Celebrate the Accomplishments of National Award Winners at SAF2023

By Jennifer Watson

Through our SAF National, Fellow, and Presidential Field Forester awards, the SAF community celebrates and honors scientists, researchers, educators, innovators, leaders, communicators, field foresters, employers, local SAF units, and others that have made a significant impact on forestry in the United States and internationally. For a full list of winners and to learn more about them, visit the SAF 2023 Wall of Honor

Get to know this year's award winners at the following events: 

1. National Awards Meet and Greet – Thursday, October 26, 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Get to know the National Award winners at this casual one-hour interactive session. Learn more about the significant contributions they have made to forestry and the profession.

2. Awards Parade (during Plenary III) – Friday, October 27, 1:15–2:00 p.m

The SAF Awards Parade honors the 2023 National Award recipients and will be held at the beginning of Plenary III.

3. SAFter Party – Friday, October 27, 7–9 p.m.

Commemorate the closing of SAF2023 and celebrate and our Diversity Scholars, Outstanding Student Chapter award winners, Forest Science &Technology Board student poster award winners, Outstanding Working Groups Award Winners, and the 2023 Quiz Bowl Champion at the SAFter Party. The event will also include food and entertainment.

Learn more about who these events celebrate and why you should attend by hearing from previous award winners:

“Recognizing your peers for their efforts and accomplishments within an organization is important as it motivates individuals and builds community. Acknowledging their efforts and achievements builds trust, strengthens relationships, and encourages continued excellence.” —Ashley Carter, 2022 Student Leadership Award
“Being named a 2022 Fellow meant more to me than just a thank you for my impact and accomplishments in Research Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry, within and for the Society of American Foresters and my local chapters. The nomination came at just the right time to affirm my impact and accomplishments. I felt very honored.” —Jeanne Kavinski, 2022 SAF Fellow

“Since I became a member of SAF as a graduate student, I have been watching with deep admiration the esteemed scientists and professors receiving this award – I could not have imagined one day I would receive a national SAF award.” —Linda Nagel, 2021 Barrington Moore Memorial Award in Biological Science

Save the date for our recognition events at the SAF National Convention. For more information review our Schedule-at-a-Glance
For more information about SAF Awards, email [email protected] or visit the Awards webpage. The nomination window for 2024 recipients will open this December and close on March 1, 2024. 

Jennifer Watson is SAF’s Membership Manager.