The Sylvans are a social forestry student club originally founded at SFA in 1946. Each year the Sylvans compete in the Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Annual Conclave, which has been hosted at a different University in the South each year since 1958. Throughout the year the Sylvans undertake work projects and seek donations to raise the funds required to attend conclave. At Conclave, students participate in a variety of technical and physical events related to the history and practice of forestry.
If you are interested in joining Sylvans, the only requirements are that you are a current SFA undergraduate student and actively participate in the club, including paying annual dues of $5.
Beyond information on the Sylvans, this site includes broader descriptions of the ASFC Conclave and its history. This is also the course webpage for FORS 3000: Lumberjack Studies, an elective course at SFA first taught in Fall 2022. Contact
This site was initially developed in 2016 in preparation for the SFA Sylvans hosting conclave in spring 2017. In January 2022 it was moved to a new server and domain name, and upgraded in order to improve mobile utility.