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Sunday, March 10, 2016
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SAF event that is open to the Tree Farmers

contributed by
Adam Moore
Supervisory Forester
Alamosa Field Office 
Colorado State Forest Service

SAF Southeast Chapter meeting
March 15, 2019
1:00 – 2:00    Salida Ranger District,  5575 Cleora Road Salida, CO 81201

What do you want out of SAF?
Updated on the budget
Old Business
New Business

·         Greg Wilkins talking to group about forest products
2:15-3:15  Wilkins Lumber Inc. Tour,  5406 US-50 Salida, CO 81201
Please contact JT Shaver with any questions. J.T.Shaver@colostate.edu


2019 Joint Annual Meeting
SAF/CTIA/Tree Farm
April 26, 20119


Join us for the Joint Annual Meeting BBQ and field trip of the Colorado/Wyoming Society of American Foresters. Colorado Timber Industry Association, and Colorado Tree Farmers.

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Battles Over Logging and Money Delay Wildfire Prevention Work

contributed by
Daniel Bowker
Forest and Fire Project Manager
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed

President Donald Trump wants the federal government to do more this year to prevent wildfires on public lands, including about 20 percent more logging on national forests.

But environmentalists argue that expanding logging could do more harm than good. And forestry experts say the president’s push in a December executive order for more “active management” of public lands — a concept most agree is a good idea — won’t get far unless Congress pays for it.

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Young forests are storing much more carbon than previously realized

contributed by
Steve Goodroad
Tree Farmer


While the oceans are the largest carbon sink on the planet, forests make a major contribution as well. A new study by the University of Birmingham has revealed that more than half of the carbon stored in the world’s forests is located in regions where the trees are relatively young.

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Renewable Jet Fuel from Woody Biomass

contributed by
HJ Kemp
Tree Farmer


According to the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (1990-2016), the transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to U.S anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, at 28%. Of the 28%, aircraft transportation contributes 9% of emissions. Luckily, biobased technology companies have found ways to convert post-harvest forest residuals, or left over woody biomass, into renewable jet fuel. 

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contributed by
Michael M. Hughes
Fort Collins Field Office, NE Area
Colorado State Forest Service

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING — Loss of the heat-shielding forest canopy and the obstacle of fallen trees have caused elk to avoid beetle-killed areas of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, according to new research by University of Wyoming scientists.

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Magnetic north just changed. Here's what that means.

contributed by
Mike Burns

Magnetic north has never sat still. In the last hundred years or so, the direction in which our compasses steadfastly point has lumbered ever northward, driven by Earth's churning liquid outer core some 1,800 milesbeneath the surface. Yet in recent years, scientists noticed something unusual: 

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Ecological Implications of Fire Suppression by Mark Hudson

contributed by
Jon Bell
Forestry Contractor

I haven’t gotten my hands on this book or article yet but the review below makes perfect sense.


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