Forest Investment Associates (FIA) is committed to high environmental standards for stewardship and promotes and practices sustainable forestry on all forest lands we manage. We believe it is our responsibility to maintain the long-term sustainability of the forest resource while managing our clients’ timberland for competitive financial returns. To accomplish both, we use environmentally appropriate forest conservation practices and silvicultural techniques that enhance timber production while protecting the environment.
- Best Management Practices – Our forest management operations meet or exceed Best Management Practices (BMPs) for water quality management in every state in which we manage timberland. In addition, we comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations governing environmental quality and social responsibility as they relate to timberland management.
- Environmental and Management Control Documents – We have developed and implemented a set of Environmental and Management Control Procedures to ensure conformance with our environmental policy. These procedures are a key part of our overall management system and achieving the Environmental Policy.
- Commitment to sustainable forestry – We are a leader in promoting and practicing sustainable forestry. Targeted FIA properties are third-party certified under programs such as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) or Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), based upon client-specific objectives or the unique aspects of each property. These voluntary and independent certification standards are among the world’s most stringent standards for sustainable forestry. We continually review our certification programs in order to optimize the relationship between environmental stewardship and financial returns. In addition, FIA fully subscribes to the National Alliance of Forest Owners® (NAFO®) Commitment to Sustainable Forest Management. Current third-party certification reports are available on program websites or in our Atlanta office.
If you have questions about our Environmental Policy or sustainable forestry programs, please contact us.