Thursday, December 10, 2009
American Tree Farm System Forest Certification Program
Designed especially for small woodland owners, who provide nearly two-thirds of the wood fiber used for paper products in the United States, the new standards require adoption of a woodland management plan that will ensure conservation of multiple resources—water, wildlife, timber, scenic views, and recreation. The new standards also require certified woodland owners to consider and minimize adverse impact of timber or other activities on places of unique historical, cultural, or wildlife value.
For more information, visit the American Forest Foundation website.
(edited from the E-Forester, November 2009)