Professionals in Natural Resource Management


To promote the involvement of forestry professionals in forest management decisions in order to ensure the use of current, scientifically tested, sustainable, and ethically sound forest management practices on all forestlands in the United States. 


The role of forestry professionals who provide advice on the management of public and private forestlands in the United States.


The Society of American Foresters (SAF) encourages forest owners of both large and small tracts to seek assistance from forestry professionals when developing long-range plans or implementing specific management activities. SAF believes guidance from trained, experienced, and ethical professionals within the broad field of forestry should inform forest management decisions on both public and private forestlands. Land management organizations, including public agencies, must recognize the benefits from forestry professionals serving in technical, managerial, and executive positions. 

Approved: June 2021

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