Building relationships with forest stakeholders at home and in the woods, using straight-forward talk revealing the true nature of how forest landowners and private working forests are not only impacted by policy, but how they contribute to local economies, natural resources, and far-reaching public benefits.
Round table discussions in a collaborative environment bring together diverse stakeholders seeking solutions on issues impacting working forests management, habitat conservation, ecosystems, markets and ownership.
Timber Talks Bring forestry stakeholders (government agencies, environmental and wildlife NGOs and business consumers) to the woods to experience how private working forests are managed for the benefit of healthy ecosystems, while generating a timber supply.
Demonstrating how forest landowners create, maintain, and improve habitat on their property every day, while also generating a timber supply.
You earn trust by first establishing shared values, then sharing facts or demonstrating your technical skills and expertise. The best way to demonstrate a private forest landowner’s commitment to stewardship of their land is in the woods.
Through this hands-on learning policy makers, environmental stakeholders and corporate decision makers gain insight to how rule making, regulations and/or purchasing decisions impact a landowners ability to own and manage their forests.
Hosted Timber Talks and Forest Forums
|Location||Stakeholders Engaged||Issues Addressed|
|Shreveport, Louisiana||Family Forests Landowners||Markets|
|Orlando, Florida||USFWS Region IV & Southeast States; Landowners||At-Risk Species|
|Watkinsville, Georgia||Family Forests Landowners||At-Risk Species | Markets|
|Camak, Georgia||Policy Makers, USFWS, Family Forest Landowners||At-Risk Species | Markets | Regulatory Certainty|
|Andalusia, Alabama||USFWS, NRCS, Family Forests Landowners||At-Risk Species|
|Folkston, Georgia||USFWS, NRCS, DNR, Family Forest Landowners||At-Risk Species|
|North Georgia||24 Countries||Bioenergy In the Southeastern US| US Wood | Markets|
|Upstate South Carolina||24 Countries||Bioenergy in the Southeastern US | US Wood | Markets|
|Fayetteville, Arkansas||Brands; Wal-Mart & The Sustainability Consortium||Markets|
|Ashville, North Carolina||USFWS Region IV & Southeast States; Landowners||At-Risk Species|