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Allegheny Society of American Foresters

Welcome to the official website for the Allegheny Society of Foresters.

If you are a natural resource professional or student pursuing a career in Natural Resource Management we invite you to learn of all the benefits of becoming a Society of American Foresters (SAF) member. A few important benefits include membership in both national SAF and local chapters, SAF Legislative actions working for us both nationally and locally with constant policy updates provided by email or on the national website; regional and national journals with current science & technology; a strong network of traditional and non-traditional partners working together on common goals; and a national convention and regional meetings that provide a means to keep up-to-date on natural resource policy and science and technology and to share your ideas and interact with your fellow natural resource professionals and [conservationists].

If you are a past member we can not overemphasize the analogy that the SAF is like the natural resources we tend -- a dynamic organization constantly growing and changing to meet our members' needs some of which were listed previously.

We would be glad to provide you with information about the benefits of a membership in the SAF. If you would like to learn more about the SAF go to the SAF national website and if you are interested in a SAF membership please contact one of the current Allegheny leadership or go the SAF Membership webpage. We think you will find SAF enjoyable, a worthwhile investment, and learning experience.


What's Up

Save the Date: May 28, 2015
The Maryland/Delaware SAF Spring meeting will be at the famous Woodmont Lodge in Washington County, MD. The theme will be The Future of Mid-Atlantic Forests. Go to the Maryland/Delaware SAF webpage to learn more and for registration options.


2015 Allegheny SAF Winter Meeting

Dates: February 18-20, 2015
Location : Wilkes-Barre, PA

The 2015 Allegheny Winter Meeting was hosted by the Pinchot Chapter at the Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre - East Mountain in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The meeting theme will be Private Land and Community Forestry: A 21st Century Challenge.

Go here to get the agenda and presentations


Northern Long-Eared Bat
Read the joint comments to the US Fish & Wildlife Service regarding the proposed listing of the Northern Long-Eared Bat. It was signed onto by the chairs of Allegheny SAF, New York SAF, and New England SAF. Read the letter.

Allegheny Treasurer's Report 2014
The 2014 Treasurer's Report is now available.


Allegheny Chapter Meetings

Summer 2014: West Virginia

Allegheny News Archives: We have received a number of older copies of the Allegheny News. These issues are being scanned and are available for viewing/downloading by clicking here.

This list will become more complete as other issues are processed. If you have issues that are not found here and would like to donate them for these archives, please contact: Jack Perdue.


Allegheny News

The Winter 2015 edition of the Allegheny News is now available for downloading.


Calendar of Events

Each of the state divisions has an individual webpage established where you can see a list of current leaders and events. Some will have a calendar associated with their webpage which you might find useful. You can access these division webpages from anywhere on this site by clicking one of the links in the Divisions box located on the left.


West Virginia SAF Spring Meeting
Getting the Logs Out of the Woods
Days Hotel, Flatwoods WV
March 11-12, 2015

Meeting info:
Map & Directions
Hotel website
Agenda & Registration


SAF National Conventions

2015 - Baton Rouge, LA - November 3-7
2016 - Madison, WI
2017 - Louisville, KY


Other Meetings & Training

Ruffed Grouse Society & American Wood Society
A Short Course for Foresters

The session is taking place on May 6, Clarks Mills, PA
4.0 SAF CE credits are available.
If you have any questions about this event, please call Linda Ordiway at 412-720-6034

Registration info | deadline is April 20.


The Maryland Forest Service and Howard County Parks and Recreation will be holding an Emerald Ash Borer Workshop on May 19th, from 9:30am-3:45pm, at the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, Maryland.

The workshop is free, and will be geared towards homeowners, woodlot owners, arborists, foresters, and municipal planners. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Workshop registration and details can be found at the link below. (We are asking folks to pre-register so that we know how much food to get)

To get more info Agenda | Registration

SAF, Pesticide, and ISA credits have been approved, and the details can be seen on the registration link.

Check back, more to come.