Help shape the future of forestry and build community by joining in the “Evolving Forestry” initiative, a conversation SAF is having among its members and other stakeholders in the forestry community about the need to evolve forest management, the forestry profession, and SAF.
The forestry profession and the scope and complexity of forest resource management continue to undergo profound changes. It is imperative that SAF respond to these changes and play a role in how forests and the forestry profession are viewed and valued by the public well into the future.
There are many challenges facing forestry today. Here are two that can get the conversation started...
SAF believes that one way it can address those challenges and stay relevant is by engaging and serving the needs of all professionals who have a role in forest management. For SAF to continue to advance the practice of forestry and the management of forest resources, it must engage and listen to the needs of all natural resources professionals who have been awarded or are pursuing a natural resources degree from a credible science program at nationally recognized institutions of higher learning. By celebrating and welcoming the perspective and knowledge of all natural resources professionals, the SAF community increases its diversity of ideas and awareness, and collectively improves forest health and sustainable use on a broader scale.
Tell us what you think are the challenges facing SAF and the forestry profession. How should SAF and the profession address those challenges? Send your comments to Jeff Ghannam, SAF's Senior Director of Stretegic Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.