Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions


Chapter awards

Actually, it will do three things. It will help you organize your presentation according to the rating criteria used by the Awards Committee in judging your entry. It will help you to be complete by not overlooking anything. And it will also insure that the Awards Committee does not overlook important accomplishments of your Chapter.


To be presented annually to a member of the Oregon Society of American Foresters selected to be recognized by his/her peers for contributing to both the profession and the public through application of his/her professional skills to the advancement of forestry in Oregon and through public service that benefits his/her community or some larger segment of society.

About the profession


The Society of American Foresters, with about 12,000 members, is the national organization that represents all segments the forestry profession in the United States. It includes public and private practitioners, researchers, administrators, educators, and forestry students. The Society was established in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot and six other pioneer foresters.

The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethics of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society.

Foresters: Western Oregon BLM Plan Fails to Consider Risks, Needs of O&C Forests

The Bureau of Land Management's proposed Resource Management Plan would limit the ability of foresters to ensure the health, resiliency and accessibility across much of the 2.5 million acres of Western Oregon O&C forests, according to a letter sent by the Oregon Society of American Foresters (OSAF) to BLM Director Neil Kornze.  The society represents over 800 forestry professionals in the state.

OSAF Award Recipients Announced

Forester of the Year Award: Trixy Moser ,Lifetime Achievement Award: Mark Buckbee ,Forester Appreciation Award: Lindsay Reaves and Tom Bauman, Tough Tree Award: Gary Springer, Research Award: Doug Maguire, Young Forester Award: Fran Cafferata Coe, Chapter Achievement Award: Emerald Chapter, OSU Outstanding Student Award: Kaitlyn Marina Hickman 

Umpqua Chapter Participates in Douglas County Earth Day & Energy Fair

Community members got a head start at celebrating Earth Day this year at the 16th annual Douglas County Earth Day & Energy Fair on Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Outside Exhibit Hall, kids ran around laughing with sparkly painted faces while adults took in a hybrid car show to the sound of people hammering bird houses together.