STIHL Corporate Associations
Known as the “voice of agriculture,” the AFB is an independent, non-governmental organization advocating for educational, economic and social advancement at all levels of the agriculture production community. Since 2003, STIHL has sponsored the AFB’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program promoting excellence, innovation and advancement among the 18 to 35-year-old future leaders of the agriculture industry.
The mission of the Association of Consulting Foresters is to advance the practice of professional consulting forestry. Founded in 1948 by fifteen charter members, ACF has grown to encompass over 650 members across the nation. ACF membership is a badge that represents expertise, ethical behavior and loyalty to landowners and their land.
The Forest Resources Association is a nonprofit trade association concerned with the safe, efficient, and sustainable harvest of forest products and their transport from woods to mill.
STIHL sponsors the Outstanding Logger of the Year awards, which are designed to recognize outstanding logging contractor performance; to raise the visibility of competent, professional independent logging contractors in the forestry community; to encourage other independent logging contractors to emulate the outstanding performance of the award winners; and to improve forester-logger relations by publicly recognizing outstanding logging performance as an essential element of every planned timber harvest.
STIHL is proud to be a major sponsor of Independent We Stand, an organization that promotes independently owned business and touts the benefits of "buying local." Since 1974, STIHL has "walked the walk" by selling its products exclusively through a network of independent servicing Dealers.
The ISA promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees through research, technology and education. STIHL supports the ISA various tree care education initiatives, including the TreesAreGood.org website for homeowners, as well as the certification education materials for arborists (isa-arborist.com).
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is the national trade association for the landscape industry, representing the voice of more than 100,000 landscape professionals. STIHL is proud to be the sole platinum sponsor of the NALP National Collegiate Landscape Competition and to support other NALP events like the LANDSCAPES annual conference, and the Renewal and Remembrance service project at Arlington National Cemetery.
STIHL is both a founding and platinum sponsor of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to attract, inspire, and support the education and advancement of the landscape professionals who create and manage healthy green spaces for the benefit of society. In addition to public education to promote landscape industry careers, the Foundation grants scholarships to help students get the education they need to excel in these careers.
STIHL supports the NASPD in its mission to promote and advance the state park systems and reinforce their important contributions to the nation's environment, heritage, health and economy. As the exclusive outdoor power equipment manufacturer supporting the organization, STIHL sponsors the annual conference and the NASPD Leadership School.
The FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Since 2003, STIHL has partnered with the FFA through the sponsorship of its annual National Convention and the Nursery Landscape Career Development Event (CDE) competition.
The NRPA is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation. Their work draws national focus to the far-reaching impact of successes generated at the local level. Leveraging their role in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity to improve their communities.
Since 2016, STIHL has sponsored the annual NRPA Maintenance Manager School. The school educates over 200 maintenance managers from parks around the country on the latest skills, techniques and resources to properly run their maintenance operations.
For over a century, the NRHA has been serving the needs of independent hardware and home improvement retailers in North America. STIHL was the first manufacturer to sponsor PlanItDIY.com, an NRHA-produced website supported by over 36,000 independent hardware stores, lumberyards and home centers and providing how-to videos and step-by-step project guides all designed connect “DIYers” directly to independent retailers in their community.
STIHL Inc. is proud to support The Nature Conservancy and its Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities initiative and the Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program. The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. These Conservancy programs are advancing the health of urban forests by encouraging people to plant and care for urban trees. In addition to partially funding the programs, we are making tree care professionals available to assist in intern training.
About Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities
Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities is The Nature Conservancy’s first comprehensive program to advance forest conservation in the cities of North America. Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities engages city residents in the appreciation, care, and stewardship of community trees and parks, and inspires a new generation of environmental stewards and supporters. The program promotes practical and applicable science through urban forest studies that highlight the benefits that urban trees provide to people and nature. It also works to improve the health, diversity, and sustainability of urban forests, assisting cities in meeting tree canopy enhancement goals and regenerates resilient urban forests.
The Conservancy’s LEAF program aims to prepare and empower the next generation of leaders from cities across the United States through environmental internships. Interns develop valuable leadership and employment skills through workshops, career exploration experiences, and individual urban conservation projects of their own design. LEAF interns also serve as conservation leaders in their own communities by educating the public about urban tree health. The program has a tremendous impact on their lives—opening their eyes to career possibilities, building self-confidence, independence, work skills, conservation literacy and a love of the outdoors.
Established in 1938, TCIA develops safety and education programs and provides accreditation and certification services for arboriculture firms around the world. As part of a long-term relationship with TCIA, STIHL sponsors the annual Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) Student Career Days (tciaf.org), a career development event for arboriculture, urban forestry and horticulture students.
The TREE Fund works to sustain the world’s urban forests by providing funding for scholarships, scientific research, and education programs related to arboriculture and urban forestry. STIHL is proud to partner with the TREE Fund in support of its educational initiatives and as title sponsor of their signature fundraising event, the STIHL Tour des Trees. STIHL is active on the board of trustees, as well.
STIHL is a proud member of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and is excited to support this program. You can learn more about the TurfMutt education program and see samples at TurfMutt.com.
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