SAF National Convention 

Portland, Oregon • October 3-7, 2018

Forest Policy and Science-Management Interactions

Join us and gain information on:

   •  Cutting-edge forest science with practical application
   •  Case studies showcasing best practices
   •  Adaptive management examples from forest practitioners
   •  On-the-ground workshops in broad interest areas
   •  Forest management in the Pacific Northwest


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

Phishing Scam Alert

Please disregard all calls and/or emails offering discounted hotel rates and/or conference attendee lists. These are not SAF sanctioned activities or vendors. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this unsolicited outreach may have caused. Please do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Child Care Options

For convention attendees in need of childcare, SAF has identified a few options in the Portland area. The closest option open to the public is a drop-in service at WeVillage about 1.5 miles from the Oregon Convention Center. They also have a second location relatively close by. For in-hotel child care, check out Big Time Kidcare. Reservations are required. Please contact these companies directly. 

Please note: SAF does not endorse the services of these child care companies. Individuals seeking child care services should do their own research to find an option that best suites their needs.