Portland, Oregon • October 3-7, 2018

Forest Policy and Science-Management Interactions

The 2018 SAF National Convention in Portland, Oregon, 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.

From an overview of Pacific Northwest forests to perspectives on how and why science and science communication should remain policy neutral and the challenges of transforming forest policy into effective natural resource management, 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 why policy makers don’t “listen to us”.

2018 Call for Presentations
(Adobe PDF File)
2018 Convention Prospectus
(Adobe PDF File)

SAF National Convention, Portland 2018 from Society of American Foresters on Vimeo.