OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT
NAFO members believe that private working forests provide environmental, economic
and social benefits to meet the needs of present and future generations and are a
fundamental part of the basic natural resources infrastructure of our nation. Private
working forests produce recyclable and reusable wood and paper products society
wants and needs; absorb and store carbon; produce clean water and air; sustain vital
plants and wildlife; provide quality recreation experiences; and supply a growing source
of renewable energy.
Sustainable forest management integrates the production of useful renewable products
with conservation of healthy and diverse forest ecosystems across the landscape.
Sustainable forest management incorporates practices including planting seedlings and
natural seeding, conserving soil and water, maintaining wildlife and fish habitat, and
protecting air and water quality.