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MN SAF Winter Meeting 2014: Walker

Minnesota Society of American Foresters

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM (CST)

MN SAF Winter Meeting 2014: Walker

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SAF member Ended $100.00 $0.00
SAF non-member Ended $115.00 $0.00
Student Ended $50.00 $0.00
Banquet and keynote only Ended $35.00 $0.00

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Minnesota SAF 2014 Winter Meeting

Resilient Forests, Resilient Markets, Resilient People

Online registration is now closed, but walk-in registrations are welcome.


Tuesday, Jan 28th, 2014

SAF Business & Chapter Meetings

9:00-10:30am     SAF Executive Board Meeting 
10:30am-Noon   General Business Meeting 

Noon – 1:00pm  Lunch Buffet in Fireside section of restaurant 
1:00-2:30pm      Chapter break-out meetings  

Opening General Conference Session (Tuesday, Jan 28th, 2:30-5:00pm)

2:30-3:00pm      Silent Auction Set-up 
2:30-3:00pm      Registration, Mingling, & Coffee in Foyer
3:00-3:10pm      Eli Sagor & Eric Hofstad  Introduction & Welcome
3:10-3:20pm      MN State Forester Forrest Boe 
3:20-3:50pm      Linda Nagel – Resilient forests: Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change
3:55-4:25pm      Kent Jacobson – Resilient Markets: The MN Wood Products Industry
4:30-5:00pm      Sen. Tom Saxhaug (inv) – Resilient People: Forestry at the Legislature

5:00-5:30pm   Banquet Set-up 

Banquet & Keynote Speaker (Tuesday, Jan 28th, 5:30-9:00pm)

5:30-6:30pm      Social Hour & Cash Bar in Foyer

6:30pm           Banquet Buffet 

7:30pm              Sharon Friedman, SAF Policy Committee Chair

Wednesday, Jan 29th

7:00-8:00am    Complimentary Breakfast & Coffee/snacks in Foyer 

Break-out Sessions

  Small gap management in hardwood forests: Rich Courtemanche and Bob Kangas, Aitkin County LD
  Tools, resources, partnerships: Rick Horton and Rebecca Barnard, NWTF
  Minnesota forestry policy opportunities in 2014: Mike Kilgore, UMN


  Emerging technology for resilience assessment and management: Mike Falkowski, UMN
  Engaging family forest owners: Dennis Thompson, Aitkin SWCD
  Northeast mitigation needs - Impacts on forestry: Dale Krystosek, BWSR




  Epigenetics and forest resilience: Andy David, UMN
  The changing forest and its effects on the industry (and vice versa): John Gephart
  Facilitated open forum: Remaining vibrant as a state Society


  Climate response framework in Minnesota: Stephen Handler, NIACS
  Forest health update: Quarantine status & impacts: DNR forest health staff
  Landscape-level planning - Practical applications: Gary Michael, MNDNR and Dan Steward, BWSR

12:15 – 1:15pm           Lunch Buffet

Wrap-up General Session (Wednesday, Jan 29th @ 1:15-2:15pm

1:15-2:00pm       Conference recap and synthesis – Linda Nagel (inv)
2:00-2:15pm       Eli Sagor and Eric Hofstad – Wrap-up & thank yous


Room reservation block:
Chase on the Lake Resort, 502 Cleveland Blvd., Walker, MN: (888) 242-7306

For group rates, mention event title: SAF 2014 Annual Winter Conference

Accommodation Types:
Hotel Rooms and Suites   $79/night
2-Bedroom Condos           $159/night
Rooms will be released after January 7, 2014

Local winter activities:
Skiing, ice fishing, on site bowling, on site ice skating.  

Contact Dick Peterson,, 507-333-2012
or Eli Sagor,, 612-624-6948

Have questions about MN SAF Winter Meeting 2014: Walker? Contact Minnesota Society of American Foresters

When & Where

Chase on the Lake
502 Cleveland Boulevard
Walker, MN 56484

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM (CST)

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