One of the biggest challenges facing the vitality of America’s working forests are restrictions to the global markets that we are seeing more and more of. While many of these may be well-intentioned efforts overseas, they have the unintended consequence of placing significant barriers to free trade while doing nothing to maintain the sustainability of our resources here in the United States. Requirements that might make sense in many third-world regions simply have the opposite impact here, causing economic harm without any real benefit. In this section, we will alert you to policy initiatives that put up roadblocks to free trade and market access.
Strong markets for forests products ensure the long-term sustainability of private working forests. On Oct. 13, in recognition of National Forest Products Week, President Trump issued a proclamation to highlight the critical importance of strong markets to the long-term vitality of privately-owned forests in the U.S.
Specifically urging the U. S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to amend the greenhouse gas Tailoring Rule to fully recognize the carbon benefits of forest bioenergy. Forest bioenergy is a renewable, low carbon part of our country’s long term energy solution....