With over 800 members in 14 chapters throughout the state, the Oregon Society of American Foresters is the largest state affiliate of the national Society. Foresters play a major role in managing Oregon’s 30 million acres of forestland. These forests provide a variety of benefits for Oregonians and the nation in the form of wildlife, water, recreation, timber, and other forest products.

Through their management of the 19.4 million acres of Oregon’s forest capable of growing commercial crops of timber, foresters help contribute to a significant proportion of Oregon’s rural economic base. Fifty-one percent of Oregon’s timberland is owned by the federal government and 49 percent by non-federal owners. Most federal timberland is now managed primarily for non-timber benefits with limited timber harvesting. Seventy-five percent of the state’s timber harvest for the foreseeable future is expected to come from non-federal lands owned by wood products firms (29 percent), other private landowners (14 percent), and state and local governments (7 percent).

The forestry profession has adapted to changing priorities for Oregon’s forests. During the early days of economic and community development, the emphasis was on timber production. Today, foresters manage for a rich diversity of forest resources to achieve landowner objectives and meet society’s needs and the needs of future generations.

There are 14 chapters and student chapters within OSAF: Blue Mountain, Capitol, Central Oregon, Central Oregon Community College, Columbia Gorge, Coos, Emerald, Marys Peak, Mount Hood Community College, Portland, Shasta/Cascade, Siskiyou, Tillamook/Clatsop, and Umpqua.

We govern in accordance to our society’s bylaws (PDF) and are a registered 501(c)3. The executive committee meets approximately five times per year to discuss SAF business at the state level. A listing of our past chairs is available here (PDF).

LEADERSHIP

Jacob Putney

JACOB PUTNEY
Chair/Blue Mountain Chapter Chair

AMANDA ASTOR
Chair-Elect

David Wells

DAVID WELLS
Past Chair

Peter Matzka
Delegate-at-Large

STEVE CAFFERATA

Treasurer


MARC VOMOCIL

Secretary

STEPHEN FITZGERALD

Science-Tech Chair

RON BOLDENOW
Board Member, District 2 Representative

ANYA HALL
Capitol Chapter Chair


OPEN
Central Oregon Community College Chapter Chair

JEREMY GROSE
Columbia Gorge Chapter Chair

SHAUN HAWKINS
Coos Chapter Chair


Jeff Grogan

JEFFREY GROGAN
Acting Emerald Chapter Chair


Jeremy Felty

JEREMY FELTY
Marys Peak Chapter Chair


OPEN
Mt. Hood Community College

Jen Gorski-Portland Chapter

JEN GORSKI
Portland Chair



OPEN
Shasta/Cascade Chair


BLAIR MOODY
Siskiyou Chair

JED ARNOLD
Tillamook/Clatsop Chair

CHAD GILBRETH
Umpqua Chair


Alaska
Oregon
Washington

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