Oral History Project Fundraiser

This is an exciting year for the Society of American Foresters in Northern and Southern California! SAF was established in the state in 1916, so we’re celebrating our 100th birthday. As part of this celebration, Northern and Southern California SAF are sponsoring an Oral History project (video & audio) to capture insights from SAF Golden Members about SAF’s role in California forestry as well as their own specific experiences.


Our plan is to produce over 40 videos in the course of the next year, and use these to reach out to the public, media, policy makers, youth and our membership with fascinating history about the rich contribution of SAF in California over the past century. In addition, the Forest History Society has offered to archive the oral histories at their headquarters.


NorCal and SoCal have been successful in obtaining SAF Forester Fund grants to offset a portion of the project cost. In order for the entire Oral History project to achieve the scope and quality as designed, we are seeking financial donations from the members of SAF to ensure full funding for the project.
Your support of the Oral History Project is greatly appreciated. Donations for support of the Oral History Project can be made by check or credit card. If your donation is by check please indicate your donation is for the Oral History Project on the check “For” line and make your check payable to:

NorCal Society of American Foresters
P.O. Box 1034
Murphys, CA 95247

If you wish to donate through your credit card please visit this secure Eventbrite site.
The Northern California Society of American Foresters is a 501c.3 non-profit organization (Federal Tax ID#23-7380577) and contributions to the Oral History Project fund are tax deductible. Within 30 days of your donation you should receive a thank you letter confirming your donation for tax purposes.
Thank you for your consideration of this request.


In addition to our appreciation for your donation, each donor will be recognized as:

  • $100 or greater – Platinum donor
  • $75 – Gold donor
  • $50 – Silver donor
  • $25 – Bronze donor

Thanks for sharing in the celebration with us!


Sincerely yours,


Julie Lydick
Chair, CA SAF Centennial Committee


Rick Standiford
SAF District 3 Board of Directors


Bill Snyder
Past Chair, Northern California SAF


Tamara Hanna
Past Chair, Southern California SAF