Register Today! The State of California is Burning: Is This Our Future? California SAF Winter Meeting February 22-23, 2019 Folsom, CA (open to all – please forward to colleagues)

Register Today!
The State of California is Burning: Is This Our Future?
California SAF Winter Meeting February 22-23, 2019 Folsom, CA
(open to all – please forward to colleagues)

General Overview    

California just experienced its most destructive, deadly, and largest wildfire season ever last year.   Can we prevent this from happening again?  What is being done?  What needs to occur to prevent or minimize these destructive wildfires?  Is this the new normal? 

“The State of California Is Burning: Is This Our Future?”, will be the topic of our annual winter meeting of the California Society of American Foresters. The 2019 Winter Meeting will be held at Lake Natoma Inn, Folsom, CA. We look forward to an excellent dialog about wildland fire policy with the California forestry and forest conservation community.

Friday will start off with the California SAF Executive Committee (EC) meeting.    The EC meeting be held at Lake Natoma Inn, 702 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom, CA 95360
The meeting is open to all interested individuals, however there is limited seating for non­-committee attendees.  

Friday evening from 5-8pm, there will be a no-host social gathering at a site to be determined.  This will be an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and meet individuals from around the state.    Saturday’s conference will be at Lake Natoma Inn, 702 Gold Lake Drive,Folsom, CA

The presentations and speakers will cover topics such as Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Policy, Cal Fire and California Board of Forestry’s Vegetation Management Program and Forest Task Force, Fire-Resistant Community Planning, Fire Safe Building Design and the Woolsey Fire: Case Study.

Mark your calendars now and register
for the 2019 California SAF Winter Meeting.When booking your reservation be sure to call (916) 351-1500 and ask for “Society of American Foresters” to get special rate. Come early and enjoy the Folsom, CA area!

Registration Register on-line at the link HERE.   
Mail-in Registration Form and Flyer Available HERE.  

NOTE: Take advantage of early registration rates, which end on February 17, 2019.   Agenda February 22,2019 – Executive Committee  (Lake Natoma Inn, 702 Gold Lake Dr., Folsom, CA 95360)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting  
12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own 
1:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting (continued)   
February 22, 2019 – Evening Social – 5:00 – 8:00 PM
(Location to be announced)
Professional and Student Reception and Mixer  

February 23, 2019- “The State of California is Burning: Is This Our Future?” (Lake Natoma Inn, 702 Gold Lake Dr., Folsom, CA  95630)
7:30 – 8:00 AM Registration (Breakfast on own)
8:00 – 8:15 AM Welcome and Introductions
8:15 – 9:00 AM How We Got Here – Fuels and Climate: Dr. Adam Watts, Desert Research Institute
9:00 – 9:45 AM Woolsey Fire – Case Study: John Todd and J. Lopez, LA Co. Fire Dept. 
9:45 – 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 – 11:00 AM Board of Forestry – Policy and Vegetation Mgt. Program: Speaker TBD
11:00 – 11:45 AM  Cal Fire – Forest Task Force: Kevin Conway, CAL Fire
11:45 – 1:15 PM Lunch, Awards, CA SAF Business Meeting
1:15 – 2:00 PM Fire-Resistant Community Design: Dr. Reid Ewing, Univ. Utah
2:00 – 2:45 PM Fire Safe Building Design: Steve Quarles, UC Cooperative Extension (ret.)
2:45 – 3:15 PM BREAK
3:15 – 3:45 PM WUI (F.I.R.E.), Institute, Cal Poly: Dan Turner, CAL Fire
3:45 – 4:30 PM What the Future Holds: Speaker TBD
4:30 PM Adjourn  
*CFE Credits will be available from the Society of American Foresters
Meeting Location and Lodging
Lake Natoma Inn 702 Gold Lake Drive, Folsom, CA 95360  
Email: reservations@lakenatomainn.com
http://www.lakenatomainn.com
 
Group Rates: February 21, 22 and 23, $94 (plus tax and services), per night – Call: (916) 351-1500 and ask for Society of American Foresters.