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2013

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.

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Boy Scouts and MWV Join Forces to Add 13,600 ATFS-Certified Acres in VirginiaThe Blue Ridge Mountains Council of the Boy Scouts of America has joined forces with Richmond-based packaging company MWV and the American Tree Farm System® to create the newest Independently Managed Group in ATFS, adding 13,600 acres of certified forestland to the Tree Farm system in Virginia. Read More >
SFI Forest Partners Program and American Tree Farm System Grow Certification in South CarolinaWith the support of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative ® (SFI®) Forest PartnersSM Program, 103,000 acres of land owned by the South Carolina Forestry Commission and Clemson University have been certified to the SFI and American Tree Farm System® standards.Read More >
Forest Company Partnership to Aid North Carolina’s Private ForestsATFS is working on-the-ground with local partners to expand ATFS certified forest acreage in North Carolina.  Some of North Carolina’s preeminent forest companies have joined together to support the state’s sustainably managed family-owned forests. Through ATFS certification, North Carolina’s family forest landowners are better recognized for their stewardship, both on-the-ground and in the marketplace.Read More >
Jamie Knight Honored as 2013 National Outstanding Inspector of the YearThe American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) has named Mrs. Jamie Knight of LeGrande, Oregon the 2013 National Outstanding Inspector of the Year. Knight was selected from among four regional winners as the outstanding and dedicated volunteer inspector who best exemplifies the forest stewardship practices of ATFS. Read More >
Joe Arington Honored as 2013 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the YearThe American Tree Farm System® (ATFS), a program of the American Forest Foundation, has named Joe Arington of Wisconsin the 2013 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year, an annual sustainable forestry honor sponsored by STIHL, Inc.Read More >
ATFS Announces 2013 Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the YearATFS has announced the 2013 Regional Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, an annual sustainable forestry honor sponsored by STIHL, Inc.Read More >
Idaho Forest Group Establishes Financial Preference for ATFS Certified WoodIdaho Forest Group, a family-owned forest products company, has announced a supply chain preference and financial premium for American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) certified wood.Read More >
MeadWestvaco Supports Forest Certification through Preference for ATFS WoodOne of the world's foremost packaging companies, MeadWestvaco Corporation, has announced a supply chain preference for certified material sourced from the American Tree Farm System® (ATFS). Read More >
ATFS Announces Finalists for 2013 Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year AwardsEvery year, ATFS inspecting foresters and state committees nominate certified Tree Farmers whose conservation efforts, outreach efforts to their community, and advocacy for sustainable forest management exceed expectations. We are thrilled to announce the eight finalists for 2013.  Read More >
ATFS Recognizes Andrew Fast with 2013 National Leadership AwardAndrew Fast of the New Hampshire Tree Farm Committee is the recipient of the American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) 2013 National Leadership Award.Read More >