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55th Annual Southern Forestry Conclave
Hosted by North Carolina State University Forestry Club
March 15-17, 2012



One of the conclave events is Women’s Cross-cut Saw competition

North Carolina State University Forestry Club is proud to announce it will be hosting the 55th Annual Association of Southern Forestry Clubs (ASFC) Conclave, March 15-17, 2012. Southern Conclave is a friendly competition among the students of ASFC schools and is hosted each spring by one of the 14 member schools.  Over two hundred students will compete in technical events that test their knowledge in modern forestry subjects and in physical events that hark back to old-fashioned lumberjack skills such as axe throwing, pole climbing and cross-cut saw competition.

A very exciting component of Conclave is the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series Qualifier, a nationally televised lumberjack competition that will include many of the conclave collegiate competitors as well as professionals from the South. The Southern Collegiate Champion earns a spot among four other regional collegiate champs and a wildcard pick to compete in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Collegiate Championship in Oregon. In last year’s Southern Qualifier, Victor Wassack represented NC State and came in a close 2nd behind Virginia Tech’s Scooter Cogar.) In 2010, NC State’s Logan Scarborough took the 2010 Southern and National Collegiate Championship Titles.

There will be opportunities for the public to attend events at 2012 Southern Forestry Conclave as well as the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series Qualifier, which will covered by ESPN and provides a national platform for forestry programs across the nation. More information on registration for these events will be released as it becomes available.

Donations to the NC State Forestry Club are welcome! Individual donations and corporate sponsorships are vital to putting on an event of this size. Help the Forestry Club keep costs down for competing students while create a fun, safe and memorable time for all involved. Please contact Forestry Club President, Mike Cheston, or Forestry Club Faculty Advisor, Dr. Joe Roise, for more information about how to make your tax deductible donation.

Check out photos of the NC State Forestry Club at the 2011 Southern Forestry Conclave that was hosted by the University of Georgia Forestry Club.