The New England section of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) has announced that David B. Kittredge, Jr. has been elected Fellow to the Society for 2007. SAF recognizes members who have provided outstanding contributions to the Society over a sustained period and have distinguished themselves in the forestry profession with the title Fellow. Candidates are determined by a District Fellow Committee within each SAF Voting District and are then elected by their peers in their respective regions.
SAF Fellow Committee member and UMass NRC graduate student Bob Ricard explained that the award is one of the most prestigious in the Society (less than five percent of the SAF national membership are Fellows). There are only 38 Fellows in New England (out of a membership of 1,100) and this includes notably David Kittredge’s major professor at Yale University, Dr. David M. Smith. Dr. Kittredge joins Dr. William Bentley, Connecticut resident and Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York School of Environmental Studies and Forestry, as the two Fellows from New England for 2007.
Dr. Kittredge will be officially recognized at the Annual Winter Meeting of the New England SAF in February 2008.