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Sustainable Forestry

Forest Management Key to Healthy Forests

Blair Bishop is a registered forester and the owner of Bishop Forestry and Land PLLC. Bishop believes to help forests thrive now and in the future, others need to learn about managing healthy forests.

Safety Helps Promote Healthy Forests

Buck Vandersteen, executive director of the Louisiana Forestry Association, helps promote safety in the forests. With many hands involved, it’s important that sustainable forestry is done with best safety practices.

Sustaining the Future with Forest Management

For Denise Weinberger, a love for the paper and wood products industry runs in her blood. She discussed what sustainability means to her and how sustainable forest management positively impacts the planet for future generations.

Supporting Current and Future Generations of Forest Landowners

Hear from Freddie Davis, registered forester and Director of the Rural Training and Research Center. With a diverse background in forestry, Davis shares with us his work, proudest moments, and what he’s doing to help Black landowners manage their forests sustainably.

AF&PA Members Achieve Sustainable Forestry Goal for 2020

In 2020, AF&PA members procured 99.2% of the total wood fiber from forests, used for product, through a certified fiber sourcing program; and 27.1% of wood fiber was sourced from third-party certified forestlands. This represents a 12.2 and 4.1 percentage point increase, respectively, from the…

AF&PA Announces Award-Winning Sustainability Projects

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced its 2021 Sustainability Award winners. These awards recognize exemplary sustainability programs and initiatives in the paper and wood products manufacturing industry.

National Forest Products Week Celebrates Essential People and Products

During National Forest Products Week, the American Forest & Paper Association celebrates the essential people who make sustainable products used by Americans each and every day.

National Forest Products Week Shines a Spotlight on People in the Forest Products Industry

The American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Heidi Brock issued a press statement in celebration of the 61st anniversary of National Forest Products Week.

AF&PA Applauds Governor Newsom for California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act Veto

The American Forest & Paper Association applauds Governor Newsom’s decision to veto AB 416.

Opinion: California AB 416 Threatens Critical Housing Initiative and Impedes Environmental Progress

Heidi Brock and Derek Nighbor explain how the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act (AB 416) could significantly disrupt Governor Newsom’s laudable housing objectives.

AF&PA Urges California Governor Newsom to Veto Assembly Bill 416

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Heidi Brock released the following statement, calling on California Governor Gavin Newsom to veto the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act (AB 416).

Tissue Products and Renewable Forests

Each year the U.S. and Canada grow significantly more wood than is harvested.