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ATFS has announced the 2013 Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, an annual sustainable forestry honor sponsored by STIHL, Inc.Read More >
Idaho Forest Group, a family-owned forest products company, has announced a supply chain preference and financial premium for American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) certified wood.Read More >
One of the world's foremost packaging companies, MeadWestvaco Corporation, has announced a supply chain preference for certified material sourced from the American Tree Farm System® (ATFS).
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Every year, ATFS inspecting foresters and state committees nominate certified Tree Farmers whose conservation efforts, outreach efforts to their community, and advocacy for sustainable forest management exceed expectations. We are thrilled to announce the eight finalists for 2013.
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Andrew Fast of the New Hampshire Tree Farm Committee is the recipient of the American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) 2013 National Leadership Award.Read More >
Read CEO Tom Martin's letter to the editors of USA Today in response to an article about green building ("In U.S. building industry, is it too easy to be green?").Read More >
On October 19, Amy Yambor will begin working for the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York City. After nearly seven years of dedicated service to the American Tree Farm System, Amy leaves us in good hands as she passes the torch to Sara Anrrich who has been promoted effective October 22.Read More >
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal formally recognized the multiple benefits of using certified sustainable wood in green buildings, including wood certified to the American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) standards.Read More >
One of the world's largest forest products companies has announced a supply chain preference for certified material sourced from the American Tree Farm System®. For more than 89,000 family forest owners sustainably managing 27 million acres of forestland in America, the Weyerhaeuser preference for their certified wood can make a real difference in the viability of the Tree Farms and the economic health of rural communities.Read More >
The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) has named Putnam “Put” Blodgett ( Lyme, New Hampshire); Russ and Barbara Ford (Columbia, Mississippi); Joseph “Steve” and Janet Funk (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho ); and Walt and Donna Lange (Swanton, Ohio¬) as 2011 Regional Tree Farmers of the Year sponsored by Stihl, Inc..Read More >
ATFS is delivering more certified fiber that supports rural communities and jobs in Mississippi.Read More >
Two significant steps were taken to improve forest conservation on private lands. On Tuesday, a partnership agreement was sealed by Tom Martin, American Forest Foundation (AFF) president and CEO, and Dave White, chief of the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), which will make it easier for America’s family forest owners to access federal financial assistance programs administered by NRCS under the Farm Bill. Financial assistance helps landowners and managers improve forest management on the ground.
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