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VFF's Community-Supported Forestry Model
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VFF’s Community Supported Forestry Model is circular, beginning with and returning to the forest and its surrounding community. A fully monitored timber harvest removes carefully selected trees from the forest; the wood passes through a series of local value adders-loggers, truckers, mill and kiln-drier operators; the landowner is compensated at rates significantly higher than traditional stumpage rates; and loggers receive substantially more for their excellent work. These economic incentives, in turn, encourage perpetuation of the ecological management that promotes forest health.