2018 Alaska SAF and Alaska Northern Forest Cooperative Annual Meeting - Fairbanks, AK


Date / Time

Start Time: Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:00 AM

End Time: Monday, April 9, 2018 12:00 AM


City: Fairbanks

State: AK


April 12-14, 2018

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, 1850 Hoselton Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska

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Day 1 - Thursday, April 12

Breakfast on your own

9:00 – Noon    AK SAF Executive Committee Meeting (Alyeska Board Room) 

Noon – 1:00    Lunch on your own; Registration / Raffle Tickets on Sale (hotel lobby)

1:00 – 4:00      AK SAF General Membership Business Meeting (Binkley Room)—Jeremy Douse, Chair, and Tom Hanson, District 1 Board Representative

 6:30                Banquet (Binkley Room) and Keynote SpeakerTeresa Hollingsworth UAF/BECRU

                        A historic perspective and the future of the Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest

                        Awards and drawings for raffle prizes


Day 2 - Friday, April 13  (All presentations will be in the Binkley Room at Pike’s)

Breakfast on your own

8:00-8:15am Welcome & IntroductionsAdam Davis, Yukon River Chapter Chair

Morning Session   

8:15-12:00    Carbon Market and Opportunities Overview

Moderator - Dan Rees – US Army Alaska

8:15 – 9:00 Overview – Nathan Lojewski, Chugachmiut

9:00 – 9:45 Working with Landowners: What are the Risks and Rewards – Clare Doig, Forest and Land Management, Inc.

9:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:45 Establishing the Baseline: How FIA Data Fits in. - Glen Christensen, USFS

10:45 – 11:30 Developing a California Forest Offsets Project – Steve Ruddell, Carbon Verde

Noon-1:00     Lunch provided

Afternoon Session 1

1:00 – 2:30    Carbon Project Economics and Development

Moderator Lori Winton - USFS

1:00 – 1:45 Carbon Project Investment – Julius Pasay, the Climate Trust

1:45 – 2:30 Policy and Market Forecasts– Dylan Jenkins, Finite Carbon

2:30 – 2:45    Break

Afternoon Session 2

2:45 – 3:45    Investment protection from a land management perspective.  A panel discussion on opportunities and challenges when entering into carbon markets.

Moderator Tom St Clair

Afternoon Session 3

3:45 - 5:00    A Panel Discussion on Building Capacity to Develop and Maintain Carbon Projects Into the Future.  (coastal and interior)

Moderator Jeremy Douse, Tanana Chiefs Conference

Doug Hanson – Statewide Inventory Forester, AKDOF

Meg Burgett – Apprenticeship Program Director, Alaska Forum

Nathan Lojewski – Forestry Program Manager, Chugachmiut

John Yarie – Professor of Silviculture, Emeritus, UAF


Day 3 - Saturday, April 14 – All-Day Field Trip to Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest

Breakfast on your own

8:30am  Depart Pike's Waterfront Lodge Lobby to Bonanza Creek, Bring warm clothes and footgear for walking in snow

3:30pm  Approximate return time to hotel


Sunday, April 15  Hotel Checkout


  • Early-bird registration by March 16: $175 (includes Thursday lunch and banquet)
  • Regular registration starting March 17: $200 (includes Thursday lunch and banquet)
  • Field Trip registration (including bag lunch): $25
  • Extra Banquet Ticket for guest: $50/ticket

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The 2018 Alaska Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting on April 12-14 will be held at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, 1850 Hoselton Drive, in Fairbanks. The hotel is located between the airport and town. Reduced rate lodging of $69 per night (plus tax) is available at Pike’s by calling 907-456-4500 or 877-774-2400 (toll free) or email gm@pikeslodge.com. Reservations need to be made by April 1 to secure this rate. If you are making reservations online, use code “ASAF” to receive the reduced room rate. The hotel offers complimentary wireless internet access  and provides free shuttle transportation to and from the nearby Fairbanks International Airport. 


To donate to the raffle, please bring contributions/items to the SAF registration desk or you may send items ahead to: Les Fortune, 1109 Coppet Street, Fairbanks, AK 99709.

SAF CFE Credits

SAF CFE credits will be available; be sure to sign the CFE sheet to receive credit.


Contact Info

Melinda or Richard

Email: richard@westernforestry.org

Phone: (888) 722-9416 or (503) 226-4562

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