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Registration now open for the 2024 PNW Leadership Conference, which will be held on February 1-2, 2024, at the Wilsonville Conference Center in Oregon.

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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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Is it time to renew your SAF membership?

Don't experience a lapse in your SAF membership benefits! Be sure to renew to continue receiving the Western Forester, The Forestry Source, and other member benefits.

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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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  • AKSAF Member Recognized by their Peers

    SAF recently announced SAF members who were elected Fellow in 2023, and AKSAF’s Ken Winterberger was one of these Fellows! The Fellow Award is a prestigious award that recognizes an […]

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  • Grant funds new tree identification signs at the C.J. Reed Arboretum

    The C.J. Reed Arboretum located at the Oregon Department of Forestry Astoria main district office now has 40 new interactive tree identification signs thanks to a grant from the Society […]

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  • WSSAF Recognizes its Golden Members 2020-2023

    On August 3, 2023, the Washington State Society of American Foresters (WSSAF) held its Golden Member Appreciation Luncheon in Fife, WA to recognize SAF members who achieved Golden Member status […]

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