As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on the support of our members to protect private property rights and forestland investment. As a member, you’ll be supporting American private forest landowners and the benefits private forests provide, such as diverse habitats for fish and wildlife, clean water and air, recreation for hunters and outdoorsmen, and many others.
Join FLA today to gain access to essential tools and resources that help you achieve your forestland management goals. As a member, you'll be connected to a network of thousands of other forest landowners in 48 states owning or operating over 40 million acres of private forestland.
Policy Advocacy Three key components constitute the Forest Landowners Association’s (FLA) ongoing federal policy advocacy that protects and enhances the property rights of private forest landowners across the United States: direct lobbying, targeted campaign contributions, and national grassroots mobilization. Through direct lobbying, FLA delivers messages about forestry-related issues directly to crucial members of Congress and regulatory agencies who have the power to make decisions that impact private forest landowners. Targeted campaign contributions via the Forest Landowners Association Political Action Committee (FLA-PAC) help FLA to secure access to those very members of Congress whom FLA and its members have worked to influence. Finally, the private forest landowners who mobilize at the grassroots level strengthen those lobbying messages with personal messages to their members of Congress.
Forest Landowner magazine Forest Landowner magazine presents private forest landowners across the country with guidance on forestland management options, applications of current forestry research, and national legislative issues that helps them sustain their forestland ownership. A benefit of membership in the Forest Landowners Association, Forest Landowner is published six times a year and draws from the expertise of top forestry professionals, not only in authorship, but also in the volunteer committee that is responsible for procuring the content that is specifically designed to serve private forest landowners. Members of the Forest Landowners Association also have access to searchable magazine archives.
Fast Facts e-Newsletter Fast Facts is the Forest Landowners Association’s bi-weekly e-newsletter that alerts members of current government affairs issues affecting them, in order to mobilize its national grassroots network on behalf of private forest landowners across the country.
NEW: The Land Report magazine
Published quarterly, The Land Report provides news, information, and insight into America’s land for existing and potential landowners. The Land Report also profiles passionate landowners, identifies investment opportunities, and highlights outdoor gear and equipment. Members reporting acres will be mailed each issue; all other members enjoy access to a digital version of each issue on the FLA website.
Education and Networking Opportunities Get out and connect with your colleagues, leading experts, and forestry service providers; learn new strategies; find new resources – it’s the best way to ensure your future success! We compile the best resources, information, and experts from around the country, saving you valuable time and effort so you can focus on your business.
Regional and Local Meetings
Throughout the year, we host meetings around the country to connect you with resources and ideas, tailored to your local community. At these meetings, we also update you on national legislative and regulatory issues that will affect your forestland, giving you a forecast for the future so you can make the best decisions for your forestland investment, all at a discounted rate for members.
National Forest Landowners Conference
The Forest Landowners Association’s annual conference provides private forest landowners with direct access to top experts and service and product providers in forestry who furnish the knowledge they require to make informed management decisions that safeguard their forestland investments. The next conference is June 8–10, 2011, at Colonial Williamsburg Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. Members receive a discounted registration rate.
Discounted Insurance Products Available exclusively to members of the Forest Landowners Association (FLA), the Forest Landowners Insurance Program offers policies for hunt lease liability, vacant land liability, consulting forester liability, and health care coverage for individuals or employers. Over 5,000 landowners, clubs, and foresters and nearly 3 million acres are covered under the program. Call (800) 658-7047 or visit the insurance program website for more information.