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ATFS Standards of Sustainability Review

Comment on the Standards

You are invited to submit comments on the ATFS Standards during two 60-Day review periods. The second comment period will open in June and include a feedback session at National Tree Farmer Convention

We welcome suggestions for improvement to the ATFS Standards, as well as identifying any areas within the 2010-2015 ATFS Standards of Sustainability where additional guidance would help support implementation or auditing.

Public comment periods

During the two comment periods, interested parties are encouraged to submit comments online or in-person at public feedback sessions.

Any interested party submitting comments during the review periods will receive confirmation that their feedback has been received. Themes identified during the public review period will be published on the ATFS website in this section.

Communication about commenting opportunities and processes is transmitted through email communication to AFF/ATFS network lists and partnering organizations, in addition to press releases, announcements in AFF/ATFS webinars and other events and publication on the ATFS and AFF websites, linking to details in the ATFS Standards Review section.


Public Review Periods

First Public Review Period: 
January 7- March 7, 2014

Second Public Review Period: 
June 3-August 3, 2014*



In-Person Feedback Sessions

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 3-4pm 
ATFS National Leadership Conference
Savannah, Georgia

Friday, July 18, 2014, 
National Tree Farmer Convention 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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