Forestry Institute for Teachers – Summer of 2016

Once again all three FIT’s went well and each group had a unique blend of teachers from many different backgrounds and parts of California. By the end of the week the groups have bonded and are like one big family sharing the great FIT experience. An overall theme and topic of discussion at all FIT’s… Read More Forestry Institute for Teachers – Summer of 2016

High Sierra Chapter Update

Since the last report the High Sierra Chapter members have been busy with meetings, Scholarship fundraiser and field work dealing with the disastrous drought and pine die off from beetles. During the last few months the chapter has been involved with special events, chapter dinner meetings will resume in the fall. Science Days at Shaver… Read More High Sierra Chapter Update

California Forestry Challenge – Calling All SAF Members

The California Forestry Challenge season is almost here, with events starting in late September and going through the middle of November.  At this time, over 500 students from 66 schools are signed up.  When teachers were asked if they would like to have a forester visit their classroom to help their students prepare, many said… Read More California Forestry Challenge – Calling All SAF Members

California SAF Centennial Recognition

The California Society of American Foresters was recognized with the Francis H. Raymond on August 24, 2016. The award given by the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (BOF) acknowledged California SAF (CA SAF) for their 100 years and their longstanding commitment to excellence in the field of forestry. In its recognition, the Board… Read More California SAF Centennial Recognition

Reedley College Student Chapter Update

Reedley College has just started the fall semester and the SAF Student Chapter participated in NorCal-SoCal SAF Summer Meeting 2016 in Coarsegold, CA.  James Romero, student chapter vice-chair, Nathan Barnes, Michael Pond and I enjoyed this centennial celebration of SAF in California with actor portrayals of both Gifford Pinchot and John Muir.   Reedley College forestry… Read More Reedley College Student Chapter Update

Sacramento-Tahoe Chapter Update

Meetings May 2016:  Sandra Derby presented the status of Project Learning Tree during the monthly meeting in Loomis.  Ms. Derby described how the Project Learning Tree activities encourage students to explore the natural environment, develop critical thinking skills while practicing field observations and building knowledge through this process.  She described other programs that are offered… Read More Sacramento-Tahoe Chapter Update