Environment

Environmental stewardship is the most important responsibility of forest landowners.

Ensuring that our working forests are healthy and sustainable for future generations is a moral imperative. We must support environmental regulations that are effective, reasonable without unintended consequences.

Memo warns of ‘fatal’ flaws in WOTUS rule

Memo warns of ‘fatal’ flaws in WOTUS rule

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2015 - Internal documents released by a House committee show the Army Corps of Engineers questioning the legal and technical basis for the Obama administration's Clean Water Act rule just weeks before its release. An April 27 memorandum that the...

Inhofe asks Corps to confirm lack of support for WOTUS rule

Inhofe asks Corps to confirm lack of support for WOTUS rule

July 29, 2015—On July 27, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, sent a letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, requesting confirmation of factual statements made in internal Army Corps of Engineers documents provided to the committee.

International Day of the Forests 2015 — An Invitation for Real Sustainable Policies

International Day of the Forests 2015 — An Invitation for Real Sustainable Policies

March 21 is International Day of the Forests, established by the United Nations in 2012. The day celebrates and raises awareness with events around the world to recognize how important the planet’s forests are, and in part to remind people why and how forests are integral to sustainable development. At Forest America, we know that sustainable forests are integral to our community of private landowners. In simplified terms, sustainability is managing our forests so that they will continue to serve as a valuable resource for the nation and for landowners.

Good News About Wood

Good News About Wood

It may seem obvious, especially coming from people who are the caretakers of America’s private forests, but wood is good—good for the environment, as a component in new houses and as a construction element. This is often overlooked, especially when considering alternatives. In fact, wood has benefits that make it the best material compared to its alternatives, such as steel or concrete, and with good reason.