New England SAF Annual Meeting – CANCELLED


Mar 25, 2020 - Mar 27, 2020
All Day


Regretfully, the leadership of the Yankee Division who were planning this year’s Annual Winter Meeting and the NESAF Executive Committee have jointly and unanimously agreed to cancel the upcoming Winter Meeting that had been scheduled for Springfield, MA. We are facing an impossible situation for a group of volunteers to handle in the face of a legitimate public heath situation.  Given the trajectory of guidance for large gatherings of people, and daily pronouncements from public officials limiting travel, it was just not feasible for us to proceed safely into the final planning stages and execution of a successful Annual Meeting. Information about refunds and cancellations have been e-mailed to registrants.

NESAF Turns 100! Celebrating the Past, Looking to the Future.

Meeting Information:
2020 Annual Meeting Program
Online Registration (preferred)
2020 Registration Form
Annual Meeting Exhibitor Form
Book your room at the Sheraton

*If you booked a room through this link in the NESAF Block it will be automatically refunded.

Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Hosted by Yankee SAF.

Silent Auction and Raffle: please contact Paul Dolan to donate items.  401-500-0399
Our raffle and auction provide funding for the NESAF Grants program.  

Open Call for Posters and Flash Talks
Thursday, March 26 from 10:30-11:30 (posters), 3:40-5:00 (flash talks) 

To engage all members, we are seeking both traditional poster presentations and flash talks. Researchers, field foresters, and other land managers are encouraged to participate with a poster or flash talk, as sharing your experiences will benefit the entire membership.  An abstract is required for either poster or for a flash talk. The abstract includes a title and author’s names, affiliations, and locations, lead author’s contact information, and whether the submission is being considered for a poster or flash talk. The body of the abstract (not including names, etc.) is limited to 300 words. The deadline for submission is February 21, 2020

The lead authors of posters and flash talks accepted for presentation will be notified by email by March 6, 2020 and accepted abstracts will be included in the Spring NESAF News Quarterly. 

Poster Guidelines: Posters will be in a prominent location and available for viewing on March 25th with the Poster Session on March 26th. NESAF will provide easels and 48 x 48 in foam core board for display.

Flash Talk Guidelines: The flash talk session is on March 26th from 3:15 to 4:30. Up to ten presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. The 10-minute timeframe is strictly enforced with 7 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions. 

To secure a poster space and submit your flash talk abstract for consideration, contact Tony D’Amato ( by February 21, 2020.

Springfield Sheraton
1 Monarch Place
Springfield, Massachusetts 01144

Contact Us

To contact NESAF, please email the appropriate member of our leadership team. General questions can be directed to our Chair or the website administrator.


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