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SAF Membership Categories & Dues:

Professional Member—$133

To be a Professional Member, you must meet one of the following criteria:

     be a graduate of an SAF-accredited forestry curriculum or of a candidate curriculum for accreditation; OR

     be a recipient of a graduate degree in forestry from an institution that has an SAF-accredited forestry curriculum or one that is a candidate for accreditation; OR

     be a scientist or practitioner who holds a bachelor’s or higher degree within the "broad field of forestry,"* based on a curriculum that is neither SAF-accredited                  nor a candidate for accreditation, and who has three or more years of "qualifying experience"** within the "broad field of forestry."* Professional Members may                  hold any office and vote on any questions before the Society.

Conditional Professional Member—$133

To be a Conditional Professional Member, you must be a scientist or practitioner who holds a bachelor’s or higher degree within the broad field of forestry, based on a curriculum that is neither SAF-accredited nor a candidate for accreditation, and who has less than three years of qualifying experience within the broad field of forestry. Conditional Professional Members may hold office and vote at the Chapter, Division, and State Society levels until meeting the requirements of Professional Member, and may serve, with voting and office-holding privileges, on working groups and the House of Society Delegates.

Associate Member—$133

To be an Associate Member, you must be a scientist or practitioner who holds a bachelor’s or higher degree in a subject area not within the broad field of forestry but who works in a position that strongly influences the profession of forestry (excluding elected officials). Associate Members may hold office and vote at the Chapter, Division, and State Society levels, and may serve, with voting and office-holding privileges, on working groups and the House of Society Delegates.

Technician Member—$133

To be a Technician Member, you must be a graduate of an associate degree program within the broad field of forestry. Technician Members may hold office and vote at the Chapter, Division, and State Society levels, and may serve, with voting and office-holding privileges, on working groups and the House of Society Delegates.

Student Member—$35

To be a Student Member, you must be an undergraduate or graduate student in forestry, preforestry, or a forest technician program, or in another program within the broad field of forestry. Student Members who are members of a student chapter may vote on any question before their Student Chapter.

Student to Professional Member --$85

Students who join as a Professional Member immediately after graduation will only pay $85 per year for the first five years as long as the sequence is not broken.

International Member—$133

To be an International Member, you must be a graduate of a forestry program or program within the broad field of forestry and not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, its possessions, Canada, or Mexico. International Members may attend any meeting of the Society and take part in the discussions, but shall have no vote.

Corresponding Member—$133

To be a Corresponding Member, you must not be eligible for another category of membership, and join solely for the benefit of receiving SAF publications. Corresponding Members may attend any meeting of the Society and take part in the discussions, but shall have no vote.


Reinstatement Procedures

If you were ever a member of SAF, you are eligible to rejoin at the category of membership previously held, provided you still meet the requirements. To do so, check "Reinstating Member" on the front of the application and complete the information. You do not need the endorsement of a voting member and there is no admission fee to reinstate. Your membership dues will be at the current rate, based on the length of your past membership. To view current rates go here: https://www.safnet.org/who/duesinfo.cfm

NOTE:
The “Broad field of forestry” consists of those biological, quantitative, managerial, and social sciences that are applied to forest management and conservation; it includes specialized fields such as agroforestry, urban forestry, industrial forestry, nonindustrial forestry, and wilderness and recreation forestry.
“Qualifying experience” occurs when one spends at least one-half of one’s employment duties within the broadfield of forestry.


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Dues and Fees:

Once your application is approved, your membership will be effective on receipt of your National SAF dues payment. Dues will be prorated for the amount remaining in the current year. Any overpayment accompanying your application will be credited to your account.

National Dues

The annual dues noted above apply to National Dues, and do not include any State or Chapter Dues

State Society, State Division, or Chapter Dues

State Society, State Division, or Chapter involvement is encouraged but optional. Dues vary from $1 to $25. These dues are not applicable to Student Members, Corresponding Members, or International Members. You will be notified of these dues.

Additional Contributions

Members who wish to make a contribution to SAF above their annual membership dues will be recognized in The Forestry Source newspaper. These members are acknowledged as Sustaining Members.

Contributions made to SAF are tax-deductible.


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