Inspector Training zoom class: August 11th, 2022, time TBA
Become an American Tree Farm System Volunteer Inspector
By becoming a volunteer inspector you can engage more landowners in the practice of sound, sustainable forestry.
To see the requirements and sign up registration form
Who Can Become a Volunteer Inspector?
A consulting Forester
Becoming an ATFS volunteer allows you to reach new clients. ATFS offers your clients a no-cost entrance into the certified wood marketplace. By working with landowners to get their property certified, you are positioning them as “de-facto” preferred supplier for SFI companies as well as giving them access to certified wood markets abroad.
A Public Agency Forester
ATFS is a tool for outreach and building relationships with local landowners. A site visit can provide you with an opportunity to make the first contact with landowners considering harvesting and silvicultural treatments. You can inform them of BMPs and where they may go for sources of information and education.
An Industry Forester
ATFS provides your company with a source of certified wood from non-industrial private forestlands. It also means better forestry-educated landowners. ATFS is a tool for verifiably demonstrating your company’s SFI performance. With site visits to landowners, you are directly addressing SFI’s commitment to landowner.
A Retired Forester
Use your years of forestry training and experiences as an ATFS volunteer to promote sustainable forestry to small landowners. Your career has provided you with a unique opportunity to share your knowledge with others.