Help ATFS get more good forestry on more private acres by becoming a volunteer inspector. You can engage more landowners in the practice of sound, sustainable forestry. It's important to teach landowners how to manage their forests wisely, so that future generations will enjoy all the benefits of healthy forests.
Who can become an ATFS Inspector?
A forestry consultant
Becoming an ATFS volunteer means you can reach new clients. ATFS offers your clients a no-cost entrance into the certified wood marketplace. By working with landowners to get their property certified means you are positioning them as "de-facto" preferred supplier for SFI companies as well as giving them access to certified wood markets abroad.
A public agency forester
ATFS is a tool for outreach and building relationships with local landowners. A site visit can provide you with an opportunity to make the first contact with landowners considering harvesting and silvicultural treatments and inform them of BMPs and where they may go for sources of information and education.
A Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Forestry
ATFS is a tool for verifiably demonstrating your company's SFI performance. With site visits to landowners you are directly addressing SFI's commitment to landowner education.
An industry forester
ATFS provides your company with a source of certified wood from non-industrial private forestlands. It also means better forestry-educated landowners.
Benefits of becoming an ATFS volunteer inspector:
SAF approved CFE credits for Tree Farm workshop
the opportunity to participate in the annual Wesley R. Meier National Outstanding Tree Farm Inspector of the Year recognition program
recognition for bringing new Tree Farms into ATFS through Tree Farm's Hard Hat awards
a free subscription to Tree Farmer, the Guide to Sustaining America's Family Forests Magazine
an invitation to the Annual National Tree Farmer Convention
information on ATFS programs and other forestry-related news through ATFS's inspector newsletter, SightLine
a Tree Farm Inspector Certificate and wallet card
For more information about how you can become a part of the Tree Farm program, contact your State ATFS Committee or the American Forest Foundation at 202.463.2733, E-mail: email@example.com.