Maryland / Delaware Division Allegheny SAF
Contact Matthew Hurd, Division Chair, for more information about the Maryland / Delaware Division or upcoming events.
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,
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 place a memorial plaque to honor the life and conservation work of Kirk Rodgers. The plaque will be placed as part of the planned interpretive signage for the fire tower located at Church Creek, MD. Kirk was the grandson of Maryland's first State Forester, Fred Besley. His family history is intertwined with that of the Maryland Forest Service, so the fire tower historical interpretation site is a fitting place to recognize both Kirk's significant contributions to forestry in Maryland and the family's long history and influence.
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.