The Appalachian Woodlands Alliance (AWA) is a project of Rainforest Alliance and leading forest products companies including Avery Dennison, Columbia Forest Products, Domtar, Evergreen Packaging, Kimberly-Clark, and Staples. Aimed at developing new resources and increasing forest owner participation in scientific, sustainable forest management in the Southern and Central Appalachians, the AWA promotes good stewardship.
Productivity, profitability, and positive environmental outcomes are possible when we work together. AWA partners share a deep commitment to advancing sustainable management of the region’s forests, backed up by significant efforts to procure responsibly managed timber.
Our partners work to connect woodland owners with strong market demand for a diverse products from sustainably managed forests.
The Southern Appalachian Region That We Serve
“Over the years, we have relied on the private woodlands owners of the South to provide responsibly produced wood and fiber to make many of the products that we sell, and have considered them partners in good forest stewardship”
Mark Buckley, VP for Environmental Affairs of the office products company Staples, Inc. Featured In National Woodlands Magazine Winter 2015