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The 114th Congress

24% of private forest landowners in the United States have newly elected Members of Congress in the United States Senate. This 24% of landowners represents 31% of privately owned forest acres. The twelve freshman Senate Representatives represent a combined total of 135 million acres of private forests and 2.7 million private forest landowners.

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Presentations from the 2014 SE Regional Manager and Landowner Conference

 

View and download all the presentations that were given at the 2014 South East Regional Forest Resource Owner and Manager Conference in Valdosta, Georgia.

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Pulp Fiction - Celebrating National Forest Products Week

 

Unsual basket of forest products

In 2013, the U.S. produced 49.4 million metric tons of wood pulp. Where did all that pulp go? You might be surprised.

Join us as we follow a day in the life of a fictitious consumer and see how the wood from American family forests is woven into her daily life. 

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EPA's Waters of the US Proposal Introduces Costly Burdens for Forest Landowners

 

Waters of the US

In late spring, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released a proposed rule that identifies the waters that are jurisdictional under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).

The proposed rule would redefine the scope of federal power, expanding the list of water features subject to regulation under the CWA.

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Attend the 2014 Policy Summit in Atlanta, Georgia on August 14th to learn more about this issue and other issues that will directly impact private forest landowners.
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Implications Proposed ESA Listing of NLEB will have on Private Forest Landowners and Managers

 

Northern Long-Eared Bat

The Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to list the Northern Long-Eared bat (NLEB) as an endangered species protected under the Endangered Species Act.

The proposed listing under current proposed restrictions would put a halt to summer logging in 39 States and have little impact on helping the species to recover as the sole threat to these bats’ populations is a non-native fungal disease called White Nose Syndrome (WNS) for which there is no known cure. Read More »

Attend the 2014 Policy Summit in Atlanta, Georgia on August 14th to learn more about this issue and other issues that will directly impact private forest landowners.
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Tax Reform Discussion Draft Released

Chairman CampChairman Dave Camp of the House Ways and Means Committee released his tax reform discussion draft Wednesday, February 26th. The draft hit most industry groups hard including forestry where all of our 3 most important tax expenditures were repealed.

In January 2014, a coalition of forestry organizations including Forest Landowners Association sent the following letter to the Senate Finance Committee outlining the importance of our timber tax expenditures. 

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Farm Bill Passes with Forest Roads Provision

The nearly $1 trillion farm bill received final approval on Tuesday from the Senate, which sent the compromise already passed by the House to President Barack Obama to be signed into law. The bill includes a provision preserving the treatment of forest roads and forest management as nonpoint sources subject to state-derived Best Management Practices (BMPs) under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). Read More »

 

 

NEW: Online Ordering for Woodlands Management Course

Woodlands Management Course: A Guide to Improving Our Forests

In 2009, the Foundation released the book Woodlands Management Course, a guide to forestry management activities for landowners who do not have an extensive background in forestry. The book educates landowners on options for managing their forests, the benefits and costs of forest management, how to organize activities to meet their objectives, and finding professional foresters to manage their chosen activities.
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