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Midterms 2018: What the Elections Mean for Forest Landowners

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.

National Forest Products Week 2018

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.

ESA Bills Move in Congress; RCW 5 Year Assessment Underway

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.

FLA Submits Comments on Administration’s Proposed Regulatory Rollback

FLA Submits Comments on Administration’s Proposed Regulatory Rollback

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.

Weyerhaeuser vs USFWS: Private Property, the ESA, and the Supreme Court

Weyerhaeuser vs USFWS: Private Property, the ESA, and the Supreme Court

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.

Forest Landowner Political Action Committee

Forest Landowner Political Action Committee

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...

Perception is Reality

Perception is Reality

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.

Everyday is Arbor Day

Everyday is Arbor Day

Grant Wood’s 1932 painting titled “Arbor Day” portrays a group of school children planting a tree outside of their country schoolhouse in an otherwise treeless Iowa landscape. It has become an iconic representation of a national observance established over a century...

A Century-Long Environmental Success Story

A Century-Long Environmental Success Story

It’s been 46 years since the first Earth Day, an event that gave rise to the modern environmental movement. Earth Day was inspired by widespread concern about the ability of the planet to sustain itself under the pressure of the food, material and energy requirements...