Become a Member

Join SAF today and immediately begin to strengthen your professional networks and connections, enhance your skills, advance your career, advocate for your profession, stay informed of the latest advances, and more.

Whether you are a student pursuing a degree in forestry or natural resource management or an accomplished executive, the SAF community welcomes you!

SAF members represent the entire spectrum of the forestry profession - nonprofit organizations, forest products industry, public lands, universities, and independent contractors. SAF is the collective voice and community for consultants, researchers, managers, field foresters, business owners, specialists, technicians, and more.

Join our community today!

Benefits of Membership

Below are the core benefits all SAF members receive:
The Forestry Source: monthly newspaper offering news that affects members both nationally and locally
The E-Forester: weekly e-mail newsletter full of current forestry news and updates
Issues & Advocacy Now: monthly e-mail newsletter detailing the latest in forest-related policy
Access to the SAF Career Center
Attend the SAF National Convention at a significantly reduced registration rate
Become a Certified Forester®  
Enjoy our many members-only discount programs


Types of Membership

Click here to learn about the types of memberships SAF has to offer and that are tailored to fit your needs as a student or working professional.

As a professional forester working in the field, I encountered issues that I could not solve with my local expertise. Being a member of SAF allowed me to connect with others with similar issues.  I have stayed a member because we are all part of the bigger picture, and it's for the good of all."


Jeanette Griese, CF
Reforestation Services Supervisory Forester

I joined SAF as a student and found three things that I was looking for: role models, mentors, and jobs. I also found a community to help me formulate my land ethic, a safe forum to ask questions, and a foundation for understanding my profession. I use SAF in the same ways today as I did when I was a student.”

Dave Cass