The Forestry Source - July 2017 - 1
July 2017* Vol. 22, No. 7
News for forest resource professionals published by the Society of American Foresters
Forest Partnership: Walk in the Woods with Us
By Steve Wilent
IN T HIS
IS S U E
New Forestry 'Zine
Treesource, a new online magazine that focuses on "Forest Journalism for a Sustainable
Future," offers another way to help the general public understand forests and the work
of foresters. See treesource.org. "The idea is
to do more than the superficial daily kind of
news story, articles that are more in-depth and
nuanced, and designed for an audience not of
forestry professionals and practitioners, but
for the general public," said Dave Atkins, Treesource's president and CEO. Page 2.
SAF's Diversity & Inclusion Policy
On April 2017, SAF's Board of Directors unanimously approved SAF's first policy specifically focused on diversity and inclusion. This
new policy was developed through a collaborative process that incorporated ideas received
from SAF members and prospective members
from around the country. The policy affirms
that SAF values all types of diversity-from
one's alma mater, to one's chosen career within
the broad field of forestry, to gender, ethnicity,
and cultural diversity, and everything in between. Page 3.
he North American Forest Partnership (NAFP) recently launched
its first major effort to inform the
general public about responsible forest
stewardship: Walk in the Woods. According to NAFP, the project "tells the stories
of the men and women who work in the
forest sector in the US and Canada and
opens a dialogue about the important
work they do as caretakers of precious
Instead of literally taking people
for a walk in the woods, the Walk in
the Woods website, Facebook page, and
Twitter feed aim to give people the same
insights and perspectives they would
gain from accompanying forest managers
on tours of the woods.
NAFP is a diverse group of more
than 110 individuals, companies, and organizations from throughout the United
States and Canada, including the Society
of American Foresters, who are committed to the management of sustainable,
healthy forests. Members represent all
parts of the forest sector and are "united
by a shared ethic of forest stewardship."
"The overall mission of NAFP and
Walk in the Woods is to increase aware-
A video on the Walk in the Woods website (walkinthewoodswith.us) and Facebook page, which was
produced by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, explains that clearcuts are replanted soon after being
ness of and appreciation among our target audiences for several key messages,"
said Will Novy-Hildesley, NAFP's executive director. "One is how our sector creates social, environmental, and economic
benefits. Second is how forests and forest
products make our lives better. And we
also want to explain our role as innovative, responsible stewards of our forests."
Other key messages are that there is
Foresters' Fund Helps Connect Youth
By Andrea Watts
Longleaf Pine Restoration
Longleaf pine is the tree that built the South-
and parts of the North and northern Europe,
the Caribbean, and even parts of South America. This article offers a snapshot of the numerous longleaf restoration efforts along the
Gulf Coast, involving 33 organizations in all
and spanning nine states. Page 9.
a need for a diversity of forests managed
for different outcomes and benefits, and
that there is a need to keep forests as forests.
Novy-Hildesley explains that NAFP
is focusing its efforts on reaching several core groups, including a broad
group of stakeholders, people who are
NAFP n Page 4
By Steve Wilent
New Biometrics Column: Dr. DBH
Many foresters are familiar with using linear
regression to predict a dependent variable,
usually referred to as Y, from a predictor variable, usually referred to as X. Suppose a need
arises to predict X from Y. Is it OK to use some
algebra and flip the regression around to predict X from Y? Steve Fairweather, a senior biometrician with Mason, Bruce and Girard Inc.,
in Portland, Oregon, has the answer. Page 11.
D E PA RT M E N T S
Forestry around the World
Forest Products Marketplace
Continuing Education Calendar
SAF member Samantha Chang (left), a silviculturist for the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, talks
with students on a Glacier Peak Institute field trip to the Darrington Seed Orchard in Washington State.
Photo: Andrea Watts.
hat if a national forest or national park were more than
just a source of timber or recreation, respectively, for timber-dependent rural communities? Could these federal lands also serve as outdoor, hands-on
classrooms for the communities' youth,
places where they could connect with nature and explore STEM (science, technol-
ogy, engineering, mathematics) careers?
And could federal lands bridge the divide
between urban and rural communities?
On the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington State, a new
partnership between the Glacier Peak Institute (GPI) and the US Forest Service is
GLACIER PEAK n Page 6
A semiconductor made almost entirely of wood.
This cellulose nanofibril (CNF) computer chip,
shown resting on a leaf, was developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in partnership with
the US Forest Service's Forest Products Laboratory.
Photo: Yei Hwan Jung, Wisconsin Nano Engineering Device Laboratory.
ross-laminated timbers (CLTs)
and mass plywood panels have
received much attention in recent
months. In June, the city of Portland,
Oregon, and the state's Building Codes
Division granted permits for a 12-story
building made primarily from CLTs or
mass timbers; construction of the buildGOERGEN n Page 8