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I am looking for an organization(s) that address proper and responsible forestry. I can do without the political rhetoric and hidden agendas. I would simply like to be better informed about the production and harvesting of the raw materials used in the craft I so dearly love.

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#1 posted 775 days ago

Try your local Derpartment of Environmental Protection or the EPA rep in your area. The next generation will appreciate it.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 775 days ago

I have been a member of the Arbor Day Foundation for several years and they are deeply involved in a Green America.

I’m not sure if this is what you are looking for, if not they have several ‘Links’ which may direct you to what you might be interested in.

Work Safely and have Fun, keeping America Green. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#3 posted 775 days ago

The big lumber companies like Weyerhauser and Georgia Pacific treat trees like a crop, planting and harvesting in rotation, if that’s what you mean.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#4 posted 775 days ago

Try this one.

-- John

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#5 posted 775 days ago

Ditto on FSC. An FSC stamp is the hallmark of responsible forestry. Trouble is, it is always more expensive, harder to find, has less variety, and may have lower quality lumber. I applaud you efforts though!

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#6 posted 774 days ago

If they have state foresters you can start there.
FSC SFI there are alot of organizations out there but not for everybody.Greg is right although they claim certain levels with certifacation the standards and quality arent there for all markets.You can look into tree services there are usually a few that also deal in lumber production.
Hard to keep the politics out of it lumber and timber are high dollar markets

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#7 posted 774 days ago

This is the group that sponsors the American Tree Farm System. I am a Forester, and I have a Certified Tree Farm. To be certified, you have to meet sustainability standards. Good luck with your search.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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#8 posted 772 days ago

Thank you all.

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#9 posted 772 days ago

This is a webpage that has a lot of information about sustainable forestry. It’s not a formal organization but a forest owner who manages his timber for sustainable yield. His goal is to remove trees that are either dead or past their prime and promote the growth of healthy trees. He turns low quality logs (bowed, knots, and other defects) into flooring and other products.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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