FSC Certification Available to ATFA Members
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international body which accredits certification organizations in order
to guarantee the authenticity of their claims. In all cases the process of certification will be initiated
voluntarily by forest owners and managers who request the services of a certification organization.
The goal of the FSC is to promote environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable
management of the world's forests, by establishing a worldwide standard of recognized and respected Principles of Forest Stewardship.
For more FSC Enrollment information and cost call the ATFA office at 1-888-240-4694 or email us at email@example.com.
ATFA's public summary of FSC audit reports is available on the FSC website - click here for more details. Contact the ATFA for more information about their FSC Certification, a summary of ATFA annual monitoring report is available upon request.
The ATFA Specialty Tag is Here!
You Can Help Keep the Family Owned Forest Alive and Well by Purchasing the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association Specialty Tag!
The proceeds from the sale of this tag will allow us to get Classroom in the Forest in every County of this state; it will allow your association to reach the thousands of landowners that have never been exposed to the good stewardship ethic of Treasure Forest. It will help train, equip and empower forest and farm owners to be more self reliant and sustainable through hands on training and learning sessions. The money that is raised from the sale of this tag will help develop a strong voice that tells the story of the irreplaceable value that privately owned forest and farm land provide all members of society.
Ask for the Alabama TREASURE Forest specialty tag #89!
Online Payments and Donations are now
Our site is now set up to use Paypal for online payments! You can now pay online - even if you do not have a Paypal account!
Want to join or renew your membership? It's easy! Check out our Membership Types to sign up and pay online!
An Environmental and Economic Success Story
Alabama has over 23 million acres of forest lands. These forests provide valuable resources that directly affect every Alabamian's quality of life. They provide habitat for wildlife, such as deer, turkeys, squirrels and songbirds. Forests clean the air, purify the water and protect valuable topsoil. They provide recreation - a place to walk, picnic, hunt, fish, hike and camp. Forests provide timber, the raw materials that support Alabama's number one manufacturing industry. This list could go on and on but these will suffice to underscore the importance of forest lands in Alabama.
When one considers that most of these forests were cut over and the land was left bare and eroding during the period known in forestry circles as the "cut out and get out" era. Our present day forests are truly an unparalleled environmental and economic success story!
This success story has been largely written by private forest landowners that own 95% of Alabama's forests. The Treasure Forest Program was designed to promote responsible stewardship by private forest owners. It provides voluntary guidelines for responsible forest management and is a recognition program for landowners that are good stewards of their forest land. Since the inception of the Treasure Forest Program, established by the Alabama Forestry Committee in 1974, air and water quality as impacted by forests, has continually improved; more trees have been regenerated and harvested; many species of wildlife are larger and healthier; and the general environmental and economic well-being of Alabama is significantly better.