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Why Should I Get Certified?

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As a woodland owner, you want to do right by your land. Yet, you face more challenges than ever: pests, weeds, drought catastrophic fire, severe weather and development pressures. Meeting those challenges requires ongoing information, tools, and on-the ground assistance to help make the best decisions.

The American Tree Farm System is here to help with resources that are tailor-made for woodland owners, including our national network of professional foresters.

See our resources for Tree Farmers.



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You are committed to doing the best for your land and ATFS can give you the road map to help you manage your land for long term sustainability. ATFS recognizes and validates family forest owners for their work and commitment to sustainable stewardship of their land. 

The ATFS Certification system is internationally recognized, and the certified ATFS sign tells your community, and the world, that you stand among the best woodland stewards in America. We stand there with you are part of your team.



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Your woods are part of your family legacy. You've worked hard to ensure that your family can continue to enjoy the many benefits that come with woodland ownership. As part of the American Tree Farm System, you will have the tools and support to help keep your woods thriving for generations to come. 

The contributions you are making are so important to conserving America's forest. That's why we are your voice with political leaders, industry and the public to tell the story of family forest owners provide to all Americans.


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