Welcome to the National Capital Society of American Foresters (NCSAF) Website
The Washington Academy of Sciences was founded in 1898 by eight scientific societies to stimulate interest in the sciences and pro-mote their advancement, and to facilitate cooperation among the scientific disciplines by convening symposia, cooperating with other scientific organizations, and awarding prizes for special scientific achievements.
The Society of American Foresters “Washington Section” joined the Academy in 1904. We now have an opportunity to nominate our members for recognition of their achievements in science and technology, particularly in the biological or environmental science categories.
The call letter and nomination form, should be sent to NCSAF Chair, Andy Mason, email@example.com.
Environmental Science award nominees should be included under the “special category”.
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What is the National Capital SAF?
The National Capital SAF is one of thirty-two State Societies that make up the national organization of the SAF. Our members generally live and work in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. However, there are two other State Societies located in our metropolitan area - the Appalachian Society in northern Virginia and the Allegheny Society in Maryland. We have over 300 members in the National Capital SAF. Members may join any state society they wish by paying the appropriate state society dues.
Our NCSAF members serve in positions with Federal and local governments, forest industry and affiliated organizations, non-governmental conservation and environmental organizations, colleges and universities, and small businesses, including consulting foresters. In addition, some of our members are now retired.
L to R: Ted Beauvais, Past Chair; David Gwaze, Fundraising; Jeanne Kavinski, Membership; Bryan Petit, Past Program; Tim Resch, Web Master, Darrel Pendris, Past Treasurer; Christine Cadigan, Treasurer; Jake Donnay, Secretary; Daina Apple, Science and Technology Coordinator; Chris Farley, Newsletter and Andy Mason, Chair. Not pictured: Jeff Bradley, Chair-elect; Eric Norland, Program; Chinling Chen, Service; Terri Bates, Communications; Nadine Block, Nominations and Recognition; and Doug MacCleery, Historian
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society in the world for foresters and other professions interested in forestry.
The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and, to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society. SAF is a nonprofit organization meeting the requirements of 501 (c) (3). SAF members include natural resource professionals in public and private settings, researchers, CEOs, administrators, educators, and students.
For more information on SAF, please explore the national SAF website