Awards

Young Forester Leadership Award

The Young Forester Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership by a young forestry professional in the development and promotion of an individual program or project, or for a sustained leadership role benefiting the practice of forestry and SAF. The award is presented at the SAF national convention and includes a honorarium of $500, complimentary convention registration, and up to $500 is available to cover travel expenses.

Eligibility

Nominees must be SAF members and under 40 years of age at close of nomination due date.

Criteria

Evaluation will be based on:
     •  Outstanding leadership in the profession.
     •  Outstanding leadership in SAF.
     •  Sustained leadership roles benefiting the practice of forestry.

Nominations

Your nomination packet must include:
     •  Completed nomination form.
     •  A letter from the nominator demonstrating that the nominee meets the award criteria, with each criterion addressed separately in a brief paragraph.
     •  Letters of endorsement, not to exceed three (in addition to the nomination letter), on the nominee's achievements with the award criteria.
     •  A biographical summary, not to exceed three pages. 
     •  Recent, digital headshot photograph of a minimum 300 dpi.

Young Forester Leadership Award Recent Recipients

Award YearRecipient
2017Dr. Anthony S. Davis60674