KTSAF annually gives out four awards to recognize service of its members and the public at large in service to the field of forestry. These awards are given out at the annual KTSAF winter meeting held near the end of January. Nominations for KTSAF awards are due on December 1st about a month before the awards are given.
- Outstanding Member Service Award (35 years and under)
- Outstanding Member Service Award (over 35 years)
- Outstanding Service Award to a Technician
- Herman Baggenstoss Forestry Recognition Award
The Herman T. Baggenstoss Forestry Recognition Award is for an individual or group where contribution to forestry has been beyond the demands of their regular employment. The recipient should not be a professional forester. The Herman T. Baggenstoss Forestry Awards will be presented to a recipient from Kentucky on odd years and a recipient from Tennessee on even years.
Annually KTSAF recognizes one student each from the three schools within Kentucky and Tennessee with a student SAF chapter (University of Kentucky, University of Tennessee, Sewanee:University of the South). These students are provided a hotel room and registration to the annual meeting, a certificate, and scholarship.