Who is the SAF?

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.  Contact the Michigan SAF Chair for more information. 

The Michigan Society

The mission of the Michigan Society of American Foresters is to serve those professional natural resource managers responsible for the stewardship of our forests and offer information to the many interests within our Michigan communities.  The Michigan SAF consists of over 500 foresters from many walks of life; state, federal, industry, consultants, university, and others.  While many perspectives may lie within every natural resource issue, the depth and diversity of the Michigan SAF provides strength and expertise found no where else. 

Realizing that the health and use of forests is vitally important to society and that we, as foresters, have a technical and advisory role to play as spokesperson for these resources, we offer the following. 

National Mission Statement

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States.  Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world.  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 ethic 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.  SAF is a nonprofit organization meeting the requirements of 501 (c) (3).  SAF members include natural resource professionals in public and private settings, researchers, CEOs, administrators, educators, and students.

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Michigan SAF Home Page

This website is maintained by Bill Cook, Michigan State University Extension Forest in the Upper Peninsula.  Comments, questions, and suggestions are gratefully accepted. 

Last update of this page was 23 September, 2005






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