Each year at the annual meeting, WSSAF presents awards to recognize members and local chapters for their accomplishments.

The deadline for the 2022 awards has passed. The nomination period for the 2023 awards will open in January 2023.

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.

1965
Nicholas J. Kirkmire

1966
Howard W. Millan

1967
Charles Tulloch

1968
William H. Larson

1969
Al O’Donnell

1970
Robert P. Matthews

1971
Jack E. Winn

1972
James S. Bethel

1973
Duane D. Weston

1974
Stanley E. Blinks

1975
Glenn R. Wiggins

1976
Kelly C. Niemi

1977
E.C. Gockerell

1978
Don Theoe

1979
Jerry L. Wilson

1980
Malcom R. Dick, Jr.

1981
Ennis G. Cooper

1982
David P. Thomas

1983
James E. King

1984
Stanley P. Gessel

1985
Frank C. Shirley

1986
Norm Schaaf

1987
J. Pat McElroy

1988
Bryon Loucks

1989
Randall Greggs

1990
Clark Rogerson

1991
Robert Johnstone

1992
Richard Pierson

1993
Steve Webster

1994
Pat Cummins

1995
Ann Forest Burns

1996
Laura Caruso

1997
Eleanor (Ellie) Lathrop

1998
Nancy Peckman

1999
Ann R. Johnson

2000
Joseph (Joe) Heller

2001
Stephen R. Ricketts

2002
Dave Malsted

2003
Kelley Duffield McCarter

2004
Karen Temen

2005
John A. Bergvall

2006
John Gross

2007
Gretchen Nicholas

2008
Dick Hopkins

2009
Bill Horn

2010
Pete Heide

2011
John Walkowiak

2012
Harry Bell

2013
Adrian Miller

2014
Paula Hopkins

2015
Loren Hiner

2016
Chuck Lorenz

2017
Samantha Chang

2018
Todd Bates

2019
Donald Hanley

2020
Tom Hanson

2021
Kevin Zobrist

2022
Andy Perleberg

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.

1987
North Olympic

1988
Longview

1989
Longview

1990
Southwest Washington

1991
Mid Columbia

1992
Longview

1993
Longview

1994
South Puget Sound

1995
Admiralty Inlet

1996
Longview

1997
Southwest Washington

1998
North Puget Sound

1999
All chapters for their work on the National Convention

2000
Admiralty Inlet

2001
Southwest Washington

2002
Southwest Washington

2003
Southwest Washington

2004
Longview

2005
None awarded

2006
Southwest Washington

2007
Green River Community College Student Chapter

2008
Mid-Columbia

2009
Southwest Washington

2010
Central Washington

2011
North Puget Sound

2012
Longview

2013
South Puget Sound

2014
Mid-Columbia

2015
South Puget Sound

2016
Southwest Washington

2017
South Puget Sound

2018
None awarded

2019
Southwest Washington

2020
None awarded

2021
North Puget Sound

2022
Mid-Columbia

Alaska
Oregon
Washington

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