Hardwood Forestry Fund Members know that wood is a renewable resource, and that healthy, vibrant forests provide benefits to wildlife, the environment, and to people.

Go Green This Fall!


Go Green This Fall!

Here’s your chance to do something simple and green.  The HFF is looking for contributors to support the six new 2011 sustainable forest establishment projects. Many foresters in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Alabama are alreading working this fall to be ready for spring 2011 tree planting.  Top notch tree planting projects replenish hardwood forests with oak, maple, cherry, walnut, hickory, and basswood. All projects are supervised on the ground by a professional forester and have sustainable forest management goals that specify wildlife habitat enhancement, forestry education, soil conservation, timber production, and forest regeneration.  Entire projects are available for sponsorship or co-sponsorship. Companies wanting to help replace the resource on a per tree basis should contact the HFF for project adoption details. Let’s get green this fall!
Contact the HFF to find out more about using the HFF’s logo to promote your company’s tree replacement efforts.

Distributor Marketplace Nov. 16-18 Colorado Springs


Distributor Marketplace Nov. 16-18 Colorado Springs

NAFCD, NBMDA, and HPVA are bringing together manufacturers, distributors and service providers from the floor covering, specialty building material and cabinetry/woodworking industries to network, engage, learn and grow their businesses in one place. It is an opportunity to connect with customers and expand business connections. The Distributor Marketplace and 2010 Annual Convention will be held November 16-18, 2010 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. Registration is now open! CLICK HERE to be directed to the Distributor Marketplace web site for all the information you will need to plan to attend the event this November.

Columbia Forest Products Awarded Gifford Pinchot Award


Columbia Forest Products Awarded Gifford Pinchot Award

August 27, 2010 Atlanta, GA – The Hardwood Forestry Fund announced today that Columbia Forest Products is a 2010 recipient of the Gifford Pinchot Award.  The formal presentation occurred at 11:00am on Friday, August 27, 2010 at Columbia Forest Products’ booth (#1670) during IWF2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. HFF Award Chairman Stuart Clarke of Clarke Veneers & Plywood (pictured right) presented the plaque to Columbia Forest Products CEO Brad Thompson (pictured on left) in front of an audience of media and invited guests.

The HFF’s Gifford Pinchot Award recognizes significant corporate achievements in promoting sustainable forestry. Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) was a forester, conservationist, first Chief of the US Forest Service, and Society of American Forester founder and president.  Gifford Pinchot’s lasting legacy to forest management and conservation (wise use of resources) is mirrored in the goals of the Hardwood Forestry Fund. The Gifford Pinchot Award is designed to go to a company that shows leadership in forest sustainability.

Stuart Clarke said, “ Columbia receives this special award for their tremendous environmental and conservation focus and leadership. Columbia has made significant investments in:
 
• educating people about America’s vast and renewable forest resources –this includes Columbia’s personnel and staff of professionally licensed  foresters, logger safety training programs, private landowner education, and web-based forest management outreach. 

• raising the bar on the sourcing of legal and certified products by connecting forest woodland owners, distributors, fabricators and consumers to the hardwood resource through certification

• leading efforts to expand tree replacement on public forests with a focus on the management and health of public and private hardwood timberlands.
 
On behalf of the Hardwood Forestry Fund Board of Directors I am proud to share the Gifford Pinchot Award with Columbia Forests Products and commend them on their leadership and award winning efforts to support sustainable forestry.”

HFF Volunteer Board members were on hand to answer media questions about Hardwood Forestry Fund programs that create sustainable forests by replacing hardwood trees on quality public sites and managing these emerging forests for wildlife habitat, water quality, soil conservation, timber products, and natural resources education.

The Hardwood Forestry Fund is a 501 (c) (3) educational foundation that establishes sustainable forests for future generations' natural resource needs. Contributions are tax-deductible.

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