Responsible Timber Management Today Ensures Our Forests Will Be Here Tomorrow and Well Into the Future
The Hickman family has long known that our forests are a vital natural resource worth protecting and preserving. Many people and groups, from environmental organizations to forestry and natural resource professionals, and including forest product manufacturers realize the values and the necessity of responsible forestry practices and are now asking for proof that the milled wood or logs they buy comes from a forest that’s being managed properly. Forest certifications by third party organizations are now being relied upon to show compliance with these practices.
Hickman Timber Management was the first company in Pennsylvania to be certified by SmartWood (Rainforest Alliance), having met the principles and criteria for responsible forest management as prepared by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), one of the best known non-profit, third-party organizations operating today.