Woodland - Spring 2013 - (Page 4)
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Welcome to Woodland magazine!
All of us at the American Forest
Foundation (AFF) are excited to send
you the inaugural issue of our new
magazine—coming to you quarterly
and full of information we’re sure you’ll
find interesting and inspiring.
At AFF, we are committed to giving
woodland owners like you the tools you
need to do right by your land. From all
the conversations I’ve had with Tree
Farm owners across the country, I know
that the passion and love for their land
runs deep—generations deep sometimes.
And for new family forest owners, owning ground realizes a dream long held.
We’ve heard from many of you about
your interest in the kind of magazine you
now hold in your hands. A magazine that
celebrates the contributions that family
forest owners are making to America’s
economic and environmental vitality.
A magazine with compelling stories that
inspire and educate, beautiful photographs, and a vibrant and easy-to-ready
format. A magazine with tools and resources that can help you make the best
decisions for your land and your goals.
As a family forest owner, and certified
Tree Farmer, I know that owning forest
land in America has challenges as well as
rewards. We’re going to share with you
stories that speak to this honored tradition of forest stewardship by millions of
families across the country. Our hope is
that for those of you who have managed
your working forest for years, and for
those of you just starting your stewardship journey, Woodland will be a place
for you to go to feel supported in your
efforts to keep America’s forest land
healthy and productive.
We are among a group of Americans
that own more forest land than the
federal government! This fact always
solicits that “aha” moment when I talk
to people about the importance of
private forest owners in ensuring all
Americans continue to enjoy the benefits
from forest land: clean air, clean water,
recreational opportunities and the wood
products we use every day.
Woodland will be a place where we tell
the story of family forest owners—people
like Tara Olver, the daughter of Craig
and Janet Olver of Pennsylvania, whose
first exposure to her family’s woods
was just after coming home from the
hospital, when Craig and Janet walked
through their woods with their newborn
daughter. And folks like Doug Duren
from Wisconsin, who will tell you
he does what he does for the next generation, not himself. I think this might
sound familiar to you.
Please enjoy this inaugural issue! And
let us know what you think by emailing
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or writing us at Letters to the Editor,
Woodland Magazine, American Forest
Foundation, 1111 19th St. NW, Suite
780, Washington, DC 20036.
— tom martin, president and ceo
american forest foundation
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodland - Spring 2013
Woodland - Spring 2013
On the Ground
Faith and Forestry
Take a Hike!
Tools and Resources
Forests and Families
Woodland - Spring 2013