New Venue for general meetings:
Salud Restaurant and Brewery
537 SE Jackson Street, Roseburg, OR 97470
No RSVP required
Always re-check full announcements, meeting locations may change
Special Arbor Day Events for 2015
April 9th Thursday ------Tree planting with 100 5th graders. Kids will be on site 10:00-1:00. Location: about 8 miles west of Glendale. Contact Javier if you can make it: firstname.lastname@example.org
Umpqua Chapter Members,
Here is an update on what’s happening in our chapter:
Our 2015 meetings are underway. At our last meeting, Dr. Allan Felsot, professor of Environmental Toxicology for WSU gave a great talk on the Toxicology of Herbicides Commonly Used in Forestry.
On April 15th, we’ll hear from Terry Mann of L&L logging. Terry will talk about his high tech cut-to-length harvester/forwarder logging side. The meeting will be at Salud Restaurant and Brewery in Downtown Roseburg and will start at 5:30.
In May, Gene Hickman will talk about the Historical Vegetation of the Tiller area. Gene’s talk will be a fascinating look at how survey notes, data and photos made during the original township surveys from the 1890s-1920s depict the shift in vegetation patterns over time.
CFE credits will be available at our monthly meetings (usually 1 per meeting).
Our Executive Committee has voted to donate $242.47 toward the Sutherlin FFA/Forestry Program. This donation will assist the Forestry Program in purchasing a drone to assist with data collection, vegetation surveys and to figure out other ways this cutting edge tool can be useful in forestry. We hope to have a chapter field trip to see it in action soon.
We have also donated $500 to the Douglas County School Forestry Tour. This is a fantastic event that reaches nearly every 4th and 5th grader in the county! See the volunteer opportunities if you’d like to help.
We are also in the final stages of creating a New Member Initiative, designed by Membership Chair James Mahaffy. The program will be aimed at recruiting new foresters to our chapter. More details to come…
Our chapter needs you!
We have opportunities to serve on the Umpqua Executive Committee. We are currently recruiting for:
· Chair Elect
These roles may not require a lot of additional time, but are very important to keep the chapter running optimally. Please contact me if you would like more information or are interested.
· Earth Day, April 19th: Umpqua SAF has a booth at the Earth Day Event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. We need volunteers to interact with the Earth Day Crowd. Contact Brennan Garrelts: email@example.com
· Douglas County School Forestry Tour, May 12th-May15th: Volunteers are needed to talk about either forest management or forest products to 4th and 5th graders. Contact Nancy Geyer: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any tips or ideas for our monthly meeting topics, please let us know. Thank you all for being members of the SAF!
All About Forest Certification
Past meeting agenda and topic from September 2013, with Mike Sterner, FSC
WHAT: Forest management certification evolved to promote sustain-ability of forests and to promote environmentally acceptable forestry. The movement has its origins in efforts to correct poor forestry prac-tices in tropical rain forests. Since then, certification has spread to North America, Europe, and parts of Asia.
WHY: Many manufacturers and landowners need certification for market access. Green building standards always include certification requirements for inclusion in their respective systems. Most private landowners who choose not to certify cite expense, complexity, perception of benefits, and constraints on land usage. There is incremental movement on the part of certification schemes like FSC to accommodate the smaller landowner.
Chair - Brennan Garrelts - email@example.com, 541-464-3363
Chair-elect - Joe Newton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Immediate past-chair - Werner Krueger - email@example.com, 541-464-3277
Treasurer - Erin Banwell - firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-378-3323
Membership Chair - James Mahaffy - email@example.com, 541-464-3231
Delegate-at-large - Javier Goirigolzarri - RMS@rosenet.net
Secretary - Don Morrison - firstname.lastname@example.org