Intermountain SAF News Items


Regional and National Issues and Events

Regional and National news may be found by visiting SAF's National home page at:  www.safnet.org.

thE-forester:  The National Office mails an email newsletter, thE-forester, to subscribing SAF members.

Forest Policy Updates:  Each week the Legislature is in session, SAF's National Policy staff compiles a synopsis of information relating to forestry and natural resources.

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INTERMOUNTAIN SAF NEWSLETTERS (click on the issue to open)

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June 2014 Special Edition

April 2014

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October 2013

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March 2013 Special Edition

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June 2012

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December 2010

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Fall 1997

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Fall 1996

Fall-Winter 1992


MEETING ARTICLES AND PHOTOS


View MEETING SCHEDULES AND AGENDAS - Prior Years

View photo slide show of some of Intermountain SAF's past meetings:  (in progress)


UTAH FOREST NEWS, An index of the periodic newsletter designed for professional and non-professionals alike.  Published by the Forestry Extension Service of Utah State University.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

The Society of American Foresters recognizes and honors members who have performed service to the forestry profession and to the Society through various Awards.  A list of Intermountain SAF member awards is available through this link.


IMSAF POSITION STATEMENTS

CURRENT

MANAGEMENT OF PINYON-JUNIPER “WOODLAND” ECOSYSTEMS
A Position of the Intermountain Society of American Foresters.  Adopted on February 15, 2013. This position statement will remain in effect for 10 years, unless after substantial review, the Intermountain SAF Executive Committee decides otherwise.  Preparation Team.

Restoring and Maintaining Resilient Landscapes via Active Vegetation Management

A joint position statement of the Inland Empire and Intermountain Societies, Society of American Foresters, August 2011 as input to the National Cohesive Fire Management Planning Strategy.  This position will expire August 2, 2016 unless renewed by the joint Executive Committees. Link to the Cohesive Fire Management Planning report:  http://www.forestsandrangelands.gov/strategy/index.shtml


PAST
(note that past Positions, if drafted today, might be different given changing issues and newer science)

POSITION STATEMENT OF THE IDAHO CHAPTERS OF THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS:  IDAHO ROADLESS RULE, April 2008
Expired April 4, 2009.

PILOT PROJECTS CAN TEST ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES FOR MANAGING FEDERAL LANDS

A joint position statement of the Inland Empire and Intermountain Societies, Society of American Foresters, December 2002

Expired December 23, 2007. 



Long-term Vegetation Change in Utah’s Henry Mountains:  A STUDY IN REPEAT PHOTOGRAPHY.  Charles M. Kay, 2014. (61mb file size)


 

IMSAF SAYS GOODBYE TO LONG TIME MEMBER JACK LAVIN


 

 

SAF TESTIFIES BEFORE CONGRESS

 

March 22, 2012:  Robert Malmsheimer testifies on the FY2013 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Budget

EXCERPTS FROM THE DIARY OF THEODORE W. "DOC" DANIEL, Emeritus Professor of Forestry, Utah State University

These excerpts provide a historical perspective of the Intermountain Society from 1944 to 2000.

Theodore W. Daniel, 96, died on Friday, July 30, 2004, in Logan, Utah.

Herald Journal

Utah Forest News

 


Forests of Discord
SAF has recently published a new booklet concerning controversies surrounding the management of public lands entitled Forests of Discord.  ". . . the language that governs the public lands is sometimes contradictory, and clear direction about priorities is lacking.  . . .  Multiple use has become an engine of conflict that pits one interest group against another and denies land managers a clear mandate."  Click here to view the Executive Summary (pdf format, order form attached).


MacCleery Paper on Ecological Sustainability and Consumption
Doug MacCleery, assistant Director of Forest Management for the USDA-Forest Service in Washington, D.C., recently wrote an insightful paper dealing with the "ecological transfer effects" of the shift in forest management away from public lands. Read Mr. MacCleery's paper.


Friends of IMSAF
Intermountain SAF has established "IMSAF Friends" for non-members who wish to be involved in meetings and functions. Friends receive meeting announcements and are welcome to participate in Chapter functions. Friends do not receive SAF national publications, nor do they have voting or office-holding privileges, and there are no educational or professional requirements for SAF Friends (these items are associated with membership). Friends may learn of meeting schedules at no cost via the Intermountain SAF Web page or via email. To receive postal notification, Friends pay a nominal fee of $5/year, which is used to cover announcement and newsletter publication and postage. You may inquire with any of the SAF Officers if interested in becoming a SAF Friend.