Upcoming Meetings/Announcements

"Forestry for the Birds"

2022 Spring Meeting Indiana Society of American Foresters, The Nature Conservancy and The Indiana Chapter of Wildlife Society
Thursday and Friday, March 24th & 25th (Flyer available here)

Online Via Zoom. Registered attendees will be provided links to the live presentation content.
Education Credits
This program will apply for 5.75 CFE credits in category 1 by the Society of American Foresters.
The registration fee is $25.00 for SAF members or $35 for non-members. Online-only via Paypal form at bottom of this page. Student registration is free, please email Josh Wagner ( so he can send you the zoom link(s) for the meeting.


Thursday March 24th (Zoom: ISAF)

11:00 AM Executive Committee Meeting- Andrew Suseland, ISAF Chair

Thursday March 24th (Zoom: ISAF, TNC & TWS)

Session 1: Introduction and Welcome Moderator: Jessica Outcalt
1:00 PM Jessica Outcalt - The Nature Conservancy in Indiana
1:10 PM Allen Pursell - The Nature Conservancy in Indiana
1:25 PM Shannon Frazer - Alcoa Foundation
1:35-1:40 PM Break
Session 2: Setting a Foundation - Forest Management for Declining Species
1:40 PM Barny Dunning - Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
2:00 PM Jane Fitzgerald - American Bird Conservancy
2:20 PM Joy O'Keefe - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM Break
Thickets, Whippoorwills and Ruffed Grouse
2:50 PM Patrick Ruhl - Harding University
3:10 PM Scott Haulton - Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry
3:30 PM Jon Steigerwaldt - Ruffed Grouse Society
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM Break
Keynote Address
4:00 PM Introduction by Liz Jackson - Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Frank Thompson - US Forest Service and University of Missouri-Columbia
5:00 PM -5:15 PM Break

Thursday March 24th (Zoom: ISAF)

5:15 PM ISAF Business Meeting- Andrew Suseland, Chair

Friday March 25th (Zoom: ISAF, TNC & TWS)

Moderator: Lenny Farlee - Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Session 3: Practicing what we Preach - How do we Manage Forests for Birds?
9:00 AM Steve Hagenbuch - Audubon Vermont
9:20 AM Dan Shaver - Natural Resources Conservation Service Indiana
9:40 AM Brianne Lowe - Natural Resources Conservation Service Indiana
10:00 AM Mike Baltz - Let the Sun Shine In
10:20 AM -10:30 AM Break
The Forestry for the Birds program and toolbox
10:30 AM Tamara Benjamin - Purdue Extension
10:50 AM Perry Seitzinger - Seitzinger Forestry
11:10 AM Fauna Creative - Fauna Creative
11:15 AM Allen Pursell and Jessica Outcalt - The Nature Conservancy in Indiana
12:00 PM Adjourn

Pre-registration is required in order to provide the zoom link. Please register online below.

Select Registration Option
SAF or CF member number
Name if not the same as on CC

Contact Andrew Suseland at or 574-952-8030

Past Meetings

2021 ISAF Fall Meeting November 3, 2021 Online
2021 ISAF Winter Meeting March 18, 2021 Online
2020 Pesticide Training, December 2, 2020 Online
2020 ISAF Fall Meeting September 23-24, 2020 Best Western Circus City, Peru, IN
2020 ISAF Winter Meeting March 5-6, 2020 Clifty Inn @ Clifty Falls State Park, Madison, IN
2019 Pesticide Training: Wednesday December 4, Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex, Danville, Indiana.
2019 ISAF Fall Meeting: September 26-27, Turkey Run Inn @ Turkey Run State Park, Marshall, Indiana.
2019 ISAF Spring Meeting: February 21-22, Canyon Inn @ McCormick Creek State Park, Sps
2018 ISAF Fall Meeting: September 27-28 2018 @ Four Points Sheraton West Lafayette, Indiana
2018 ISAF Spring Meeting: March 20-21 2018 @ Spring Mill State Park Mitchell, Indiana
2017 ISAF Fall Meeting: October 11-12, 2017 @ Huntingburg, Indiana
2017 ISAF Spring Meeting: March 7-8, 2017 @ Nashville, IN
Meeting Details Prior to 2017 available upon request