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American Tree Farm System Certified

ATFS is the United States' oldest family forest certification program. In 1941, ATFS began promoting responsible forest management on our nation’s private forests. ATFS certification gives family woodland owners confidence and validation that they are doing right by their land.


ATFS certification is now internationally-recognized and meets strict third-party verification and auditing standards. ATFS-certified family forests meet eight standards of sustainability and are managed for multiple purposes: water, wildlife, wood and recreation. ATFS is a strong network of woodland owners who share the same core values of hard work, community responsibility and commitment to protecting America’s forest legacy. Family woodland owners with ATFS certified forestland provide multiple public benefits from clean air and water, wildlife, to green jobs and forest products. We are building markets and advocating for ATFS certification to key decision makers in government and industry to support the commitment made by our network of stewardship minded landowners.