Welcome to CEFTS, the Council of Eastern Forest Technician Schools

CEFTS was founded with the overall goal of improving the quality of Forest Technician education. Specifically, CEFTS seeks to achieve this goal by:

  1. facilitating the exchange of information and ideas among CEFTS members,
  2. fostering productive relationships between academic institutions and individual instructors,
  3. promoting consistency and academic integrity among the member institutions and
  4. representing the interests of its members to the Society of American Foresters.

Any institution of higher education in the USA or Canada that offers a forest technician program is invited to become a member of CEFTS. Dues are US$30.00 per year. For more information about membership fill out the form below:



Header image. Pitcher plants at the Yawkey Wildlife Center. Taking this picture I  experienced the very aggressive salt marsh mosquitoes! I hope the picture was worth the bites.