About the GA-MTH Program
The GA-MTH program is a voluntary logger education program, designed with the objective of fostering improvement in the professionalism of loggers and wood producers. This GA-MTH program, and similar logger education programs found in other states across the country were instituted because of commitments to the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program.
The SFI program's unique fiber sourcing requirements promote responsible forest management on all supplier's lands, not just certified forestlands. Because of SFI requirements for logger training, nearly 95% of the fiber delivered to SFI Program Participant mills is delivered by harvesting professionals who have been trained in sustainable forestry practices. Accordingly, most of the SFI-certified companies in Georgia require their wood suppliers to participate in GA-MTH or neighboring state programs.
The GA-MTH program is sponsored by the Georgia Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee with support from the following organizations:
The University of Georgia’s Center for Forest Business integrates pioneering academic research and sound financial methods to provide education and service to forest industry, investors and landowners throughout the world.
For over a century, the Georgia Forestry Association has served the needs of the state’s forest landowners, forest-based businesses and forest product manufacturers. We work tirelessly at the local, state and federal level advocating for private property rights, sensible taxes and regulations and healthy markets for forest products. Our promise is to serve our members by keeping them protected, connected, and empowered.
The Georgia Forestry Commission provides leadership, service and education to protect and conserve Georgia’s forest resources.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is an administrative agency of the U.S. state of Georgia. The agency has statewide responsibilities for managing and conserving Georgia’s natural, cultural, and historical resources.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety works with all levels of government to provide a safe environment for residents and visitors to our state.
The Southeastern Wood Producers Association has given a voice to loggers throughout Florida, Georgia, and the surrounding areas since 1990.