Allegheny SAF

Serving Forests and Foresters of PA WV NJ MD DE

The Allegheny SAF has a membership of 1,100 professional foresters in the five states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. 

Since 1900, the Society of American Foresters has provided access to information and networking opportunities to prepare members for the challenges and the changes that face natural resource professionals.

Maryland / Delaware Division Allegheny SAF


Contact Matthew Hurd, Division Chair, for more information about the Maryland / Delaware Division or upcoming events.

Matthew Hurd

A Message from the Chair

Forests. Resources. Communities.

The Society of American Foresters has a mission to advance sustainable management of forest resources through science, education, and technology; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and to use our knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic to ensure the continued health, integrity, and use of forests to benefit society in perpetuity.

Locally, our division has strived to meet that mission by hosting events that appeal to all forestry professionals and encompass a wide range of forestry topics.  It is my goal as Chair to see this continue and have us include more college students and licensed tree care experts.  Our meetings now provide SAF Continuing Forestry Education Credits, ISA Certified Arborist CEU's, Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide CEU's, and Maryland Licensed Tree Expert CEU's.  Providing these credits allows us to open our meetings to other natural resource professionals and expose them to forestry in Maryland and Delaware, while benefitting their careers.  I urge our membership to assist me in this mission by inviting new people to our meetings. Together, we have a lot to offer and through education and networking, all of our professions will grow.

If you are not a member, I encourage you to JOIN SAF NOW. Please click the link below and view our membership levels. If you have any questions about joining SAF, please contact me or another member.

I look forward to seeing you at a future meeting,

Matthew Hurd

Chair, Maryland/Delaware Society of American Foresters

Kirk Rodgers Fund

The Maryland Sustainable Forestry Council and the Maryland / Delaware Division of the Society of American Foresters are working to raise funds to name a trail and place a memorial plaque to honor the life and conservation work of Kirk Rodgers. The plaque will be placed on a stone base located at the entrance to the Fred W. Besley Demonstration Forest in Dorchester County. The naming of a hiking trail on a state forest tract in Kirksā€™ honor has also been proposed.

Maryland Delaware SAF Spring Training 2018

The Maryland/Delaware SAF Division will hold their 2018 Spring training event on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Holiday Inn Express Kent Narrows. The afternoon will feature a tour of the PRS Guitars factory tour. 

NOTE: Travel to PRS will be on your own.

Holiday Inn Express Kent Narrows
1020 Kent Narrows Road, Grasonville, MD 21638

PRS Factory
380 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666

Agenda & Registrationclick here

You can register online by clicking the buttons below. 

Payment Options

Meeting Registration
MD/DE SAF T-Shirts

NOTE: T-shirts cannot be shipped. You can pre-pay here and they will be available for pick-up at the next MD/DE SAF Division meeting.

Kirk P. Rodgers Memorial Donation

Maryland/Delaware SAF Fall Meeting 2017

The Maryland/Delaware SAF Division held their 2017 Fall event on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Catonsville College Baltimore of County.

Agenda: click here

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Congratulations Aaron

Aaron Cook of the Maryland Forest Service receives the 2017 Allegheny SAF Forester of the Year Award from Awards Chair Jonathan Kays at the 2018 Winter Training in Gettysburg, PA. 

Allegheny SAF Winter Meeting 2016

The Maryland/Delaware Division hosted the 2016 Allegheny Winter Meeting in Baltimore MD. More info can be found on the Main page, or Events.

 Allegheny SAF Winter Meeting, Timonium MD - February 2016

Allegheny SAF Winter Meeting, Timonium MD - February 2016