The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has announced Trixy Moser of Sutherlin, Oregon as a recipient of its 2016 Presidential Field Forester Awards. The awards recognize foresters who have dedicated their professional careers to the application of forestry on the ground using sound, scientific methods and adaptive management strategies. The awards are presented to individuals who have displayed uncommon talent, skill, and innovative methods to achieve a record of excellence in the application of forest management.
The members of SAF’s Board of Directors were asked to identify an outstanding field forester from the voting district they represent; each board member was given the option of soliciting nominations from state society chairs and, from those nominations, selecting a nominee for recognition, or using any other process that would identify a worthy candidate based on the selection criteria.
Moser will be recognized at the 2016 SAF National Convention, to be held Nov. 2-6 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Trixy Moser began her forestry career as a forester in the Los Padres National Forest, working for the Santa Barbara Ranger District. Since 1998, she has been employed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Roseburg, Oregon, working in silviculture and in her current position as a timber sale contract administrator. Moser has always had the respect of her BLM peers and the many contractors she has worked with. Earlier this year, she was recognized for her outstanding achievements in forestry when the Oregon SAF (OSAF) presented her with the Forester of the Year Award. She is an active member of the OSAF, having served in many leadership capacities at the local chapter and state society level. She is currently on the OSAF Executive Committee as Foresters Fund chair, and through her innovative leadership, the OSAF Foresters Fund budget has increased significantly, with successful projects being completed statewide.