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Project Manager, Appalachian Woodlands Alliance at Rainforest Alliance

Initiated formally in July, 2015, the project is an alliance of companies representing interests from across the forest products value chain - Domtar, Avery Dennison, Columbia Forest Products, Kimberly-Clark and Staples Inc. - who have come together with the Rainforest Alliance to work with diverse stakeholders from around the region, to increase participation of family forest owners in scientific, sustainable forest management. Together, this alliance will work to demonstrate the economic, social, and environmental value of sustainable forest management to private forestland owners; and create new linkages to buyers interested in sustainable products in order to meet demand and support the landowners’ investment. This new initiative will renew and pair interest in forest management by small landowners with purposeful engagement by the project’s core partners to procure responsibly managed timber. The project’s partners will aim to demonstrate that active forest management and timber harvesting can be compatible with non-timber oriented objectives like wildlife habitat, recreation, aesthetics, and leaving a legacy for heirs.

Asheville, NC 28804
United States of America


Andrew is the Project Manager for Rainforest Alliance’s Appalachian Woodlands Alliance project. Prior to working with Rainforest Alliance, Andrew was the Director of Corporate Engagement for Dogwood Alliance, an Asheville, North Carolina-based conservation organization. He received a JD and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School where he was a Natural Resources scholar.


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