The Appalachian Society of American Foresters (ApSAF) Leadership provides direction within ApSAF to ensure the achievement of its mission to:

  • Advance the science, technology, education, and practice of forestry;

  • Enhance the competency of its members;

  • Establish professional excellence; and

  • Use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit Society.



In small towns, people know each other, care about each other, and help each other out. That’s what ApSAF is all about. Whether you participate at the chapter, division or society level, you make our small town what it is, the place to deliver locally on the SAF mission, to connect with friends and colleagues, to keep up with scientific developments, and – most importantly for some – to develop your career.
— Tom Davidson, 2018 ApSAF Chair and President, Leadership Nature

K.P. Funderburke, Jr. Educational Endowment Fund

The APSAF Educational Endowment Fund helps support active APSAF members to attend leadership workshops, educational training sessions, or symposia; and provides financial support for students to attend APSAF leadership workshops, APSAF annual meetings, or the National SAF Convention.  Click the heading above to download the KP Funderburke Application for Funding.