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,
WWPA Reports Rise in Lumber
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
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
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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