Stewards of America’s Private Forests

Our heritage; our livelihood; our legacy

Who We Are

We are an association of landowners who are the stewards of America’s private forests. Our members manage their land with a sustainable approach, ensuring the prosperity of their forests for future generations. They arange from large forest businesses whose land has been in their families for generations to those who have become forest landowners because they view forests as a long-term investment.

What We Do

We are committed to preserving America’s tradition of private forest ownership, promoting the importance of forest resources, and ensuring a legacy that can be passed to the next generation.

FLA was founded to advocate policy initiatives that address our member’s economic challenges, ensure their property rights and promote the vitality of forest landownership.

Why That’s
Important

Influence

The FLA works with policy makers at the national level to foster a strong business environment and balanced regulatory climate for the benefit of the families who own and manage forestland.

Action

You have the power to influence policy by alerting your elected representatives on issues of importance to the management, ownership, and profitability of private forests across America.

Impact

The FLA works with policy makers at the national level to foster a strong business environment and balanced regulatory climate for the benefit of the families who own and manage forestland.

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Wayne & Jennie Alexander

“Most state forestry associations seem to represent the forestry industry rather than the forest landowner. As the name says, the FLA focuses mainly on landowner rights and issues.”

Wayne & Jennie Alexander
Private Forest Landowners

Wayne & Jennie Alexander

“So much was accomplished last year. For the near future, I’d say Endangered Species Act reform and deductions for casualty losses remain my top priorities, and what I hope to see pursued by the FLA.”

Hayes Brown, Attorney

Wayne & Jennie Alexander

“Forest landowners ensure healthy working forests and their sustainability for future generations. It is the long-term management which enables multiple generations of timber to be harvested from the ground.”

Frank Beidler, Forest Landowner

Who We Are

Our members range from large forest businesses whose land has been in their families for generations to those who have become forest landowners because they view forests as a long-term investment. Regardless of land size, all of our members manage their forestland with a sustainable approach, ensuring the prosperity of their forests for future generations.

What We Stand For

FLA was founded to advocate policy initiatives that address our members’ economic challenges, ensure their property rights, and promote the vitality of forest landownership.

America’s forest landowners face real management and regulatory challenges in today’s market. Discover FLA’s current Policy Priorities.

Meet America’s Forest Stewards

Forest America is an initiative among private forest landowners, and those representing all aspects of forestry, to promote the management, stewardship, and sustainability of America’s forests.