Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Adopted in April 2017, the SAF Diversity and Inclusion Policy serves as a guidepost and impetus for SAF diversity and inclusion programs and activities. 

"The Society of American Foresters is committed to diversity and inclusion in our leadership, membership, programs, and activities. SAF seeks to connect with those who value forests and their benefits, creating an abundance of dedicated professionals and volunteers eager and willing to advance the sustainable management of our forest resources. SAF strives to promote an environment designed to embrace our differences in which all community members are welcomed and valued. Successfully engaging people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives strengthens our communities, provides essential resources, and creates thriving forests. Broad participation by diverse people within our membership, the forestry community, partner organizations, landowners, and other stakeholders is essential to fulfilling our mission."

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Anti-Harassment Policy 

Building and sustaining a welcoming and inclusive SAF culture demands that harassment of any kind must not be tolerated. Adopted in May 2019, the SAF Anti-Harassment Policy is a key step in communicating the values of SAF and in promoting professional conduct and accountability across the profession. All employees, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and guests are subject to the Anti-Harassment Policy and may face consequences for violations. In addition, SAF members are subject to the Code of Ethics and its sanctions.

If you believe someone has violated the Anti-Harassment Policy, please email [email protected] with the following information: 

(1) Your full name and contact information 
(2) The full name of the person or persons involved 
(3) A brief description of the alleged violation
           a. Please include relevant details such as date, location, the individual’s employer, etc. 

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