Appalachian Society of American Forester’s History


1921 When Society of american foresters started:

The establishment of national forests in the southern Appalachians was directly connected to the founding of the Appalachian Section of the Society of American Foresters. Most of the founding members of the APSAF either were or had been federal employees who came to the southern mountains to work on Gate to Pisgah National Forest federally-owned lands.

During its first few years, four of the fifteen members of the Society of American Foresters were “Biltmoreans”: Carl A. Schenck, Overton Price, Frederick E. Olmsted, and Edwin M. Griffith, first state forester of Wisconsin.

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