SAF Newsroom

SAF Publishes Report from FIA User Group

Posted on 5/25/2023
SAF and the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) recently convened the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) National User Group for its 2023 meeting.

SAF Educates Congressional Staffers on Capitol Hill with New Educational Series

Posted on 5/17/2023
SAF is a proud member of the Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG), which is the only coalition of forest sector organizations addressing the essential role of forests in mitigating climate change.

Putting our Dollars to Work: The First Foresters’ Fund Projects of 2023

Posted on 5/2/2023
Congratulations to five local units who received a total of $9,950 in Foresters’ Fund grants to help financially support their projects!

SAF Responds to Mature & Old-Growth Forest Report

Posted on 4/20/2023
Today, the two agencies released a report on their efforts under Executive Order 14072 to define and inventory mature and old-growth forests on Forest Service and BLM lands.

SAF Develops Briefer to Support Updated Forest Inventory and Analysis Position Statement

Posted on 4/13/2023
The USDA’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program is a unique and invaluable source of data to measure our nation’s forestlands.

SAF Updates National Position Statement on Invasive Species

Posted on 3/16/2023
The updated position statement is a call to action for a broad base of stakeholders to engage in activities that are proactive, cooperative, and comprehensive when it comes to invasive species.

On the Ballot: SAF Membership Structure

Posted on 3/14/2023
Your SAF board of directors took your survey responses to heart and, in July 2022, approved motions to realign SAF’s dual membership structure to reduce the number of membership types and update the dues rates.

SAF Weighs in on Mature and Old-Growth Forest Management

Posted on 2/27/2023
On April 22, 2022, the Biden Administration signed Executive Order 14072—also known as “Strengthening the Nation’s Forests, Communities, and Local Economies”—which set the stage for a number of forest-centered policy initiatives.

Join the SAF Board of Directors

Posted on 2/23/2023
We are currently seeking strong and vibrant leaders to join the SAF Board and serve in the roles of SAF vice president and board members for Districts 1, 4, 7 and 10, with service starting January 1, 2024.

SAF Develops New Reforestation Position Statement

Posted on 2/1/2023
SAF’s Board of Directors recently approved a new position statement titled “Regenerating America’s Forests,” which acknowledges the increasing pressure on the profession for reforestation and afforestation efforts across the country.

SAF Welcomes New Non-Voting Members to the Board

Posted on 1/13/2023
Several non-voting members are appointed to serve on the board to add depth and representation of the membership.

Society of American Foresters Applauds Passage of FY23 Omnibus Spending Bill

Posted on 1/5/2023
SAF applauds the efforts of Congress in advancing a robust fiscal year (FY) 2023 omnibus spending bill that will provide much needed support for the sustainable management of America’s forests.

Foresters’ Fund Grants Support 18 Local Projects for $47,420

Posted on 12/16/2022
'Tis the season for giving, and we’re celebrating the $47,420 in funding provided by the Foresters’ Fund for local SAF units in 2022.

SAF Comments on US Fish and Wildlife’s Proposed Rule on Tricolored Bat

Posted on 12/9/2022
SAF joined 25 forestry associations in comments on the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed rule to list the tricolored bat as an endangered species.

National Elections: Welcome the New Faces on the SAF Board of Directors

Posted on 12/5/2022
The Society of American Foresters has announced election results for vice president and four board positions, with service beginning January 1, 2023.

SAF Seeks Intern for Summer 2023

Posted on 11/30/2022
SAF is excited to begin accepting applications for the summer 2023 Henry Clepper Forest Policy Internship Program.

The 2022 National Woodland Owner Survey Stakeholders and User Group Meeting

Posted on 11/22/2022
NCASI and SAF recently convened a Forestry Inventory & Analysis special session on the National Woodland Owner Survey, which seeks to understand the values and decisions of the private landowners.

SAF Recognizes National Native American Heritage Month

Posted on 11/18/2022
November is National Native American Heritage Month, and it is a time to celebrate and honor the history, legacy, culture, and contributions of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Island communities.

SAF Develops Resource on Proforestation

Posted on 11/17/2022
While SAF has always educated diverse audiences about the benefits of forest management and the critical work of forestry professionals, this is the first time we are directly calling out proforestation.

Introducing SAF’s New Chief Operations Officer

Posted on 11/10/2022
SAF welcomes Whitney Forman-Cook as its new Chief Operations Officer/Director of Communications.

Approved Update to the SAF Forest Inventory and Analysis Position Statement

Posted on 11/3/2022
The USDA’s Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program is a unique and invaluable source of data to measure our nation’s forestlands. Through a rotating cast of 355,000 permanent inventory plots measured by researchers alongside associated remote sen

ESA and SAF Announce Partnership to Benefit Members

Posted on 11/1/2022
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Society of American Foresters (SAF) recently entered an agreement mutually benefiting their respective members.

Annual SAF Working Group Meetups Happening This November

Posted on 10/28/2022
This is a great opportunity to share feedback and ideas with officers, brainstorm a workplan for 2023, or share information and resources with your network.

SAF and Urban Forests Coalition Share Principles for New Funding

Posted on 10/27/2022
The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) recently sent a letter to USDA Forest Service leadership regarding new funding available to the Urban and Community Forestry program from the Inflation Reduction Act.

The Society of American Foresters Proudly Supports the 2022 US Capitol Christmas Tree

Posted on 10/21/2022
Each year, a different national forest provides a tree to light up the West Lawn of the US Capitol building for the holiday season.

SAF Supports Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on 10/14/2022
"As National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, SAF is proud to share with our members the accomplishments of our Latinx forestry community members and leaders,” SAF CEO Terry Baker said.

Resource Management Service, LLC, Partners with SAF to Award New Forestry Scholarship

Posted on 1/24/2023
RMS and SAF announced that the 2022 recipient of their joint forestry scholarship is Sara Groban, a junior at Cal Poly Humboldt.

Register for the Forests + Climate Learning Exchange Series

Posted on 10/7/2022
The series aims to develop and expand forest stakeholder knowledge and perspectives on forest carbon science, management, and strategy.

SAF Announces Two New Professional Credentials

Posted on 9/23/2022
We are excited to announce two new professional credentials that SAF will be offering, beginning in 2023 and 2024—an urban and community forestry certification and a certification for forest technicians.

Introducing SAF’s 2022-2023 Mollie Beattie Visiting Scholars

Posted on 9/15/2022
We are excited to welcome Joseph Endris and Stella Schons as the 2022–23 cohort of Mollie Beattie Visiting Scholars.

Commendations and Recommendations from the 2022 FIA National User Group Meeting

Posted on 9/9/2022
With the help of Rich Guldin of Guldin Forestry LLC, seven core commendations and seven core recommendations were distilled from the meeting.

SAF Announces 2022 Gregory Award Winner

Posted on 9/23/2022
SAF is pleased to announce Sakiratou KARIMOU M as the 2022 SAF Gregory Award recipient.

SAF Announces 2022 National Award Winners

Posted on 8/19/2022
The Society of American Foresters is proud to announce the winners of 11 national awards for 2022.

SAF Member Spotlight: Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe

Posted on 1/11/2023
Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe is a Professor of Urban Forestry and the Urban Forestry State Extension Specialist at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

SAF Names 2022 Presidential Field Forester Award Recipients

Posted on 8/18/2022
The Society of American Foresters has honored one member from each of the 11 SAF voting districts.

SAF Names 25 Members as 2022 Fellows

Posted on 1/24/2023
The rank of Fellow recognizes SAF members for long-standing service to SAF, the profession, and are ambassadors for the advancement of forestry.

Putting Our Dollars to Work: Local Units Receive Foresters’ Fund Grants

Posted on 7/22/2022
Eight local units have received financial grants to support projects that promote forestry education and outreach and cultivate future leaders.