America’s forests are not endangered. However, the private landowners who own and manage the majority of wood supply in America are. If regulatory trends and public perception continue, legions of private family forests owners will be forced to sell property handed down for generations. Family forest landowners take pride in their property and practice good management and day-to-day oversight for an assurance of abundant, healthy and diverse forests for the future. Why? Because it is in their best interest as well as yours. Because private forest landowners are the ultimate environmentalists they are good stewards of the land and take care of our nation’s trees and wildlife habitats not only for us to enjoy but also for the future generations to come.