100% COMMITTED TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Conscientious forest management serves investors and stakeholders by promoting a healthier environment and enhancing the potential market value of timberland assets. We’re proud that 100% of our timberlands are certified as a sustainable forest according to the high standards of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI). 

We seek to maximize long-term returns by actively managing our timberlands to achieve an optimum balance among biological timber growth, current harvest cash flow, and responsible environmental stewardship. Our dedication to environmental stewardship is evidenced by our strong commitment to sustainable forestry. Since 2013 we’ve planted over 47 million trees in CatchMark’s forests, and that number continues to grow each year with our reforestation programs. This, combined with our sustainable yield of approximately two million tons annually, demonstrates our commitment to sustainability.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AT CATCHMARK

100%

ALL OUR TIMBERLANDS ARE CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE BY THE SUSTAINABLE FOREST INITIATIVE®

47M+

SINCE 2013, WE’VE PLANTED MORE THAN 47 MILLION TREES

8M+

WE PLANTED MORE THAN 8 MILLION TREES IN 2019

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FOR EVERY TREE WE
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FOREST CERTIFICATIONS

CatchMark is dedicated to meeting the highest standards in forestry, measured through forest certifications. All of our timberlands, with the exception of new acquisitions, have been third-party audited and certified in accordance with Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (“SFI”) standards.  We voluntarily maintain the rigorous standards required to be certified, working with third-party independent auditors to ensure our practices measure up to these standards. SFI standards promote sustainable forest management through recognized core principles, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat and at-risk species.

Our timberlands are further managed to meet or exceed all state regulations through the implementation of best management practices as well as internal policies designed to ensure compliance.

CATCHMARK’S SFI IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM COMPRISES:

  • Forest management planning
  • Forest health and productivity
  • Protection and maintenance of water resources
  • Conservation and biological diversity
  • Management of visual quality and recreational benefits
  • Protection of special sites
  • Efficient use of fiber resources
  • Recognize and respect indigenous people’s rights
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Forestry research, science, and technology
  • Training and education
  • Community involvement and landowner outreach
  • Public land management responsibilities
  • Communications and public reporting
  • Management review

Our latest SFI audits can be accessed here.

GEORGIA GOV. KEMP HONORS CATCHMARK AS 2019 FORESTRY FOR WILDLIFE PARTNER

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp honored CatchMark as a 2019 partner in the state’s Forestry for Wildlife Partnership, a program administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Gov. Kemp, right, pictured with CatchMark’s Operations Analyst Childers Adams recognized the firm’s “stewardship and land management practices benefiting Georgia’s wildlife.”

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WILDLIFE

CatchMark is committed to providing a diverse range of habitats that benefit a variety of wildlife species within the context of intensive forest management. Our foresters and third party forest managers identify and conserve habitats of protected, threatened and endangered species, and our Best Management Practices help ensure that our actions are not adversely impacting the normal life cycle or habitat of wildlife.

SOIL

Soil quality is imperative to the health and productivity of our forests. Our objective is to practice state-of-the-art forest management by deploying silvicultural treatments in a site-specific fashion to reduce soil limitations to tree growth and at the same time, take deliberate efforts to protect the soil from damage by erosion, compaction, rutting or excessive loss of nutrients and organic matter.

WATER

CatchMark is committed to providing a diverse range of habitats that benefit a variety of wildlife species within the context of intensive forest management. Our foresters and third party forest managers identify and conserve habitats of protected, threatened and endangered species, and our Best Management Practices help ensure that our actions are not adversely impacting the normal life cycle or habitat of wildlife.

CLIMATE CHANGE

CatchMark is committed to providing a diverse range of habitats that benefit a variety of wildlife species within the context of intensive forest management. Our foresters and third party forest managers identify and conserve habitats of protected, threatened and endangered species, and our Best Management Practices help ensure that our actions are not adversely impacting the normal life cycle or habitat of wildlife.

CHEMICALS

CatchMark is committed to providing a diverse range of habitats that benefit a variety of wildlife species within the context of intensive forest management. Our foresters and third party forest managers identify and conserve habitats of protected, threatened and endangered species, and our Best Management Practices help ensure that our actions are not adversely impacting the normal life cycle or habitat of wildlife.

FIRE

CatchMark is committed to providing a diverse range of habitats that benefit a variety of wildlife species within the context of intensive forest management. Our foresters and third party forest managers identify and conserve habitats of protected, threatened and endangered species, and our Best Management Practices help ensure that our actions are not adversely impacting the normal life cycle or habitat of wildlife.

CONTRACTOR TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

CatchMark is committed to providing a diverse range of habitats that benefit a variety of wildlife species within the context of intensive forest management. Our foresters and third party forest managers identify and conserve habitats of protected, threatened and endangered species, and our Best Management Practices help ensure that our actions are not adversely impacting the normal life cycle or habitat of wildlife.

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