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National Organizations
National Organizations

Are you looking for more information?  Have a problem you are having a hard time locating an answer?  Look through the following National resources and also Montana resources or publications which will surely be able to address your concerns.

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) works on-the-ground with families, teachers and elected officials to promote stewardship and protect the values provided by our nation’s forest heritage. A commitment to the next generation unites our nationwide network of forest owners and teachers. These devoted professionals work to keep our forests healthy and our children well-prepared for the future they will inherit.


AFF works nationwide and in partnership with local, state and national groups to address ecological and economic challenges that require the engagement of family forest owners.

The American Tree Farm System® is a network of 74,000 family forest owners sustainably managing 20.5 million acres of forestland.

ATFS is the largest and oldest sustainable woodland system in the United States, internationally recognized, meeting strict third-party certification standards.

The American Tree Farm System® is a program of the American Forest Foundation

For 75 years, ATFS has enhanced the quality of America’s woodlands by giving forest owners the tools they need to keep their forests healthy and productive. Stemming the loss of America’s woodlands is vital to our country’s clean water and air, wildlife habitat, recreational activities, and producing the jobs, wood and paper products we all need.

At Forest Business Network (FBN), our focus is to help forest product businesses grow and prosper. Period.

Our company is built on decades of experience in the industry and our passion for helping others create successful forest product businesses is second to none. With rock-solid foundations in technical forest business consulting services, and event and online marketing, FBN tackles the business challenges of this new economy and an ever-evolving industry with the same grit and determination that have defined forestry professions since their earliest beginnings.

Forest Business Network’s leading weekly email newsletter is read by 10,000 of the forest product industry’s top minds and managers and is hotly anticipated in email inboxes around the globe each and every Wednesday. You can join our growing community—sign up for our free email newsletter today.

We are a grassroots coalition created to support Congressional action on a comprehensive and permanent solution to restore the health of our rural communities and federal forest lands. 

We support a lasting solution that assures active, sustainable forest management, stable revenue sharing for local governments, healthier forests, and more jobs in our rural, forested communities.  

For far too long our elected officials in Washington, DC have avoided finding real solutions to the challenges facing our forests and local communities.  

NAFO is an organization of private forest owners committed to advancing national policies that promote the economic and environmental benefits of privately-owned forests. NAFO membership encompasses more than 80 million acres of private forestland in 47 states. Working forests in the U.S. support 2.4 million jobs.

NAFO advances the economic and environmental benefits of privately-owned forests through targeted policy advocacy at the national level.

In 2007, 14 private forest owners began discussing the specific and growing advocacy needs of the forest owner community at the federal level. By late 2007, they formed the structure and leadership of NAFO and incorporated in March 2008.

The National Timber Tax Website was developed to be used by timberland owners, as well as a reference for accountants, attorneys, consulting foresters and other professionals who work with timberland owners regarding the tax treatment of timber related activities.

The National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA) understands, assists, and joins together people who are stewards of wooded lands and care deeply about the future of forests, forestry and land use. Headquartered in Washington DC with 42 affiliated state landowner associations, we are the largest family woodland owner association in America, representing 11 million family woodland owners who own and manage half of all forested landscapes in America.

The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance sustainable management of forest resources through science, education, and technology; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and to use our knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic to ensure the continued health, integrity, and use of forests to benefit society in perpetuity.

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