The Ouachita Society of American Foresters sets the standard in forest management, 
bringing science, best practice, and the best people together to actively shape the future of the profession.



Announcements

  • Many of the documents which show the activities of the OSAF since it was formed are now stored in the Arkansas Archives. These documents may be searched at Archives.Arkansas.Gov. Searching this site will not allow you to see the actual documents, it will only let you know what is available. Actual documents may only be viewed in person. Thanks go to Bob Levins and Robert McFarland as chairmen of the OSAF History Committee for preserving those documents which describe the history of our society. Any questions regarding historical documents of the OSAF should be directed to Robert McFarland.

  • The 2018 annual meeting of the Ouachita SAF was held December 6-7, 2018 at the Courtyard Marriott in Hot Springs, AR. The theme of the meeting was "Forest Threats" and several speakers gave excellent presentations on a variety of current forest threats. The annual meeting also included the annual awards dinner, a Friday breakfast program that had news from the Arkansas Forestry Commission and Oklahoma Forestry Services as well as the OSU and UAM Forestry programs. Following a successful silent auction that provides money for the OSAF Forestry Enhancement Fund and national Foresters Fund, there were Arkansas and Oklahoma division business meetings. The annual meeting concluded with the OSAF business meeting. Special thanks to Casey Meek and the program committee for putting together an excellent meeting.
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    2018 annual meeting

  • The OSAF annual awards dinner was held on Thursday night December 6th as part of the 2018 annual meeting. Several individuals were recognized as award recipients. George Rheinhardt was honored as being the most recent OSAF Fellow. David Samuel was recognized for being a member of SAF for 50 years. Dr. Matt Pelkki was awarded the OSAF Forest Educator Award and Randy Holeman was awarded the OSAF Forestry Science Research Award. From the Arkansas Division, Dr. Matt Olson was named as the "Dr. Tim Ku - Young Forester" for 2018 and Karl Hansen was named as the "Ted Chancey - Career Forester" for 2018. From the Oklahoma Division, Alex Schwartz received the Ted Silker Award for 2018 for a forester with less than 15 years of experience.
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    George Rheinhardt receiving his Fellow certificate from Dr. Vic Ford
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    David Samuel receives his 50 year SAF certificate from Steve Burgess
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    Randy Holeman receives the OSAF Forestry Science Research award from Dr. Vic Ford
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    Karl Hansen receives the Ted Chancey Career Forester from Dr. Vic Ford
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    Alex Schwartz receives the Ted Silker Award from Carri Abner

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