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As the ramifications of the mid-term elections begin to settle in, this is a good time to review the impact of the elections on the Forest Landowners Association and our policy agenda.
During National Forest Products Week, FLA recognizes that challenges remain for the family forest landowners who supply the resources that we celebrate this week. We examine the issues that our members face in today’s economy.
On September 27, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on nine bills that would amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). Four of those bills were voted to the House floor for consideration.
On September 25, FLA submitted technical comments to the Federal Register providing the private forest landowner perspective on three proposed rules that would modify several current regulations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). FLA urges the Trump Administration to consider a stricter stance toward the USFWS’s ability to designate critical habitats, which have been shown to infringe upon private property rights.
The security of private property rights has been a guiding principle for the work of the Forest Landowners Association since our formation in 1941. FLA is deeply troubled by the potential outcome of the Weyerhaeuser Company vs US Fish and Wildlife Service case, which heard oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court on October 1st, 2018.
Until the popular narrative disseminated from the NWOS and its summary reports tells the story of America’s true forest stewards, policy will continue to prescribe solutions to the wrong problems. We break down a few of the alarming facts originating from the NWOS and begin to offer a more accurate representation of family forest landowners.
Over the past 10 years the Forest Landowner Political Action Committee has contributed over $325,000 to the campaigns of those individuals seeking office that not only understand our goals but champion them in DC. Every year, Congress debates hundreds of...
In June Two Sides North America, a “nonprofit organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper”, released the results of a survey it had commissioned to better understand consumer attitudes about the sustainability of print and paper.
The Indian government says it will invest over $6 billion to reforest roughly 12 percent of the country. India is roughly one-third the size of the United States but home to nearly four times as many people (1.2 billion).