SAF has national advisory committees that have been established by SAF’s Board of Directors to help lead the organization. Several committees have openings for service starting January 1, 2021; see below for details.

Committee members broadly represent SAF membership and are selected to ensure diversity of employment, background, and region for broad national representation. If you are interested in being considered for a committee, please send a letter of interest to Lori Rasor.

Certification Review Board

The CRB develops, establishes, and maintains standards and procedures for individuals to become certified and recertifed under the Certified Forester program.


Committee on Accreditation

This committee evaluates and periodically reviews educational programs at colleges and universities across the country, and makes decisions concerning SAF's accreditation of such programs. This committee has several three-year term positions open for a faculty member and member-at-large.

Committee on Forest Policy

This committee advises SAF’s Board of Directors on policy issues in forestry and natural resources. Several positions are open; candidates encouraged from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, and Southwest, and from academia, nonprofit, private consulting, and industry. Term length is three years.

Committee on Forest Technology School Accreditation

This committee evaluates and periodically reviews forestry programs at technical schools throughout the United States and makes decisions concerning SAF's accreditation of such programs. This committee has a three-year term opening for a faculty member.

Committee on National Convention Programs

This committee develops the program outline for the annual SAF National Convention, including the Call for Presentations. At-large positions are available for the 2022 committee (service starts 1/1/2021).

Committee on Professional Recognition

This committee oversees the creation, evaluation, and issuance of national awards and the nomination submissions process. Several committee seats available. Candidates from private industry, government, and academia encouraged.

Educational Policy Review Committee

This committee monitors all aspects of professional and technical forestry and natural resources education, including the SAF accreditation standards and procedures, and advises the Board of Directors on such matters. This committee has three-year term positions open for an administrator of an SAF accredited program and a former member of the Committee on Forest Technology School Accreditation.

Ethics Committee

This Committee is responsible for hearing and investigating charges against SAF’s Code of Ethics. One opening starting in January 2021 for a five-year term. Candidates encouraged from the South, Midwest, and Lake states; and from private consulting, academia, state government, and industry.

Forest Science and Technology Board

The FS&TB provides for the effective dissemination and use of forest sciences within the Society.


Leadership Development Committee

This committee advises SAF’s Board of Directors on programs and training that builds and maintains strong local leaders.

National Nominating Committee

This committee oversees the call for nominations and supplements petitions with other nominations of persons eligible to hold elective office. Two positions available (three-year term); seeking representation from the South and Midwest, and local government.

Student Executive Committee

The SEC, composed of 11 student members, one from each SAF voting district, enhances the engagement of student members and organizes student activities during the national convention. Positions roll over annually with term from June 1 through May 31.