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. 


 2018: New England Forest Stories:

 The People - The Management - The Technical Knowledge

 March 27-29, 2018 in Nashua, NH


Meeting Program - (3/21/18)

Register Online

Registration Form - (12/21/2017) 



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

March 8-10, 2017 in Bangor, ME

Meeting Program - (3/4/2017)

Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration

Sponsor & Exhibitor Invitation Letter

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


2016: Leadership and Innovation in New England Forestry

Meeting Program - updated 3/2/2016


Registration Form

Register Online!


Call for Poster and Fash Talks

Event Sponsors and Exhibitors

2015: Changing Silviculture in a Changing World

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. 


2014: Resources, Resilience, Renewal, Restoration

 Meeting Program  

 Meeting Presentations


2013: What's in Your Woods?

Meeting Program & Detailed Tour Itineraries 


2013: Common Ground Found?  Revisiting the Findings and Recommendations of the Northern Forest Lands Council - Joint NYSAF/NESAF

Meeting Program 

Awards Recipients


2012: Local Forests, Local Markets, Local Services and Benefits

Meeting Program 

Awards Recipients


2011: Forestry - The Original Green Profession

Meeting Program 

Awards Recipients

Business Meeting Minutes (to be posted pending acceptance at 2012 meeting)


2010: On Our Watch, Forests in Transition           

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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