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The 2015 SAF National Convention at the Baton Rouge River Center in Louisiana will highlight contemporary forest resource management issues in the second decade of the 21st century and the trends, influences, and technologies that are facilitating the profession’s progress toward the future.

Enjoy fabulous hospitality, the charm of Louisiana’s capital city on the banks of the mighty Mississippi, and world-renowned cuisine alongside the science, management, and technology in a program that provides an intrinsic opportunity for exploring the many links between the social, economic, and ecological considerations that form the confluence of forest stewardship.

Plenary sessions will provide forward-thinking ideas and address what we need to know about trends in science, society, technology, and education to remain relevant and effective as we continue to maintain credibility, effect continuous improvement, and strengthen communities

Scientific and Technical session presentations and posters are invited on the themes of Recreating Forestry through Science, Recreating Forestry through Society, Recreating Forestry through Technology, and Recreating Forestry through Education and Outreach, as well as on the topics of:

• Recreation • Forest Ecology • Social Sciences • International Forestry • Urban & Community Forestry • Consulting Forestry • Boots on the Ground Forestry • Silviculture • Entomology & Pathology • Soils & Hydrology • Utilization & Engineering • Economics • History • Policy • Fire • Geospatial Technologies • Wildlife Management • Inventory & Biometrics •

We will also host the US Forest Service National Silviculture Workshop and American Tree Farm System Inspectors’ Training alongside a variety of other professional development opportunities.

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