The 2016 National Convention of the Society of American Foresters will take place in Madison, Wis., from November 2 to 6. A contingent from SEFS will be there to represent our school and programs, and we encourage students to consider attending. Check out the registration page and conference details, and let us know if you’re going!
The Society for Ecological Restoration’s Native Plant Nursery is hosting a public plant sale on Sunday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Douglas Research Conservatory at the Center for Urban Horticulture. They will be selling 50 different species, from Pacific bleeding heart to Oregon grape to Sitka spruce, so come pick out your favorite native plants and help support our wonderful student-run nursery!
A reminder that on October 26 Professor Rick Gustafson will be leading a webinar offering a five-year update on the $40 million USDA grant awarded to Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest. The free webinar will run from 10 to 11 a.m.
We’ll finish with some kudos for Professor Sally Brown, who presented a webinar on September 26 as part of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Sustainability Series Webinars, “Engaging in Food Recovery.” The webinar is available online, along with a copy of the slides, if you’d like to check it out!
Nothing new to report.
Wildlife Seminar: Mondays, 3:30-4:50 p.m., Kane 120.
SEFS Senior Seminar: Schedule TBD.
SEFS Seminar Series: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:20 p.m., AND 223.
Don’t forget to send us word of publications involving you or your students!
Lynda Mapes wrote a beautiful tribute to Professor Sarah Reichard in the Seattle Times on September 16, “Sarah Reichard, beloved for her brilliance, directed UW Botanic Gardens.”
Alumnus Zach Bass (’15, MFR) has been hired as a forester with Green Grow, which is based in Port Angeles, Wash.
We also heard from alumna Marisa Bass (’16, MFR), who is now working as a forester for American Forest Management. She is helping manage timberland from Pysht to Long Beach along the Washington coast, and she takes part in a wide variety of management activities, ranging from thinnings to harvest unit layouts and assisting with the recreation program.
Also, at the SAF National Convention coming up this November in Madison, Wis., we have set our traditional SEFS alumni reception for Thursday, Nov 3, at the Madison Concourse Hotel from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.