The mission of the Certified Forester program is to serve as the competency and credentialing standard for foresters; recognize a forester's education, professional experience, and commitment to the ongoing pursuit of knowledge; promote continuing education in forestry and associated disciplines; and increase public awareness of the forestry professional.
The role of the Alaska Society of American Foresters Policy Committee is to advise the AKSAF executive committee on forest policy issues occurring in the state. Also, the policy committee strives to inform and engage the AKSAF membership on current policy matters. AKSAF participates in the political and administrative processes that generate policy by presenting our views to policy makers. These views are communicated by drafting position statements.