Property Rights

Property rights continue to be a difficult issue in maintaining the health and sustainability of America’s workng forests. Sound conservation practices go hand-in-hand with respecting and protecting essential property rights for caretakers of the land. This section highlights policy initiatives that impact property rights, and actions needed to take to address those issues.

FLA Statement on America the Beautiful Initiative

FLA Statement on America the Beautiful Initiative

The Forest Landowners Association applauds the collaborative approach of the Biden administration’s recently released America the Beautiful Initiative, which outlines the president’s goal to conserve 30 percent of the nation’s land and water by 2030. “Through...

ESA Bills Move in Congress; RCW 5 Year Assessment Underway

ESA Bills Move in Congress; RCW 5 Year Assessment Underway

On September 27, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on nine bills that would amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). Four of those bills were voted to the House floor for consideration.

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.