Alaska Forestry Association
The Alaska Forest Association (AFA) began on Friday, March 6, 1956, when a group of loggers met in Ketchikan to establish an association for Alaska loggers. At the conclusion of the meeting, they voted to affiliate with the Timber Operators Association and selected the name S.E. Division of Timber Operators Association. During the first year of operation, the group developed a worker's compensation program and hired a safety engineer.