2024 SAF Award Nominations Now Open

Through our 15 national awards, and Fellow and Presidential Field Forester awards, SAF celebrates and honors scientists, researchers, educators, innovators, leaders, communicators, field foresters, employers, local SAF units, and others that have made significant impact on forestry in the United States and internationally.

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Learn the latest on Alaska Forestry at the 2024 AKSAF Annual Meeting

At this year's meeting, "It's Back to the Future: Forest Health and Sustainability," with presentations on insects and disease conditions, collaborative efforts to use local wood products for affordable housing in Sitka, and carbon credits.

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Registration open for the 2024 WSSAF Annual Meeting

Next year is the 50th anniversary of the Forest Practices Act. In recognition of this anniversary, the 2024 WSSAF annual meeting will explore how this significant piece of legislation changed forest management in 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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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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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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ALASKA NEWS

  • Cook Inlet SAF Chapter Now Accepting Orders for Seedlings

    For over 40 years, the Cook Inlet SAF Chapter’s Seedling Sale has been the go-to source for homeowners and organizations wanting to purchase seedlings. That two species sold out shortly […]

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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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