Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

Washington State

Event Feature: Golden Member Appreciation Luncheon

Join us to honor WSSAF Golden Members at the traditional Golden Member Appreciation Luncheon! 

All Washington State SAF members are invited to honor our 50-year Golden Members.  The Golden Member Appreciation Luncheon is open to all Washington State SAF members, friends, and guests, and is a great opportunity to socialize with your forestry colleagues. 

New 2019 Golden Members to be honored and presented are:

South Puget Sound Chapter - May Meeting

Join the South Puget Sound Chapter for their May meeting!

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM to 9 :00PM
Location: Black Bear Diner - 10115 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood WA (Take Hwy 512 exit - located behind the casino)
Menu: Order dinner off the menu

Topic: “Washington’s 20 Year Strategic Forest Health Plan for Eastern Washington: Preparing Landscapes for the Future" presented by Derek Churchill

Please RSVP to Tom Hanson (



Forester of the Year: Don Hanley

Don Hanley has been named WSSAF 2019 Forester of The Year!  Don has been a member of Society of American Foresters for 51 years.  He is currently the chairman of WSSAF's Golden Members Appreciation Luncheon and a very active member of the South Puget Sound chapter.  Don is Emeritus Extension Forester and Extension Professor with the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, at Washington State University.  His expertise is in the area of silviculture for non-industrial private forests.  Don is also an expert in windbreak applications for use in the arid regions of the Pacific Northwest.  He

WSSAF Foundation Board Scholarship Recipients for 2019-2020

The Washington State Society of American Foresters (WSSAF) Foundation is continuing to award scholarships to community college and university students excited about pursuing careers in forestry.  Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $25,000 to 21 bright and worthy students.

Scholarships for the upcoming academic year of 2019 – 2020 are being awarded to Colleen Purefoy ($2,000), and Gustavo Segura ($1,000).