- What does forestry do? and
why does SAF advocate for managing natural resources?
- Why should I join SAF as a
- What is the Memorial Grove in
- Does this chapter have any
annual traditions or events?
- What else can you tell me about
SAF has compiled a
list of the top
Forestry Advances, which include reforestation, fire
protection, and affordable products and waste reduction, as well
10 Environmental Benefits of Forestry, which include
improving both air and water quality.
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Your SAF membership shows perspective employers that you take
the profession of forestry seriously. All student members have access to publications, career
information, online mentoring, and connections with experts in forestry and other
natural resource areas.
Membership provides subscriptions to the
Journal of Forestry (a
The Forestry Source
($15 value), and
for members within New York State, The New York Forester
(current issues aren't regularly available to non-members).
Members are also eligible for discounts on regional journals,
books and merchandise from the
SAF Store. Many students
participate in regional, state, and national programs, often at
a discounted rate.
If you're keeping track, you
might notice that these values far exceed the cost of student
membership, but if you are still not convinced, we've listed
more reasons for student membership, including specific benefits
of membership in New York at
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The Memorial Grove is a sugar maple plantation at the Svend
O. Heiberg Memorial Forest in Tully, NY. It is organized and
maintained by this chapter. Individual contributions have
been made in honor of friends and loved ones and in their
memory. Many contributors simply have fond memories of
lessons learned on other compartments of this forest, or wish to
assist the chapter in carrying out the practical aspects of
hardwood plantation management. Hardwood plantations are
somewhat unusual in this region as natural regeneration is
abundant and less expensive to implement, so this
hands-on-experience is invaluable for students that might
relocate to areas less where planting is far more common.
The Annual End-of-Year BBQ, in which students, faculty, and
their families gather at Heiberg Forest for food and recreation,
and participation in the NYSAF Winter Meeting have been long
standing practices of this chapter. New traditions include
the mid-year potluck dinner (generally around Thanksgiving) and
the Memorial Grove.
The State University of New York College of Environmental
Science and Forestry-SAF Chapter (ESF-SAF) is student-run with the support
and advice of our Faculty Advisor. ESF-SAF has been
recognized by the College's Undergraduate Student Association;
this allows us to recruit, meet, advertise, and fundraise on
campus. We have been provided this web space by the
College, which we maintain. Fundraising is used both to
bring speakers to campus and help send students to participate
in local, state, and national SAF Meetings.