You might find yourself wondering, whose in charge of the responsible use of America's forests? There are a number of agencies who monitor the United States forest. Their major responsibilities are to assist the States with specifications for their forest health programs and to provide forest health support on National Forests and other federal lands. US Forest Health Protection programs emphasize protecting the long-term health and sustainability of our forests.
• Evaluate forest to make sure there are no diseases
• Give training in hazard tree management
• Assist major forest pest control projects.
The purpose of these programs is to prevent, slow, or suppress unwanted native and nonnative insects, pathogens, and plants affecting trees and forests.
Here is a list of some sustainable forest organizations:
• Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Chain of Custody - For U.S. Facilities Only
• Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody
• Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Chain of Custody
• ISO 14001 (Wood Fiber Procurement System only)
Valley Box uses lumber that, according to FSC certification, provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products. It gives consumers and businesses the opportunity to make purchasing decisions that are beneficial to them and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value. Valley Box's wood vendors all adhere to SFI & FSC certifications. Visit our “Green Business” page to learn more.