The Society of American Foresters (SAF) met for two days during its annual meeting on January 19 and 20, 2017.
Sixty foresters from various federal, state, local agencies and organizations attended the annual meeting, which is an opportunity for members of the California forestry and forest conservation community to discuss areas of interest.
This year’s theme of “Forest Management in the Urban Environment” focused heavily on community involvement and approaches on how to create sustainable communities with citizens.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department hosted the first day’s Executive Committee meeting at Camp 2 in La Cañada Flintridge. This provided an excellent opportunity for students to learn and have dialogue about current forestry issues and how they can be involved in their professional organization. Day one’s meeting also included a tour of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The second day’s events took place at the U.S.F.S. Angeles National Forest Training Center in Arcadia. The meeting provided opportunities to discuss forest and natural resources management, and strategies to promote the balance between sustaining wildlife habitats, while offering recreational opportunities to communities, and maintaining landowner objectives for federal and private ownership.
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