November December, 2004





Brown Elected VP of the SAF
Marvin D. Brown of Salem, Ore. has been elected vice president of the Society of American Foresters for 2005. After serving SAF as vice president in 2005, Brown will assume the SAF presidency—the organization’s top volunteer leadership post—on January 1, 2006. "I’ve identified two specific areas of focus that need to be addressed," says Brown, state forester for the state of Oregon. "One of those, effective communications, is a challenge that has faced our profession since day one. The other, globalization, is a more recent issue, but one that becomes more embedded each day in the problems that we try to solve in our respective responsibilities." The 2004 SAF elections also resulted in the election of four new Council representatives, including Rick N. Barnes, CF, of Roseburg, Oregon; Bernard S. Hubbard, CF, of Newberry, Michigan; Frederick W. Cubbage of Raleigh, North Carolina; and Robert A. Daniels of Mississippi State, Mississippi.

WWPA Reports Rise in Lumber Output
The Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) reported that from January to August lumber production in the West totaled 12.47 billion board feet. That number is up 5.0 percent from the same period last year. August production in 2004 was up 13.9 percent as compared to August 2003. And year-to-date production in the Coast region has risen 13 percent compared to the first eight months of 2003.

FRA Annual Meeting
FRA's 71st Annual Meeting will take place at the Hotel Inter- Continental, New Orleans, La., March 5-7, 2005, with some national committees meeting a day earlier, on Friday, March 4. The main theme of the meeting will be "Wood Fiber Supply Chain Relationships." A special forum on "The South American Experience" will allow members to compare and contrast systems of work organization and market structure with emerging systems engaging the same competitive pressures.

SAF Honors Nation’s Best Field Foresters
In September SAF recognized 10 foresters with its Presidential Field Forester Awards. The awards recognize foresters who have displayed uncommon talent and innovative methods to achieve a record of excellence in the application of forest management. Some of the winners out of the West included: Clayton H. Throop, CF, Boise Cascade Corporation, Colville, Wash.; Stephan Armitage, Retired, Bureau of Land Management, Ashland, Ore.; Edward A. Tunheim, Self-Employed, Cazadero, Calif.; and Frank C. Dennis, CF, Colorado State Forest Service, Broomfield, Colo. The winners were recognized at a special ceremony held during a joint meeting between SAF and the Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada held October 2- 6 in Edmonton, Alberta.


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