Membership Categories

SABS has online access to our journal Castanea; members receive electronic access to all issues of Castanea as part of their membership. In order to gain your online assess you will need to use your e-mail address and a membership number (e-mailed to you upon receipt of payment). For an additional cost ($25) you may continue to receive the print version of the journal.


Most individuals fall into this category. Dues are $45 . This allows you to g receive electronic access to Castanea (journal) and a print Chinquapin (newsletter), a vote in society elections, as well as information on awards and meetings.


Family membership is extended to those who do not wish to receive two copies of the journal and newsletter. However, family membership does allow for two voting individuals.  Dues for this category are $50 per year.


According to the SABS Constitution: "Upon request to the Council, emeritus status in SABS will be awarded to members who meet either of the following criteria: 1) retired, age 65 or older, dues paid for the preceding 10-year period, or 2) retired, dues paid for the proceeding 20-year period. Emeritus status carries the privileges of voting in SABS elections, attending annual meetings and field trips, receiving a free subscription to Chinquapin, and receiving [online access to] Castanea at one-half the current dues rate." The rate is $22.50.


Currently enrolled students may apply for membership at a reduced rate of $20 per year. Application at the reduced rate must be accompanied by the signature of the student's research advisor.


Those members who wish to be recognized for contributions to membership at a rate above the normal membership may do so by becoming a sustaining member. The dues rate is $75 per year.


Individuals who wish to become life members may do so with a one time contribution of $500. This allows for lifetime membership and subscriptions to Castanea and Chinquapin.