Group photo of SAF Foresters

Granite State Division Society of American Foresters Winter Meeting

Thu, 02/20/2020
8:00am - 4:00pm
Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Avenue
Concord, NH 03301

All are welcome to attend the meeting. Those who fail to pre-register by February 12th may have to seek lunch elsewhere. There will be no refunds after February 12th. A soup, salad and sandwich buffet lunch is included for each registered person.

SAF Category 1 - 3.5 CFEs

Questions about the program? Tim Fleury (603) 796-2151 or

Questions about registration or have dietary restrictions? Gabe Roxby (603) 224-9945 or


8:00 am Registration & Coffee/Continental Breakfast

9:00 am NH Forestry Update: State Forester-Brad Simpkins, Society for the Protection of NH Forests-Jack Savage, Legislative/NHTOA Update-Jasen Stock, Forest Health Update-Kyle Lomard, USFS Research Update-Chris Woodall, WMNF, NH Forester Licensing Board, Project Learning Tree, and others

10:45 am Break

11:00 am Business Meeting: Presentation of Officers, Memorials, Review of 2019 Minutes, 2019 Annual Report, Treasurer's Report & 2020 Budget, NESAF Report, SAF Council Report, Resolutions

12:00 pm Lunch & Awards:Tree Farm Awards/Update, Membership Awards, Student Awards, Forester of the Year.

1:30 pm Trends in New Hampshire's Forests

  • Forest Carbon: An essential natural solution to climate change. Paul Catanzaro, UMass Extension
  • Revised Wetlands Rules and New Forestry Notification Permit. Sandy Crystall, NH DES Wetlands Bureau.
  • The Economic Importance of New Hampshire's Forest-Based Economy, 2019  Brad Simpkins and Andy Fast, NHDFL and UNHCE

3:30 pm Certificates and Adjourn and Safe Travels         


See registration link for details.