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Montana Tree Farm members in management of their family forestlands in
compliance with the 2010-2015 AFF Standards of
Montana Tree Farm System program activities with American Tree Farm System and
American Forest Foundation programs.
in American Tree Farm System program management and administration through
Montana representation in national leadership positions.
measure and report the performance of our members in achieving compliance with
the 2010-2015 AFF Standards of Sustainability.
a strong and diverse Steering Committee and ensure all leadership positions
a “Strategic Plan” for the Montana Tree Farm System to guide short and long
term goals and objectives.
educational tools and other outreach techniques to raise public understanding
of sustainable forestry.
private landowners have access to current information about sustainable forest
the training and education of Tree Farm inspectors.
funding sources to meet the needs of the Tree Farm program.
Montana Tree Farm Program with other forestland owner and natural resource
a competitive forest products industry in the State of Montana to ensure long
term viability of forest management in the state.
to keep landowners informed of State and Federal legislative and tax issues
and help landowners become involved in the forest land policy and regulation
decision making process
new members to ensure a wide diversity of stakeholder participation on Tree
Farm Steering Committee.
other opportunities for organization/logistical support for the Montana Tree
Farm system recognizing the increased administrative burdens placed on the
committee and potential partnerships with like-minded
Montana members to national ATFS leadership roles.
for current and future needs of the committee and program, look at a minimum
of a five year planning horizon, with longer term objectives
all national required random sample Tree Farm inspections.
in 2012 Third Party Audit of the American Tree Farm System certification
all Montana Tree Farms on a six year cycle and promote updating forest
and maintain all records on current Montana Tree Farms.
and engage professional foresters to serve as Tree Farm
funding sources to cover operating expenses not covered by program capital
at least one college scholarship to high school graduating seniors or current
college student interested in studying forest or natural resource
current tree farm members by publishing a periodic newsletter on key forest
an annual meeting, recognizing outstanding tree farmers and inspectors and
updating members on current forest management issues.
a system of local Tree Farm chapters to further engage landowners and
inspectors in the Tree Farm program
financial support to Montana Master Forest Steward program.
Forest Stewardship/Tree Farm program certification
landowner involvement in forest policy decision making processes. Develop a
capacity building grant application to strengthen the organization and
management of the Montana Tree Farm program.
Montana forest products infrastructure and public awareness.
Montana Tree Farm
Missoula, MT 59808