Family Forest Blog

West Virginia Landowner Is Keeping It in the Family

American Forest Foundation

November 17, 2022

Jarrod Hatfield, an REI Co-op Member, walks his family’s forest in Wyoming County, West Virginia, in late March 2022. Photo by William Wolfe, courtesy of REI.

Jarrod Hatfield walks his family’s forest in Wyoming County, West Virginia, in late March 2022. Photo by William Wolfe, courtesy of REI.

Jarrod Hatfield, a West Virginia landowner enrolled in the American Forest Foundation's Family Forest Carbon Program, recently shared his story with our partners at REI. He discussed his deep connection to the land and why he decided to participate in the program.

To have that much land is an anomaly in this area. And I want to keep it. I want to pass it on.

Read this landowner's full story on REI's blog.

Learn more about enrolling in the program by visiting the Family Forest Carbon Program website.

Related Articles

Julie and Peter Parker at their property in Vermont with AFF staff in June 2019.

November 28, 2022

Peter and Julie Parker: Good Stewardship Today Helps Secure Our Collective Future

Peter and Julie Parker, Vermont landowners enrolled in the American Forest Foundation's Family Forest Carbon Program, recently shared their story with Woodland Magazine.

Read More

November 22, 2022

From a Google Search to a Sustaining Impact

When you make a gift during Giving Tuesday, a Global Day of Generosity, you connect with individuals far beyond your own backyard. Together, we can improve forest health, address climate change and support American communities.

Read More

The Trezise family. Photo by Bryce Trezise, courtesy of U.S. Nature4Climate.

November 17, 2022

Maryland Landowner Sees the Potential in His Land

Bryce Trezise, a Maryland landowner enrolled in the American Forest Foundation's Family Forest Carbon Program, recently shared his story with our partners at U.S. Nature4Climate.

Read More