NESAF Annual Awards

Recognition of outstanding service by New England SAF members is conducted each year through the Awards process, with awards presented at the Annual Meeting. Both regionally and nationally, the Society of American Foresters recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations who advance the knowledge and understanding of forestry.

Nominate A Colleague! The nomination process requires a cover letter, biographical sketch of the nominee, and two letters of endorsement along with the Nomination Form. The nomination deadline for awards is December 1st.  E-submission of the entire nomination package is encouraged; however, post mailed nomination packages are welcome. The Society of American Foresters also offers a number of awards at the national level. More information about these awards may be accessed at the National SAF Website

Integrity in Conservation Award

Presented to an individual or organization working with natural resources for adherence to principles and demonstration of high standards in the face of adversity. The work may be in process and the effort need not have “won” or “lost” – only that it was conducted in an outstanding manner in an adverse operating environment. Nominations need not be limited to members of NESAF. Integrity in Conservation Award Past Recipients

Distinguished Service Award

The purpose is to give official recognition to professional achievement in forestry; to make known to the general public outstanding contributions of individual foresters to their profession and to enhance the public image of the forestry profession. The criteria include: professional achievement in the field of Forestry or closely allied fields (i.e. working group of the parent society); participation in SAF; and service to the local or regional community. Distinguished Service Award Past Recipients

James W. Toumey Award

Presented for Outstanding Achievement in Service to the New England Society of American Foresters. James W. Toumey Award Past Recipients

Austin Cary Practicing Professional Award

Presented to a member who has shown outstanding achievement recently or over a period of years as a practicing forest manager or consultant forester. Austin Cary Practicing Professional Award Past Recipients

Ernest M. Gould, Jr. Technology Transfer Award

Presented to a member who has made outstanding contribution to natural resource science and management through education, extension, or youth service. Ernest M. Gould, Jr. Technology Transfer Award Past Recipients

Mollie Beattie Young Forester Leadership Award

Presented to a member who is less than 40 years old at the time of nomination and has shown leadership in a program or project benefiting the practice of forestry. Mollie Beattie Young Forester Leadership Award Past Recipients

David M. Smith Award

Presented to a member who is engaged in research, teaching, or the field application of silviculture whose work reflects David’s advice that “we should observe and analyze the patterns of stand development first and devise silvicultural treatments to fit or modify them afterwards.” David M. Smith Award Past Recipients


Integrity in Conservation Awards

  • 2019 Robert T. Perschel
  • 2018 The Society for the Protection of NH Forests
  • 2017 William Staats
  • 2016 Jasen Stock
  • 2015 Steven H. Swatling
  • 2014 Thomas Rawinski
  • 2013 no recipient
  • 2013 no recipient
  • 2012 no recipient
  • 2011 Karen P. Bennett
  • 2010 Employees of the White Mountain National Forest
  • 2009 John M. Hagan, III
  • 2008 Baxter State Park Authority, Maine Department of Conservation, and The Trust for Public Land – Maine Office
  • 2007 Ricahrd Carbonetti, Peter Condaxis, William Samal, and Jonathan Wood
  • 2006 Northern Woodlands Magazine
  • 2005 Edward Griffith
  • 2004 David Houghton
  • 2003 Leo C. Laferriere
  • 2002 George Darey
  • 2001 no recipient
  • 2000 no recipient
  • 1999 Roger Milliken, Jr.
  • 1998 Maxwell McCormack, Jr.

Distinguished Service Award

  • 2019 Si Balch
  • 2018 Ronald Lemin
  • 2017 Everett L. Towle
  • 2016 Phillip Bryce
  • 2015 Michael H. Dann
  • 2014 Kenneth M. Laustsen
  • 2013 Joan Nichols
  • 2012 George F. Frame
  • 2011 John A. O’Brien
  • 2010 no recipient
  • 2009 Robert Lee Edmonds
  • 2008 no recipient
  • 2007 Robert J. Berti
  • 2006 David Field
  • 2005 Hans Bergey
  • 2004 Jane Difley
  • 2003 Ernest “Bart” B. Harvey, III
  • 2002 no recipient
  • 2001 Leo C. Laferriere
  • 2000 George R. Stephens
  • 1999 Richard F. Watt
  • 1998 William B. Leak
  • 1997 Lloyd C. Irland
  • 1996 Edgar P. Wyman
  • 1995 John E. Hibbard
  • 1994 Robert S. Bond
  • 1993 David M. Smith (1969)
  • 1992 Thomas F. Quink
  • 1991 Fred B. Knight
  • 1990 Robert B. Fiske
  • 1989 Lester A. DeCoster
  • 1988 Peter Hannah
  • 1987 Clifford Swenson
  • 1986 no recipient
  • 1985 Gibb Dodge
  • 1984 Michael Sikora
  • 1983 Philip Rich
  • 1982 Howard Mason
  • 1981 Raymond Foulds
  • 1980 Maxwell McCormack, Jr.
  • 1979 Ernest Gould
  • 1978 James Wilkinson
  • 1977 Theodore Natti
  • 1976 Morris Wing
  • 1975 Herschel Abbott
  • 1974 Arthur Heitman
  • 1973 Robert Dinneen
  • 1972 Albert Nutting
  • 1971 John Noyes
  • 1970 Austin Wilkins
  • 1969 David M. Smith
  • 1968 Gerald S. Wheeler
  • 1967 George Garratt
  • 1966 Phillip Coolidge

James W. Toumey Outstanding Achievement in Service Award

  • 2019 Tim Fleury
  • 2018 Carol Redelsheimer
  • 2017 no recipient
  • 2016 Susan R. Francher
  • 2015 no recipient
  • 2014 Harold Cook
  • 2013 no recipient
  • 2012 Janice Mulherin
  • 2011 Pete Howland
  • 2010 Lawrence Rousseau
  • 2009 George F. Frame
  • 2008 Ronald C. Lemin, Jr.
  • 2007 Raymond J. Toolan
  • 2006 no recipient
  • 2005 Kenneth M. Laustsen
  • 2004 Inge Seaboyer
  • 2003 Robert M. Ricard
  • 2002 Fred Borman, III
  • 2001 no recipient
  • 2000 no recipient
  • 1999 Phil Bryce
  • 1998 Joseph C. Mawson
  • 1997 James B. Cullen
  • 1996 Gary F. Salmon
  • 1995 Russell S. Reay
  • 1994 Maxwell McCormack, Jr.
  • 1993 David B. Kittredge, Jr.
  • 1992 no recipient
  • 1991 A. Bradford Wyman
  • 1990 Fred B. Knight
  • 1989 James Wilkinson, Jr.

Austin Cary Practicing Professional Award

  • 2019 no recipient
  • 2018 Elizabeth Lesnikoski
  • 2017 Kirby Ellis
  • 2016 Tom Hahn
  • 2015 Brooks McCandlish
  • 2014 Douglas W. “Bill” Mahan
  • 2013 Ronald Klemarczyk
  • 2012 Stephen C. Coleman, posthumous
  • 2011 Carol L. Redelsheimer
  • 2010 John A. O’Brien
  • 2009 Kevin Evans
  • 2008 Si Balch
  • 2007 George F. Ritz
  • 2006 Geoffrey T. Jones
  • 2005 Anthony Filauro
  • 2004 Leland Sanders
  • 2003 Glenn Freden
  • 2002 Joel “Jody” Bronson
  • 2001 Anne Marie Kittredge
  • 2000 Michael Bartlett
  • 1999 Fred A. Huntress
  • 1998 Charles Moreno
  • 1997 D. Jensen Bissell
  • 1996 Bruce Spencer
  • 1995 John McNulty
  • 1994 Don & Nina Huffer
  • 1993 Charles Gadzik
  • 1992 Paul Memmer
  • 1991 William H. Rivers
  • 1990 Stephen Orach
  • 1989 Lynn Levine

Ernest M. Gould, Jr. Technology Transfer Award

  • 2019 Laura S. Kenefic
  • 2018 Thomas E. Worthley
  • 2017 Jessica Leahy
  • 2016 Mathew C. Chagnon
  • 2015 Mark Twery
  • 2014 no recipient
  • 2013 no recipient
  • 2012 William H. Livingston
  • 2011 Christopher F. Modisette
  • 2010 Susan M. Aygarn
  • 2009 Northam Parr
  • 2008 no recipient
  • 2007 Mariko Yamasaki
  • 2006 Michael C. Snyder
  • 2005 Phil Auger (1998)
  • 2004 Jeff Ward
  • 2003 Karen Bennett
  • 2002 Richard Weyrick
  • 2001 Marc J. Tremblay
  • 2000 Elizabeth Postlewaite
  • 1999 David Kittredge, Jr.
  • 1998 Phil Auger
  • 1997 Donald W. Quigley
  • 1996 Virginia Barlow
  • 1995 Ancyl Thurston
  • 1994 Thomas J. McEvoy
  • 1993 Christopher Murdock
  • 1992 William B. Leak
  • 1991 Christina Peterson
  • 1990 Stanley Knowles
  • 1989 Stephen Broderick

Mollie Beattie Young Forester Leadership Award

  • 2019 Kyle Burdick
  • 2018 Eric Hansen
  • 2017 Anthony D’Amato
  • 2016 Wendy Weisiger
  • 2015 Kathryn T. Manende
  • 2014 Andrew Fast
  • 2013 Jessica Leahy
  • 2013 William Van Doren
  • 2012 Joseph “J.P” Barsky
  • 2011 Brad W. Simpkins
  • 2010 Jacob W. Metzler and Spencer R. Meyer
  • 2009 Maggie Machinist
  • 2008 no recipient
  • 2007 Ben Machin
  • 2006 Dr. Laura S. Kenefic
  • 2005 Amanda Farrar
  • 2004 no recipient
  • 2003 David Irvin
  • 2002 Thomas O’Shea
  • 2001 Cynthia S. Wood
  • 2000 Sara Packer
  • 1999 Kevin Evans
  • 1998 no recipient
  • 1997 Patrick D. Hackley
  • 1996 Robert Ricard
  • 1995 Carol Redelsheimer
  • 1994 Carrie Tripp
  • 1993 Alan Calfee
  • 1992 Anne Marie Loud
  • 1991 Charles Neibling
  • 1990 David Kittredge, Jr.
  • 1989 Charles Levesque

David M. Smith Award

  • 2019 Mark S. Ashton
  • 2018 Kevin Evans
  • 2017 no recipient
  • 2016 Mariko Yamasaki
  • 2015 Robert S. Seymour
  • 2014 no recipient
  • 2013 no recipient
  • 2012 Bob Frank
  • 2011 William B. Leak

Contact Us

To contact NESAF, please email the appropriate member of our leadership team. General questions can be directed to our Chair or the website administrator.

NESAF

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