This site is maintained for the 300 members of the Florida Division of the Society of American Foresters. You can use the menu (the bars near the top right on the mobile version) to access information about the structure and activities of the Florida Division.
Since 1900, the Society of American Foresters has provided access to information and networking opportunities to prepare members for the challenges and the changes that face natural resource professionals.
SAF Core Values are:
- Forests are a fundamental source of global health and human welfare
- Forests must be sustained through simultaneously meeting environmental, economic, and community aspirations and needs
- Foresters are dedicated to sound forest management and conservation
- Foresters serve landowners and society by providing sound knowledge and professional management skills
For more information, visit the Society of American Foresters national website.
Monticello consulting forester David S. Lewis, CF, ACF is on the ballot to become the next vice president of the Society of American Foresters. He is running against Gary J. Vander Wyst, an area forestry specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Lewis is currently principal of Southern Forestry Realty Inc. and managing member of Ridgecrest Farm LLC. He received a BS in forest resources and conservation from the University of Florida in 1979.
Lewis has been a member of SAF since 1978, serving in numerous capacities including chair of the Big Bend Chapter, Florida Division Chair and SESAF Chair. Most recently, he represented District X on the SAF Council (Board of Directors) from 2012 to 2014. His SAF honors include Fellow, the SESAF President’s Award, the SESAF General Practice of Forestry Award, and the Florida Division C. Huxley Coulter Award.
In his vision statement, Lewis describes himself as a “true ‘dirt forester'” and a “’nuts and bolts’ problem solver who looks for innovative but practical solutions.” He identifies declining membership and the erosion of professionalism in forestry as the two primary problems facing SAF. His full statement can be read in the September edition of the Forestry Source.
|Florida SAF member Dr. Patrick Minogue is one of 23 foresters from across the nation recently selected as Fellows of the Society of American Foresters. The Fellow Award is one of SAF’s highest honors and recognizes long-standing service to forestry at the local, state, and national level. Awardees have demonstrated exemplary action and sustained leadership over many years in advancing the forestry profession. Read more…|
|Dan Roach, Senior Manager for Public Affairs at Rayonier Inc., will receive SAF’s Presidential Field Forester Award for District X covering Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. This award recognizes foresters who have dedicated their professional careers to the application of forestry on the ground using sound, scientific methods and adaptive management strategies. The awards are presented to individuals who have displayed uncommon talent, skill, and innovative methods to achieve a record of excellence in the application of forest management. Read more…|
- SAF National Convention, November 2 – 6, Madison, WI
- Southeastern SAF Annual Meeting, January 29 – 31, 2017, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, FL