South Puget Sound (SPS) Chapter of the Society of American Foresters was formed in the 1950s as the University of Washington Chapter. Since its inception the chapter has grown and subsequently split into three separate chapters and two student chapters.
The SPS Chapter is the largest in Washington state. Its membership is quite diverse with technician and associate members through national and international professionals; family foresters through Ph.D. professors and researchers; undergraduates to Golden members. The chapter can also boast that over 75% of its members use advanced technology in their everyday communications and forestry professional work.
Seven or more chapter meetings are held each year. Meetings typically are dinner/speaker evenings, or luncheons. Members are encouraged to attend and bring guests.
In addition to forestry continuing education through chapter meetings, members perform community service projects such as Habitat for Humanity, mentor students, support the Washington Park Arboretum, and staff an educational exhibit at the Western Washington Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
If you would like information on chapter activities or becoming a member of the SPS chapter, please send an email through the Contact Us form with the subject: “SPS Chapter.”
Chair: Elijah Allensworth