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.
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 OSAFJoin Today
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 […]
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 […]