Information about the SAF Journals

The Society of American Foresters (SAF), a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) membership organization headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, is the owner of Journal of Forestry, Forest Science, Western Journal of Applied Forestry, Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, and Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. Journal of Forestry and Forest Science are published by Oxford University Press on behalf of SAF.

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