Society of American Foresters

Southwestern Section Meeting

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Southwestern Section SAF

September 24-25, 2020

Zoom – The Year of COVID

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For SAF members, attending this meeting will qualify for up 6.5 CFE credits (category 1).

September 24

Theme: Leadership in Forestry

Draft Agenda


(all MDT, AZ is 1 hour earlier)

Presentation Title


8:45 AM Welcome / Meeting Logistics
9:00 AM Opening Remarks Tamara Cushing
SAF President 2020
Society of American Foresters

9:30 AM Working Across the Landscape – Collaboration and the First 20-year Stewardship Contracts Jeremy Kruger
Chief Executive
Four Forest Restoration Initiative

10:00 AM Why Scientists Should Have Leadership Skills Andrew Sanchez Meador
Executive Director
Ecological Restoration Institute

10:30 AM Break
Snacks: Ice-cold coffee and rock-hard maple bars (on your own)
10:45 AM Forest Restoration Triangle Kent Reid
New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute

11:15 AM SAF's Science Programs Nan Pond
SAF Forest Science and Technology Board

11:45 AM Shared Stewardship in New Mexico Laura McCarthy
New Mexico State Forester

12:15 PM SWSAF Annual Awards Presentation
12:45 PM Wrap up

September 25

Theme: Leadership in Forestry

SWSAF Business Meeting / Virtual Fieldtrips


(all MDT, AZ is 1 hour earlier)

Presentation Title


8:45 AM Welcome Back / Meeting Logistics
9:00 AM District IV Update Bev Yelczyn
District IV Representative
SAF Board of Directors
9:30 AM Virtual Field Trips Paul Sheppard
Arizona White Mountains
Greg Reynolds
Talking 'toe on Mt. Taylor
Pete Fulé
Researching Fire With the Navajo Nation
10:00 AM Break
Snacks: piñon pine muffins and mesquite pancakes (on your own)
10:15 PM Additional Presentations Neil Chapman
Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project Update

Eli Jensen
Association of Consulting Foresters, CF Program

Al Hendricks
White pine blister rust resistance screening and durability monitoring: Pinus strobiformis
10:45 AM SWSAF Business Meeting

12:45 PM Wrap up

Organizing Committee

This Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Section (Arizona and New Mexico) of SAF was organized by:
  • Mark Nabel
  • Jim Youtz
  • Al Hendricks
  • David Borland, Chair
  • Craig Wilcox
  • Paul Sheppard

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Comments to Paul Sheppard: sheppard @
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Secretary-Treasurer, Southern Arizona Chapter, SAF