Watch your local PBS listings in April for a television special titled “America’s First Forester: Carl Schenck and the Ashville Experiment.” This one-hour documentary looks at the role Carl Schenck, the German forester who began the first forestry school in the US and managed the Biltmore estate forests, played in American conservation history. The Forest […]
The Michigan SAF Chapter has announced plans for their spring conference, with the theme of “People in the Forest”. The meeting will be held March 17-18, 2016, in Houghton. Registration, Vendor and Sponsor information is here… Register asAttendee Register asVendor/Sponsor MI SAF has provided the following meeting synopsis: “Forestry is more than just good […]
Congratulations to Tom Hittle, 2015 Wisconsin SAF state chair, and Julie Peltier, 2016 Wisconsin SAF state chair, who accepted the House of Society Delegates Leadership Award at the 2015 national Society of American Foresters convention. Pictured here (left to right): Tim Phelps, 2015 HSD chair; Hittle; Peltier; and Tera King, 2015 HSD chair-elect.
The honor of being named SAF Fellow recognizes the 30+ years Jim Kerkman has dedicated to advancing the application of forestry, forestry outreach and education and public policy in support of good forest stewardship. Jim graduated in forestry from UW-Stevens Point in 1982 and has been with the US Army at Fort McCoy since 1985, […]
Christine Thomas, Dean of the College of Natural Resources at UW-Stevens Point, was awarded the John Macon Award at the 2015 Wisconsin Society of American Foresters annual conference in New London on September 22. The Macon Award recognizes outstanding contributions to Wisconsin forestry. Christine, a member of SAF since 1985, is known locally, regionally, nationally, […]