The Society of American Foresters

University of Washington Student Chapter

Last Updated: January 18, 2002

Welcome to the homepage for the University of Washington Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters!  Our mission is to promote the practice of sound forestry and to provide forestry outreach to the UW community. We are affiliated with the National SAF organization, whose mission statement is below. This chapter was officially reinstated by a small group of graduate students in August 2000 after having been defunct for several decades. Since then the chapter has grown considerably and is involved in a variety of activities. This site  will provide you with the latest information about all of our upcoming meetings and activities.

If you would like more information about the UW student chapter of SAF or would like to become involved, please come to our next meeting or contact Edie Sonne (membership and outreach coordinator) or John Garth (chair).

Next Meeting:    To be announced

All students (grad and undergrad) are invited and first-time visitors are always welcome!

Recent Events:

Habitat for Humanity Work Day, December 7, 2001

On December 7, eight CFR students took a break from studying to work with Habitat for Humanity for a day building one of their four duplexes in New Holly Park Phase II (south Seattle).  The weather was beautiful, and I think we made a good contribution to the construction of a house for a worthy family.  Click here for more information on the Seattle Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

We discovered that Zac can carry the heaviest load of lumber, Carolina can hammer the bottom row of nails really well, and Patrick is the best "supervisor".  We also learned that Edie shouldn't be trusted with a hammer after 3pm...

For more pictures see Habitat for Humanity December Work Day

  from left to right: Jason Englehart, Carolina Manriquez, Patrick Rusher, Zac Bakke, Edie Sonne, Cedar Louis, Chris Harper, and Dean

December 6, SAF meeting minutes


January 15, SAF meeting minutes


Past events

2002 Chapter Officers:

John Garth, Chair
Jason Englehart, Vice-Chair
Monika Nicholson, Secretarty
Zac Bakke, Treasurer
Edie Sonne, Membership and Outreach Coordinator
Stan Humann, Faculty Advisor


Society of American Foresters

Washington State Society of American Foresters

University of Washington

College of Forest Resources


Mission Statement

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 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. 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. (from the national chapter web site)