Yankee Division

The Yankee Division represents the Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island Chapters and hosts the NESAF Annual Meeting together every 4 years.


Tim Hawley
Term: 2023-2024

Immediate Past Chair

Christopher Riely
Term: 2023 – 2024


Michelle Wood
Term: 2023 – 2024


Thomas Worthley
Term: 2023 – 2024

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Student Transitional Memberships

Yankee Division provides free SAF transitional memberships to five qualified individuals. Transitional memberships are available to recent college graduates (up to five years post-graduation) with a degree in forestry or natural resource management. They are intended to help ease the financial burden of new graduates who are often in entry level jobs and loaded with student debt.
Transitional memberships offer the benefits of full membership, such as free subscriptions to the Journal of Forestry and the Forestry Source, access to the SAF Career Center, as well as discounts to the National SAF Convention. The grants will cover the $95 cost of transitional membership to National SAF, plus $25 for the NESAF and local state chapter (CT, MA, RI) dues. The Yankee Division currently does not collect annual dues.

Applicants must reside in CT, MA, or RI. Applications will be accepted and grants awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are selected for a grant, you will receive a $120 check from Yankee. The applicant is responsible for registering to become a member of SAF. An applicant can only receive one grant.

Please send an e-mail to Jerry Milne with subject “Transitional SAF Membership Request”. Please include the following in your e-mail:
Name & Mailing Address
College and Date of Graduation
Degree and Major

Yankee SAF Forestry Scholarships

Yankee Division will award an annual $500 scholarship to one undergraduate student (junior or senior) enrolled in a four year college for studies leading to a career in forestry. A scholarship winner may apply annually for renewal of the grant during his/her years as a college undergraduate.
• Student must be a resident of Connecticut, Rhode Island, or Massachusetts. • Student must be a member of SAF.
• Student must submit an application package consisting of the following:
1. Yankee Division SAF Scholarship application (see below)
2. Transcript and resume
3. One page (double-spaced) essay explaining why the student wishes to pursue a career in forestry

Please also include the following in your package:
SAF membership #:
Mailing Address:
Phone number:
Faculty Advisor:
Advisor Phone number:
Advisor Email:
Application and supporting documentation must be e-mailed by December 1 to Tom Worthley.

The entire application package must be sent to the Secretary/Treasurer by December 1. The recipient will be notified by December 31. The Scholarship will be awarded at the Annual winter meeting of the SAF Yankee Division. The Scholarship Selection Committee will be composed of the Yankee Division officers or their designees.

Resources for Southern New England Forests
for Wildlife, for People, and for Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

Yankee SAF has developed a set of resources for foresters to use in management with climate change in mind.

Yankee Policy and Position Statements

Contact Us

To contact NESAF, please email the appropriate member of our Board of Directors. General questions can be directed to our Chair or the website administrator at webadmin@nesaf.org.


New England Society of American Foresters
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301