Issues

To sustain private working forests, we must sustain the people who own them.

Every year, Congress considers legislation with the potential to enhance or diminish private forest landowners ability to own and manage their land. Additionally, regulatory constraints imposed by federal and state governments hinder forest landowner incentives, discourage industry growth, and drive some landowners to abandon forestry for economic survival by selling their land for development.

Viable markets and reasonable regulations are fundamental to sustaining private forests, forestry-related jobs and forest stewardship.


 

Federally Funded Projects Should Use US Wood

Federally Funded Projects Should Use US Wood

The leadership displayed by the Trump Administration regarding the rebuilding of our nation's infrastructure has provided a generational opportunity to rebuild and modernize the backbone of the American economy. As Congress and the Administration examine the state of...

Tax Reform Blueprint

On Sept. 27, 2017, a group of senior White House officials and Republican leadership in the House and Senate released a tax reform blueprint that includes several major provisions aimed at reducing complexities in the tax code and promoting growth and investment....

September 2017 Policy Updates

Congress returned to Washington to a heavy workload with several items focused on issues of importance for forestry ownership.  FLA has been deeply engaged on all fronts ensuring legislation and administration policy is favorable to rolling back regulations,...

Memo warns of ‘fatal’ flaws in WOTUS rule

Memo warns of ‘fatal’ flaws in WOTUS rule

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2015 - Internal documents released by a House committee show the Army Corps of Engineers questioning the legal and technical basis for the Obama administration's Clean Water Act rule just weeks before its release. An April 27 memorandum that the...

Inhofe asks Corps to confirm lack of support for WOTUS rule

Inhofe asks Corps to confirm lack of support for WOTUS rule

July 29, 2015—On July 27, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, sent a letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, requesting confirmation of factual statements made in internal Army Corps of Engineers documents provided to the committee.

Forest America – We are the real owners and stewards of America’s private forests

Forest America – We are the real owners and stewards of America’s private forests

Welcome to Forest America, an initiative among family forest landowners, as well as those engaged in all aspects of private forests. Forest America is committed to informing policy makers, the media and the public about how the responsible management and utilization of forests ensures—and not endangers—the sustainability of working forests in America. There’s a reason why we believe this is so important—while our forests are our livelihood, they are also our heritage and our legacy. We are the owners and stewards of America’s private forests.