Ouachita Society Of American Foresters
Since 1900, the Society of American Foresters has provided access to information and networking opportunities to prepare members for the challenges and the changes that face natural resource professionals.
Forests are a fundamental source of global health and human welfare,
Forests must be sustained through simultaneously meeting environmental, economic, and community aspirations
Foresters are dedicated to sound forest management and conservation, and
Foresters serve landowners and society by providing sound knowledge and professional management skills.
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry
SAF members include natural resource professionals in public and private settings, researchers, CEOs, administrators, educators, and students.
04/29/2014: SAF AR Division & AR State Board of Registration for Foresters - Foresters' Conference
05/22/2014: SAF Caddo Chapter May Meeting
06/03/2014: Forester Training Day
OSAF Foresters Fund helps sponsor Forestry Awareness Day program for students — 04/17/2014
In September 2013, 251 5th graders and 23 teachers participated in a Forestry Awareness Day program at Lake Wedington near Fayetteville, AR. The program was hosted by the Arkansas Forestry Association Education Foundation. Take home materials for each of the students was purchased with Foresters Fund grant money provided by the Ouachita Society of American Foresters. More details can be seen by clicking on the link below.
Newsletter correction — 04/08/2014
There is a correction to the OSAF newsletter. Joe Friend will not be stepping down from the Tellers Committee chair position. Joe will be retiring from the AFC but plans to remain active in OSAF.
Link: Newsletter correction
OSAF Newsletter — 04/07/2014
The OSAF newsletter for April 2014 is available online by clicking on the link below.
Link: OSAF April Newsletter
2014 Four-State Forestry on the Grow Conference — 03/24/2014
Ouachita Mountains RC&D is presenting the 2014 Four-State Forestry on the Grow Conference in Texarkana, TX. The dates are Wednesday, April 23rd through Saturday, April 26th. The schedule of events is for Wednesday, April 23rd to consist of Pro-Logger/Master Logger certification course and Thursday, April 24th will be tours of area mills, silviculture, and a spouse's tour. A wide range of speakers will present on Friday and Saturday with key topics targeted for timberland owners, investors, and managers in all 13 southeastern (pine belt) states. Information on registration and lodging can be found by clicking on the link below.
Refunds for cancelled OSAF Annual Meeting — 02/06/2014
For all those who registered for the OSAF Annual Meeting and the Shortleaf Pine Workshop on December 5-6, 2013 in Ft. Smith, AR. Refunds are being processed for the cancelled meeting. To receive a refund the following information is needed: 1)Name of registrant 2)Amount of refund requested (Some that donated to student travel fund are leaving their money with us) 3)Mailing address to send the check 4)To whom the check should be made out. If your employer sent the check or if multiple registrants were paid with a single check, please contact your accounting personnel and have them request the refund. Please send this information to: Matt Pelkki email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hurliman receives Landowner award — 11/14/2013
Ed Hurliman was recently awarded the Landowner of the Year Award by the Okla. Dept. of Wildlife Conservation. His 11,000 acre Lone Rock Ranch in Pushmataha County has about 3,500 acres dedicated to wildlife habitat improvement. Hurliman participates in various habitat improvement programs offered through state and federal agencies. He is a DMAP (deer management assistance program) and WHIP (wildlife habitat improvement program) participant through which he has performed brush management on 350 acres and prescribed burning on at least 4,000 acres as well as constructing ponds for wildlife. Ed runs a successful forestry consulting and timber management business out of Broken Bow, OK and was named the 2011 SAF District IX Presidential Field Forester.
Awards Nominations — 07/30/2013
Please consider nominating a worthy colleague for recognition by the Ouachita SAF. Click below to see criteria for nomination. The nomination deadline is November 1st. A list of award recipients since 2007 can be seen by clicking on the Documents tab on this website.
Dr. Timothy Ku — 07/29/2013
Dr. Timothy Ku, age 87, died July 15, 2013 in Plano, Texas. He was born in Taochung, China in 1926 and came to the U.S. in 1948. He received his B.S. in Forestry from Nanking University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Forestry from Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science (now Michigan State University) in 1950 and 1954, respectively. He was hired to teach at Arkansas A&M College (now University of Arkansas-Monticello) in 1959 and was there for almost 40 years. He was a past chairman of the Ozark Section of the Society of American Foresters and was selected as a Fellow in the Society of American Foresters in 1985. He was inducted as a member in the Arkansas Forestry Hall of Fame in 1995. Funeral mass was held July 20 at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Monticello with interment at Oakland Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Vicki, and his 2 sons and their spouses
Ouachita SAF Fellows — 12/12/2012
The highest honor that can be bestowed on a member of the Society of American Foresters is that of Fellow.
Ouachita SAF Strategic Plan — 03/05/2012
With leadership provided by Caroll Guffey at UAM, the Ouachita SAF has completed a strategic plan to guide the Society in future years.
OSAF Awards Outstanding Members — 01/11/2012
Several outstanding members received Ouachita Society of American Foresters recognition at the recent annual meeting in Hot Springs, Arkansas. For a summary of the awards presented and a list of those recognized, please click on the link below.
Ouachita SAF Forestry Enhancement Award — 10/12/2010
Do you know of an SAF Chapter, civic group, school, youth organization, etc. that is interested in developing a forestry education project? If so, please let them know abut the Ouachita SAF Forestry Enhancement Award. This award provides up to $500 for selected projects over a two-year period.
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Ouachita SAF Bylaws and Committee Charters Posted — 03/10/2010
To view the OSAF Bylaws and Committee Charters, follow the link below.
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