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Venue

The Portland Expo Center 2060 N Marine Dr Portland , Oregon 97217
Tel: (503) 736-5200
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SAF National Convention 2018 - Society of American Foresters

Attendees

1,500

Exhibitors

62

Overview

Event Overview:

The SAF National Convention will explore the rich history of forestry, land stewardship, and the connections that unite all who create, manage, use, and conserve forests and associated resources to meet desired goals, needs, and values.

Exhibitor Information:

Event attendees are respected scientists, senior government and industry officials, heads of firms and agencies, university deans and professors, nonprofit organization leaders, and others from across the United States and the world.

• Affordably reach more than 1,400 professionals in a cost-effective manner, with the
visibility and awareness that you demand
• Educate qualified professionals about your products through scheduled presentations
• Dramatically increase your exposure in the competitive marketplace through the
assertive marketing of exhibitors to our 12,000 members
• Visit one-on-one with attendees during networking breaks, lunches, and events in the
Exhibit Hall
• Develop and build business relationships
• Launch new products in a high-profile venue
• Show the profession that you are active, interested, and committed to serving the
forestry and land management markets

Do You Offer These Items?
You need to sponsor/exhibit if you provide:
• Aerial photography and equipment
• Animal control products
• Apparel and footwear
• Arborist and urban forestry supplies
• Biomass, bioenergy, and biofuels
• Carbon accounting/offset
• Terrestrial and nonterrestrial communication equipment
• Computer software and equipment
• Ecological restoration and regeneration services
• Employment opportunities (public and private)
• Environmental services
• Erosion control products
• Finance, insurance, or investment services
• Field testing and diagnostic equipment
• Fire control management services and equipment
• Forestry consulting services
• Forestry education
• Forest information management systems
• Forestry-related publications and research
• Forestry tools and equipment
• GIS and mapping products
• GPS equipment and services
• Handheld data collectors
• Harvesting and logging equipment
• Herbicides, fertilizers, and chemical applications
• Imaging and spatial analysis software and related hardware
• Laptop PCs - hardened or rugged
• Laboratory and field diagnostic equipment
• Markers and signs
• Measurement, survey, and analysis tools
• Remote sensing and satellite imagery
• Safety equipment
• Seeds, seedlings, and seeding services
• Tree care and maintenance products and services
• Tree paint and markers
• Tree shelters and protectors
• Water measurement and analysis tools
• Weather measurement and analysis tools

About SAF:

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world. The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and, to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society. SAF is a nonprofit organization meeting the requirements of 501 (c) (3). SAF members include natural resource professionals in public and private settings, researchers, CEOs, administrators, educators, and students.

Keynote Speakers

Peter Daugherty

Oregon State Forester

Forest Policy and Forest Management (Never the Twain Shall Mix?)

Our opening plenary will provide a welcome to the Pacific Northwest and set the tone for thinking about the role of science and policy in forest management. What is the role of science in policy decisions? What is the role of scientists and managers in the policy process? Why don’t they listen to us?

Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry as Oregon’s 13th State Forester, leads the Department of Forestry in its mission to serve Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon’s forests. He also helps the Board carry out its mission to lead Oregon in implementing policies and programs that promote sustainable management of Oregon's public and private forests. State Forester Daugherty joined the Department in 2007. He served most recently as the Private Forests Division Chief, where he worked on best forest management practices for water quality, and on forest health, family forestlands, and urban forestry. Over the course of his career, he has worked as a private forest economist and a professor of forest management and ecological economics. He also enjoyed time as a US Forest Service research forester.

Bob Lackey

Oregon State University

The Shaping of Forest Management through Science and Policy

This plenary will provide an insightful perspective of the role of science and policy in forest management in the PNW and US. Manifest destiny, rugged independence, multiple use management, scientific management, and now fire and restoration have driven how and why forest management has changed from a policy perspective over the last 120+ years. Speakers will illustrate how human values and science intertwine and give rise to policies that challenge managers of forested landscapes in the 21st century.  What role does forest science play in contemporary policy development and how can it reliably inform the process when we have problems with the politics?  Speakers will discuss the challenges of transforming policy into actual management actions on both private and public lands, particularly when policies tend to shift with changing administrations at state and national levels.

Bob Lackey is professor of fisheries science at Oregon State University. In 2008, he retired after 27 years with the Environmental Protection Agency’s national research laboratory in Corvallis where he served as Deputy Director, Associate Director for Science, and in other senior science leadership positions. Since his very first fisheries and wildlife job as an undergraduate mucking out raceways in a trout hatchery, he has worked on an assortment of environmental and natural resource issues in various positions in government and academia. His professional assignments involved diverse and politically contentious issues, but mostly he has operated at the interface between science and policy. Dr. Lackey has long been an educator, having taught at five North American universities, and currently teaches a graduate course in ecological policy at Oregon State University.

Bettina Ring

Commonwealth of Virginia

The Shaping of Forest Management through Science and Policy

This plenary will provide an insightful perspective of the role of science and policy in forest management in the PNW and US. Manifest destiny, rugged independence, multiple use management, scientific management, and now fire and restoration have driven how and why forest management has changed from a policy perspective over the last 120+ years. Speakers will illustrate how human values and science intertwine and give rise to policies that challenge managers of forested landscapes in the 21st century.  What role does forest science play in contemporary policy development and how can it reliably inform the process when we have problems with the politics?  Speakers will discuss the challenges of transforming policy into actual management actions on both private and public lands, particularly when policies tend to shift with changing administrations at state and national levels.

Bettina Ring serves as Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia where she supports the Governor’s mission of building a strong Virginia economy in agriculture and forestry, while also protecting the environment. Prior to her appointment as Secretary, Ring was State Forester of the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF). Prior to VDOF, Bettina was the senior vice president of family forests at the American Forest Foundation, a position responsible for overseeing the American Tree Farm System. Bettina has also served as executive director of the Bay Area Open Space Council in San Francisco and was the executive director of the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts. A Virginia native, Ring began her career with VDOF and held a number of leadership positions, including deputy state forester, during her initial 18 years with the agency.

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