Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions


Presidential Field Forester Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize foresters who have dedicated their professional careers to the application of forestry on the ground using sound, scientific methods and adaptive management strategies. The Presidential Field Forester Awards will be presented to individuals who have displayed uncommon talent, skill, and innovative methods to achieve a record of excellence in the application of forest management.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Oregon SAF Lifetime Achievement Award is presented in recognition of lifetime contribution to the Society of American Foresters and lifetime achievement in the forestry profession by a member of the Oregon Society. The award is to be presented whenever appropriate to one or more members at the annual meeting of the Oregon Society of American Foresters.

Research Award

Objective of Research Award

  • To recognize excellence in any field of research that can be applied to the science or practice of forestry in Oregon
  • Promote greater recognition of the importance of research in the management of Oregon forest resources
  • Recognize individual accomplishment as first priority, but consider team or collective recognition as appropriate.

Description of the Award

Chapter awards

Actually, it will do three things. It will help you organize your presentation according to the rating criteria used by the Awards Committee in judging your entry. It will help you to be complete by not overlooking anything. And it will also insure that the Awards Committee does not overlook important accomplishments of your Chapter.


To be presented annually to a member of the Oregon Society of American Foresters selected to be recognized by his/her peers for contributing to both the profession and the public through application of his/her professional skills to the advancement of forestry in Oregon and through public service that benefits his/her community or some larger segment of society.

About the profession


The Society of American Foresters, with about 12,000 members, is the national organization that represents all segments the forestry profession in the United States. It includes public and private practitioners, researchers, administrators, educators, and forestry students. The Society was established in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot and six other pioneer foresters.

The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethics of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society.