Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

Oregon

A Role for Contemporary Forestry in the Quest for Sustainability

I’m often asked, “Why do people cut down trees?”

The short answer is to address societal demands. Whether for fire safety, habitat management, or supply wood products, the question goes far beyond an economic explanation. Why do we cut down trees is a powerful question in an era where we speak daily of our quest for sustainability. We’ve seen bans on plastic bags or straws, developed electric cars, and certified buildings based on environmental standards. However, collectively, we haven’t carefully considered the role forestry can play in creating a sustainable society.

14th Annual OSAF Golf Tournament

Join the Oregon Society of American Foresters at Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis, Oregon, for a golf tournament to benefit the OSAF Foundation. The Foundation’s primary goal is to attract the brightest students to the profession of forestry. The Foundation supports this goal by providing scholarships to excellent students in Oregon to further their forestry education at SAF-accredited universities.