by Steve Kallesser, CF, Division chair
The New Jersey Division of the Allegheny Society of American Foresters (NJDSAF) is the professional society for all foresters and forest conservationists in this state. NJDSAF is not an industry group. Our foresters work for a wide variety of employers, including state forestry and wildlife agencies; state and county park systems; urban and community forestry; research and academia; nonprofit conservation organizations including land trusts and wildlife-focused organizations; and consulting foresters, who work with large forest landowners, farmers, corporations, hunting clubs, and family forest landowners. Our members choose SAF as their professional society because they care deeply about the perpetuation of a healthy forest ecosystem in New Jersey.
For more than a year, we have been exceedingly concerned regarding the rhetoric surrounding the proposed Forest Stewardship Plan for Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA).