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Partnership for Better Forests

The American Tree Farm System (ATFS), in partnership with the Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF) and the Society of American Foresters (SAF), is pleased to announce the “Partnership for Better Forests.” ATFS is an internationally recognized certification program that validates good stewardship by family woodland owners. Inspecting foresters provide the on-the-ground validation that is essential for the integrity of the program. In recognition of their essential role, ATFS, ACF and SAF have joined together to provide a $100 credit for qualifying foresters towards their 2013 ACF or SAF membership dues. In addition SAF will credit members for the balance of their national dues; local and chapters dues may still apply.

In order to qualify for a $100 credit on your 2013 ACF or SAF dues, you need to first register at and then complete two inspections. These inspections could be either new Tree Farm inspections or optional reinspections; however, required inspections and decertifications do not apply. Any combination of 2 new inspections and optional re-inspections with field completion dates between Sept. 1, 2011 and Aug. 31, 2012 are eligible.

We can only guarantee that the first 100 foresters from both ACF and SAF who complete their eligible inspections after September 1, 2011 will have the credit applied, so get your boots on the ground and get the 004 Inspection Forms into the pipeline quick!
  • Looking for Tree Farms to Inspect? Do your clients meet the 2010-2015 ATFS Standards of Sustainability?
    If so, contact your state ATFS administrator ( for more information. Your state ATFS administrator can also assign you any available inspections in your area as long as your ATFS inspector training is up to date. They can also explain the process and routing of the 004 Forms after you have completed your inspections.

    Want to become a Tree Farm Inspector?
    Contact your state committee to inquire about the next in-person Inspecting Forester Training opportunity.

  • Inspecting Forester Training out of date (prior to Feb. 2010)?
    You can renew online anytime at, or contact your state committee to inquire about the next in-person Inspecting Forester Training opportunity. Contact your State administrator or Amy at for your username & password.

  • Not sure who to talk to for the state you work in?
    All state contacts are listed at

  • Am I eligible to participate?
    Individuals are responsible for checking with their employer to determine if professional dues credit is acceptable under existing policy.

  • Still have questions? All other questions can be addressed to