NorCal/SoCal Societies of American Foresters 2014 Winter Meeting
Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)
One California Forestry: The Professional’s Role
The Northern and Southern California Societies will again be jointly hosting their winter meeting. The Executive Committees of the two Societies will be meeting on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club in the O’Neill Room. The general meeting will be held at the Clark Kerr Campus of UC Berkeley, just south of the main campus.
The theme of this year’s meeting will be, “One California Forestry,” and will focus on the diverse array of responsibilities that foresters and allied natural resource professionals have throughout state. We’ll highlight their role in urban forestry, restoration, urban planning, wildfire management, timber production, appraisal, investment analysis, biodiversity management and conservation planning.
We’ll be holding the meeting in Berkeley this year, in recognition of the centennial anniversary of the start of Cal’s forestry program in 1914. The last session of the meeting is entitled, “A Century of Forestry Education in California,” and will have leaders from the three major university forestry programs in the state in attendance.
8:00 – 9:00 Registration, Coffee
9:00 – 9:15 Opening Remarks – One California Forestry –
• Rick Standiford and Doug Piirto, Vice Chairs, Northern and Southern California SAF
9:15 – 9:45 Role in Fire
- • Carol Rice, Wildland Resource Management, Inc.
- • Chris Childers, Santa Barbara County Fire
9:45 – 10:15 Role in Urban Forestry
- • To Be Announced, Davey Tree
- • Denise Britton, Consulting Arborist
10:15 – 10:30 - BREAK
10:30 – 11:00 Role in Restoration
- • Larry Bonner, Cal Trans (invited)
- • Marylee Guinon, Marylee Guinon LLC
11:00 – 11:30 - Role in Investment Analysis
- • Jim Fleming, J.E. Fleming and Associates
- • Jim Rinehart, R&A Investment Forestry
11:30 – 12:00 - Role in Politics
- • Bill Keye, California Forest Keepers Incorporated
- • John Kessler, Nor Cal SAF Policy Chair
12:00 – 1:30 – Lunch and Lunch Speakers
- • Update from SAF Council – J Lopez, District 3 Councilman
- • Update from National SAF - Louise Murgia, Interim Executive VP, SAF
- • SAF Awards - Julie Lydick
1:30 – 2:00 - Role with Energy and Carbon Markets
- • Tad Mason, TSS Consultants
- • Tim Robards, New Forests
2:00 – 2:45 - Role with Land Management
- • Neal Ewald, Green Diamond
- • John Mount, Southern California Edison
- • Fred Euphrat, Forest, Soil and Water
2:45 – 3:30 – A Century of Forestry Education
- • J. Keith Gilless, Dean, UC Berkeley College of Nat. Res.
- • Erin Kelly, Dept. Forestry and Wildland Resources, Humboldt State University
- • Doug Piirto, Dept. Head, Nat. Res. Mgt. and Env. Sci., Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
3:30 – 3:45 – Wrap-up and Concluding Remarks
- • Rick Standiford and Doug Piirto, Vice Chairs, Northern and Southern California SAF
3:45 – Adjourn
When & Where
Northern California Society of American Foresters
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world. The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and, to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society. SAF is a nonprofit organization meeting the requirements of 501 (c) (3). SAF members include natural resource professionals in public and private settings, researchers, CEOs, administrators, educators, and students.