Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions


October Conference to Focus on Tribal Perspectives

Forestry and natural resource professionals are invited to participate in a conference that will bring the Intertribal Timber Council (ITC) and Society of American Foresters (SAF) together to discuss the role of Tribal forestry in forest management in the region with the theme, Partnership Opportunities with Indian Forestry: A Tribal Perspective.


The conference will take place October 5-7 at the Northern Quest Casino near Spokane, Wash., and will include indoor sessions as well as an evening networking social that will feature a student posters session.


OSAF 2016 Annual Meeting

The southwest corner of Oregon is a very unique area, home to Oregon myrtlewood and featuring a working port with log export yards and chip export terminals. Our forests are threatened by insects, fire, and sudden oak death syndrome. Come explore Oregon’s Bay Area and have a good time. Join the Coos and Siskiyou Chapters at the 2016 Oregon Society of American Foresters’ (OSAF) annual meeting on April 27-29 at the Mill Casino Hotel and RV Park in Coos Bay.


The Society of American Foresters has a responsibility to anticipate, identify and define opportunities, problems and issues related to forest resources. The Society's Forest Policies, approved by referendum, guide positions the Society takes in contributing its professional knowledge to public deliberations on forestry issues.

Certified Forester

The mission of the Certified Forester program is to serve as the competency and credentialing standard for foresters; recognize a forester's education, professional experience, and commitment to the ongoing pursuit of knowledge; promote continuing education in forestry and associated disciplines; and increase public awareness of the forestry professional.

Special Projects Fund

The OSAF Special Projects Grant Program financially assists OSAF chapters to meet the goals of SAF. Any projects that support and further the mission of SAF and OSAF are eligible for funding.

Project ideas

Project proposal could include but not limited to: