Student Organizations in FRS

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot (among others), it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world.

Society of American Foresters (SAF)

SAF Student Club


  • Wade Bell, President
  • Maddie Murray, Vice President
  • Trey Comer, Secretary
  • Jessica Reed, Treasurer
  • Emmy Bennett and Cameron Klemens, Historians
  • Lauren Domnik, Webmaster



Meetings: Twice a month, Thursdays at 5:30 in Forestry 127


  •   SAF Convention
  •   Local Professional Chapter Meetings
  •   SAF Field Days
  •   Lodgepole Christmas Tree Sale

Rangeland Ecology Club

The Student Chapter of the Rangeland Ecology Club is a recognized chapter of the Colorado Section of the Society for Range Management.  It is a student organization composed of individuals with a common interest in the study, management, and rational use of rangelands and related ecosystems. The Rangeland Ecology Club is represented on Warner College of Natural Resources College Council and the College of Agriculture Ag Council.

Researcher doing work in a field


  •   Mysti Tatro, President
  •   Brian Osterholzer, Vice President
  •   Tanner Marshall, Treasurer
  •   Sarah LeVane, Secretary
  •   Spencer Good, Historian
  •   Savanna Pague, College Council Representative


Meetings: Biweekly, Mondays at 3 pm in WAGAR 133


  •   Society for Range Management annual meeting and associated competitions
    • Plant identification
    • Undergraduate range management exam
    • Range Cup
    • Extemporaneous speaking
  •   Workshops
  •   Volunteer work
  •   Guest speakers
  •   Networking events

Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE)

The Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE) provides students from diverse backgrounds an open forum on fire ecology through which research can be shared, networks formed, and funding and information resources can be accessed. The CSU chapter is a member of the National Student Association for Fire Ecology organization. SAFE-CSU Membership is free, all are welcome to attend. Membership in the Association for Fire Ecology is very moderately priced for students.

Photo of a student studying in a field at the CSU Mountain Campus


Meetings:  Check Facebook for the latest information


  • Meetings
  • Sponsored talks
  • Visits to prescribed burns

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)

The CSU Society for Ecological Restoration Student Guild is an official student chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER). The CSU student guild works to support SER’s mission and students receive membership privileges within SER.

Professor Paul Meiman showing students a forbe in a field at the CSU Mountain Campus


Meetings: At lease once a month, See the Facebook page for more details


  • Meetings
  • Volunteer Work
  • Restoration projects


The Society for Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP) is a chapter of a national non-profit professional association of women involved or interested in environmental law, science, business, and policy.

Warner College student enjoying learning outside


Meetings: Check Facebook for the latest information.


  • Meetings
  • Volunteer Work
  • Networking Events

Xi Sigma Pi

Xi Sigma Pi is an international honors society for students in forestry and natural resources fields. Members must first be nominated on merit and complete an initiation process in order to be considered full members of the society. Requirements achieving this can be found in the the Membership section.

Students collaborating while outside learning at the CSU Mountain Campus


Meetings: By invitation – check Facebook or email for the latest information


  • Service projects – trash clean up near CSU Mountain Campus
  • Meetings
  • Guest speakers
  • Wood burning