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The Pennsylvania Forestry Association, Pennsylvania Forest Products Association and Log-a-Load for Kids is sponsoring the Sporting Clays Benefit on October 5. The event is open to the public and new shooters are welcome. All profits will benefit "Log a Load for Kids".
Location: Shenecoy Sportsmen - 5776 Shenecoy Road - McConnellstown, PA 16660
Registration: download (pdf)
The Allegheny SAF Summer Training 2018 will be hosted by The Northern Hardwood Chapter, August 8-10, 2018, in Bradford PA.
Theme: Restoration Forestry of Disturbed Forests on the Allegheny Plateau
Location: University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA — Frame-Westerburg Commons
Accommodations are available to stay on campus in 2 bedroom dorm suites with a full kitchen: $140/night, tax included, each bedroom has either 2 twin beds or one king bed, they will match up people in suites if desired. Other hotels in Bradford are available at a range of prices: Best Western Plus, Comfort Inn, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express.
The Maryland/Delaware SAF Division will hold their 2018 Spring training event on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Holiday Inn Express Kent Narrows. The afternoon will feature a tour of the PRS Guitars factory tour. NOTE: Travel to PRS will be on your own.
Holiday Inn Express Kent Narrows
1020 Kent Narrows Road, Grasonville, MD 21638
380 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666
Agenda & Registration: click here
You can register online by clicking the buttons below.
Please Join Us for the 2018 Winter Training!
The Keystone Chapter of the Allegheny Society of American Foresters invites you to the Allegheny Society of American Foresters – 2018 Winter Training on February 21-23 in Gettysburg, PA. The Program Committee has put together an impressive agenda of topics and speakers focused on the theme of “Trees and People.”
Conference Facility: The Winter Training will be held at the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel just east of Gettysburg, PA. Check out the facility here.
Lodging and Room Reservations: A block of rooms is reserved at the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel. Ask for the Allegheny SAF meeting rate at $99/night (plus taxes). Please note, the rooms will be held at the above rate until Monday, January 29, 2018. Rooms are not guaranteed after this date. For room reservations call the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel at (717) 339-0020 or register online.
The February 21 ice-breaker will be at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor's Center just 10 minutes away and is open only to Allegheny SAF Attendees! Check out the Museum & Visitor's Center here.
Continuing Education Credit: Receive credit for your efforts! While continuing to improve your knowledge and skills as a professional forester earn continuing education credits that apply toward Professional Certification!
Continuing Education credits: (applied for): SAF Certified Forester CFE, ISA Certified Arborist CEU, and State-specific pesticide applicator re-certification credits.
A Tree Farm Inspector Training Certification session will be held February 21 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and a Pesticide Certification Training from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. A $10 fee for each session will cover the break refreshments.
Reginald D. Forbes Art Show: Since 1974, the art show and competition has been a regular part of the Allegheny Society of American Foresters winter training with the objective of fostering and displaying the artistic abilities of foresters and their family members. All those interested are invited to submit entries. A display area for viewing artwork has been set aside convenient to the main meeting room and exhibitor area. There will be three categories for entries: photography, flat art and 3-dimensional artwork. Ribbons and certificates will be presented. Awards will be determined by the votes of the attendees. So please visit the Art Show and remember to drop your vote in the ballot box after enjoying the show. Contact Mike Kusko at: email@example.com
Student Forum and Quiz Bowl: This year the student forum will include a mingle and munch at lunch with all attendees. The Thursday afternoon session will have a graduate student research presentation and a panel of public and private forestry professionals and an ISA certified arborist who will interact with students.
Each year college students from the region’s forestry schools compete in the Quiz Bowl. This event tests the forestry knowledge of students from baccalaureate and associate degree forestry programs. We have tried to keep costs as low as possible for students and hope we receive a good response to our “Sponsor a Student” request.
Exhibitors – Sponsors: We invite you to partner with us this year! The Exhibitor/Sponsor form is available in Word and pdf formats. Options have been designed to help you choose the right level for your budget and time. As a promotional partner or technical exhibitor, you will be a key contributor to the success of our Winter Training, providing added value and interest to the program. We also ask you to consider a Sponsorship and/or a donation to the Silent Auction. The sponsorship program has been designed to provide a wide range of options for you to consider. Your support will be appreciated!
The Maryland/Delaware SAF Division will hold their 2017 Fall event on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Catonsville College Baltimore of County.
CCBC Center for the Arts
800 S Rolling Rd
Catonsville MD 21228
Parking: Lot#3 SW of Center for the Arts
Agenda & Registration: click here
CCBC Campus Map: click here
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The Allegheny SAF Summer Training 2017 will be hosted by The Plateau Chapter, September 20 - 22, 2017, 45 Holiday Inn Road, Park Inn, Clarion, PA
Theme: “SILVAH: 50 Years of Practicing Sustainable Forestry and Counting”
On Wednesday, September 20, there will be an optional field tour to Kane Experimental Forest and surrounding landscape. Topics will include: SILVAH guidelines for regeneration, vegetation management, thinning, current research on deer impact, changes in regeneration ecology, forest health, fertilization, wildlife habitat, and carbon sequestration. (Bus transportation and box lunch will be provided as part of the Optional Wednesday Field Tour. Space may be limited. Register early.)
Info/Registration: Agenda & Registration info
The MD/DE Division of the Allegheny SAF will be holding their Spring meeting on May 17, 2017. The meeting will begin at the Gambrill State Park Tea Room at Middletown, MD. The meeting theme will be is Municipal Watershed Forestry & Management and will feature a morning field tour, with a BBQ lunch and finish in the afternoon with a series of informative sessions held at the Boonsboro Library.
Date: May 17, 2017, @8:30am — 3pm
Location: (AM) Gambrill State Park Tea Room at Middletown, MD / (PM) Boonsboro Library
Credits: 3.5 SAF category 1 / 2 certified arborist / 2 municipal specialist / 2 BCMA mgt / 4.0 MD LTE
Info/Registration: download click here (PDF)
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The Society of American Foresters, Plateau Chapter will hold its Winter meeting on Thursday, March 16th at the Days Inn (formally Holiday Inn) in Warren, 210 Ludlow Street, Warren, PA. This year’s main program will feature a presentation by Amanda Frederick, Resource Conservationist from the Warren County Conservation District.
Reservations are due by Monday, March 13.
The Allegheny Society of American Foresters Winter Training was held at Wyomissing, PA, February 15-17, 2017. The theme was Rural and Urban Ecosystem Health in the Mid-Atlantic Region. You can download the agenda here. Training presentations can be downloaded below.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
- Plenary Talk, Steve Koehn, Director, Cooperative Forestry, USFS State & Private Forestry
- Plenary Talk, Al Todd, Executive Director, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Morning Concurrent Sessions
Biomass Utilization in Rural and Community Forest
- Urban Wood Utilization, Ed Cesa, USDA Forest Service
- Baltimore Case Study, Mike Galvin, SavATree Consulting Group
- Wood to Energy: Biomass Utilization, Lew McCreery, USDA Forest Service
Forest Management and Fire for Oak Sustainability
- Why We Need Prescribed Fire, Pat McElhenny, The Nature Conservancy
- Prescribed Fire: Challenges in PA, Todd Breininger, PA DCNR
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Forest Mngt, Merlin Benner, Remote Intelligence, LLC
Lunch Talk, Matt Menashes, CEO, National SAF
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 1
Integrated Forest Management
- Integrate Wildlife and Forest Management, Jeff Larkin, Indiana University of PA
- Alternative Products from Riparian Buffers, Tracy Coulter, PA Bureau of Forestry
- Large-landscape Forest Management, Ben Jones, PA Game Commission
- Articulating Your Value and Lessons in Leadership, Tom Davidson, Leadership Nature
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 2
People and Communication
- Outreach for Kittatinny Ridge Preservation, Kim Murphy, Berks Nature
- Community Forest Program, Jim Bonesteel, Rensselaer Plateau Alliance
Urban Forest Data: New Applications for Communities and Managers
- Applications of Urban Tree Canopy Data, Sarah Low, USDA Forest Service
- i-Tree Landscape, Jason Henning, Davey Institute and USDA Forest Service
- Forest Restoration in an Urban Context, Curtis Helm/Tom Witmer, City of Philadelphia *
Banquet Dinner Presentation, John Goodall, Brandywine Conservancy *
Friday, February 17, 2017
Morning Concurrent Sessions
Community Forestry for Water Quality
- Stormwater Management in Lancaster, Douglas Smith, City of Lancaster
- Soil Management for Urban Trees, Susan Day, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
- Urban Watershed Management, Bob Adams, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society *
Forest Health/Invasive Species
- Hemlock in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Mary Ann Fajvan, USDA Forest Service
- Important Invasive Pests in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Randall Morin, USDA Forest Service
- Invasives Management with Herbicides, Todd Hagenbuch, Arborchem Products
Final Plenary, James Finley, Penn State University
* — an asterisk at the end of the line indicates a presentation edited due to file size limitations
The Appalachian Mountain Joint Venture and Forest Service have been working with partners (American Bird Conservancy, Ruffed Grouse Society, Audubon Pennsylvania, PA Game Commission, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resource) to organize a free, two-day workshop in June for forest landowners: Working in Your Woods, A Bird's Eye View.
The first day of the workshop will bring together speakers to present:
- Techniques to create healthy forests and help wildlife;
- Financial incentives and programs available to landowners; and
- Opportunities to benefit a variety of bird species, including ruffed grouse, scarlet tanager, wild turkey, cerulean warbler, American woodcock and many more.
During the second day of the workshop, participants will visit field sites (transportation provided) to see the techniques and habitat discussed in day 1 and may have an opportunity to see birds at a bird banding site (depending on conditions).
Participants must register, but registration is free and lunches will be provided each day.
Details: download for more info
Registration: click here
Allegheny Society of American Foresters Winter Training will be held at Wyomissing, PA, February 15-17, 2017. The theme focus will be Rural and Urban Ecosystem Health in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Dates: February 15-17, 2017
Directions: 1040 North Park Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Contact: Randy Morin for more info
Please submit a registration form even if online registration (PayPal) is used for payment.
The Northern Hardwood Chapter of SAF will host a chapter meeting at 5:30 PM on January 26, 2017 at the PA Lumber Museum (5660 US-6, Galeton, PA 16922). Mike Messina and Eric Zenner from Penn State’s Department of Ecosystem Science and Management will be our guests for the evening. We will gather at 5:30 for a social hour, with dinner to be served at 6:30. Following dinner, our guests will speak on silvicultural opportunities in northcentral PA (especially in the wake of Emerald Ash Borer). The meeting will wrap up at 8:30. Application for one CFE credit is in the works and should be available.
Dinner choices include lasagna and chicken cordon bleu. Cost of the meal will be $15. Payment can be made at the meeting or sent to: David Andrus, 59 Clearview Drive, Coudersport, PA 16915. Reservations, by mail or email, are due January 20, 2017. If responding by email you can just send a response to firstname.lastname@example.org with your dinner choice. No form is required.
You are encouraged to show up early to see the museum visitor center that opened in May of 2015. It really is a wonderful display of Pennsylvania forest history. They have agreed to waive the use fee for the facility because SAF fits into their mission statement. They have also agreed to waive the entrance fee ($8) for anyone showing up early but will accept any donation you care to make to the museum.
The Rothrock Chapter of the Allegheny SAF has announced their Winter meeting.
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: Lunch: 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Sue Tantsits, Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery, “Restoring Land with Native Plants”
MD/DE SAF will be hosting our Fall meeting at Chesapeake College, Wye Mills MD on November 10, 2016. The meeting theme is Adapting to New Climates for Forests and Invasive Species. Click here to download the agenda and registration form.
Online registration can be made from the MD/DE webpage. The last day to register online is November 9, 2016.
The University of Maryland Extension's Woodland Stewardship Education program offers a variety of webinars, workshops, publications and educational programs for woodland owners, natural resource professionals, and interested citizens across Maryland. Please consider attending one of these offerings. Additional events are listed on the Event Calendar at http://extension.umd.edu/woodland.Read More
The Society of American Foresters — Plateau Chapter will hold a summer meeting on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Pittsfield, PA. The Chapter will meet at 12:30pm at the USFS Forestry Sciences Lab, National Forge Road, Irvine, PA for an afternoon field tour.
Reservations are due by Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Please make reservations by mail, phone, fax, or email to:
Mike McEntire, PO Box 1474, Smethport, PA 16749
Phone: (814) 887‐5239 Fax: (814) 887‐5239 Email: email@example.com
Download registration here
The Allegheny Society of American Foresters Annual Summer Meeting Program will be held at The Westin, Mount Laurel, NJ on September 14 -16, 2016. The theme is entitled “Forest Management for Productivity and Resilience”. 6.0 Category 1 and 1.0 Category 2 SAF CFE Credits will be available.
Community Forestry Short Course
Planning and Managing Green Infrastructure
March 29, 30, and 31, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Penn State University & Web-based Internet Training
Planning and managing the green infrastructure of street trees, parks, and open spaces will help any municipality safely take advantage of the many benefits these assets provide. With proper planning and management, these assets appreciate and pay us back with time. This Community Forestry Short Course is designed to help municipal shade tree commissions/committees, and staff, including managers, arborists, and foresters; community tree advocates; and volunteers gain knowledge and skills in the effective management of public trees in Pennsylvania.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend live sessions in State College, or via the internet, or watch recorded lectures on their own. Attend all 3 days of training or just one or two days. A certificate will be awarded to people that participate in the sessions live or via the internet. Seating is limited to 25 attendees for the live lectures at Penn State University
** Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for ISA Certified Arborists, Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturalists, and Landscape Architecture.
Click here for more information | agenda | register
Contact: Vincent Cotrone (email) or call (888) 825-1701
Below is a schedule of the next Allegheny SAF Chapter meetings. As usual, this can be subject to change.
Upcoming meeting schedule:
- Summer 2016: New Jersey Division (September 14-16, 2016, Mount Laurel, NJ)
- Winter 2017: Valley Forge Chapter (February 15-17, 2017, Wyomissing, PA)
- Summer 2017: Plateau Chapter
- Winter 2018: Keystone Chapter