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SAF Honors & Excellence

National Awards
Through national recognition the Society of American Foresters selects recipients in the categories of Forest Science & Technology, Communications, and Professional Recognition. Nominations for national awards are due to the national office by February 28th yearly.

One of the highest honors for members of the Society. This exceptional recognition is bestowed upon a member by their peers for outstanding contributions and service to the Society and the profession. All nomination packets must be received by the national office by February 28 yearly. Click on the Fellows link for information about a new nomination process effective 2014.

Presidential Field Forester Award
Through presidential direction, eleven members (one from each of the eleven SAF districts) will be selected to receive an outstanding field forester achievement award. This process will assure that each region of the United States will be able to recognize an outstanding field forester. Members must forward all nominations to their district Council Representative by May 15th yearly.

Student Awards
An Outstanding Student Chapter Award is presented yearly. Applications are due to the national office by June 20.