Ensures Healthy, Productive, and Sustainable Forests



NCFA’s Education Committee works on initiatives that increase public knowledge and understanding of North Carolina’s forestry and wood products industries. The committee also develops educational programs to expand youth knowledge and workforce development skills related to forestry careers. Additionally, the committee provides resources and professional development for STEM educators to help their students learn about North Carolina’s forests and forest industry.

Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience
Sustainable Forestry Teachers Experience

Forest Management

The NCFA’s Forest Management Committee serves to advance forestry goals in North Carolina. The committee covers a wide range of topics, from industry standards to important regulatory issues. The Forest Management Committee pools knowledge and resources from across NCFA’s various membership categories in order to ensure the responsible use and management of North Carolina’s forests.

Forest Management
Forest Management in NC

Government Affairs/Communications

NCFA’s Government Affairs/Communications Committee advises on advocacy efforts alongside NCFA’s executive director. This committee contributes to the NCFA’s communications mission of sending a positive, accurate message regarding the state’s forest industry to the public.

Government Affairs
John Hatcher, NCFA, Jonzi Guill, CLA, Shane Moore, SKJ Logging, and Bubba White, Staff to Congressional House Member David Rouzer.

North Carolina Sustainable Forestry Initiative – State Implementation Committee

The NC SFI-SIC is committed to promoting the principles and values of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) in North Carolina. The NC SFI-SIC supports programs and initiatives across the state that help promote sustainable forestry within the industry. The goal of the Committee members is to sustainably meet the needs of the present while planning for the needs of future generations.

To maintain SFI certification, a member company must be audited by an independent certification body, which verifies that the requirements set out in the relevant SFI standard have been met.

The NC SFI SIC provides a hotline for the public to report perceived forestry practices that are inconsistent with SFI program goals. NC SFI SIC’s Inconsistent Practices Monitor toll free number (877) 271-6531.

Safety, Logging, and Transportation

The SLTC Committee focuses on identifying safety and business trends in the forest products industry, especially in the logging profession. The committee develops training materials incorporated into the ProLogger base course and the annual ProLogger module classes.

ProLogger - Environment, Business, Safety