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2018 National Conference of Private Forest Landowners

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2019 National Conference of Private Forest Landowners


Forest Forums
Building Partnerships; Developing Solutions 

Since June, 2015 FLA has been working with the USFWS, Division of Conservation and Classification in Washington, DC and the Southeast Regional Office in Atlanta to establish open discussion and a better understanding of how family forest landowners can collaborate with the USFWS and meet forest management and economic objectives. The Forest Forums are paving the way for identifying key areas where USFWS and working forests stakeholders can work toward improved collaboration and engagement on the listing and recovery process of at-risk species. Past Forest Forum locations include:

  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Watkinsville, GA
  • Camak, GA
  • Andalusia, AL
  • Folkston, GA
  • SE Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Symposium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Pearl, MS

Download a one-page summary of FLA's action on at-risk species.

Past Forest Forums

Forest Forum Focuses on Private Forest Landowners, Endangered Species, Increased Collaboration

On Wednesday, June 1 the Forest Landowners Association held a forest forum with key members of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The forum preceded the National Conference of Private Forest Landowners and focused on endangered species and the role that private forest landowners can play in efforts to protect those species...


FLA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Host Forest Forum November 10th at Auburn University’s School of Forestry Dixon Center in Andalusia, Alabama to discuss the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
The Forest Landowners Association (FLA), together with the representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) held a Forest Forum on Thursday, November 10th at Auburn University’s School of Forestry Dixon Center in Andalusia, Alabama to discuss the Endangered Species Act (ESA), its impact on private forest landowners and strategies to increase cooperation between private forest landowners and the agency...

Timber talks and forest forums spotlight role of private forests in at-risk species conservation and environmental benefits; FLA events held in Georgia, Alabama
FLA members hosted a “Timber Talk” with Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) in Crawfordville, Ga., in November The day included a tour of the Timbermen mill led by mill owner Jim Hicks, Jr. and a tour of Margie Bidwell’s 150-acre timber property...

Georgia Forest Landowners Host Cong. Hice for First Timber Talks Event
Timber Talks sets the stage for forestry stakeholders to meet face-to-face with elected officials and advocate on behalf of forestry stakeholders to give policy makers a first-hand look at how private landowners manage their forests and how policy considered in Washington has an impact...

FLA addresses regulatory uncertainty and how best to marry the objectives of species conservation and economic opportunity for landowners
On Friday, November 4th Forest Landowners Association CEO Scott Jones along with FLA Board Member, Derek Dougherty of Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry hosted Congressman Jody Hice from Georgia’s 10th congressional district for a Timber Talk...

Petitioning Process for Endangered Species Act to Change
The process by which parties petition for endangered species to be listed, delisted or reclassified under within the Endangered Species Act will change in late October...

FLA Supported Survey Explores Private Landowner Attitudes About Endangered Species Act
A doctoral candidate at the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources at the University of Georgia has authored and issued a survey aimed at better understanding the attitudes private landowners have about endangered species and the Endangered Species Act. Lauren Ward, the principal author of the survey told the Forest Landowners Association that she thought the study was important because the issue thus far hasn’t been studied...





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