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Ambitious Effort to Overhaul ESA

Ambitious Effort to Overhaul ESA

Congress tackling ambitious effort to overhaul the Endangered Species Act (ESA) July has been a busy month for the reform of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Nine separate bills were introduced by House Western Caucus lawmakers aimed at restoring common...

Significant changes to ESA regulations proposed

Significant changes to ESA regulations proposed

The proposed regulations announced on July 19 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) respond to the Trump Administration’s directive to improve the clarity and efficiency of existing regulatory...

Significant ESA Rollbacks in Motion

Significant ESA Rollbacks in Motion

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has submitted two proposed rules of keen interest to forest landowners. The proposed rules, if implemented, will significantly change USFWS’ implementation of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”). Removal of Blanket 4(d) Rule...

Deep Dive on Market Assumptions

Deep Dive on Market Assumptions

Dr. Cubbage’s data-rich discussions have been eagerly consumed at forestry conferences around the country by forestry stakeholders wondering when a rebound in sawtimber might be anticipated. The Forest Landowners Association spoke with Dr. Cubbage for a short preview of the presentation.

The Opportunity for Tax Reform is Now

The Opportunity for Tax Reform is Now

FLA is at the forefront ensuring policy makers understand the unique operations of managing and owning timberland regarding tax policy. The Quick Update The Senate took a significant step toward its goal of overhauling the tax code with the passing of a budget...

Call to Action on Tax Reform

Call to Action on Tax Reform

Help the Senate Pass Tax Reform! Tell Your Story to Your Senators Today. House Kills the Death Tax; Your Voice is Needed in the Senate   Last week, the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, which provides a path to permanent repeal of the death tax. The...

ITC Ruling Positive For Timber Markets

ITC Ruling Positive For Timber Markets

ITC Determination A Step in the Right Direction for Timber Markets Earlier this morning, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) made affirmative determinations in its final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations regarding softwood...