Each year at the annual meeting, WSSAF presents awards to recognize members and local chapters for their accomplishments.
The nomination period for the 2023 awards is now closed. The nomination period for 2024 will open in January.
Forester of the Year
To be presented annually to a member of the Washington State Society of American Foresters selected to be recognized by his/her peers for contributing to both the profession and the public through application of his/her professional skills to the advancement of forestry in Washington State and through public service that benefits his/her community or some larger segment of society. The selection committee is made up of the five (5) previous Foresters of the Year with their chair being the most recent recipient.
Chapter of the Year
The WSSAF executive committee created this award in 1986 to recognize a Washington State Society Chapter that has made extraordinary achievements in membership, service to members, community service, and chapter management and participated in forest policy and legislation in the preceding year. Chapters are required to submit achievement data for the preceding year to qualify for the award.