Six Steps to the
Certified TREASURE Forest Award
Anyone owning 10 or more acres of
forestland can be considered for the certified TREASURE Forest award. To be
eligible, a landowner must do the following with respect to all their forestland
- Identify one primary and at least one
secondary management objective for the property based on the following list
of choices: Timber Production; Wildlife; Recreation; Aesthetics;
- Possess or acquire a written
multiple-use management plan for the property. Your local Alabama Forestry
Commission office can help you identify options for obtaining a written
management plan if one does not exist.
- Actively practice multiple-use
management on the property. Your local office of the Alabama Forestry
Commission can supply you with information on the level of management
Once these items are in place, the
following must occur to earn the award:
- The property must be nominated by
someone associated with one of the member agencies or groups of the Alabama
Forestry Planning Committee. You may contact them and suggest a nomination
if you feel your property or that of someone you know qualifies for the
- The property must be Inspected by a
registered forester and wildlife biologist. Your local Alabama Forestry
Commission office will arrange the inspection.
- The nomination and inspection report
must be submitted to the TREASURE Forest Subcommittee of the Alabama
Forestry Planning Committee for review and approval.
If you would like to be considered for the
certified TREASURE Forest award, or know of someone else who may qualify,
contact your local office of the Alabama Forestry Commission or other member
agency/group of the Alabama Forestry Planning Committee. They will be happy to
assist you with any step in the process.
(From "Alabama's TREASURE
Forest", Fall, 1997; Published by the Alabama Forestry Commission, 513
Madison Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36130)
For information on Forestry
Research, Certification and Standards please view our links page.