Forestry Links of Interest

The American Forest Foundation:
 http://www.affoundation.org The American Forest Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that works for healthy forests, quality environmental education and to help people make informed decisions about out communities and our world.

Division of Forestry Landowner Assistance
Landowner Assistance - 
https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/topic/ag-forests-landowners

Tree Farm System:
www.treefarmsystem.org

Tennessee Division of Forestry: https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/topic/ag-eac-forestry The mission of Forestry is to provide knowledge and technical assistance to private citizens who own the majority of our forests.

Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture:
https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/ The Tennessee Department of Agriculture provides services that affect every citizen of the state in some way, every day. While providing a wide array of important and valuable consumer services, TDA also fulfills its traditional role of encouraging and promoting the interests of agriculture.

TN Wildlife Resources Agency:
www.state.tn.us/twra/index.html Established in 1949 and called the Game and Fish Commission. Completely reorganized in 1974, it now consists of more than 500 professionals dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of Tennessee's fish and wildlife for the enjoyment of all Tennesseans and our visitors.

TN Wood Products: 
https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/article/ag-businesses-tennessee-wood#sthash.aYlhVEdH.dpuf
The most successful brands seek to create trust with customers and reduce their purchase risk. They are usually in the form of a name, sign, symbol or design that identifies the seller, differentiates a product from its competitor’s offerings, represents a unique image, simplifies and enhances confidence in a product choice, and promotes the development of customer loyalty. Cooperative geographic branding provides a unique opportunity to differentiate products based on a sense of place – in this case, our fine state of Tennessee – and connect with the qualities associated with that place. Some well recognized examples of geographic branding include “Made in the U.S.A.”, “Florida Orange Juice” and “Pick Tennessee Products”. Each gives local consumers a sense of pride for buying local. They also help establish identity in the marketplace for international consumers. - See more at: https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/article/ag-businesses-tennessee-wood#sthash.aYlhVEdH.dpuf

Society of American Foresters:
www.safnet.org Since 1900, the Society of American Foresters has provided access to information and networking opportunities to prepare members for the challenges and the changes that face natural resource professionals.

Southern Forest Products Association:
www.sfpa.org SFPA's Mission: "To maintain current markets, develop and expand new market opportunities for Southern Pine forest products, and to engage in such activities and programs that the members deem useful to advance and protect their interests."

American Forest & Paper Association:
www.afandpa.org AF&PA is the national trade association of the forest, paper and wood products industry. We represent member companies engaged in growing, harvesting and processing wood and wood fiber, manufacturing pulp, paper and paperboard products form both virgin and recycled fiber, and producing engineered and traditional wood products.

ForestryUSA.com:
www.forestryusa.com ForestryUSA Web site is one of the most popular web sites of its kind in the country. It gets over 30,000 page-views per month and has a weekly newsletter emailed to over 3700 subscribers - individuals and organizations in the forestry and forest product sectors.

It is a comprehensive web site on forests, forestry and the forest products sectors in America. ForestryUSA Web site provides quick access to the Internet web sites of the federal and state governments, the forest products industry, service and supply companies, associations and NGOs, education and research, consultants, jobs, news, and more.

Tennessee General Assembly:
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/

TN Forest Products Bulletin:
http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/article/ag-businesses-forest-products-bulletin An Electronic Publication of Quarterly Timber Prices.

United States Forest Service:
http://www.fs.fed.us/index.html The Forest Service mission is captured by the phrase "Caring for the Land and Serving People." Our mission, as set forth by law, is to achieve quality land management under the sustainable multiple-use management concept to meet the diverse needs of people.

Smokey Bear History:
https://smokeybear.com/en For Kids:https://smokeybear.com/en/smokey-for-kidsThe live bear named Smokey was found in 1950, when a 5-pound cub was found as the only survivor of a devastating fire in the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico. Smokey was sent to Washington, D.C. where he became one of the most popular animals at the National Zoo. Smokey even has his own zip code in Washington, D.C. -- 20252.

Temperate Forest Foundation:
http://www.forestinfo.org/ The Temperate Forest Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit, public charity. The Foundation provides leadership by articulating the current realities, and a positive inspiring vision of the future.

Forestry Images.org:
http://www.forestryimages.org The overall objective of ForestryImages.org is: to provide an accessible and easily used archive of high quality images related to forest health and silviculture, with particular emphasis on educational applications.

Resources for Teachers: http://www.forestinfo.org/lesson_plans
providing support and resources to educators, lesson plans are now available to download for your use.

YourTrueNature.com:
http://yourtruenature.com
Advice from a Tree: Stand Tall and Proud, Be Flexible, Remember Your Roots, Drink Plenty of Water, Enjoy the View! Having sold over 20 million UNnovative books, journals, posters and greeting cards, Your True Nature brings you a delightful store of thoughtful and humorous products that make a difference in the world.

The National Arbor Day Foundation:
http://www.arborday.org Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and tree care. The National Arbor Day Foundation gives suggestions for celebrating Arbor Day and obtaining Arbor Day celebration supplies.

NatureServe:
http://www.natureserve.org/ A Network Connecting Science with Conservation Providing the scientific basis for effective conservation, NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are trusted source for information about rare and endangered species and ecosystems.

Forest Resource & Research Education Center:
http://forestry.tennessee.edu/ The UT Forest Resources Research and Education Center mission is to: (1) provide the land and supporting resources necessary for conducting modern and effective forestry, wildlife, and associated social, biological and ecological research programs; (2) demonstrate the application of optimal forest and wildlife management technologies; and (3) assist with transfer of new technology to forest land owners and industries.

University of Tennessee Arboretum:
http://forestry.tennessee.edu/

The University of Tennessee Arboretum is a place where trees and shrubs are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes. A project of the Agricultural Experiment Station's Forest Resources Research and Education Center, there are over 250 acres available for the public's enjoyment - during all seasons. Four self-guided walking tours provide access to the collections, display plantings, and the nature trails.

The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC:
www.molpus.com The Molpus Woodlands Group, a Registered Investment Advisor, was founded in 1996as a Timber Investment Management Organization ("TIMO). With its sister operating companies, Molpus has a history in the timber industry dating back to 1905. Molpus is a top-tier TIMO that has acquired more than 1.8 million acres valued at approximately $1.7 billion across eleven states in the Southern, Eastern, and Great Lakes Regions of the United States. Today, Molpus finds itself as one of the oldest timber-related companies in the nation with experience in all facets of timber management, manufacturing and marketing.

The Railway Tie Association :
www.rta.org The Railway Tie Association was organized in 1919 as The National Association of Railroad Tie Producers which grew out of predecessor groups dating back to the late 1800s. The name was changed to The Railway Tie Association in 1932. The purpose of the Association is to promote the economical and environmentally sound use of wood crossties. The Association is involved in research into crosstie design and ongoing activities dealing with sound forest management, conservation of timber resources, timber processing, wood preservation, and safety of industry workers