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.

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Federal Government Shutdown

Allegheny SAF Members

The federal government shutdown is now on Day 32 (as of 2019.01.22) and surely impacting some of our members. If they use their work emails to receive messages from SAF, they cannot access those emails at this time.

If you are a member or know of a member who needs assistance - food, heat, other assistance, please contact your chapter or division chair or Allegheny SAF Executive Committee.

If you know of a member who wants to attend the Winter Meeting, but is not receiving the emails about registration, please forward them through another channel. If there are furloughed members who want to attend the Winter Meeting and need help with registration, lodging or transportation - please reach out to your chapter or division chairs or the Executive Committee.

Thanks for your help and willingness to aid our colleagues.

Allegheny SAF Executive Committee

NJ College Students Study Controlled Burns on College Campus

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service conducted a controlled burn on the Galloway Campus as part of the university's forest management plan. Stockton environmental studies students were on hand to analyze how a controlled burn affects the forest including its impact on healthy trees and on the southern pine beetle.

“Controlled burns also help to protect the forest...And the campus from wildfires. The administration of the college understands how important it is to protect the facility, this is a forest with a college not a college with a forest, so it is important that folks understand that these lands require maintenance, management, [and] stewardship,”
— Bob Williams, CF/NJ SAF

Students also studied the fire itself by using a portable weather station for monitoring and recording factors like air temperature, wind speed, and relative humidity. They also buried temperature sensors in order to record flame heat and speed.

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