Advocacy & Outreach

SAF's Policy and Public Affairs Team works with policymakers, partner organizations, and key coalitions to provide a unified voice for sustainable forest management and forestry and natural resources professionals. From collaborating with legislative and administrative leaders to creating new partnership and engagement opportunities, our team works every day to keep forests and those who manage, study, and care for them in the conversation as part of the solution to society’s most pressing economic, environmental, and social issues.

National Users Group Meetings

In partnership with the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, SAF convenes annual meetings of partners and stakeholders from across the sector to discuss challenges and opportunities for using data generated by the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program.

Recommendations and action items are developed and shared with FIA program leaders and the broader user community to build awareness, facilitate collaboration, and, ultimately, continue the work of using FIA data to improve management of the nation’s forests. Click below to download and share the meeting reports, which include video links, presentation recaps, and recommendations.

2020 FIA Meeting Report

2020 Small Area Estimation Focus Session Report

2021 Timber Products Output Survey Focus Session Report  

Our Team

Our Team

Government Affairs and External Relations Staff and more.

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Our Priorities

Our Priorities

Support sustainable forest management and empower forestry and natural resources professionals

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Position Statements

Position Statements

SAF's national position statements are important components of our advocacy and outreach efforts.

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Advocacy Tools

Advocacy Tools

Find tips & tools to get you started toward more effective advocacy and outreach

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Issues & Advocacy Now

Issues & Advocacy Now

An e-newsletter from SAF’s Government Affairs and External Relations team.

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Take Action

Take Action

Together we can reach new audiences and share the incredible environmental, economic, and social benefits forests provide.

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