Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

Join Us for 'Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2016'

Join us February 16th and 17th, 2016 in Corvallis, OR for a Forest Health Conference you will not want to miss! The first day will consist of experts from Oregon and Washington as they provide updates on the latest trends in forest health. Hear about bark beetles, invasive organisms, climate, vertebrate damage and more! We will start day two with a keynote address from Rich Hofstetter an expert on insect effects on forest management from Northern Arizona University. The rest of the talks on day two will focus on the management and management implications of some of the most pressing forest health issues that Oregon faces now and will face in the future. At the end of day two, enjoy a panel of folks who will discuss the Barriers to Managing for Forest Health.

This conference will focus on the importance of continued awareness of the forest health trends in Oregon, updates on current research and findings regarding the health of Oregon’s forests, and then relate back to the role that everyone can play a role to ensure healthy forests for future generations. Anyone interested in Forest Health should attend!

While this will be a great event for professionals in the forest health field to network, it will also be an incredible opportunity for Oregon State University students to talk with and learn from professionals and leaders in the field. In fact, thanks to generous donations from the SAF Foresters Fund and many others (see our website for a full list of sponsors), students can attend this event FREE of charge!

We want to extend our sincerest thanks to the Foresters Fund Special Projects grant, and the Marys Peak SAF Chapter, for their support of this timely event.

For information on this event, or to register, please see: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/2016foresthealth/ Register soon! Early bird registration ends on January 15th.

Or contact the conference coordinator: Brianna Beene brianna.beene@oregonstate.edu