The Jim Barna
Foundation and Reforestation Program was founded by Faye Barna in conjunction
with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and Forestry Division. The purpose
of this foundation is to encourage reforestation and environmental
responsibility. To insure a solid start for this program, Jim & Faye Barna
donated the first installment of $10,000.00 to the Foundation.
Barna's Role in this Partnership
Jim Barna plays an integral role in the reforestation of our land. In fact, The
Jim Barna Foundation was formed for the purpose of funding the following
programs which encourage reforestation and environmental responsibility.
The Shortleaf Pine Reforestation Incentive Program.
A learning center in association with the Tennessee Master Logger Program.
A learning center to educate "landowners" on the importance of taking
responsibility for the forest lands they control.
An interactive learning center that introduces forestry in all area school
Conservation is "the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting
good of humans."
If we use the forest wisely, it will always supply plenty of clean water, wood
products, wildlife, wild plants, beauty and outdoor recreation. That's because
the forest is a renewable resource. Unlike minerals, coal, and oil, the forest
replaces its wood, animals, and clean water as we use them. We have already
seen that we can actually improve the forest as we use it if we do the right
and the Ecological System
If its done correctly, timber harvesting can improve forest beauty and
productivity. Clearcutting allows for the regeneration of tree species that
cannot grow under the shade of other trees, such as oak, ash, yellow poplar and
walnut. The process can also add variety, sunlight, views and strands of tall
straight trees to the forest landscape.
from timber harvesting make the forest a better habitat for wildlife. In fact,
many animals thrive in clearings because full sunlight produces nutritious food
near the ground and lush growth provides cover for small animals.
is another forest product. An average of 50 inches of rain falls on Tennessee's
13 million acres of forest. This gives Tennessee plenty of clean, fresh water,
a commodity which is scarce in many parts of the nation.
foresters and wildlife biologists recognize clearcutting as a practice that
works for both timber and wildlife. It is unfortunate that such a beneficial
practice has received so much negative criticism, because Tennessee's forests
have an amazing abitlity to regenerate naturally under such a system. A renewed
understanding of the need for clearcutting by forest landowners and the public
can result in better timber and more wildlife for everyone.
Waste Not, Want Not.
Jim Barna has continually made environmental responsibility a priority. Every
piece of raw timber that is brought into our manufacturing facility is utilized
in its entirety - from the bark that is sent off to the pulp mill to the saw
dust that is used to fuel our boilers. We encourage people to visit our
manufacturing facility and attend the mini-seminars that are held on a regular
Forest in Tennessee
Today, Tennessee has almost a million more acres of forest than it did in 1950.
At the present time, the total amount of forestland is not changing.
Tennessee's forests are now growing three times as much wood as is being
harvested. Forests cover 13 million acres, or about half of Tennessee. More
kinds of trees grow in the Appalachian forest of East Tennessee and neighboring
states than in any other forest in the temperate zones. Only the tropical rain
forests are more diverse.
JIM BARNA Foundation Mission Statement
Our vision is not to change the world, but simply improve our corner of it. We
therefore are determined to concentrate our efforts on improving the health and
welfare of our forest resources.
Wood is the
most coveted and widely used product to build our homes. Nothing can replace
its natural beauty, strength, and warmth. It is fortunate that this natural
resource is a renewable product.
forest practices, we can replace what we use and even enhance the supply for
Barna Foundation is dedicated to the idea of reforestation, and we are involved
directly in fostering its advancement. Through donations from Barna and Company
and all who wish to support this program, we can achieve our goals.
The Jim Barna
Foundation is dedicated to the idea of reforestation. This is your opportunity
to share in the future of our forests. Now you can support this worthwhile
cause by becoming a donor of the Jim Barna Foundation.
Gold Leaf Donor - $500.00 annual - - Engraved Gold Plaque
Silver Leaf Donor - $250.00 annual - Engraved Silver Plaque
Bronze Leaf Donor - $125.00 annual - Framed Certificate
Green Leaf Donor - any donation accepted - Certificate
(Make your check payable to Jim Barna Foundation)
Jim Barna Log Systems
P.O. Box 4529
Oneida, TN 37841
Fax - 1-423-569-5903
The forest of the future is shaped by the decisions we make today