New England Society of American Foresters - Keeping forest ecosystems healthy and intact, managing the effects of natural and human forces on the forests

Meetings - Annual Winter Meeting

The New England SAF holds a society-wide Annual Meeting each year, hosted by the member Divisions on a rotating basis. Each meeting has a theme, and includes a technical program and business meeting. 



 2017: Adapt. Adopt. Advance: Resiliency in Natural Resource Management

 March 8-10, 2017 in Bangor, ME



Meeting Program - (3/4/2017)

Registration Form - (1/10/2017)

Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration

Sponsor & Exhibitor Invitation Letter

Friday Field Tours Sign-Up (2/14/2017)



(see registration form for details)

Residence Inn: 207-433-0800

Hollywood Casino Hotel: 877-779-7771

Fairfield inn and Suites: 207-990-0001

Quality Inn: 207-942-8272

The Airport Sheraton*: 844-218-8342

*Added in February

2016: Leadership and Innovation in New England Forestry

March 8 - 11 in Sturbridge, MA

Meeting Program - updated 3/2/2016


Registration Form

Register Online!


Call for Poster and Fash Talks

Event Sponsors and Exhibitors

Accomodations: Sturbridge Host Hotel

366 Main Street

Sturbridge, MA 01566


 Google Maps Location

2015: Changing Silviculture in a Changing World

March 24 - 27 in Fairlee, VT

Meeting Program - updated 2/14

 Call for Posters & Papers 

Silent Auction Donations: All proceeds from the 2015 silent auction will go towards the NESAF grants program.  Please contact Paul Fredrick ( with donation information.

Alumni Social Interest?  If you are interested in gathering with friends from your Alma Mater, and would be willing to organize the event, please contact Charlie Hancock for additional information. 

Acommodations: Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee, VT
(Exit 15, Interstate 91)
Call (800) 423-1211, New England SAF Group 
Rooms: $94.00 single/double +9% tax

Note - all lodging accomodations must be made over the phone.  The link is for information only.

2014: Resources, Resilience, Renewal, Restoration

 Meeting Program  

 Meeting Presentations

March 25 - 27, 2014 in Nashua, NH

2013: What's in Your Woods?
Meeting Program & Detailed Tour Itineraries  May 15 - 17, 2013 in Bethel, ME
2013: Common Ground Found?  Revisiting the Findings and Recommendations of the Northern Forest Lands Council - Joint NYSAF/NESAF
Meeting Program  January 29 - February 1, 2013 in Saratoga, NY
Awards Recipients


2012: Local Forests, Local Markets, Local Services and Benefits
Meeting Program  April 4-6 2012 in Amherst, MA
Awards Recipients  
2011: Forestry - The Original Green Profession March 30 - April 1, 2011
Meeting Program   
Awards Recipients  
Business Meeting Minutes (to be posted pending acceptance at 2012 meeting)  

2010: On Our Watch, Forests in Transition           

March 9 - March 11, 2010                                                                                           

Meeting Program  
Awards Recipients  
Business Meeting Minutes (to be posted pending acceptance at 2011 meeting)  

2009: Bio: Mass, Fuels, Products, Diversity: Resource Management in a Changing World 

March 17-20, 2009, Portland, ME

Meeting Program

 Presentation(click on pdf to view file):

Business Meeting Minutes Awards Banquet Guest Speaker Roger Milliken
Press Release - Keynote Speakers Press Release - Integrity in Conservation Award

2008: Finding Common Ground February 27-29, Saratoga Springs, NY
Meeting Program
Business Meeting Minutes
Presentations(click on pdf to view file):
Birdsey (719 KB) Hawes (154 KB) MacDicken (86 KB) Smith (372 KB)
2007: Cycles In Forestry March 21-23, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

Meeting Program
Business Meeting Minutes

 2006: Race for the Resources  April 4-6, Nashua, NH
Meeting Program
Business Meeting Minutes
Open Space Breakout Session Summaries (click to view pdf):
Career Changes for New England Foresters (12 KB) Disconnect Between Young People and Natural Resources (22 KB)
New England Forests 2100 (13 KB) Biomass in Southern New England (16 KB)
Certification for Small Landowners (16 KB) Parcelization and Sawmill Wood Procurement (12 KB)
Professional Forester License Reciprocity (20 KB)  

2005: Change Forests, Challenging Times

March 15-18, So. Portland, ME

Business Meeting

2004: Forestry Across Borders March 23-26, Quebec City, Quebec Business Meeting
2003: Private Lands, Public Benefits March 17-20, Burlington, VT Business Meeting
2002: 82nd Annual Meeting  March 26-28, Manchester, NH Business Meeting
2001: 81st Annual Meeting March 14-16, So. Portland, ME Business Meeting

2000: New England Foresters: 100 Years Young

 March 22-24, Lowell, MA Business Meeting
1999: Forestry Practice and Technology for the New Millenium  March 23-25, Burlington VT Business Meeting
1998: 78th Annual Meeting  March 24-26, Manchester NH Business Meeting

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