SAF Newsroom

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 8/17/2022
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 7/25/2022
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.

Announcing the Class of 2022 SAF Student Diversity Scholars

Posted on 7/15/2022
SAF is pleased to announce the 2022 class of SAF Student Diversity Scholars, which includes 15 students from around the country.

Second Comment Opportunity: SFI Urban and Community Forestry Sustainability Standard

Posted on 7/7/2022
The second draft of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Urban and Community Forest Sustainability Standard is open for public comment until August 2, 2022.

SAF Applauds Forestry Investments in House Appropriations Bill

Posted on 7/7/2022
The fiscal year (FY) 2023 bill from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies includes increased investments in a wide variety of programs that support forestry research and management across public and...

SAF Supports Pride Month

Posted on 7/7/2022
In coordination with our Diversity and Inclusion Policy, the Society of American Foresters (SAF) is committed to promoting an environment designed to embrace our differences in which all community members are welcomed and valued.

FIA User Group Carbon Recommendations

Posted on 6/15/2022
Continuing its long-standing tradition of convening the FIA National User Group, SAF and the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) recently hosted a Special Focus Session to explore the topic of forest carbon estimation.

Introducing SAF’s 2022 Henry Clepper Forest Policy Intern

Posted on 6/15/2022
SAF is excited to welcome our 2022 Henry Clepper Forest Policy Intern, Tamera Breidenbach! Tamera will spend the summer working alongside the Policy and Public Affairs Team at SAF’s national headquarters in Washington, DC.

The Society of American Foresters and #forestproud Announce Merger

Posted on 6/22/2022
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) and #forestproud are pleased to announce that the forest communications platform is now a program of SAF.

ACF and SAF Partner to Develop Second Edition of Introduction to Consulting Forestry

Posted on 5/31/2022
Through their continued efforts to promote consulting forestry and the forestry profession, the Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF) and the Society of American Foresters (SAF) announced today that they are jointly publishing the second edition

SAF Celebrates AANHPI Heritage Month

Posted on 5/18/2022
May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI or AANHPI) Heritage Month. SAF honors the 2022 theme of “Advancing Leaders Through Collaboration” set by the Federal Asian Pacific American Council.

SAF Approves New National Position Statement: Sustainability of American Forests

Posted on 5/10/2022
SAF’s Board of Directors recently approved a new national position statement titled “Sustainability of American Forests,” which was developed by SAF’s Committee on Forest Policy.

Virtual Event: Around the Water Cooler with SAF Leadership

Posted on 5/9/2022
Join SAF CEO Terry Baker and his special guests from the Board of Directors for a not-so-typical Zoom meeting on June 1 at 3:30–5:00 p.m. ET.

SAF Member Spotlight: Dr. Sharon T. Friedman

Posted on 4/29/2022
Throughout her dynamic career, Dr. Sharon T. Friedman has served as chair on SAF's Committee on Forest Policy, Committee on Ethics, and the Forest Science and Technology Board.

SAF CEO Joins the Sustainable Forestry Initiative's Board of Directors

Posted on 4/29/2022
Terry Baker, CEO of the Society of American Foresters (SAF), has been unanimously elected by SFI’s Board of Directors to serve a three-year term as a member of the SFI Board’s Environmental chamber.

Executive Order on Strengthening the Nation's Forests, Communities, and Local Economies

Posted on 4/29/2022
On Earth Day, President Biden signed the “Executive Order on Strengthening the Nation’s Forests, Communities, and Local Economies.”

Apply: Mollie Beattie Visiting Scholar Program

Posted on 4/28/2022
The 2022 program will offer a $10,000 scholarship for a compelling research proposal.

Apply: RMS and SAF Scholarship

Posted on 4/29/2022
SAF is excited to announce that the application period for our new RMS/SAF Forestry Scholarship is now open!

SAF is Hiring: Help Us Find the Best Candidates

Posted on 3/29/2022
As announced in October 2021, SAF is investing in new positions to balance the talents of our current staff and position SAF to better serve our members and the profession.

New Projects: Putting Our Foresters’ Fund Dollars to Work

Posted on 4/29/2022
Seven Foresters’ Fund proposals for $13,980 were approved for funding for the February deadline cycle.

Seeking: Mentors for SAF Student Diversity Scholars

Posted on 4/29/2022
We need mentors like you! To support the 2022 cohort of SAF Student Diversity Scholars, SAF is seeking mentors committed to creating a more welcoming, inclusive, and diverse profession.

SAF Celebrates Women’s History Month

Posted on 3/18/2022
As SAF celebrates Women’s History Month, we honor the theme set by the National Women’s History Alliance: “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.”