Local Chapters

Society of American Foresters’ (SAF) membership is organized into three categories: National, State, and Local Chapters. All SAF members are part of the National Society of American Foresters; membership allocation is further designated by State (e.g., California SAF). Finally, Local Chapters are assigned based on the residential zip code provided with SAF Membership (though can be changed by contacting the National Office). Student members are connected with the SAF Chapter representing individual students’ academic institution.

The map below depicts the geographic designation for Local Chapters within California. Note: not all areas are assigned a Local Chapter. Areas that are blank or assigned only a State Chapter do not have a Local Chapter.


California Student Chapters

California SAF Local Chapters

Bakersfield College Student Chapter (Advisor)

Bill Kelly
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305
Work: (661) 395-4097

Bay Area Chapter

David Bakke
2895 Cypress Circle
Fairfield, CA 94533

Bidwell Chapter

Scott Worden
19855 Barton Hill Road
Strawberry Valley, CA 95981
Work: 530-675-2343
Fax: 530-675-0843

Cal Poly SLO Student Chapter

Dr. Jeff Reimer & Andres Castellanos
Natural Resource Management and Science Dept.
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeff Reimer

Student Chair: Andres Castellanos

Cal Poly SAF President: Alex Flores
  • SAF Dist. 3 Student Representative

Website: https://nres.calpoly.edu/clubs-teams#SAF

College of the Redwoods Student Chapter

Contact the NorCal SAF Office if you are interested in serving in this capacity.

Forty Niner Chapter

Thomas Francis

(209) 533-3180

High Sierra Chapter

Patrick Emmert
PO Box 600
Shaver Lake, CA 93664
Phone (work): 559-841-3194

Humboldt State Student Chapter

Dr. Erin Kelly& Karine Hunt
Dept. of Forestry & Wildland Resources
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Erin Kelly
(707) 826-4150

Student Chair: Karine Hunt


Jedediah Smith Chapter

Contact the NorCal SAF Office if you are interested in serving in this capacity.

Monterey Bay Chapter

Contact the SAF Office if you are interested in serving in this capacity.

Peter Lassen Chapter

Mike De Lasaux
208 Fairgrounds Road
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: 530-283-6088

Redwood Coast Chapter

Bill or Wendy Snyder

Reedley College Student Chapter

Joshua Soderland and Giselle Navaro

Faculty Advisor: Joshua Soderlund
Phone: (916) 638-0300 Ext. 3260

Student Chair: Gisselle Navarro

995 North Reed Avenue, Reedley, CA 93654

Sacramento/Tahoe Chapter

Chapter Chair: Gary Brittner

Secretary: Jane Laboa

Treasurer: Jon Jue

Southern San Joaquin Chapter

Brian Rueger
PO Box 711
Springville, CA 93265-0711
Work: (559) 539-3772

UC Berkeley Student Chapter

Jodi Axelson, Spencer Adams, and Ross Lelieur

Faculty Advisor: Jodi Axelson
(510) 642-8459

Student Chair: Spencer Adams and Ross Lelieur

Spencer Adams

Ross Lelieur

UC Berkeley
137 Mulford Hall, #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720-5438

Wyntoon Chapter

John Kessler (Interim Chair)
602 Glen Mar Dr.
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067-2744
Work: 530-859-0883