Optional Events & Post-Conference Fun
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Forester Flow | $10

Monday, June 24th 6:00am - 7:00am

Join us for a rejuvenating morning yoga class. Take a moment to center yourself, connect with nature, and invigorate your mind and body as you immerse in gentle stretches and flowing movements guided by an experienced instructor. Start your day refreshed and focused, ready to engage with colleagues and absorb valuable insights during the conference sessions.


Field Tour  |  $75

Tuesday, June 25th 7:00am - 5:00pm

Join us for an engaging and educational day featuring unique properties with a wide variety of management objectives. The day will feature a tour of Rayonier Forestry Operations in Rayonier's Nassau County forests.  Rayonier is a timber REIT that owns approximately 2.7 million acres in the US and New Zealand.  The tour will include stops to view intensively managed loblolly and slash pine plantations,  longleaf pine stands, and bottomland hardwood stands. We will discuss how Rayonier's forests provide sustainable timber production as well as ecosystem services such as carbon, water, and biodiversity. 

The day will also feature a visit to White Oak Conservation, a state-of-the-art scientific education and conservation center focused on saving and recovering populations of rare species, building assurance populations, researching animal health, convening experts, and educating the next generation of conservation experts.  White Oak is widely respected among conservationists for work in protecting and propagating rare animals which expands across the United States and beyond, in partnership with state and federal agencies, including the US Fish and Wildlife Service. 

In addition to learning about forest management objectives and activities taking place onsite, attendees will be introduced to White Oak's conservation programs, facilities, and some of the more than 30 species that call White Oak home.

Tour includes a light breakfast, BBQ lunch overlooking the St. Mary's River, and transportation from/to the Sawgrass Marriott Resort.

Closing Party Overlooking the Lagoon |  $125

Tuesday, June 25th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

After the field tour, join us in the heart of the Sawgrass Marriott Resort on the Cascades Desk & Lawn for food and fellowship. Unwind in the laid-back atmosphere overlooking the lagoon and waterfalls. Sway like the palm trees to the sounds of local music as you mingle with colleagues or immerse yourself in a friendly lawn game competition. You don’t want to miss this fun evening!


Post-Conference Activity - St. Augustine Experience and Sailing Excursion |  $145

Wednesday, June 26th 9:00am - 3:00pm

Enjoy your day in the Nation’s Oldest City! See how the various architectural styles, narrow brick streets, and European flavors combine for a unique escape. Our professional tour guide will weave a tapestry of stories from the early colonial years to the Victorian Flagler era on our way to St. Augustine. A highlight of this experience will be taking St. Augustine’s premier tall ship, an authentic replica of a 19th century blockade runner, for a two hour sailing trip around the bay. After free time for lunch and shopping in the historic district, we'll return back to the Marriott Sawgrass Resort with great memories from the day! Experience includes transportation from/to the Sawgrass Marriott Resort, sailing fee, and beverages aboard the sailboat.