Since 1941, the American Tree Farm System, a program of the American Forest Foundation, has dedicated itself to working in partnership with private forest landowners to reach their goals of sustainable forestry, clean water and air, diverse wildlife habitats and community recreation activities.
ATFS is now recognized internationally as a credible forest certification system. ATFS certifies landowners to the American Forest Foundation’s Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification to ensure markets remain open to Tree Farmer’s wood, by undergoing third-party certification audits by independent, ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited certification bodies.
Certification in American Tree Farm System is voluntary. The certification process incorporates established standards and guidelines. All properties certified under the three certification options must conform to the AFF Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification (AFF Standards). The American Forest Foundation, a 501c.3, not-for-profit, organization located in Washington, D.C. has sole responsibility for setting the AFF Standards.
Find out how you can become involved by contacting www.treefarmsystem.org