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

Overview

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