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.


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


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


Your nomination packet must be submitted through the online submission portal site and include:
     •  Nominator and Nominee information will be completed online.
     •  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.