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ATFS Standards of Sustainability Review

Process Timeline

Fall 2013

  • AFF Board of Trustees invite members of the Independent Standards Review Panel (ISRP) and convene the standard review process

 

Winter 2014

  • January March 2014 : First 60-day public review period on the current standard
  • February 19, 2014: First in-person public feedback session at the ATFS National Leadership Conference in Savannah, Georgia

 

Spring 2014

  • Public feedback reviewed by ISRP for draft incorporation

 

Summer 2014

  • June - August 2014: Second 60-day public review period on the draft standard
  • July 2014: Second public feedback session at the ATFS National Tree Farmer Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

 

Fall 2014

  • Presentation of revised ATFS Standards to AFF Board of Trustees
  • Convening of National Standards Implementation Committee (NSIC) to initiate development of standards guidance

 

2015

  • One year transition period initiated

 

2016

  • Full revised standard adoption

 

*Dates are subject to change, as necessary, based on volume and processing of feedback received during  review periods.