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
Upcoming Western Forester to feature AKSAF member
In the fall issue of the Western Forester, William Putman, CF, shares his experiences as a consultant forester with the Tanana Chiefs Conference. Stay tuned for the issue, which will
OSAF Member Shaun Harkins is 2021 Fellow Award winner
During the 2021 Society of American Foresters National Convention, OSAF member Shaun Harkins, CF, received the Fellow Award from the Society of American Foresters. Shaun is a timber sale contract