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Ouachita SAF News


  • The OSAF annual meeting will be held on December 6-7 at the Hot Springs Courtyard Marriott in Hot Springs, AR. The meeting's theme is "Forest Threats" and presentations will provide information on a variety of current forest threats. Registration is $95 for OSAF and non OSAF members except for a $50 fee for students. These rates are good through November 27th when the registration goes up $25. A special rate is available for those reserving rooms at the Marriott until November 22, 2018 if it is booked under the OSA block (not a typo). Rates are $95 + tax for a single king and $97 + tax for a double queen. For more information contact Casey Meek at or 580-236-9814. The registration form, overview, and program are available by downloading the attachment for this announcement.


    OSAF Registration 2018.pdf OSAF Annual Meeting Registration Form

  • Our friend and colleague Paul N. Dahl passed away Monday June 11, 2018. His memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday June 15th at First Methodist Church, 1100 Central Ave. Hot Springs, AR. Arrangements by Hot Springs Funeral Home. A reception will be held at the church's Family Life Center following the service.

  • At the recent OSAF annual meeting in Springdale, AR the following awards were presented: Dr. Tom Kuzmic - Volunteer Leadership Award, Bob Heinemann - Lifetime Achievement Forestry Award, Pete Prutzman - AR Division Ted Chancy Career Forester Award, Drew Griffin - AR Division Dr. Tim Ku Young Forester Award, Cody Woolly - OK Division Ted Silker Award, and Casey Meek - OK Division Nat Walker Award.

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