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.
2013 Allegheny SAF Summer Meeting
Save the Date: July 31 - August 2, 2013
The 2013 Allegheny SAF Summer Meeting will be hosted by the Keystone Chapter. The primary venue will be Penn State Mont Alto in Mont Alto, PA.
Dates: July 31 - August 2, 2013
Location: Penn State Mont Alto, Mont Alto, PA and Holiday Inn Express, Chambersburg, PA
Program: Schatz Tree Genetics Colloquium and Allegheny SAF Summer Meeting: Genetics, Ecology And Management Of Oaks
(SAF CFE credits to be determined)
The meeting agenda includes engaging speakers from across the eastern oak region. Topics including genetics, silviculture and seedling production will be addressed. A field tour of the Michaux State Forest will feature oak management in action. The market demands for oak will be discussed at the Thursday evening banquet at Orchards Restaurant in Chambersburg, PA (1 mile from the hotel).
Meeting info: Agenda & Registration (pdf) (doc)
Deadline for Hotel Reservations: July 10, 2013
Deadline for Meeting Registration: July 10, 2013
The Spring 2013 edition of the Allegheny News
is now available for downloading.
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.
Allegheny SAF Section Meetings (up coming)
Maryland/Delaware SAF Spring Meeting —2013
Managing Invasive Plants: When to Fight and When to Surrender
Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, Owings Mills, MD
Meeting info: Agenda & registration
SAF National Conventions
2013 - Charleston, SC - October 27-31
2014 - Salt Lake City, UT - October 8-12
2015 - Baton Rouge, LA
2016 - Madison, WI
2017 - Louisville, KY
2018 - Portland, OR
Other Meetings & Training
Check back, more to come.