The California Society of American Foresters was recognized with the Francis H. Raymond on August 24, 2016. The award given by the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (BOF) acknowledged California SAF (CA SAF) for their 100 years and their longstanding commitment to excellence in the field of forestry. In its recognition, the Board noted that CA SAF is, “Committed to the highest standards in forestry, members work to balance diverse demands on natural resources while setting the highest standards in forest management, bringing science, best practices, and quality foresters together to advance the field of forestry through professional and public education. These efforts include sponsorship of the Forestry Institute for Teachers and Forest Conservation Days – a weeklong event for 5th graders that has reached over 60,000 students. CA SAF also participates in national accreditation of California universities and state college forestry curriculums and provides continuing education certification for forestry-related educational programs. The plaque was presented by Keith Gilles, Chair of the Board of Forestry. William Snyder, Northern California SAF Chair and Julie Lydick, Centennial Chair were on hand to receive the award.
Additionally, California SAF was awarded a proclamation, Members Resolution No. 911, August 25, 2016 by the Honorable Brian Dahle, 1st Assembly District and the Honorable Mike McGuire, 2nd Senatorial District. The proclamation commends the California Society of American Foresters on the celebration of its one-hundredth anniversary and on the vital role it has played in advancing the forestry profession in the State of California and extended best wishes for continued success in the future.