The American Tree Farm System

Standards, Guidelines and Performance Measures for Member Certification

Certification in the American Tree Farm System is voluntary. The certification process incorporates established standards and guidelines. All properties certified under the three certification options must conform to the Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification. This can require substantial time and effort.

However, part of the mission of the Colorado Tree Farmers is to inform the public of the need for active forest management of private forested property and encourage landowners to get started. We therefore encourage ALL owners of forested property and anyone else interested in the health and sustainablitlity of our forests to attend our meetings, tours and other events. We will be happy to share our knowledge with and answer questions from anyone.

If you would like more information, click the "Join Us" link to the right of this article and let's talk.

For more information on the requirements for certification click on the following links:

View The ATFS 2015-2020 Standards