Our Mission

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 our nation's first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world. 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. Specific by-laws of the KTSAF

KTSAF Profile

With a membership of 304, the Kentucky-Tennessee Society is one of 33 State/Multi-State Societies representing the nearly 18,000 member Society of American Foresters. Our organizational structure includes a Chairman, Chair-elect, Treasurer, and Secretary which, along with 7 additional members, comprise the core of an Executive Committee for our Society. Within the two states we have 6 regional chapters and 3 student chapters, each with their own set of officers and committees. Currently, the KTSAF has 13 committees that focus a variety of subject areas.

KTSAF Local Chapters

The KTSAF is made up of 9 chapters, including 6 local chapters and 3 student chapters. Learn more about: