American Hardwood Export Council
AHEC is the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, representing companies and trade associations engaged in the export of a full range of U.S. hardwood products, including – lumber, veneer, plywood, flooring, moulding and dimension materials.
American hardwoods are derived from sustainably managed forests in the United States. All forest owners in the United States are subject to Federal legislation to protect habitats for threatened species. Tough regulations governing other aspects of forest management on private land have been implemented by individual states. An estimated 106 million acres of forest are in totally protected areas, representing 14% of all forest land.