Certification & Stewardship

TFG was the first TIMO to successfully certify its entire US portfolio of timberlands in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®).


We have over 15 years of forest certification experience across millions of acres in four countries.

Third-party forest certification provides independent recognition of our commitment to sustainability. TFG participates in annual, comprehensive third-party audits that examines our forest management practices based on the triple bottom line of social, economic, and environmental criteria.



TFG was the first TIMO to certify its entire portfolio to the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). TFG earned the designation of ‘Sustainable Standard Setter’ by the Forest Stewardship Council.


TFG certified our Canadian properties to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI).


TFG won the FSC® Leadership Award in recognition of our long-term commitment to sustainable management.


Our practices ensure environmental responsibility through:


Conservation / Land Protection

TFG’s conservation transactions protect diverse landscapes in perpetuity.

Species Protection

TFG’s forests provide critical habitats for rare, threatened, endangered species.

Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Water Quality

TFG keeps forested watersheds clean. Our Natural Forest Management Principles prevent watershed degradation, mitigate flooding effects, and reduce erosion.