Awards/Fellows

Outstanding Forestry Journalism Award

This award recognizes high quality journalistic coverage of topics that increase the American public’s understanding of forestry and natural resources. The award includes a honorarium of $500, complimentary SAF convention registration, and up to $500 to cover travel expenses.

Categories

This award may be presented to an individual involved in print (magazine, newspaper, book…etc.), television, or radio journalism. Eligible categories are: 
1. A single story or series on a key forestry or natural resources topic.
2. A documentary, special in-depth story, or book.
3. The best coverage of a single subject on a continuing basis.

Criteria

Nominations must demonstrate all the following:
Story-telling ability that builds public understanding, and, if present, visual elements that convey the same story as the narrative.
The ability to break down a subject while maintaining the integrity of a topic.
Coverage that is useful to key leaders and leads to improved public understanding.
The potential to advance forestry science, management, and/or education.
The level of impact the media event/ story had on the public including the targeted audiences.

Nominations

Your nomination packet must include:
A letter from the nominator demonstrating that the nominee meets all the award criteria. Each of the criteria must be addressed separately in a brief paragraph. 
A sample of the journalism entry.
Recent, digital headshot photograph of a minimum 300 dpi.

Nominations are accepted only from SAF state, multistate, or intrastate societies and each unit may submit only one nomination each year.

Outstanding Forestry Journalism Award Receipitents

Award YearRecipient
2016Mr. Kyle Dickman77133
2008Mr. Steven Dunsky78591
2008Mr. David Steinke78592
2007Mr. Jack Elrod78593
2006Ms. Kathleen Preece78594
2005Mr. William W. Keye, CF58437
2004Mr. Tom Kenworthy78595
2003Mr. James D. Petersen52460
2002Mr. Tom Knudson78596
2001Mr. Ian Marquand78597
2000Mr. William W. Keye, CF58437
1998Ms. Patrice Jastrzembski78598