The Vast Impact of the Forest Landowner

The environmental and economic benefits of a managed forest begin with the commitment, investment, and hard work of the landowner. Whether you care about drinking water, clean air or economic benefits, we must understand the role of the landowner and the importance of harvesting timber to provide income for the caretakers of the forests.

The private landowners’ sustainable practices of planting, growing, and harvesting trees for domestic wood supply, lead to increased jobs in the forest supply chain and a smaller dependence on imports, while contributing to rural economies and providing environmental health benefits.  Check out forest landowner contributions by state in the Southern U.S.  Check back as we add more state fact sheets.