The Ohio Society of American Foresters (OSAF) is the state level organization of the national SAF.

SAF is a scientific and educational organization promoting continued health and use of forest ecosystems and represents the forestry profession in the United States.

One new service that OSAF provides is a listing of member foresters and forestry technicians providing forestry services to woodland owners.
Foresters and Forestry Technicians Providing Forestry Services
Listed below are three categories of SAF members who provide assistance to landowners, an explanation of each, and a link to a directory of foresters.

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) and the Ohio Chapter of SAF do not express an opinion on the competence of or warrant the job performance of foresters and technicians listed.*



Consulting foresters and technicians are self-employed or work for a private consulting company, and they have no interest in a timber purchasing or procurement entity. They provide forest resource management recommendations and assistance to landowners owners for a fee. While some consultants provide assistance with a wide variety of forestry activities, others are quite specialized.

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When an SAF member assists a private forest landowner with a timber sale:

• The harvest will be designed to achieve the landowner’s objectives.

• Protection of the forest, soil, water, wildlife and other resources will be incorporated in the harvest plan.

• Consideration will be given to the future forest.

• Visual impact can be minimized through proper layout of the sale.

• Proper planning can increase value to the landowner in the form of income and natural resource management.

Informative Links

Ohio Society of American Foresters

National Society of American Foresters

About Society of American Foresters

Forestry Definitions

Call Before You Cut

Join SAF



Industry foresters and technicians are employed by one of the forest industries (e.g. logging company, paper mill, or sawmill) and are often responsible for procuring wood fiber for their employer and/or managing company owned lands. They may provide forestry services to landowners such as forest resource management recommendations, timber harvest planning, and tree planting advice.

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Service foresters are employed by the State of Ohio, these individuals are available to provide landowners with current information for the long term management of their woodlands; can provide management plans and advice on how to accomplish the plan’s objectives, and; provide landowners with technical assistance and information on tree planting projects, woodland improvement activities and timber marketing assistance.

Find Service Foresters:

For a printable pdf of the Service Foresters, click here.


Ohio Society of American Foresters

1933 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., #327

Columbus, OH 43229

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*Disclaimer: The Society of American Foresters (SAF) and the Ohio Chapter of SAF (OSAF) do not express an opinion on the competence of or warrant the job performance of foresters and technicians listed.  Additionally, information specific to individual foresters and technicians was provided by the listees; therefore SAF and OSAF are not responsible for its accuracy.  Rather, listing constitutes recognition by OSAF that, to its best knowledge, consultants listed are Professional or Technician members of SAF in good standing and have met minimum standards of academic preparation and experience.  On joining the Society of American Foresters, members assume a special responsibility to the profession and to society by promising to uphold and abide by principals and pledges outlined in the SAF Code of Ethics. (


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