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Meet renowned experts, to make contacts, and find job opportunities and internships that will shape your professional career. The National Convention is where you can make life-long, personal and professional connections. If you are serious about a career in forestry and natural resources, this is the place to be.

Discounted Rates! Students can attend scientific and technical sessions, networking and social events, and plenary sessions at a significantly reduced fee!

Here are some specific student activities:

Student Diversity Scholarship

The 2012 Student Diversity Scholarship funds travel and attendance to the SAF National Convention. Scholarship candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in September 2012 and interested in a career in forestry or natural resources. The 2012 SAF National Convention will be held in Spokane, Washington, October 24-28.

T7 - Mount Spokane Inland Empire Paper Company Timberlands
Wednesday, October 24
Only students may register for this tour. Limited to 42 participants.
Fee: $13.00 (Includes transportation, box lunch, snacks, and beverages)

Depart: 9:00 am Return: 3:00 pm

Inland Empire Paper Company is a privately owned paper mill that has been producing paper since 1911. IEP started acquiring timberland in the Mount Spokane area in 1952 and currently owns and manages over 116,000 acres. Active timberland management in close proximity to the metropolitan city of Spokane and the largest State Park in Washington offers both challenges and opportunities. This timberland tour will drive through the heart of IEP ownership from Mount Spokane down to the town of Spirit Lake, Idaho, seeing a diverse mix of forest types and management activities along the way. Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to, forest management philosophy/history, Inland Northwest silviculture, recreation management, forest inventory, road/trail maintenance, water quality conservation, and public relations. The tour will be led by Dennis Parent, CF and Paul Buckland, CF - the second and third Forest Managers in IEP's long history. This is an opportunity for students to see the "forest management balancing act" firsthand and discuss the various issues with its practitioners.