View from the Stump

A blog for forest landowners, by forest landowners.

National Forest Products Week 2018

National Forest Products Week 2018

During National Forest Products Week, FLA recognizes that challenges remain for the family forest landowners who supply the resources that we celebrate this week. We examine the issues that our members face in today’s economy.

FLA Submits Comments on Administration’s Proposed Regulatory Rollback

FLA Submits Comments on Administration’s Proposed Regulatory Rollback

On September 25, FLA submitted technical comments to the Federal Register providing the private forest landowner perspective on three proposed rules that would modify several current regulations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). FLA urges the Trump Administration to consider a stricter stance toward the USFWS’s ability to designate critical habitats, which have been shown to infringe upon private property rights.

Forest Landowner Political Action Committee

Forest Landowner Political Action Committee

Over the past 10 years the Forest Landowner Political Action Committee has contributed over $325,000 to the campaigns of those individuals seeking office that not only understand our goals but champion them in DC. Every year, Congress debates hundreds of...

Perception is Reality

Perception is Reality

In June Two Sides North America, a “nonprofit organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper”, released the results of a survey it had commissioned to better understand consumer attitudes about the sustainability of print and paper.

Everyday is Arbor Day

Everyday is Arbor Day

Grant Wood’s 1932 painting titled “Arbor Day” portrays a group of school children planting a tree outside of their country schoolhouse in an otherwise treeless Iowa landscape. It has become an iconic representation of a national observance established over a century...

A Century-Long Environmental Success Story

A Century-Long Environmental Success Story

It’s been 46 years since the first Earth Day, an event that gave rise to the modern environmental movement. Earth Day was inspired by widespread concern about the ability of the planet to sustain itself under the pressure of the food, material and energy requirements...

An Overlooked Connection: Clean Water & Forest Products

An Overlooked Connection: Clean Water & Forest Products

The role that forests play in the water cycle is widely known and celebrated. Yet, many are unaware of the contributions of forest product markets in the forest/water relationship.Monday was International Forests Day. Tuesday was World Water Day. In 2016, there will...

Let Spring Rejuvenation Begin!

Let Spring Rejuvenation Begin!

A well-managed forest is a healthy forest.
We all value trees and a forest that’s recently been thinned, clear cut, or managed through a controlled burn is not the prettiest sight. It’s only temporary and is important for the long-term health of a forest.

Working Forests Want to Contribute to a Low-Carbon Future

Working Forests Want to Contribute to a Low-Carbon Future

The United States Supreme Court recently stayed implementation of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), which seeks to limit carbon pollution from power plants. While the development might generate bigger headlines, a story worth watching is the...

Pro-Forest New Year’s Resolution

Pro-Forest New Year’s Resolution

In the spirit of using the early days of the New Year to consider life-improving resolutions, here’s one for your consideration. If you value America’s forests, use more wood.  The United States is rich in forest resources. We have over 750 million acres of forests,...

Forest Sustainability into the Future

Forest Sustainability into the Future

A recent NPR Marketplace report said forestland sales could spike in 2016 and raised concerns about the future as aging landowners weigh their options or children uninterested in continuing a family’s timber heritage…