profession have enabled exactly that to occur by applying the art and science of silviculture - through enviable scientific advances in high-yield plantation silviculture, as well as the growing sophistication and complexity of silvicultural systems for natural forest ecosystems.

These advances have not been without controversy, as the profession and the public have debated both the objectives and the tactics of modern forestry. As we highlight silviculture as the central focus of contemporary forest management for diverse stewardship values, we recognize that its practice depends on all forest sciences, ranging from basic biology to human dimensions.

Charleston,
South Carolina

 

 

2012 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

Second Tuesday of Each Month

Snake River Chapter Breakfast Meetings

6:30am
Elmer's Restaurant
1385 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, Idaho

Wednesday, February 1
Details

From Forest to Market:
Potential Roles of Biomass Energy and Wood Products in Supporting Forest Restoration
Qualifies for 6.5 CFE Credits

Boise, Idaho

Thursday, February 16

Idaho Forestry Day at the Legislature

Noon to 1pm, Center on the Grove, Boise, Idaho

Friday and Saturday,
April 27-28
Details

Intermountain Society Annual Meeting

Logan, Utah

Friday and Saturday,
June 22-23
Announcement

Utah Chapter Summer Field Meeting and Excursion
Natural Resource Management in Utah's Book Cliffs

Vernal, Utah

Wednesday and Thursday,
September 18-20
Additional Information

Southern Utah Woody Biomass Demonstration Days
(co-sponsored by IMSAF and Utah Chapter SAF, et.al.)

Beaver, Utah

Wednesday thru
Sunday, October 24-28
Details

2012 National Convention
Resilient Forests

Spokane, Washington

 Friday evening, November 2
Details

  2012 Snake River Chapter Annual Meeting
Steve Ellis, BLM State Director for Idaho and SAF member, will talk about and show pictures of his recent African photo safari

  Owyhee Plaza Hotel, Boise, Idaho
 social hour 5:30, dinner 6:30 pm, presentation follows dinner

 

 

 

2011 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

Second Tuesday of Each Month

Snake River Chapter Breakfast Meetings

6:30am
Elmer's Restaurant
1385 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, Idaho

Wed-Thur, Jan 19-20
See Nov/Dec Newsletter

Collaborative Forest Restoration in Idaho - Tools and Practices

Boise, Idaho

Wednesday, Jan. 26

Snake River Chapter Membership Drive and Social

5:30-7:00pm, Tablerock Brewpub, Boise, Idaho
(free microbrew until 7)

Tuesday, February 8

Forestry Day at the Idaho Legislature

Noon to 1pm, Center on the Grove, Boise, Idaho

Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30
Details and Reservation

IMSAF 2011 Section Meeting, Hosted by USU Student Chapter:
"How Climate Change Might Be Incorporated Into Forest Management"

Logan, Utah

Friday and Saturday, June 2-4
Details

Southern Utah Woody Biomass Field Days
(co-sponsored by IMSAF and Utah Chapter SAF, et.al.)

Beaver, Utah

Date TBD

Ninth Annual Timber Harvest Tour
(co-sponsored by Utah Chapter SAF and USU Forestry Extension)

Location TBD

Wednesday thru
Sunday, November 2 - 6
Details

2011 National Convention
International Year of Forests:
Linking Global, Regional, and Local Solutions

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

 

2010 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

Second Tuesday of Each Month

Snake River Chapter Breakfast Meetings

6:30am
Elmer's Restaurant
1385 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, Idaho

Tuesday, January 12
Details

Forestry Day at the Legislature

Noon to 1pm, Center on the Grove, Boise, Idaho

Wednesday, February 10
Details

Aboriginal Influences and the Original State of Nature

6pm, The City Club, Ogden, UT

Wednesday & Thursday, March 3-4, 2010

Details

Climate Change, Bioenergy and Sustaining the Forests of Idaho and Montana
(this conference has been approved for 11 CFE credits, Category 1)

Boise, Idaho

Monday, April 12
Details

Genetics of Ponderosa Pine
A West-Wide Study of Isolated Populations

Salt Lake City, Utah

Friday, April 23
Details

IMSAF 2010 Section Meeting

Continuing Forestry Education and Research

hosted by the USU Student Chapter

Logan, Utah

Friday Aug 27 and Saturday Aug 28
Details
McMillan Info
Sat. Travel Map

Resource Management in South Central Utah:
Boulder Mountain and the Henry Mountains

Torrey, Utah

Thursday, September 9
Details

Ninth Annual Timber Harvest Tour

Kamas, UT

Monday, October 18
Details

Southern Utah Woody Biomass Field Day
(co-sponsored by Utah Chapter SAF)

Beaver, UT

Wednesday, October 27 thru
Sunday, October 31
Details

2010 National Convention
Forests and People:  A Watershed Event

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

 

CY 2009 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

Second Tuesday of Each Month

Snake River Chapter Breakfast Meetings

Elmer's Restaurant
1385 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, Idaho
6:30am

Tuesday, Feb. 17
Details

Climate Change, Dr. Daniel Bedford

Ogden, Utah; 6pm

Friday May 29 & Saturday May 30
Details

Bryce Canyon / Dixie National Forest
Follow-up to May 2007 meeting (revisit landscape fire use across administrative boundaries, post treatment)

Bryce, Utah

June 22-26
Details

7th North American Forest Ecology Workshop

Logan, Utah

Friday, August 28 - Saturday, August 29
Details

Great Basin Fire History / Site visit to Juniper Pellet

Baker and Ely, Nevada

TBA: September

Evening meeting in association with USFS Regional Leadership Team Meetings

Ogden, Utah

 

 

CY 2008 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

 

TBA (Winter)

Idaho Legislative Luncheon

 Boise, Idaho

Friday-Saturday,
February 1-2
Details

Carbon and Fire and
Planning for the 2008 National Convention

Reno, Nevada

Tuesday, April 1
Details

Snake River Chapter Spring Meeting

Boise, Idaho

Wednesday, April 16
Details

Utah Carbon Reduction Initiative Biomass in the Renewable Energy Portfolio

Ogden, Utah

Friday, August 15
Details

A Day in the Woods with Dr. Jim Long

Logan, Utah

Thursday, September 4
Details

Seventh Annual Timber Harvest Tour

Richfield, Utah

Friday-Saturday, September 12-13
Details

FIRE ON THE NORTH RIM
Site Visit and Review of the Warm Fire, Kaibab National Forest, and the Prescribed Fire Program on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

Jacob Lake, Arizona

Wednesday-Saturday, November 5-8

Forestry in a Climate of Change,
2008 SAF National Convention

Reno, Nevada

 

 

CY 2007 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

 

Thursday, 
February 1

Idaho Legislative Luncheon

Noon to 1:15pm, Rose Room on Idaho Street, Boise, Idaho

Monday,
February 26
Details

The Past and Future of Public Land Policy
Robert Keiter - One of the pre-eminent legal scholars on Natural Resources and Public Lands Policy

Eccles Center - Ogden, Utah

Friday, April 13

Congressional Update on Natural Resource Issues, Congressman Chris Cannon

Provo, Utah

Friday and Saturday,
May 18 and 19
Details

Vegetation Management in Bryce Canyon National Park and Dixie National Forest
Bruce Fields, Kristin Legg, Phil Eisenhauer

Bryce Canyon National Park /
Dixie National Forest

Friday and Saturday,
June 8 and 9
Details

Mountain Pine Beetle Mortality and Wildfire Risk in the Stanley Valley

Stanley, Idaho

Friday and Saturday,
July 14
Details

Field Tour of T.W. Daniel Experimental Forest
Dr. James N. Long, USU

Bear Lake, Utah

Tuesday, September 25
Details

6th Annual Timber Harvest Tour

Cedar City, Utah

Wednesday, October 3
Details

Governor Huntsman's Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change
Dr. Dianne R. Nielson, Governor Huntsman’s Energy Advisor

Ogden, Utah

Tuesday,
December 5
Details

The Role of Forests and Foresters in Energy Independence and Climate Change
Dave Atkins, USDA-FS State & Private Forestry

Ogden, Utah

 

 

CY 2006 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

 

January 27-28, 2006

(Friday & Saturday)

Details

Restoration Forestry – Policy Shift or Adaptive Management
January 27:  Morning:  IMSAF / NORCAL SAF Committee Meetings;
Afternoon:  Joint Committee Meeting
Evening Social and Awards Banquet
January 28:  General Session
 Student Poster Contest

Reno Hilton,

Reno, Nevada

February 2

Idaho Legislative Luncheon

Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise, Idaho, 11:30am – 1:30pm

December 12

details

Speaker:  Dr. Nat Frazer, Dean of the College of Natural Resources, Utah State University

Ogden, Utah

 

 

CY 2005 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

 

January 26-27

details

Forest Taxation and Estate Planning Conference

Provo Marriot

February 1

Idaho Legislative Luncheon

State Capitol, Boise, Idaho

March 3

details

Aboriginal Influences and Original State of Nature

Dr. Charles Kay, Utah State University

5:00 pm at Angell's Bar and Grill, Boise

April 23

Annual Wellsville Canyon Highway Cleanup with the USU Student Chapter SAF

Meet either @ 9am in the parking lot behind the NR Building on USU Campus,
or @ 9:30am just east of Dry Lake at Sardine Summit.

May 11-13, 2005

registration / agenda / info.

Ecological Restoration of Southwest Ponderosa Pine and Pinyon-Juniper Ecosystems

A joint meeting of the Southwest and Intermountain Societies

St. George, Utah and Mt. Trumbull, Arizona (more specifics to be posted as details are developed)

July 5

details

OAKS, ACORNS, CORK AND PIGS:

Sustainable Woodland Management in Spain

Dr. James N. Long

Professor of Silviculture

Utah State University

Cedar City, Utah

September 30

details

Fall Field Tour:
Ponderosa Pine Restoration

Boise Basin Experimental Forest, Idaho City

October 19

details

Fourth Annual Utah Timber Harvest Tour

Meet at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at the Scofield Store, in Scofield, Utah. The tour will conclude by 2:00 p.m. Lunch and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP Darren McAvoy by phone 435-797-0560 or e-mail darren.mcavoy@usu.edu.

December 1

details

FOREST MANAGEMENT IN ROADLESS AREAS

 Jim Caswell, Director of the Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation

Angells, Boise, Idaho

 

 

CY 2004 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

 

January 15

details

An Evening with the Chief of the US Forest Service,
Dale Bosworth

Plantation Country Club, Boise, Idaho
Refreshments 5:30pm, Dinner 7pm, Speaker 7:45pm

February 11

details

Sustainable Woodland Management in Spain,

Dr. James N. Long

Jeremiah’s Restaurant, Ogden, Utah

Cash bar at 6:30pm, Dinner 7pm, Speaker follows meal.

April 8

details

Timber and Technology, Economics of a Changing Idaho Industry

Jay O’Laughlin, University of Idaho Professor of Forest Policy and Policy Analysis Group Director

Plantation Country Club, Boise, Idaho
Refreshments 5pm, Dinner 6pm, Speaker 7pm

April 21

details

IMSAF Annual Meeting

Threats to Your National Forest

Jack Troyer, USFS Regional Forester

Comfort Suites, Ogden, Utah

Cash bar at 6pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Speaker follows meal.

July 10
details

Utah Extension Forestry Timber Harvest Tour

Timber Mountain, Uinta National Forest, east of Springville, Utah

September 21-23
details

Brochure

Managing Aspen in Western Landscapes Conference

Click Here for Proceedings of Conference

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah

November 10 and November 19

details

Drought-Related Forest Mortality in the West: How Bad Is It?

Dr. John Shaw, Analyst, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Interior West Forest Inventory and Analysis

Wednesday, November 10, Ogden

 

Friday, November 19, Cedar City

November 16

details

Tom Thompson and Gray Reynolds, speakers

Plantation Country Club, Boise, Idaho, 5-9:30pm.

 

 

CY 2003 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

 

January 28-29

details

Forest Taxation and Estate Planning
For more information call Darren McAvoy at darrenm@cnr.usu.edu or John Hayes at jhayes@cc.usu.edu.

Washington County Administration Building, St. George, Utah

January 30
details

Current National Forest Health and Streamlining Issues
Dave Tenny, Deputy Undersecretary for Natural Resources, USDA
Mark Madrid, Forest Supervisor, Payette National Forest
Dick Smith, Forest Supervisor, Boise National Forest
Ruth Monahan, Forest Supervisor, Sawtooth National Forest

Plantation Country Club
6515 West State, Boise, Idaho
5pm, no-host business & social
6pm, dinner
6:45pm, Program

February 17

Idaho Legislative Luncheon

Boise, Idaho

October 3
details

Mechanical Fuels Reduction Demonstration

Kamas, Utah

October 9
details

North Kennedy Cottonwood Stewardship Project

Emmett Ranger District, Boise NF

October 11
details

2nd Annual Landowner's Timber Harvest Tour

Electric Lake, Utah

November 1

Annual Wellsville Canyon Highway Cleanup

Meet either @ 9am in the parking lot behind the NR Building on USU Campus,
or @ 9:30am just east of Dry Lake at Sardine Summit.
Significant snow may necessitate a reschedule.

 

 

CY 2002 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

February 18

Idaho Legislative Luncheon

Boise, Idaho

April 12

 details

Environmental Impacts of the Olympics

A-zhan Bistro, 1720 W. 12th St, Ogden, Utah
Social at 6pm, Dinner at 6:30

April 19

 details

Timber Supply and Future Markets in Southwestern Idaho
Keynote speaker:  Joe Hinson, followed by panel: 
George Bacon, Operations Chief, South  IDL
Bob Giles, Acting Forest Supervisor, PNF
Norm Nass, Timber Specialist BNF

Plantation Country Club
6515 West State, Boise, Idaho
  Presentation/Discussion 3:30pm
Social and Dinner follows

June 27-28

 details

IMSAF Annual Meeting
New Directions in Silviculture and Watershed Management

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

Utah State University's Bear Lake Training Center in Garden City.

September 13-14 details

Pine Beetle Epidemic on the Sawtooth National Forest

Stanley, Idaho
Motel Information

 

 

 

CY 2001 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

Sponsor

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

Tuesday, January 16, 2001

SR

Idaho Legislative Luncheon
Held in conjunction with the annual Idaho Forestry Day

Statehouse Gold Room, Boise
11:30am - 1:30pm

January 24-25, 2001
click for details

USU Extension,
Utah State Forestry

Forest Taxation and Estate Planning Conference

Comfort Suites Hotel 
 Ogden, Utah

Friday, April 6 2001
click for details

UT

Combined Chapter Organizational Meeting
- Name the Chapter
- Discuss Charter and Bylaws
- Future Meeting Ideas
- Solicit Volunteers for 2001 National Convention in Denver

Salt Lake City
Executive Committee at 5:30pm
Social at 6 pm
Dinner and Discussion at 6:30pm

Tuesday, April 10, 2001
click for details

SR

National Interagency Fire Center Tour
and
Legislative Update from Senator Larry Craig's Office

Boise
1pm (tour) & 
3:30pm (update)

June 21-22, 2001

UT

Joint Meeting with The Nature Conservancy
Spruce Beetle Management on the Fishlake NF; Overview of the Conservation Easement between Bar-J Ranch and TNC

Gooseberry Guard Station, 
Fishlake National Forest
(near Richfield, Utah)

June 29, 2001

SR

Review of Trail Creek Fire and other Forest Management Issues
(field day)

Meet at 7am at the Boise National Forest Supervisors Office.  Return by 5:30pm.

October 12, 2001

click for details

USU

Annual Utah State University Student Chapter Sponsored Meeting with Utah Chapter SAF

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Highway89 Clean-up w/ Student Chapter
6:00 pm Social/Dinner @ USU Natural Resources Building Atrium

October 18-20, 2001

IM

Meeting Rescheduled for May 2002
"Wildland/Urban Interface:  Fire and Community Forestry"

Reno, Nevada

December 12, 2001
click for details

SR

Dale Bosworth, new Forest Service Chief, is scheduled to speak

Plantation Country Club, Boise, Idaho, 3pm

 

 

 

CY 2000 MEETING SCHEDULE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

DATE

SUBJECT / SPEAKER

LOCATION / TIME

Tuesday, January 18, 2000
click for details

Idaho Legislative Breakfast
President Clinton's Roadless Protection Initiative: panel presentation and discussion

Statehouse Gold Room and Rotunda, Boise
8:00 to 10:00 am

Friday, January 21, 2000
click for details

The Wasatch-Cache National Forest ForestPlan Revision

Mansion House
2530 Adams Avenue, Ogden

Thursday & Friday, February 24 & 25,2000
click for details

Ecosystem Management in Southern Utah& Northern Arizona.

Sharwan Smith Center on the Southern UtahUniversity Campus, Cedar City

March 26, and
April 15, 2000

Tree Planting
As part of the SAF Centennial we will be assisting Tree Utah in planting trees and shrubs. 
The two dates to the left have been targeted for SAF participation.

Salt Lake City

March and April, 2000

Arbor Day Celebrations

Elko and Carson, Nevada

Friday & Saturday
April 7 & 8, 2000
click for details

Intermountain Section Meeting

Boise, Idaho

April 28, 2000

Arbor Day Celebration
SAF will sponsor the planting of several trees on the grounds of the Statehouse.

State House Grounds
Boise, Idaho

Friday, May 19, 2000
click for details

Kennecott Copper Mine Spoils Rehabilitation and Mine Visit
Dr. Bill Adams, Kennecott Copper

Kennecott Copper, Visitor Center, 12:30 pm for a 4 to 5 hour tour

Thursday & Friday, June 29 & 30, 2000
click for details

Natural Resource Management Concerns
Hosted by the Society for Range Management.
Sponsored by SAF, SRM, and The Wildlife Society

Vernal, Utah
and Diamond Mountain on the
Ashley National Forest

Friday, August 11, 2000
click for details

Summer Tour of Bear Valley
in coordination with the Society for Range Management and the Wildlife Society

Boise, Idaho

Friday, October 13, 2000

This is the final date for our annual meeting at USU hosted by the Student Chapter.  Highway 89 clean-up, dutch oven cookout, social.  Come meet the students and future forestry leaders.

Sardine Canyon, Mantua, Utah
Clean-up:  4-6pm.
Social & Dinner begin at 5:30pm at Box Elder Campground.

November 2 & 3, 2000
click for details

The Lynx -- Management Strategies and Implications

Big Piney, Wyoming

Friday, December 1, 2000
click for details

JJ Brown and Ron Dean, Natural Resource Staffers from Senator Hatch's Washington and Utah offices, will speak.  Focus will be on  what they see the new administration bringing to the natural resources table, the affect on federal land management, and natural resource legislation the new congress may propose.

 Mansion House
2530 Adams Avenue
Ogden, Utah

December 6, 2000
click for details

A Case for Abolishing the Forest Service
Robert H. Nelson, University of Maryland

Plantation Country Club
Boise, Idaho
3:30pm

 

August 1999, Ephraim, Utah:  Restoring Pinyon-Juniper, Aspen, and Tall Forb Communities; The Role of Fire and Effects of Invasive Plants (click for details)