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Resources for Tree Farmers

Saving Special Places

Whether your woods are home to an important historic site, or just a meaningful spot where your parents or grandparents spent time, you hold a unique link to the past.

Protecting these special places for the future is part of the ATFS 2010-2015 Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification. But it doesn’t have to be costly or difficult.

With some information and a little planning, you can preserve a piece of America’s heritage for generations to come.

Photo: Patricia Buell

To learn more about Special sites, visit our new website:, a resource developed for woodland owners.  On My Land Plan you will find information on:


Some special sites are special forests called High Conservation Value Forests, learn more on the My Land Plan website