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6/2/2015 » 6/5/2015
2015 National Conference of Private Forest Landowners




Latest from the Forest Landowners Association!


 Death Tax Update

Congressman Brady (R-TX) and Congressman Bishop (D-GA) introduced HR 1105 the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 and FBC sent our coalition letter up the hill with 82 groups signed on in support. 

The full coalition letter is available here: 

We'll be promoting the coalition letter on social media using the hash tag #burythedeathtax.



2015 Policy Priorities


Following are the 2015 policy priorities approved by the FLA Board of Directors at the Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. FLA believes these are the issues that will have the greatest impact on forest landowners and their ability to manage and make a profit from their working forests. Additional, FLA recognizes that private forests landowners can play an important information and education role in creating a greater awareness of these issues among policy makers as their voting constituents. FLA will work to ensure landowner representation at Congressional Town Hall Meetings and Federal Policy Field Hearings as well as serve as a resource to Congressional staff and federal agencies representatives at the local, regional and national level.


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2015 National Conference of Private Forest Landowners 

The National Conference of Private Forest Landowners is the only venue that brings together private forest landowners to interact, learn and exchange knowledge on issues impacting forest landowners with leaders from the private, NGO, federal and state sectors.

The FLA conference offers insightful forums, workshops and speakers addressing a broad range of forestry issues of impacting today's private forest as well as focusing on issues that are on the horizon. 

The 2015 Conference will be held in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Reservations: Make hotel reservations by calling  1-800-HILTONS  before Saturday, May 2, 2015.  Ask for the Forest Landowners rate of $175 per night.

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Make a Nomination for Forest Landowner of the Year



The Forest Landowners Association Awards Program recognizes outstanding landowners and forestry professionals contributing to the stewardship and sustainability of private forests – and protecting the rights of the families who own them. FLA is counting on you to nominate outstanding landowners for our three highest honors.

Think of private forest landowners who set an example in the landowner community and nominate your peers for the recognition they deserve. Award honorees are recognized each year at the National Forest Landowners Conference.


The Forest Landowner of the Year Awardhonors an individual landowner with forestry expertise, a deep commitment to landownership and/or forestry, and who is involved in advocacy for forest landowner concerns.

The Extension Forester of the Year Awardrecognizes an extension forester who has been in practice at least 5 years and is dedicated to the advancement of forest landowner education and outreach, focusing on private landowners.

The Young Forest Landowner of the Year Award honors an individual under the age of 50 who is a landowner or someone who works in a family business with land, and is actively involved in the management of forestland and in his/her local forestry community.

2015 Nominations are due by April 1, 2015

Proceed to Online Nomination Form »

Download a Nomination Form »



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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