NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES

SAF has national advisory committees that have been established by SAF’s Board of Directors to help lead the organization. Committee openings for service starting January 1, 2022, will be posted mid-year.

Committee members broadly represent SAF membership and are selected to ensure diversity of employment, background, and region for broad national representation. If you are interested in being involved in a committee, please send a letter of interest to Lori Rasor.

Certification Review Board

The CRB develops, establishes, and maintains standards and procedures for individuals to become certified and recertifed under the Certified Forester program.

 

Committee on Accreditation

This committee evaluates and periodically reviews educational programs at colleges and universities across the country, and makes decisions concerning SAF's accreditation of such programs.  

Committee on Forest Policy

This committee advises SAF’s Board of Directors on policy issues in forestry and natural resources.

Committee on Forest Technology School Accreditation

This committee evaluates and periodically reviews forestry programs at technical schools throughout the United States and makes decisions concerning SAF's accreditation of such programs.

Committee on National Convention Programs

This committee develops the program outline for the annual SAF National Convention, including the Call for Presentations. At-large positions are available for the 2022 committee.

Committee on Professional Recognition

This committee oversees the creation, evaluation, and issuance of national awards and the nomination submissions process.

Educational Policy Review Committee

This committee monitors all aspects of professional and technical forestry and natural resources education, including the SAF accreditation standards and procedures, and advises the Board of Directors on such matters.

Ethics Committee

This Committee is responsible for hearing and investigating charges against SAF’s Code of Ethics.

Forest Science and Technology Board

The FS&TB provides for the effective dissemination and use of forest sciences within the Society.

Leadership Development Committee

This committee advises SAF’s Board of Directors on programs and training that builds and maintains strong local leaders.


National Nominating Committee

This committee oversees the call for nominations and supplements petitions with other nominations of persons eligible to hold elective office. 

Student Executive Committee

The SEC, composed of 11 student members, one from each SAF voting district, enhances the engagement of student members and organizes student activities during the national convention. Positions roll over annually with term from June 1 through May 31.