ACF Policy

  • Endorses the capitalistic free enterprise economic system of the United States and the right to own private property
  • Considers forestry, timber growing, and forest related activities as essential private enterprises
  • Promotes the use of the best professional, economic, and ethical expertise in the management of the world’s forest resources
  • Believes that subsidized aid, advice, guidance and/or service to the owners of an economically viable forest property is not in the public interest
  • Recommends that where subsidized aid, advice, guidance and/or service is deemed to be in the public interest, it may be more effectively and economically provided by the government through the private sector on the same terms and under the same conditions as legal aid
  • Suggests that implementing tax incentives that encourage long-term investments in timber growing would be more effective than subsidies used to promote forest management and forest growing
  • Lends its support to unbiased, professional forest research, public information/education, and fire protection as common good efforts
  • Recognizes that fair and equitable forest related taxation is critical to the implementation of professional forest management practices so necessary to a healthy, productive, nationwide forest land resource base
  • Believes that multiple use of public forest lands, yielding commodities and intangible benefits to all segments of society, serves the public interest better than single use preservation as wilderness
  • Joins with all others who recognize that a healthy, viable, forest land base is in the best public interest and welfare.