National Forest Homeowners Convention 2014
April 3-5, Reno, Nevada
America's Great Outdoors
Recreation Residences: A Model Public-Private Partnership
Convention summary with photos, presentations, and film trailers
Join us at the Silver Legacy Resort in Reno, Nevada for interesting and educational sessions on a range of topics important to national forest cabin owners, as well as the opportunity to spend time with Forest Service and NFH leadership and your cabin-owner friends and neighbors. It will be an exciting Convention with new topics, film screenings, dynamic speakers and workshops dealing with our rich history, present challenges and future opportunities. See the full program here.
Our keynote speaker, Kathryn Landreth, spent the summers of her formative years at a family cabin in the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota, where she developed a deep love of nature. She went on to serve as State Director of the Nevada Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and interim state director of the Montana chapter, until her appointment as TNC’s Lead Manager for Global Diversity. Kathryn will be sharing her experiences of working on both sides of the conservation effort, both public and private.
We will also feature a talk and workshop with renowned fire and forest-health expert Dr. Tom Bonnicksen, along with Forest Service fire ecologist Carl Skinner and forest supervisor Laurence Crabtree. Other sessions will include updates on the Cabin Fee Act, appraisals, the latest news from Washington with NFH’s Aubrey King and Forest Service officials, an opportunity to "ask the experts," website tutorials, our annual Awards Banquet and two full days of information and networking fun.
We are very excited to screen two extraordinary films: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time — about the commonsense conservation ethic of a man who spent lots of time in cabins in the woods, and established one of the earliest cabin tracts in Arizona — and The Greatest Good: A Forest Service Centennial Film — about the unprecedented experiment of the first 100 years of the U.S. Forest Service.
We look forward to seeing you in Reno!