The University of Minnesota Forestry Club & SAF Student Chapter was established in 1907 and is one of the oldest clubs in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). While most Club members are forestry or environmental science majors, students from any major are welcome to participate in Forestry Club.
Annual club events include running a retail Christmas Tree Lot; participating in the Midwestern Foresters’ Conclave timbersports competition; and hosting Foresters' Day every spring, with a free pancake breakfast, outdoor activities, and an evening banquet. Forestry Club also volunteers with local environmental organizations, maintains a nursery of native trees known as the Heritage Plot, and provides students with opportunities for hiking, camping, and other outdoor excursions. Forestry Club also functions as the UMN Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters (SAF), a professional organization representing the field of forestry.