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					      Forestry Club

    Student Chapter of the Society of
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          American Foresters
                         Mission
• To advance the science, technology, education, and practice
  of professional forestry and wildlife management in Kentucky,
  and to use the knowledge and skills of the profession to
  benefit society.

• To assist in sustaining membership and participation in
  sponsored activities.

• To promote fellowship and professionalism among the
  forestry students at the University of Kentucky, and to
  promote a close relationship between the students and
  faculty.
                What we do…
•   Attend Society of American Foresters events
•   ASFC Conclave
•   Tree Campus USA
•   Service projects
•   Camping trips and retreats
•   Club Meetings
    Society of American Foresters
• If you sign up for the club and register for SAF
  ($40) you get a free club T-shirt
• Allows you to attend conferences:
  – Regional
  – National (2012 Spokane, WA)
  – Quiz Bowls
• Allows you to attend ASFC Conclave
  – Auburn, AL March 2013
         2011 Society of American Foresters National Convention
                           Honolulu, Hawaii




• Five student representative went to the 2011 SAF National Convention

• The Forestry Department is funding 4-5 travel scholarships for this year’s convention.

•The Club may offer a scholarship to a club member in high standing. Details soon.
            ASFC Southern Conclave
         Physical Events           Technical Events
•   Stihl Timbersports     •   Compass and Pacing
•   Crosscut
•   Bowsaw
                           •   Dendrology
•   Archery                •   Wildlife ID
•   Axe/Knife Throw        •   Wood ID
•   Log Burling
                           •   DBH Estimation
•   Log Roll
•   Pole Climb             •   Photogrammetry
•   Chain Throw            •   Pole Classification
•   Log Chop               •   Timber Estimation
•   Pole Felling
ASFC Southern Conclave
March 2013 Auburn University
                         Mini Conclave
Before Conclave we attend a Mini Conclave event against University of Tennessee and
University of the South.
                      Tree Campus USA
Recognizes college and university           Five standards for recognition
campuses that:
•   Effectively manage their campus          Tree Campus Advisory Committee
    trees.
                                             Campus Tree Care Plan
•   Develop connectivity with the            Campus Tree Program with Annual
    community beyond campus borders           Expenditures
    to foster healthy, urban forests.        Arbor Day Observance
•   Strive to engage their student           Service Learning Project
    population utilizing service learning
    opportunities centered on campus,
    and community, forestry efforts.
                 Service Projects
•Tree plantings
•Road clearing
•Hazardous tree removal
•Invasive species removal
•Tree ID and Mapping projects
•Trail cleanup
•KDF Seed collection
•Volunteer at Wood Expo
•Firewood sales
                         Club Retreats
                                Camp McKee




We spent a weekend at Camp McKee
removing hazardous trees that were
impeded their trail system.
              Benefits of Joining
•   Networking
•   Resume booster
•   Service projects
•   Leadership opportunities
•   Traveling
•   Way to reinforce forestry education
•   Job opportunities
•   Free T-shirts (if you join SAF)
•   Fun!!!
               Club Meetings
• Tuesday, September 4 from 12:15-1:00pm
  – Conference room
  – Free Pizza and drinks
  – Club signups (free)
• Meetings held every other week
• Discussion of club activities
             Upcoming Events
• Aug 30 – Softball Game 5:30 *Free Pizza
• Aug 31 – Deadline to signup to volunteer at 4-H
  Forestry Competition.
• Sept 4 – First club meeting
• Sept 5-6, 12-13 – Practice site cleanup/Tree
  Campus USA project
• Sept 17 – Deadline to apply for SAF Travel
  Scholarship
• Sept 18 – 2nd Club meeting
• Sept 26-27 – Calvary Cemetery Service Project
                                Contacts
•   President – Luke Biscan biscanluke@aol.com 330-245-6065
•   Vice-President – Anthony Kenney abke222@g.uky.edu 859-806-9163
•   Secretary – Alex Paige
•   Treasurer– Sam Cox
•   Conclave Representative – Matt Higdon
•   Wildlife Representative – Jon Johnson
•   ARRI Representative – Hannah Angel
•   Junior Ambassador - Logan Nutt
•   Sophomore Ambassador – Kristian Elswick

                           UK Forestry is on Facebook
             http://www.facebook.com/pages/UK-Forestry-Club/121325657946112

				
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