SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS

SOUTHWESTERN SECTION

SERVING FORESTS AND FORESTERS OF ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO

Northern Arizona Chapter

We are located in beautiful Flagstaff, AZ in the heart of the Coconino National Forest. Our members consist of Private, City, State, and Federal foresters, and students and faculty from Northern Arizona University. 


Upcoming events and news:

March meeting: Tuesday, March 29th 5:30-7:30 pm in person at Crystal Creek Sandwich Co. Flagstaff, and online at https://nau.zoom.us/j/84247508613 (contact Eric Olson for online access at eric.l.olson@usda.gov).

Guest Speaker: Cat Edgeley, NAU School of Forestry Professor, is a natural resource sociologist interested in social components of forest management.

Topic: An increase in smoke from wildfire, prescribed fire, and other forest management techniques has driven uneven health and social impacts in rural communities across the West. This presentation reviews key findings from a mixed-mode survey and interviews conducted in the summer of 2021 to identify appropriate smoke adaptation strategies that blend with local culture in Parks, AZ. Pile burning after the Saddle Timber Sale and use of managed or resource objective fire were central points of discussion for navigating community-approved smoke production in the future.



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