Independent Managed Group meets auditor's approval
The Louisiana Forestry Association has a registered Independent Managed Group of large landowners (over 10,000 acres) certified by PricewaterhouseCoopers to the tree farm standards. The current members of the group are A.T. Hunt Jr., Hunt Forest Products, Crosby Family Tree Farm, Crowell et al Timberlands, Crowell Lumber Industries, and James Timber Company, LLC properties in Louisiana.
The assessment of the properties was conducted in accordance with ISO standards and showed that the "management system was suitably designed to provide reasonable assurance that the requirements" of sustainability were met.
Other interested landowners can contact the LFA if they wish to join the group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those companies wanting to buy wood from these members of the group can print this certification form for their files using the following link. A summary of the auditor's findings are included available for download.
CERTIFICATION FORM (PDF)
AUDITOR'S FINDINGS (PDF)