Coos Bay And Water Board Are Now ATFS Certified

The City of Coos Bay and the Coos Bay / North Bend Water Board recently acquired an American Tree Farm System certification in recognition of management practices in their forest lands in the Pony Creek and Joe Ney Watersheds. These forest lands are managed for the citizens of the Coos Bay area to ensure and protect the high quality of their potable water supply. The Tree Farm Standards go beyond minimum State Forest Practice Standards to ensure a steady supply of timber, wildlife, and clean water.

The American Tree Farm System, or ATFS, is the oldest certification program in the country. In 1941, ATFS began promoting responsible forest management on the nation’s private forests. The Tree Farm sign is the sign of good stewardship. ATFS certification gives woodland owners validation that they are doing right by their land. ATFS certification is now internationally-recognized and meets strict third-party verification and auditing standards. ATFS is a strong network of woodland owners who share the same values of hard work, community responsibility, and commitment to protecting America’s forest legacy. Woodland owners with ATFS certified forest land provide multiple public benefits from clean air and water, wildlife, to green jobs and forest products.

Any questions can be directed to the city of Coos Bay Public Works and Development Department’s Engineering Division at 541-269-8918.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.