Earth Day and Arbor Day 2020: More Than a Day

Earth Day and Arbor Day 2020: More Than a Day

The Earth Needs More Trees? We Grow Trees! Fifty years after the first Earth Day, and 148 years after the start of Arbor Day – we all have come to see the importance of trees and forests for ensuring the health and well-being of the earth and ourselves. As the world...
FLA Engages USDA on Cogongrass Program

FLA Engages USDA on Cogongrass Program

FLA submitted comments to USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regarding Environmental Assessment for the Cogongrass Control Program in the Southeastern United States. Our comments were in support of the Southern Groups of State Foresters’ (SGSF)...
Progress Toward Regulatory Certainty

Progress Toward Regulatory Certainty

Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) announced decisions for two species that have been the subject of intense advocacy on the part of FLA for many years: the black pinesnake and the Louisiana pinesnake. Louisiana Pinesnake Final Rules Released...
Congressman Westerman Introduces Trillion Trees Act

Congressman Westerman Introduces Trillion Trees Act

On February 12, 2020, Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced the Trillion Trees Act as part of the Republicans’ approach to boost America’s sequestration of carbon and other greenhouse gases. Here is what you need to know about the bill. As Stated in...
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...