AMERICAN TREE FARM SYSTEM
We Grow Stewardship From The Roots.
The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) is a network of more than 95,000 woodland owners sustainably managing 26 million acres of forestland nationally. “The mission of the Wyoming Tree Farm is to promote the practice of sustainable forestry with private forest owners by utilizing the American Forest Foundation (AFF) Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification system and the Forest Stewardship plan guidelines, along with technical assistance from local, state and federal government and industry to put sustainable forestry on the ground.”
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2014 Wyoming Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year
On February 12, 2015 Charles Pearson was honored as 2014 Wyoming Tree Farmer of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding sustainable forest management on family owned woodlands. A tree farmer since 1992, Mr. Pearson, a third generation rancher, learned the value of forest stewardship from his father, who taught him that sustainable management would provide the family with income, lumber for buildings, corrals and fences and firewood to heat their home. Pearson is passing on the stewardship principal to the next two generations. Both his sons and grandchildren are active on the property and with forest management. Three generations of the Pearson family attended the ceremony.
State Parcel Receives Tree Farm Demonstration Area Designation
The Billy Creek State Trust Land Parcel in Johnson County has been designated as a Tree Farm Demonstration Area by the American Tree Farm System in recognition for excellent forestry on public land. Demonstration sites such as Billy Creek are key components in spreading the the message of sustainable forestry to a wider audience.
2013 Wyoming Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year
While we all do our part to conserve our nation’s greatest asset, we are proud to honor individuals who go above and beyond in their commitment to responsible forest management. ATFS recognizes the superior stewardship of its members through the annual Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year recognition program. These landowners are recognized for their remarkable efforts to enhance and sustain their forests and for spreading the practice of sustainable forestry.The Wyoming Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year is chosen from the nominations submitted by the certified tree farm inspectors. On January 30, 2014 the Wyoming Tree Farm Committee honored Paul and LuAnn Jacobson as 2013 Wyoming Tree Farmers of the Year.
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2012 Wyoming Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year
On January 4, 2013 the Wyoming Tree Farm Committee honored Dick and Bernie Terry as 2012 Wyoming Tree Farmer of the Year. This award recognizes outstanding sustainable forest management on family owned woodlands. The Terry family was first certified twenty-one years ago and they are also recognized under the Forest Stewardship program. The family is committed to being good stewards of our natural resources as they practice sustainable forestry both on a personal level and professional level. Dick is an Assistant District Forester at Wyoming State Forestry Division as well as a Tree Farm inspector. Terry’s daughters, Juliann and Bailey are both in natural resource fields as well. Family forest owners like the Terry family exemplify how the American Tree Farm System grows stewardship from the roots.