Inspector Resources


Guidance for Forest Management Plans and Inspection Forms

This section of the website provides guidance on:

  • The information that must (and should) be included in a forest management plan to satisfy ATFS certification requirements.
  • How to fill out the inspection record for each Standard and Performance Measure.

Conducting a Tree Farm Inspection

This document describes how to conduct an inspection and submit an inspection report to the N.C. Tree Farm Program.

Inspection Form

This is the form that inspectors use to evaluate a property for certification and to document compliance with certification requirements.

ATFS Management Plan Addendum

This document is intended as a complement to a comprehensive forest management plan. It should not be used as a substitute for the plan. The addendum enables landowners to easily update their plans and to add information required for certification that is not addressed in the plan.