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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

2014 Allegheny SAF Winter Meeting

Save the Date: February 19-21, 2014

The Allegheny Winter Meeting 2014 will be hosted by the Northern Hardwood Chapter.

Dates : February 19-21, 2014
Location : Genetti Hotel & Suites, PA Williamsport, PA
Program : External Factors Influencing Forest Decision Making: Energy, Invasives, and Policy (SAF CFE credits to be determined)

The meeting opens Wednesday, February 19th with the Executive Committee Meeting and a reception that evening. Dennis Ringling has coordinated a tour of Penn College's facilities for those who wish to arrive a little early.

Meeting info: Agenda & Registration (pdf) | (doc)


Allegheny Chapter Meetings

Winter 2014: Northern Hardwood, PA
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 2014 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.


Allegheny SAF Section Meetings (up coming)

Maryland-Delaware SAF Fall Meeting
From the Urban Forest to the Woodlot: New Technologies Affecting Forestry
November 13, 2013
Location: National Wildlife Visitor's Center, Laurel MD
Meeting info: Agenda & Registration

Check back, more to come.


SAF National Conventions

2014 - Salt Lake City, UT - October 8-12
2015 - Baton Rouge, LA - November 3-7, 2015


Other Meetings & Training

Check back, more to come.