Chapter: Columbia Gorge
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We also plan to have unique videos and pictures on this Page in the near future.
All SAF members and guests are welcome to attend meetings and events. If Columbia Gorge Chapter Members, or people who wish to be members have questions, comments, or ideas about future meetings and activities, please contact Doug Thiesies, Chapter Chair at : (541) 387-6888 or email at : [email protected]
February 23rd Chapter Meeting -The SAF Chapter meeting will be on February 23rd at the Charburger in Hood River. We will meet there at 11 a.m. for lunch followed by a talk by Jim Nichols, owner of XY Imaging, Hood River, on using remote sensing in Forestry.
Annual Meeting Announcement
2012 OSAF Annual Meeting (April 25, 26), Seaside, OR - See main OSAF web page and register now!
Executive Board Meeting: next Executive Board meeting will be March 13, 2012.
Date: 7 am @ the new BZ Corners ‘Logs’ restaurant
Program: 2013 OR-SAF Conference Details and Work Plan
Spring 2012 Chapter Meeting
February 23rd, 11:00am @ Charburger in Hood River. We continue to look for ways to increase meeting attendance. If you have input as to what is the best time, place, location or meeting topic please contact me or one of the officers. If you know other foresters or natural resource professionals who don’t attend, by all means invite them!
2013 OSAF Conference: Will be held near Pendleton, OR and is jointly sponsored by the Columbia Gorge and Blue Mtn. Chapters. Discussions are under way about logistics, speakers, etc. IF YOU HAVE TIME OR IDEAS TO DONATE, WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE BOTH!
Our last meeting was in January 2012 in Bingen, WA. Jake French came and gave us a great inspirational talk about maintaining a positive outlook on life despite the Adversity that life can deal us. Jake trained in Forestry at the University of Idaho and was employed at Oregon Dept. of Forestry before ‘life happened’. In an instant, Jake went from a ‘brush monkey’ on top of his game to a paraplegic who was told he would never walk again. His recovery has already exceeded the Doctor’s expectations and now he is writing and speaking on Life and Adversity. All who attended came away with a sense of admiration and humility. In the fall of 2011, the Chapter was able to raise funds thru a charity wood-cut to donate to Jake. The donation was presented after Jake’s presentation. We also donated funds to the Oregon SAF scholarship fund. A vote was taken to re-elect Doug Thiesies as our Chapter Chair, and to verify some ‘At-Large’ Executive Team members. We also discussed a previous vote to co-sponsor the 2013 OR-SAF Leadership Conference with the Blue Mountain chapter. A theme will need to be created. Logisitics and location are yet to be determined. The 2013 Conference will be in the Spring of 2013.
Leadership DirectoryDoug Thiesies: Chair
David Braun: Chair Elect
Jeremy Grose: ‘At-Large’ Exec. Member
Nate Putnam: Treasurer