Environmental

Forest Stewardship Council

GFP supports Forest Stewardship Council certification standards for its investments. FSC is an independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations. The Forest Stewardship Council mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests. Click to learn more

NAFO - National Alliance of Forest Owners

GFP is a member of NAFO, an organization formed to protect and enhance the economic and environmental values of privately-owned forests in the through targeted policy advocacy at the national level. NAFO members manage over 79 million acres of private forests in 47 states. Click to learn more

World Wildlife Fund

The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involved action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature. Click to learn more

Environmental Stewardship Policy

GFP is committed to managing its investors’ timberlands in an environmentally and socially responsible manner as it pursues its objective of delivering superior financial returns. GFP believes that the practice of sustainable forestry requires that environmental, social, and financial goals become integrated, compatible concepts in the operation of its forests. GFP will achieve this compatibility, and thus practice sustainable forestry, guided by the following policy. Click to learn more

United Nations Redd

Launched in 2008, the UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries. GFP is investing in strategies to further the aims of the UN REDD protocol. Click to learn more

Carbon Sequestration

Carbon sequestration is the process of capture and long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide to either mitigate or defer global warming and avoid dangerous climate change. It has been proposed as a way to slow the atmospheric and marine accumulation of greenhouse gases, which are released by burning fossil fuels.

Social

Forest Preserves

A forest or nature preserve is a protected area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation and to provide special opportunities for study or research.

Serving Communities

GFP recognizes that social responsibility in our investment geographies is a key part of our mission. GFP investments support the funding of educational initiatives in developing communities such as the Peten region of Guatemala. GFP’s partners and investors together contributed to rebuild housing and infrastructure in the wake of the 2010 Chile earthquakes which impacted key Chilean forestry investment areas. Our investments create stable employment in forestry, job training and improved living conditions in many areas where economic opportunity might otherwise be difficult to find.

GFP Supports Local Charities

GFP employees and partners are active supporters of charities and non-profit groups in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire. These include the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD); the Upper Valley Haven, a homeless shelter and pantry; the Montshire Museum of Science; the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority, and many others.