About 90% of America’s wood supply comes from family forests, along with forests owned by private investors and companies. About 60% of the “privately-owned” fiber comes from some 10 million individual family forest landowners.
These landowners have a vested interest in sustainable practices on the property they own; protecting the environment is the right thing to do and it’s the best way to see a long-term return on their investment. They have many reasons for owning timberland, including beauty and scenery, protection of nature and biodiversity, family heritage and legacy, investment, hunting and fishing.
We will continue to see the benefits forests provide – clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, recreation, wood products, and those jobs that drive a vital economy – by continuing to make sure markets stay vibrant and healthy.