21st Annual Black Fly Breakfast


May 09, 2019
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The 21st Annual  Black Fly Breakfast is an opportunity to hear the latest updates on forestry and logging, meet with each other in an informal setting, and learn who is doing what in southern New Hampshire. Join us for  a good breakfast, a good meeting and still have enough time in the afternoon to get some work done! Or join us for the afternoon Tree Farm Inspector Workshop. 

Tree Farm inspectors can attend the Blackfly Breakfast for free. Your registration fee is covered by the N.H. Tree Farm Program. Register online at bit.ly/blackfly2019 and use the coupon code treefarm.


  • 7:30: Breakfast Buffet begins 
  • 8:30: Program begins 
  • NH Forestry Happenings and Market Roundup – Karen Bennett, Extension Forester, UNH Cooperative Extension  
  • State of NH Forestry – Brad Simpkins, State Forester, N.H. Division of Forests & Lands 
  • Timber Tax Status – Hunter Carbee, Policy Chair, Granite State Division Society of American Foresters GSD/SAF is studying the impact of the yield tax. This session will cover the history, mission, inconsistencies, and benefits of the law. Highlights from surveys conducted with foresters and town assessors will be shared. 
  • N.H. Forest Action Plan – Susan Francher, N.H. Division of Forests and Lands. Every 10 years (or so), New Hampshire develops a statewide plan of action for the management of New Hampshire’s forests. Due to be released in 2020, we are in the early stages of developing the next plan—a perfect time for foresters, loggers, and landowners to provide input. This session will include an overview of the planning process, a brief update on the forest assessment process, and a facilitated feedback session where all can comment on key issues and concerns facing New Hampshire’s forests, forest landowners, and forest industry.

12:00 – 3:30: NH Tree Farm Inspector Workshop (optional)

  • This workshop will be held at Pat’s Peak, immediately following the Black Fly Breakfast. It will train inspectors in the current 2015 – 2020 American Tree Farm Systems (ATFS) standards. The program will cover certification, sustainability standards, case studies, management plans, the inspection process, and audit and recognition programs. Tree Farm inspectors must be trained to the new standards to do inspections. Preregistration is required. Lunch included. No cost to this workshop. Assigned 3.5 Cat. I SAF CFEs.


$25 per person, $0 for Tree Farm Inspectors

Pat’s Peak Ski Area
24 Flanders Rd
Henniker, New Hampshire 03242

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.


New England Society of American Foresters
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301