Appalachian SAF 2017 Winter Meeting

Charlottesville, Virginia
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, January 25
2:00 - 6:00pm     
Pre-conference Sessions
  Let's Get Digital: A geospatial crash course for geospatial zeros to digital heroes (3 Cat 1 CFEs)
  Silvicultural Practices to Increase Forest Productivity (3 Cat 1 CFEs)

Thursday, January 26 (3.5 Cat 1 CFEs)

First Technical Session
8:00 - 8:15am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 - 9:30am
Aldo Leopold - A Standard of Change
A one-man, one-act play exploring the influences and challenges that let Aldo Leopold to pen some of the most important essays on land ethics by Jim Pfitzer, author, actor, outdoorsman and naturalist
9:30 - 10:00am
Ethics Then & Now: How the land ethic from Aldo Leopold's days ties to forestry ethics in the modern day
Clark Seely, National SAF Immediate Past President
Ethical Forestry in Spatial Context - GIS as a Decision Tool
John Scrivani, Senior Forester and Modeler, Green Infrastructure Center Inc.
Ethical Implications of High-Grading - A Case Study
Panel moderated by David Smith, Professor Emeritus, VT and Past SAF President
Annual Awards Luncheon
2:00 - 3:00pm
ApSAF Business Meeting
2:00 - 3:00pm
LinkedIn® or Left Out: Using social media to build your professional network
Student Session
3:00 - 3:30pm
3:30 - 4:30pm
State Division Meetings
-Virginia Division
-North Carolina Division
-South Carolina Division
3:30 - 4:30pm
Get Real. Get Serious. Interview Intensive: A hands-on, eyes-on experiential workshop for serious job seekers
Student Session
5:00 - 6:00pm
Alumni Receptions
-Clemson University
-Duke University
-NC State University
-Virginia Tech
6:00 - 8:00pm
ApSAF Reception
Come and enjoy a relaxed evening by reuniting with old friends and making new acquaintances while listening to music from local singer/songwriter Tara Mills. Inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich musical traditions tied to them, she will present an evening of folk, bluegrass and Americana. Food options will include various heavy hors d’oeuvres.
8:00 - 11:00pm

Friday, January 27 (3.5 Cat 1 CFEs)
  Second Technical Session
Opening Remarks
Ethics in Academia, a Combined Case Study: Hoffman Forest, Clemson Exp. Forest & Stadium Woods
Fred Cubbage, SAF National President
8:45 -9:45am
Panel: Who is the Client: the Landowner, the Public or the Land?
Moderated by Bettina Ring, Virginia State Forester
Mega-trends in Society and the Implications on Ethics
Joe Stewart, Executive Director, NC Free Enterprise Foundation
Living by a Code: Personal and professional reflections on what it means to live by a code
Gene Kodama, South Carolina State Forester
Closing remarks and passing of the gavel


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