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Association of Environmental Professionals

AEP LogoThe student chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals is a group of students whose primary interest lies in the area of professional environmental services. This student group provides informational programs and projects for students interested in pursuing a career in the area of environmental services.

The club's weekly meetings consists of information on jobs, internships, upcoming events, and guest speakers. Guest Speakers talk about environmental issues related to the interest of the club members.

President: Angie Larson (

Vice-President: Tim Delany (

Secretary: Catie Michel (

Treasurer: Julia Mousavi (

Ag Council Rep: Dan Hedden (

Club Advisor: Dr. Priya Verma, Dr. Yiwen Chiu

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Environmental Science Club (ESCape)

During biweekly club meetings, the ESCape discusses upcoming events and frequently has guest speakers. Guest speakers include students, industry members, and professors who care to share their research, senior projects, and travel experiences, among other things. The club is in charge of organizing department activities including MESA, the Open House booth, and the annual banquet. ESCape also coordinates outings for club members such as beach clean-ups and barbeques.

President: Katie Ullrich (

Vice-President: Taylor Cullum-Muyres (

Secretary: Morgan Cameron (

Treasurer: Shelley Anderson (

Ag Council Rep: Adriana Delucchi (

Club Advisor: Dr. Chip Appel, Dr. Bwalya Malama

Meeting Times: TBD 11:10-12:00

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The Cal Poly Logging Team

We are an intercollegiate team of men and women students who are interested in traditional forestry field skills. This includes competitive events like double bucking, axe throwing, horizontal and vertical chopping, and chainsawing. Participation with the logging team is also a good way to develop pratical working skills in a safe environment.

Looking for Firewood? Contact - Will Kraemer or any officer for information.

For more information contact:

President: Chris Daunt ( 530-400-2414

Vice-President: Joe Elliott ( 209-256-5353

Secretary: Shelby Kranich

Treasurer: Vivian Mason 760-481-2955

Equipment Manager: Zach Plott ( 805-746-9663

Club Advisor: Dr. Sarah Bisbing, Dr. Samantha Gill

Meeting Times: Every Monday, 6:10-7:00pm, 11-302

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The Cal Poly Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters (SAF)

Society of American Foresters ShieldThe Cal Poly Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters functions as a professional organization that strives to provide the latest forestry information and contacts for those students interested in forestry or forestry related careers.

The club encourages students to join SAF and gain from the many benefits membership has to offer.

Come to our next meeting and learn more about SAF. The success of the student chapter depends on the active involvement of all forestry students.

Recent SAF activities have included:

  • Table at Farm City Nights to interact with the public
  • Presentations at Fall Preview and Open House
  • SAF National Convention

SAF Meeting Time: 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, 11:10-12:00, 11-302

President: Julie Ostrowski (

Vice-President: Colin Wong (

Secretary: Garrett Jordan (

Treasurer: Tori Norville (

Ag Council Rep: Xander Winter (

Club Advisor: Dr. Chris Surfleet

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Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE)

SAFE is the student section of the professional organization, the Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE). Cal Poly's chapter of SAFE is one of thirteen chapters nationwide. SAFE brings together students from diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in fire ecology and related issues, as well as providing an excellent opportunity for students to network with fire science professionals and students from other universities. Although official membership in SAFE is not required, only students who are official club members can take advantage of reduced-cost or free attendance of annual AFE conferences and other activities held around the country.

President: Julie Ostrowski (

Vice-President: Colin Wong (

Secretary: Garrett Jordan (

Treasurer: Tori Norville (

Club Advisor: Dr. Sarah Bisbing, Dr. Chris Dicus

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Soil Judging Team

Soil Judging is a collegiate program sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America. Students describe, classify, and interpret soils as a professional soil scientist would, under a time constraint. Following 4 days of practice, students judge 3 soils as individuals, and 2 soils as teams ("groups").

Note: Specific officer and link information is currently hidden pending club updates...
(Please contact Dept Office x2702 for assistance)

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Xi Sigma Pi

Xi Sigma Pi is a national forestry/natural resources honor society. Students receive an invitation during fall quarter to join based on scholastic achievement. The new intiates go through a fun, and not so grueling "rush", where they carry around the official XSP plaques they have hand made and attempt to obtain current member signatures. This usually occurs in the first two weeks of Winter quarter. The group sponsors several special events, such as the Distinguished Speaker Program and a community project.

Club Advisor: Dr. Samantha Gill

President: Grant Helete (

Vice-President: Madeline Smit (

Secretary: Carrie Simmons (

Treasurer: Melanie Conti (

Ag Council Rep: Grant Helete (

Meeting Times: (TBA) Check with officers.

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