The Alaska Society of American Foresters is one of 30 societies forming the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Our society is comprised of professional foresters and forestry students throughout the state of Alaska. The Alaska Society is divided into five chapters: Cook Inlet, Yukon River, Dixon Entrance, Sitka, and Juneau.

Our society held its first meeting on November 22, 1954. At that time, we were called the Alaska Chapter of the Puget Sound Section, which also included Washington and Oregon. A number of well-known foresters were instrumental in creating our society, including Ray Taylor, John Sandor, and Paul Haack.

Activities and functions of the Alaska Society of American Foresters are ruled by a set of bylaws adopted August 26, 1997, and revised November 2002 (PDF). The AKSAF Executive Committee holds monthly teleconferences to discuss and govern activities of the state society.  The minutes of these meetings back to January 2011 are available here

LEADERSHIP

MITCH MICHAUD

State Chair

VACCANT

State Chair Elect


ED MORGAN

Past State Chair and Juneau Chapter Chair

KEN WINTERBERGER

Treasurer

VACANT

Secretary

CHRIS SCHNEPF

Board Member, District 1 Representative

CLAY HOYT

Cook Inlet Chapter Chair


ALAN ROCKWOOD

Dixon Entrance Chapter Chair

PAT HEUER

Sitka Chapter Chair

TOM ST. CLAIR

Yukon River Chapter Chair

SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Science and Technology Chair – JEREMY DOUSE

Scholarship Chair – SUE RODMAN

Policy and Legislative Chair – BRIAN KLEINHENZ

Membership Chair – MITCH MICHAUD

Investment Chair – ROGER BURNSIDE

Website/Communications Chair – ADAM DAVIS

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