Duke Society of American Foresters (SAF)

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Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, the Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the U.S. SAF’s mission 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. 

The Duke University Student SAF Chapter is a professional organization that facilitates student involvement in forestry at the local, regional and national levels by promoting the forestry program at the Nicholas School, sustaining Duke's relationship with other forestry schools, organizing both educational and community service events, and facilitating student attendance at SAF national conferences and meetings.




2018-2019 SAF Officers List


President:  Matthew Brantley
Treasurer:  Emily Leung

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Faculty/Staff Advisors

Faculty Advisor: Jeff Vincent