Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

Washington State

Yukon River Virtual Chapter Meeting - Forest Management in Southeast US on Military Installations

Yukon River Virtual Chapter Meeting - Forest Management in Southeast US on Military Installations

 

February 23 at 12:00 p.m. (AST)

 

Bob Larimore will give a presentation on changes to forest management in the southeast United States on military installations over the past 50 years. From the military hiring its first professional forester to the change in wildland fire management to how forest products were and are now managed all in the best interest of supporting the military mission and protecting the publics natural resources.

 

North Puget Sound Virtual Chapter Meeting - Upcoming Forest Mapping and Stewardship Planning Tools

Guest speaker David Diaz will present an overview of research and development he is leading on new open-source tools and technologies for forest mapping and stewardship planning.  This work includes applying computer vision to delineate and classify forest stands using publicly available imagery and a new web app, Landmapper, that was just launched by Ecotrust in Oregon (with guidance from Oregon Small Woodlands Association, Oregon Tree Farm System, and OSU Extension) to automatically create maps and tables required for Forest Management Plans.

Family Foresters Workshop

Family-owned forests are vital to the economy and quality of life in the Inland Northwest. These lands are critical for wildlife habitat, timber supply, water quality, and many other values. Unique skills are required of foresters and other natural resource professionals who help family forest owners manage their property. The Family Foresters Workshop is designed to strengthen the skills of consulting foresters, state-employed service foresters, and other natural resource professionals who work with family forest owners.