The AWA works with private landowners to provide technical and market support for responsible forest management of their woodlands.
Our partners work to connect woodland owners from the region with strong market demand for a diverse various of products from sustainably managed forests.
We’re always keeping up to date with industry and marketplace developments as it applies to our landowners and industry partners.
Productivity, profitability, and positive environmental outcomes are possible when we work together.
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.
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.
“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.