Forestry Technology Workshop • Columbia, South Carolina • May 8-9, 2018

Work Smarter, Increase Productivity, Improve Efficiencies


This two-day intensive workshop will provide you access to the latest equipment and advances in forest technology.

This workshop offers:

    • Case studies in gathering, analysis, and modeling.
    • Hands-on activities and field exercises state-of-the-art resources.
    • Exploration on the newest equipment, hardware, and software.
    • Interaction with leading forest technology companies.

You will:

    • Learn to solve daily technology challenges with increased efficiency.     
    • Interact with peers using this technology in real-world applications.
    • Speak one-on-one with company representatives about new equipment features.
    • Earn Continuing Education credit.

2018 SAF National Convention • Portland, Oregon • October 3-7, 2018

Forest Policy and Science-Management Interactions


The convention theme will explore the differences between policy and politics, and how science, management, and policy interact and integrate to inform and influence the conservation of forested landscapes. Plenary sessions will consider the role of science in policy decisions such as wildland fire policy, the role of scientists and managers in the policy process, and how we can better influence policy makers. Concurrent sessions will also cover broad topics including, but not limited to:
   •  Agroforestry
   •  Biomass, carbon, & bioenergy
   •  Diversity in natural resources research, practice, and education
   •  Economics
   •  Education & communication
   •  Entomology and pathology
   •  Fire & fuels management
   •  Forest ecology
   •  Remote sensing applications & geospatial technologies
   •  Harvesting & utilization
   •  History & philosophy
   •  Inventory & measurement
   •  Private forestry
   •  Professional development
   •  Recreation
   •  Silviculture
   •  Social sciences & human dimensions
   •  Soils & hydrology
   •  Urban & community forestry
   •  Wildlife management