For other years, please click
the "wooden" buttons to the left.
Leadership this year was provided by Chair
Lise Comartin, Vice Chair Brandon Vickery, Secretary Kayla
Pascal, Treasurer Artem Treyger, Councilor/Listserv Manager,
Nate Anderson, Memorial Grove Chair Samuel Urffer, webmaster Heather
Engelman, and advisor Dr. René H. Germain.
Forestry Faculty Mixer (March 1, 2007)
Faculty, staff, students met and mingled over
pizza, drinks, and baked goods. The new t-shirt went on
NYSAF Annual Winter Meeting, Liverpool, NY (Jan. 31-Feb 2, 2007)
In addition to attending sessions on
"Sustaining New York's Wild, Rural and Community Forests"
members presented their research in either the poster session or
graduate student presentations session, staffed the registration
table, sold raffle tickets, asked questions during Forestry 101,
and joined professional members at chapter meetings/small group
discussions devoted to educational, research and policy needs.
Thanksgiving Potluck Supper (November 20,
Lise and company welcomed all to their home
for this annual social event.
Professional Society Mixer
(November 15, 2006)
of the long-term benefits of membership in professional
societies CSTEP/Office of
Multicultural Affairs has organized a Mixer to introduce students to professional organizations
represented on campus, and five lucky students left
complementary student membership to the the society that
represents their field of study. We are very pleased that
at least one of these will be redeemed for SAF membership. Represented
organizations included: Society of American Foresters, American
Fisheries Society, Tappi, American Water Resources Association, Engineers
without Borders, The Wildlife Society, and Society for Conservation Biology.
Lise Comartin told prospective members about the experience individuals
can gain by participation in our specific chapter, while Heather
Engelman talked about general benefits of membership, notably networking
opportunities and access to information.
Urban Tree Planting with Cornell
Cooperative Extension (Nov. 12, 2006)
Student Conservation Association
Information Session (Nov. 4, 2006)
The SCA has many summer jobs and
internships that SAF members may be interested in; see SCA
website for more info (www.sca.org).
In addition, there are 4 ESF/SCA Incentive Awards, 2 available
to assist ESF students to help them further develop their
interest in environmental ed, rec, and 2 to current ESF students
that will help introduce them to environmental ed, rec, or other
SCA associated activities. See Tom Slocum for application
SAF National Convention, Pittsburgh, PA (Oct. 25-29)
Keynote address was from
Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai. Maintaining that Peace on
Earth depends on our ability to secure our living environment, Dr. Maathai
founded the Green Belt Movement, which initially worked with women's groups
to plant trees, during her tenure with the National Council of Women of
Kenya. She has moved on professionally, but continues to work for the
environment, and for the people who rely upon it.
Lise Comartin accepted the website award on behalf of the
chapter. Photos of our PLT workshop might have been
included in the year-in-review slide show.
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Freshman Field Trip/Memorial Grove Maintenance (Sept 12, 2006)
Students visited a number of site around the forest, including the
Memorial Grove, as part of FOR 132 (Kuehn, Nowak, and Dawson). SAF members
demonstrated the use of an assortment of tools, as well as
provided guidance on their use. Students inventoried
and flagged seedlings, as well as assisted in weeding around
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Speaker: Steve Harris (Sept 12, 2006)
Steve Harris, Community Forestry
Educator, Cornell Cooperative County, joined us to discuss
the role of CCE in the community, and tree planting
opportunities within the City of Syracuse.
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Website earns third place (July 19, 2006)
of the Society of American Foresters, I am very happy to
inform you that the SUNY/ESF SAF Student Chapter won THIRD
PLACE in the SAF Student Chapter Website competition for the
2005-2006 academic year... the contest was extremely close
(as was the SAF Outstanding Student Chapter competition)!
... Your SAF Student Chapter did a terrific job on your
website... extremely informative and well-written.
"Congratulations on an outstanding job! Your Student
Chapter is very impressive! With leaders like these
students, the profession and the SAF are in excellent
hands! Best regards, Carol"
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Carol J. McKernon,
Member Services Manager,
Society of American Foresters