On March 26, 2021 U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV ) reintroduced the Forest Incentives Program Act.

The Forest Landowners Association endorsed this bill and released the following statement.

“The Forest Landowners Association is pleased to endorse this bill as it rewards the sustainable management practices of forest landowners and encourages the use of use of wood in commercial buildings by providing financial incentives.  Sustainable forestry is a shared goal by all who have an interest in our nation’s clean air. Growing, harvesting, and replanting trees is in the national interest of America’s forest products, rural economy, and the environment. We appreciate Senator Shaheen and Capito’s recognition of the role of private working forests as a natural climate solution and the continued role of for the use of wood as a low-carbon building construction material in non-residential buildings.”

Find out more about the legislation: Forest Incentives Program Policy Brief