SAF will continue to work with policymakers, partner organizations, and key coalitions to provide a unified voice for sustainable forest management and forestry and natural resources professionals. But we cannot do it alone. With unprecedented threats and challenges facing our forests, we need your ideas and support. Add your voice to the conversation. Together we can reach new audiences and share the incredible environmental, economic, and social benefits forests provide.
There are many different ways to get involved. Find out what fits your needs and interests best, and join us in becoming a champion for forests and your profession.
Build Local Connections
Because effective advocacy begins with strong relationships at the local level, SAF members and local units are encouraged to become active participants in their communities. Building connections with local representatives, community leaders, businesses, and partner organizations on behalf of SAF and the profession is an important step in fostering trust and understanding. These proactive outreach and engagement efforts can spur new collaboration, help overcome or prevent conflicts, and even cultivate new allies.
Stay Informed Through SAF Resources
SAF offers a variety of great resources and publications available online and in print. Be sure to check out the e-newsletter Issues & Advocacy Now for coverage of pressing policy issues, examples of members making an impact, and tools and advice to help you get engaged in our advocacy and outreach work.