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.
12/12/2013: Caddo Chapter December meeting
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.
Deadline for reduced registration & lodging at OSAF annual meeting — 11/14/2013
The deadline for reduced registration costs to attend the OSAF annual meeting is November 20th and November 22nd is the deadline for special room rates at the Holiday Inn City Center in Ft. Smith.
Western Gulf Silvicultural Technology Exchange Conference — 10/21/2013
This conference will focus on "Pine Management: Extreme Stressors - New Strategies". It is hosted by Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana State University, Texas A&M Forest Service, and Stephen F. Austin State University and will be held on December 12, 2013 at the Louisiana Tech-Shreveport Center in Shreveport, LA. There will be 6 CEUs offered for SAF, Association of Consulting Foresters, and CEUs for pesticide license may also be available. This conference is geared towards professional foresters working in the Western Gulf region.
2013 OSAF Annual Meeting — 10/21/2013
The OSAF annual meeting will be held on December 5-6, 2013 in Ft. Smith, AR at the Holiday Inn, City Center. This meeting will be a workshop titled, "Shortleaf Pine Workshop: Ecology and Management for Multiple Objectives in the Interior Highlands". A revised program and registration form are available by clicking on the link below. A limited block of rooms are being held for those attending the meeting and more details on how to make reservations at the special rate are available by clicking on the "Documents" section on the left side of this page and then clicking on "2013 OSAF Annual Meeting - Lodging Flyer".
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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