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Whether you’re a forest owner looking for resources or a member of the media seeking an interview, the American Tree Farm System® has the information you need about forestland certification and sustainability in the United States.

With media inquiries, please contact (202) 765-3660 and

LEED Misses Mark on Forest Conservation and Promoting Green BuildingRead 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 >
Amy Yambor to Pass ATFS Operations Manager Torch to Sara AnrrichOn 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 Deal Signs Green Building Standards Executive OrderGeorgia 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 >
Weyerhaeuser Company Establishes Preference for American Tree Farm System-Certified WoodOne 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 >