What’s in “Store” for SAF2023: Exclusive SWAG and More!

By SAF National Staff 

While the highlight of SAF National Convention is the science and technical program (and this year we’ll have over 350 presenters!), a nice perk of attending convention in-person is the convention-only SWAG! And this year we are also offering exclusive, limited-edition, convention-only items for sale in the Expo Hall at the SAF Store, Silent Auction, and SAF Hub. 


SAF2023 T-Shirts | $20  - Pre-Order by September 8!

If you’re a regular convention attendee, you know that the convention tee is a staple. Many members have a t-shirt from every year they’ve attended convention. One even turned theirs into a t-shirt quilt (now that’s dedication!). 

This year’s design celebrates “Sacramento: The City of Trees” with an aerial view of the tree cityscape printed on a grey Bella + Canvas shirt—soft, comfortable, and durable. 

Convention t-shirts will be available for pre-order with registration and on site at convention in a limited supply. SAF2023 t-shirts are $20 for members and $25 for non-members and available in sizes XS-XXXL. 

We recommend that you pre-order your shirt to guarantee your shirt and size. To pre-order your convention-themed t-shirt, add the shirt to your convention registration via the "Program" options in the registration form. All shirts will be available for pickup in person at SAF2023. 

Already register for convention but forgot to add the shirt? Use this link to secure yours. 
Pre-orders must be placed by September 8. 

Register to Pre-Order Shirt


Posters | $10/each 

Two limited-edition posters will also be available for purchase at SAF2023. 

"Species of the California Blue Oak Woodlands" Poster
It’s a product about the forest printed on a forest product. A win-win. The “Species of the California Blue Oak Woodlands” poster features--you guessed it!--the blue oak woodlands found in Sacramento County, a widespread plant community in California. 

Quick facts about the blue oak woodlands: 

  1. The blue oak woodlands found in Sacramento County are dominated by blue oak (Quercus douglasii), which is endemic to California. Blue oak woodlands are part of a large, nearly continuous ring of oak habitat that surrounds the grasslands of the Central Valley, in the dry terrain of the Sierra Nevada-Cascade foothills. 
  2. Blue oak woodlands are a highly variable habitat. Associated overstory species can include foothill pine, California buckeye, valley oak, interior live oak, coast live oak, canyon live oak, and California black oak. Annual grasses grow in the understory in more open blue oak woodlands, along with shrubs like California coffeeberry, Ceanothus species (California lilac), and Manzanita species.  
  3. More species of vertebrates and greater numbers of organisms utilize California’s various oak woodland habitats than any other terrestrial habitat in California! Over 70 species of mammals, 140 species of birds, and 50 species of amphibians and reptiles may use blue oak woodlands for cover, food, or reproduction. The majority of these species make use of the many insect and other invertebrate species that inhabit oak woodlands—10 to 100 million individual invertebrates may be found in one acre of California oak woodland.  
“Forestry: It’s in Our DNA” Poster 
The theme of this year's SAF National Convention, "Forestry: It's in Our DNA," alludes to a sentiment many foresters hold. We might not agree on what makes a forester a forester, but we know it's part of who we are, how we are built, and what we are meant for. (Want to dive deeper into what this means? Attend the opening Plenary Session, “What is a Forester?” on Wednesday, October 25.) 

We also know that it takes more than just a “forester” to help keep our forests as forests and sustainably manage them: for the greatest good, for the long run. This poster recognizes and honors just that—those that contribute to our noble profession from seed to store and beyond.  

Plus, SAF’s Entire Store! 

Last but not least, you’ll also have the chance to grab anything you’ve been eyeballing from the SAF Online Store—including books, beanies, and accessories!—at a discounted rate. 


SAF Hub | Giveaways 

The SAF Hub will be your one-stop shop for renewing your membership, joining SAF, and getting to know SAF’s programs. 

Scavenger Hunt Sticker + Chance for a Grand Prize
Connect with the Society of American Foresters and grow your knowledge about everything SAF has to offer by participating in our first Scavenger Hunt! The first 300 convention attendees who complete at least 12 Scavenger Hunt tasks and return their form to the SAF Hub before 3 pm Friday, October 27 will receive this special edition SAF decal (pictured above).  

PLUS, participants completing the Scavenger Hunt tasks will be randomly drawn for a grand prize SAF gift basket! 

Renewal Surprise 
Attendees that renew their membership onsite at the SAF Hub will also receive a surprise gift!  


Silent Auction 

Looking for one-of-a-kind items that also help support fellow foresters? Consider bidding on an item or donating one at the SAF Silent Auction (or both)! 

The SAF Silent Auction is a fun and exciting way to bring home unique gifts and support two great causes: the Foresters Fund and the Kurt Gottschalk Science Fund. All funds generated from this event will be split evenly between the two funds.  

Sneak Peek Items include (from left to right): 

  1. A selection of four wines, named after California trees, donated and signed by SAF Member Kevin Locke from Locke Vineyards.
  2. A handmade walnut and red oak keepsake box. 
  3. A hand-pulled archival tree-ring print off a 100+ year old Vermont Ash tree that felled by the Emerald Ash Borer. Donated by Katie Babic Designs

(Psst: There’s still time to donate an item.

Donate Today


Whether you find something for your water bottle, office wall, or a wearable, we hope you find something in the SAF2023 Expo Hall that helps you celebrate this noble profession and proudly sport that you are part of this wonderful community of natural resources professionals. As our CEO, Terry Baker, always says, “TGIF! Thank Goodness I’m a Forester!” (Wait, is that another SWAG idea?!)