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Melody Mobley: A Pioneer, Black and Female

Nov. 7, 2016  • 

SAF Member Spotlight

In June Melody Mobley delivered the 2015 commencement address at the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (see http://tinyurl.com/ookk3tp and http://tinyurl.com/pzkv4fx). Not only was Mobley the first African American woman to graduate from the college with a bachelor’s degree in forest management, she was also the first African American woman hired as a forester by the US Forest Service.

During her 28-year career Mobley held positions that included forester and assistant district ranger, and a position on the Forest Management Staff in the agency’s Washington office, where she retired in 2005. Now she is penning an autobiography and seeking volunteer opportunities to connect children with nature. Here is an extract of a conversation Andrea Watts, associate editor of The Forestry Source, had with her in September of 2015.

2017 Annual Meeting - Second Call for Papers

Nov. 7, 2016  • 

The Washington State Society of American Foresters (WSSAF) and the Washington Chapter of the The Wildlife Society (TWS) will hold a joint meeting in March of 2017 at the Yakima Convention Center in downtown Yakima. The meeting offers TWS and WSSAF members the opportunity to share presentations and posters. Selected papers along with invited speakers will be used to develop the meeting program. Please consider submitting an abstract on any applied or formal research or work that you believe would be worth sharing.