The Emerald Chapter's Chair, Noelle Arena, put together a response to an opinion piece called “To address climate change, stop clear-cutting.” It was published on April 8, 2018 in The Register-Guard as "Sustainably Managed Forestry is Carbon-Neutral." The viewpoint explains how "sustainably managed forests can reduce greenhouse gas concentrations by sequestering atmospheric carbon in trees and soil, and by storing carbon in wood products made from the harvested trees." The article certainly got the attention of several Oregonians, including the Forum Editor for Hearld and News where it was
Blue Mountain Chapter Chair Richie Gardner and Member Jamie Knight submitted an Op-Ed to the East Oregonian about the life of a forester. They answered the question that many members of the public have; what does a forester do exactly? The article focuses on the attention to sustainablitiy and correcting some of the misconceptions. Read the Op-Ed in the East Oregonian here!
American Tree Farm System is looking for new inspectors in Oregon! Please register and share with your forester colleagues.
American Tree Farm System is a free forest certification opportunity for small private forest landowners. Forest certification is the certification of land management practices to a standard of sustainability. The American Tree Farm System certifies forest management to eight standards of sustainability.
The Hagenstein Lectures, a new community event presented by the World Forestry Center and the Society of American Foresters, will return to Portland on Sunday afternoon, October 15. Continuing the “Emerging Voices in Forestry” series started in 2016, ten young foresters under the age 45 who are working at the forefront of social, economic, and environmental change will be featured.
Two Oregon State University students from Douglas County were awarded C. Wylie Smith III Memorial scholarships. The two recipients are Corrine Walters, a graduate from Roseburg High School, and Michael, a Douglas High School graduate.
2017 OSAF Foresters Day at the Capitol
Friday, May 5, 2017
Oregon State Capitol, Salem
Five Umpqua Chapter SAF members engaged with students at the Tenth Annual Umpqua Community College Explore Event (Explore Engineering, Surveying, Forestry, Computing and Computer Science) about career opportunities and pathways in Forestry and Forest Engineering.
The yellow cedar tree grows from northern California to Alaska and the wood has both commercial and cultural value. But yellow cedars are declining. Scientists say that's mostly due to the planet heating up.