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American Forest Management Services:
Environmental Management

The Environmental Management Group offers innovative and economically viable options for natural resource management beyond traditional timberland production, including management of properties with a conservation or preservation emphasis. Our environmental professionals provide a wide variety of services designed to:

  • Assess environmental and economic values of natural resource assets,
  • Understand client objectives and offer management scenarios to reach those objectives, and
  • Work within the regulatory framework of federal, state and local government agencies to achieve these objectives
  • AFM personnel collaborate extensively to provide clients with an integrated approach to natural resource management. As a result, AFM clients benefit from our unparalleled expertise and experience in all aspects of forest and land management.

AFM’s status as an active manager of natural resources instills our personnel with a perspective distinctly different than the typical environmental consultant – we share the objectives and understand the needs of the forestland owner. With field offices geographically positioned throughout the South, Appalachian, Pacific Northwest, Northeast and Lake States Regions of the United States, AFM personnel have direct access to the local sources of information that are critical to accurate and thorough examination of environmental issues and implementation of viable solutions.

Environmental Services

  • Auditing
  • Compliance surveys for Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Technical auditing expertise for the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) programs
  • Verification of non-controlled wood supply (e.g., chain of custody) Certification
  • Implementation of forestry-based environmental management systems (i.e., ATFS, FSC®, ISO, SFI®)
  • Planning for individual and group certification under ATFS, FSC Certified Resource Manager and SFI® Conservation
  • Comprehensive support services (appraisal, audit, establishment and management) for conservation easements designed to protect natural resources, including working forests
  • Ecological Asset Valuation
  • Comprehensive and timely information concerning environmental commodities (e.g., biodiversity, carbon credits, endangered species, unique ecosystems and wetland mitigation banks)
  • Site-specific assessment and market-based valuation of ecological assets/li>

Environmental Site Assessments (ESA)

Three types of ESA in support of due diligence for property transactions:

  • Inventory Assessment
  • Transaction Screen
  • Phase I Assessment Objective, confidential reviews of external ESA Wetlands
  • All aspects of Corps of Engineers wetland permitting, including assessment, identification and delineation
  • Stream and buffer restoration

 


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