SAF Newsroom

"SAF Working Groups" Changes Name to "Communities of Interest"

Posted on 4/4/2024
Through SAF's Communities of Interests collaborate with other SAF Members with similar passions and interests while enriching forest science and practice.

Society of American Foresters Announces First Organizational Membership

Posted on 4/2/2024
The Society of American Foresters is excited to announce the South Carolina Forestry Commission as the association’s first organizational member.

Foresters Fund Awards $15,600 to Local Units in February

Posted on 3/29/2024
Foresters Fund grants provide resources for local units to support education and outreach projects and cultivate future leaders.

SAF and ACF Launch Second Edition of Introduction to Consulting Forestry

Posted on 3/19/2024
Through continual collaborative efforts to promote consulting forestry and the forestry profession, the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and the Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF) announce the release of the co-published second edition of I

New Pilot Program Presents Conservation Education Volunteer Opportunity

Posted on 2/23/2024
2024 kicks off a new pilot program in which SAF has partnered with the USDA Forest Service Job Corps to bring conservation education to their centers.

SAF Addresses Mature and Old Growth Initiative in Recent Public Comment

Posted on 2/22/2024
SAF recently commented on the USDA Forest Service’s NOI addressing a proposed amendment to all land management plans for units of the National Forest System.

Updated Position Statement from SAF: Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems

Posted on 2/7/2024
SAF’s Board of Directors approved an updated revision of the “Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems” position statement.

New Position Statement from SAF: Carbon in the Built Environment

Posted on 2/7/2024
SAF’s Board of Directors approved a new position statement titled “Carbon in the Built Environment,” which focuses on the capacity for harvested wood products to mitigate climate change through science-based, sustainable forest management.

SAF Announces New Editors in Chief of Scholarly Journals

Posted on 1/18/2024
SAF is excited to introduce the new editors in chief of our scholarly journals, Journal of Forestry and Forest Science.

Seeking 2024 Diversity Scholars and Mentors

Posted on 12/15/2023
Apply now to be a 2024 Student Diversity Scholar or Mentor. Includes a full scholarship to Convention for scholars, professional development opportunities, and more. Application due February 15, 2024.

SAF Announces New Partnership

Posted on 10/26/2023
We are excited to announce that the Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the new non-profit organization, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service, for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree initiative.

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

Posted on 10/20/2023
The Society of American Foresters has announced election results for vice president and four board positions, with service beginning January 1, 2024.

Meet The Fund Series: The Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund

Posted on 10/13/2023
The Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund provides grant funding for projects that transfer information and science-informed management practices to foresters and other natural resource professionals.

SAF Announces 2023 National Award Winners

Posted on 10/3/2023
The Society of American Foresters is proud to announce the winners of 14 national awards for 2023.

Foresters Fund Awards $11,100 to Local Units in September

Posted on 9/28/2023
Foresters Fund grants provide resources for local units to support education and outreach projects and cultivate future leaders.

Meet the Fund Series: The Mollie Beattie Fund

Posted on 9/28/2023
The Mollie Beattie Fund directly supports the Mollie Beattie Visiting Scholar Program.

SAF Proudly Supports the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Posted on 9/28/2023
Each year, a national forest provides a tree to light up the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season.

Introducing SAF’s 2023-2024 Mollie Beattie Visiting Scholars

Posted on 9/22/2023
We are excited to welcome Emma Briggs and Nicole Zampieri as the 2023–24 cohort of Mollie Beattie Visiting Scholars.

Voting Members of SAF: Important Information About Upcoming Elections

Posted on 8/9/2023
SAF will hold its annual election for board vice president and four district positions on the Board of Directors September 1 through 30.

Putting Our Dollars to Work: Foresters Fund Awards $27,017 to Local Units

Posted on 8/4/2023
Foresters Fund grants provide resources for local units to support education and outreach projects and cultivate future leaders.

Mitigating Climate Change in Cold Semiarid Climates

Posted on 7/26/2023
Restoring forest cover is a promising option for mitigating climate change. So, as foresters we should be celebrating and rolling up our sleeves to plant trees, right? But where are the tree-planting opportunities in cold, semiarid climates?

SAF Addresses Climate Resilience in Recent Public Comment

Posted on 7/25/2023
Last week, the Society of American Foresters commented on the USDA Forest Service’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) addressing climate resilience on national forests and grasslands.

Meet the Fund Series: The Gregory Award Fund

Posted on 7/21/2023
The Gregory Award continues to support international exchange by bringing outstanding international students and early-career professionals to the annual SAF Convention.

SAF Names 2023 Presidential Field Forester Award Recipients

Posted on 7/14/2023
The Society of American Foresters has honored one member from each of the 11 SAF voting districts.

Urban & Community Forestry Job Analysis Survey

Posted on 7/10/2023
Help contribute to the development of SAF's new urban and community forestry credential. Complete this survey by August 6.

Create Your Own Path: Become a Forest Inventory Contractor

Posted on 6/29/2023
Become a data collection contractor for the USDA Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program.

The Results Are In: SAF Members Vote “Yes” on Bylaws Amendment

Posted on 6/29/2023
The new membership structure provides long-needed clarity, and more importantly, allows for greater inclusion in the forestry profession and engagement in SAF.

SAF Names 32 Members as 2023 Fellows

Posted on 6/23/2023
The rank of Fellow recognizes SAF members for long-standing service to SAF, the profession, and are ambassadors for the advancement of forestry.

Apply: Mollie Beattie Visiting Scholar Program

Posted on 6/22/2023
The 2023 program will offer a $10,000 scholarship for a compelling research proposal.

You Know Biltmore Stick. Do You Know Biltmore Pachymeter?

Posted on 6/21/2023
In any introductory forestry course, one of the most basic tools a forester first learns to use is a Biltmore Stick. Lesser known is the “Biltmore Pachymeter,” a simple device designed to measure the upper stem diameter of a tree.

Introducing SAF’s 2023 Henry Clepper Forest Policy Intern

Posted on 6/15/2023
The Society of American Foresters is excited to welcome our 2023 Henry Clepper Forest Policy Intern, Mariah Choiniere! Choiniere will spend the summer working alongside the Policy and Public Affairs Team at SAF’s national headquarters.

Meet the Fund Series: Foresters’ Fund

Posted on 6/8/2023
The Foresters’ Fund provides funding to local SAF units through the Foresters’ Fund Grant Program.

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.