2017 Summer Meeting

2017 KTSAF Summer Meeting
It CAN Happen Here: Catastrophic Wildfire in the Southern Wildland Urban Interface

June 7- 9, 2017


Edgewater Hotel
402 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN

Rates are $89.95 per night plus taxes and includes complimentary continental breakfast
Ask for rate code "KY-TN Society of American Foresters"
Rate is guaranteed until May 8
Hotel Parking: Hotel garage is only for compact vehicles. Parking is free but only sedans, minvans, regular pickups, and most SUVs can park. Larger vehicles (large trucks, SUVs, and 12-passenger vans) should park elsewhere including the parking lot across the street. On street parking in downtown Gatlinburg is very scarce.

Please make every effort to register early!
Field tour and meeting are separate costs to pay for and coordinate costs.
Thursday, June 8 Only.....$53 ($75 after May 8)
Friday, June 9 Only.....$22

Due to restricted meeting space and tour transportation requirements, space for walk-ins the day of the meeting and tour may not be available.

Guests that will accompany meeting attendees do not need to register nor pay for the meeting. All meeting attendees must register and pay. Guests are welcome to join us for a night on the town after the meeting adjourns.

Payment Options
Online (credit card): www.squareup.com/store/kentucky-tennessee-saf
Email (check): Send you full name and dates you wish to attend to ktsaf.treasurer@gmail.com for instructions to pay by check


Wednesday, June 7

Time Event
6:00 - 9:00 pm Registration Open
7:00 - 9:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 8

7:00 - 10:00 am Registration Open
7:00 - 8:00 am Hotel Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 am Session One: History of Fire: Long-term dendrochronology (Henry Grissino-Meyers. PhD. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN)
Future of Fire and Climate (Scott Goodrick, USDA Forest Service, Athens, AG)
10:00 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm Session Two: FIREWISE: Monroe County,TN (Leon Konz, FIREWISE Coordinator, Tennessee Division of Forestry)
FIREWISE: Oak Ridge, TN (Chief Darryl Kerley, Oak Ridge Fire Department, Oak Ridge, TN)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch at hotel, provided in registration
1:00 - 3:00 pm Session Three: The Night of the Fire (Nathan Waters, Asst. District Forester, TN Division of Forestry)
Panel Discussion (On-the-scene Tennessee Division of Forestry Firefighters)
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm Session Four: Fire and Log Value Decline (Joe Marschall, University of Missouri, Oak Fire Consortium and Joint Fire Science Program)
Fire Behavior (Jon Wallace, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, Atlanta, GA)
5:00 pm Meeting adjourns
Dinner on your own on one of many fine Gatlinburg area restaurants.Enjoy the hospitality of our Gatlinburg neighbors and help support the economic recovery.

Friday, June 9

7:30 - 8:15 am Breakfast
8:15 am - 12:00 pm Session Five: Field trip of local areas affected by the 2016 Chimney Tops 2 fire with discussion of firefighting efforts, examination of fire intensity and scope, consideration of terrain that burned, and discussion of other fire effects.

Silent Auction: Make A Donation! We will not be able to facilitate a silent auction at this meeting but are asking our members to make a donation. As usual, KTSAF will forward the first $200 to the National Forester's Fund and put the remaining amount into out KT Student Development Fund. You can make you donation online, by check, or in person at the meeting. Thanks!!

Questions or concerns? Contact Greg Bailey (bailey@forestlandgroup.com)