Society of American Foresters

Southwestern Section Meeting

Palo Verde Chapter

February 26 — 28, 2015

Mesa, Arizona

Urban Trees, Forests, and Water in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Arid Southwest
History, Current management ... the Future

Rick Reitz, Chair, Palo Verde

John Hinz, Sec.-Treas., Palo Verde

Scott Wood, Archaeologist
Prehistory of Salt River Valley

Rebecca Davidson, Salt R. Proj.
Water Management, Forest Health

Richard Adkins, Urban Forester
Phoenix Master Plan

Alix Rogstad, AZ State Forestry
Urban Forestry Statewide

Andy Mason, Palo Verde

Tom DeGomez, Univ. AZ Extension
Climate Change and Urban Trees

Chris Martin, ASU Faculty of Science
Climate Change and Water

Jim Allen, NAU School of Forestry

Jim Thinnes, District IV SAF Rep.
National Update

Ed Lebow, Phoenix Public Art
Water, Trees, Landscape History of Phoenix

Kit MacDonald, Chair SWSAF (right)
presenting 50-year certificate

Dr. Jerry Gottfried, Palo Verde Chapter
50-year member of SAF
Field Trip

Gilbert Water Ranch
Urban Natural Area/Forest

Gilbert Wastewater Pond
Birding Hotspot

Nina Mason Pulliam — Rio Salado
Urban Refuge

Northern Arizona University
students, faculty, alumni

Entire group field photo

New Mexico Highlands University

Comments to Paul Sheppard: sheppard @
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Secretary-Treasurer, Southern Arizona Chapter, SAF