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SAF National Awards

All nomination packets with all requested information are due by February 28 yearly.

2013 National Award Recipients

2014 Nomination Form (pdf version)
2014 Nomination Form (word document)

Awards in Forest Science & Technology

Barrington Moore Memorial Award in Biological Science
The Barrington Moore Memorial Award recognizes outstanding achievement in biological research leading to the advancement of forestry. Presented annually, the award includes a $1,000 honorarium.

SAF Award in Forest Science
The SAF Award in Forest Science recognizes distinguished individual research in any branch of the quantitative, managerial, and/or social sciences leading to the advancement of forestry. Presented annually, the award includes a $1,000 honorarium.

Technology Transfer Award
The Technology Transfer Award recognizes outstanding performance in the areas of technology transfer, implementation and extension. Presented annually, the award includes a cash honorarium of $1000.

Awards in Communication

Outstanding Forestry Journalism Award
The Outstanding Forestry Journalism Award recognizes high quality journalistic coverage of topics that increase the American public's understanding of forestry and natural resources. Presented annually, the award includes a cash honorarium of $500.

W. D. Hagenstein Communicator Award
The Outstanding Communicator Award recognizes an SAF member who displays the ability, talent, and skill to lead innovative and exemplary communications initiatives and programs that increase the general public's understanding of forestry and natural resources at the local, regional, or national level. The award, presented annually, consists of an engraved award and a $500 honorarium.

Awards of Professional Recognition

John A. Beale Memorial Award
The John A. Beale Memorial Award recognizes outstanding efforts over a sustained period of time by an SAF member in the promotion of forestry through voluntary service to the Society. The award, presented annually, includes a $500 honorarium.

Carl Alwin Schenck Award
The Carl Alwin Schenck Award recognizes devotion and demonstrated outstanding performance in the field of forestry education. Presented annually, the award includes a cash honorarium of $500.

Honorary Membership
The Honorary Membership Award recognizes individuals whose contributions to forestry are viewed as outstanding by their peers.

Gifford Pinchot Medal
The Gifford Pinchot Medal recognizes outstanding contributions by a forestry professional in the administration, practice, and professional development of North American Forestry. The award, presented biennially (odd-numbered years), consists of an engraved medallion and a $500 honorarium.

Sir William Schlich Memorial Award
The Sir William Schlich Memorial Award recognizes broad and outstanding contributions to the field of forestry with emphasis on, but not limited to, policy and national or international activities. The award, presented biennially (even-numbered years), consists of an engraved medallion and a $500 honorarium.

Young Forester Leadership Award
The Young Forester Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership by a young forestry professional in the development and promotion of an individual program or project, or for a sustained leadership role benefiting the practice of forestry and the Society of American Foresters.