2015-2020 ATFS Standards of Sustainability


The American Tree Farm System has released revised standards for independently certified family forests.  Notable themes of the revisions in the ATFS Standards include clarity regarding threatened and endangered species; emphasis on landowner’s objectives and on-the-ground stewardship; approach to Forests of Recognized Importance (FORI); holistic, integrated approaches to forest health; continuity with the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC); and expansion of Best Management Practices (BMPs) beyond water quality.

Please follow the link below to read the standards.

Source: American Tree Farm System