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The latest news related to the economic interests of private forest landowners and their unique natural resource assets.

Success at the FLA Winter Board Meeting

Success at the FLA Winter Board Meeting

Staying true to a guiding principle to advocate policy initiatives that address our members' economic challenges, ensure their property rights and promote the vitality of forest landownership, FLA’s volunteer board rolled up their sleeves and went to work from...

Northern Long-Eared Bat Status to be Revisited

Northern Long-Eared Bat Status to be Revisited

The U.S District Court for the District of Columbia issued a significant decision in ongoing litigation challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (the Service) 2015 listing of the northern long-eared bat (“NLEB”) as “threatened” under the Endangered...

FLA Promoting Sustainability of U.S. Wood

FLA Promoting Sustainability of U.S. Wood

To tell your story and ensure U.S. wood in the marketplace as mass timber and building construction are expected to soar in the next decade, FLA is traveling the country meeting with the design and build community. Wood Works Seminar Series Each month in 2020, FLA’s...

Welcome to the Family

Welcome to the Family

FLA Membership of Family Forest Landowners Continues to Grow in All Sizes and Geographic Regions The fact that FLA’s mantra is focus on the economic viability and prosperity of family forest landowners resonates across the country as families and forest landowners of...

FLA Applauds Skipwith Confirmation for USFWS Director

FLA Applauds Skipwith Confirmation for USFWS Director

Forest Landowners Association (FLA) applauds the confirmation of Aurelia Skipwith as Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This is a crucial position for understanding how complex wildlife issues impact the public sector, and her placement comes with support...

No Claw Backs on Estate Gifting

No Claw Backs on Estate Gifting

IRS Confirms No “Claw Backs” on Estate Gifting After Current Policy Expires in 2025  The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations confirming that individuals taking advantage of the increased gift and estate...

WOTUS Repeal

WOTUS Repeal

EPA finalizes repeal of controversial Obama-era rule defining “Waters of the United States” Last week marked a major win for the rule of law, property rights, and the environment: the Trump administration finalized its repeal of President Barack Obama’s...

Cost of Forestry Practices in the South

Cost of Forestry Practices in the South

We need your assistance in completing and sharing the Cost of Forestry Practices in the South 2018 survey.  FLA and Auburn University have partnered on this endeavor. In 1953, Albert C. Worrell reported results of the original cost of forestry practices study in...