2024 SAF National Convention - The Resources We Manage

The theme “The Resources We Manage” references all the considerations that forestry and natural resources professionals need to reflect on when planning and implementing decisions on the ground.

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SAF Member-Get-A-Member Program

The SAF Member-Get-A-Member Referral Program is a win-win for you and the friends you bring along! Every qualifying student or professional you refer that joins SAF brings you a step closer to a reward. Share the opportunities, benefits, and legacy of SAF.

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Check out the Western Forester!

Catch up on the latest forestry news in the Pacific Northwest through SAF's newsletter, Western Forester. The spring edition focuses on recent updates regarding state policies in Oregon and Washington State.

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New Certified Urban and Community Forester Credential

This credential promotes the holistic nature of urban and community forestry that’s focused on resource conservation across the canopy intersected with the complex and dynamic infrastructure and stakeholder ecosystem.

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OUR MISSION

The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance sustainable management of forest resources through science, education, and technology, promoting professional excellence while ensuring the continued health, integrity, and use of forests to benefit society in perpetuity.


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WHY JOIN THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS

SAF is the collective voice and community for consultants, researchers, managers, field foresters, business owners, specialists, technicians, and more. Our members represent the entire spectrum of the forestry profession – nonprofit organizations, forest products industry, public lands, universities, and independent contractors. All forestry and natural resource management students and graduates are eligible for membership with SAF.

“There are just so many opportunities—educational, leadership, and friendships—that I would have missed had I not joined SAF. What started as filling my need for continued education has turned into so much more.” –David Wells, consulting forester and chair elect of OSAF

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LATEST NEWS

ALASKA NEWS

  • Additional Seedlings for Purchase Through Cook Inlet Seedling Sale

    We are excited to announce that on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 10 a.m., we will add additional seedlings to the online store. This presents a wonderful opportunity for you […]

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OREGON NEWS

  • Oregon SAF Fellow and Golden Member Receives Outstanding Alumnus Award from Penn State

    Portland Chapter member Robert G. (Bob) Devlin has been notified that he is the 2023-24 recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Penn State University, in recognition […]

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WASHINGTON NEWS

  • WSSAF Legend Patrick “Pat” Cummins passes away

    Former Green River College Forestry Instructor and SAF Golden member Patrick “Pat” Cummins passed away on May 4, 2024 at the age of 98 years old. Pat was a fixture […]

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