Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

NW SAF Members to be Honored at the National Convention

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Three SAF members from the Pacific Northwest will receive awards at the National Convention in Madison, Wisconsin on November 3rd. 

 

Francesca Cafferata Coe Receives Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Award

 

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(Bethesda, MD)—Francesca (Fran) Cafferata Coe of Hillsboro, Oregon, will receive the Young Forester Leadership Award for her outstanding contributions to the forestry profession. She will be recognized during a ceremony at the 2016 SAF National Convention, November 2–6, in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Young Forester Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership by a young forestry professional in the development and promotion of an individual program or project, or for a sustained leadership role benefiting the practice of forestry and the Society of American Foresters. The engraved award includes a cash honorarium of $500.

Cafferata Coe, a member of SAF since 2007, graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Science in 2000, with a strong emphasis in the interactions between forests and wildlife. Cafferata Coe is a leader in both SAF and The Wildlife Society; she serves as the Oregon SAF liaison to TWS. Coe is the owner of a small consulting firm, Cafferata Consulting, LLC, a natural resource consulting firm specializing in helping forest landowners and managers understand how to effectively manage their forests for both healthy wildlife populations and sustainable timber production.

“This year’s national award recipients join a group of elite individuals who have demonstrated unusual dedication to the practice and promotion of forestry,” said Matt Menashes, CEO of SAF.

The awards process is a rigorous one. It begins with written nominations and references by professional peers. The Forest Science and Technology Board or the Committee on Professional Recognition then reviews the nominations. These bodies forward their recommendations to the SAF Board of Directors for its review and approval. The review process produces candidates with a national profile and a comprehensive history of sustained contributions to the forestry profession and service to the public.

 

SAF Announces Moser as a Recipient of the 2016 Presidential Field Forester Awards

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(Bethesda, MD)—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.  

 

SAF Announces Hanson as a Recipient of the 2016 Presidential Field Forester Award

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(Bethesda, MD)—The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has announced that Thomas Hanson of Kirkland, Washington, is a recipient of its 2016 Presidential Field Forester Award. 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.

Hanson and 10 other 2016 Presidential Field Forester Award recipients will be recognized at the 2016 SAF National Convention, to be held Nov. 2-6 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Thomas Hanson is director of client services for American Forest Management and is a senior forester, arborist, and designated real estate broker at AFM’s Kirkland office. He has experience as a timber appraiser and rural land appraisal adviser throughout the western states. He has land management oversite responsibilities for non-resident owners, including budgeting, silviculture prescriptions and implementation, forest inventory, variable plot cruising, timber marketing, harvest unit layout and design, forest practice permitting, and company management. He prepares quarterly and yearly stumpage reports at the request of private industry clients for comparative and IRS tax purposes.

Hanson has served the Society in several capacities, including president of the Washington State SAF.

 

Press releases courtesy of Lisa Swann of SAF