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Forestry and Woodlands Links

Agencies and Organizations

USDA Forest Service (national forests and much more)

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA National Agroforestry Center

U.S. Dept. Interior Bureau of Land Management

U.S. Dept. of Interior National Park Service

Ohio DNR Division of Forestry (state forests, service foresters, and much more)

Ohio DNR Division of Soil and Water Resources (oversight of runoff from timber harvests and silvicultural operations, with SWCDs)

Ohio Dept. of Agriculture (plant pests, pesticide regs)

OSU SENR Woodlands Stewards program (provides woodland owners a wide variety of forestry skills and information)

Ohio Forestry Association (oversees Master Logger certification program and supports industry and landowners; supports and links to Ohio Tree Farm System)

Ohio Society of American Foresters (links to consulting and service foresters and technicians)

National Association of State Foresters (links to all state foresters)

Society of American Foresters (links to state affiliates) (professional forester organization; maintains Certified Forester program)

American Tree Farm System (for Ohio, see OFA above) (Certifies tree farms and provides other info; supported by American Forest Foundation)

Association of Consulting Foresters

National Interagency Fire Center (supported by 8 federal/national agencies and organizations; best practices; current fire info link)

Forest Stewardship Council (international organization certifying and auditing forests and operations meeting standards; Bonn, Germany headquarters)

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (oversees sustainable forest and forest products certification program in U.S. and 3rd party audits)

Arbor Day Foundation (inspires people to plant, nurture, celebrate trees; sponsors Tree City USA, Explore Nature)

Project Learning Tree (environmental ed program for K-12 for teachers/other educators, parents, community leaders)

Dovetail Partners (and former Temperate Forest Foundation) (provides wide range of environmental education resources, including forest-related)

American Forest and Paper Association (Represents companies generating pulp, paper, paper-based packaging, wood building materials)

American Loggers Council (Supports independent contract loggers: education/training, networking, research, promotion)

Society of Municipal Arborists (supports professionals dedicated to creating and maintaining community/urban forests)

maintained by Alliance for Community Trees (supports urban forestry)

Railway Tie Association (interests of groups depending on wood crossties)

Forest Landowners Tax Council (represents non-industrial private forest landowners on federal tax issues)

Forest Resources Association (promotes interests and meets needs of forest products industry members)

official Smokey Bear website (wildfire education focus)

American Forest Foundation (works with families, teachers, elected officials to increase stewardship of forest heritage)

Buckeye Forest Council (grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to protecting Ohio’s native forests)

National Alliance of Forest Owners (represents needs of generally larger, industrial forest landowners)