The diversity of forest land ownership in Washington represents a wide range of management objectives ranging from lands managed primarily for timber production to lands set aside for preservation and everything in between.
To be presented annually to a member of the Washington 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 Washington and through public service that benefits his/her community or some larger segment of society.
With nearly 750 members in 12 chapters (including four student chapters) throughout the state, the Washington Society of American Foresters is one of the largest state affiliates of the national society. Foresters play a major role in managing Washington's 22 million acres of forest land. These forests provide a variety of benefits for Washingtonians and the nation in the form of wildlife, water, recreation, timber and other forest products.