Explore Maine, Your Classroom
Forestry is an applied science that involves managing forest ecosystems within increasingly complex social environments. A challenging, demanding profession, forestry applies Forest Ecosystem Science and Conservation, management sciences, and communications skills to the conservation and management of forest resources to meet society’s ever increasing needs for commodities, services, and a healthy environment. Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national, scientific, and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. The student chapter at the University of Maine is dedicated to furthering professionalism, networking, and the learning experience of forestry students and related majors. The SAF student chapter offers many opportunities for its members. Chapter field tours have included trips to the White Mountain National Forest, active timber harvest operations, and forest products facilities. The chapter also hosts guest speakers that come from all corners of the forestry profession. Community projects have included work on the Orono Bog Boardwalk, trail mapping and maintenance at Leonard’s Mills Forest & Logging Museum, and helping local high school students learn tree identification in preparation for their Envirothon competition. Finally, the SAF student chapter endeavors to send as many interested students as possible to the Maine, New England, and National SAF meetings.


School of Forest Resources

5755 Nutting Hall
The University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469



First-Year & Transfer Contact

Anil Kizha