The Distinguished Service to Forestry Award is the highest award given by the Appalachian Society and is presented to an individual who has made an especially notable contribution to the profession of forestry. This award has been presented to a deserving ApSAF member since 1956.

Young forester leadership award

The Young Forester Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership by a forestry professional younger than 40 years of age whose actions have benefited the practice of forestry and SAF.

volunteer service award 

The Volunteer Service Award was established to recognize special, sustained, voluntary service on behalf of SAF.