What We Stand For

Committed to preserving America’s tradition of private forest ownership

While others are working to sustain and protect the forests, FLA is working to sustain the people who own them.  We know that to have healthy forests, you must promote and protect the interests of the individuals who own, manage and make a livelihood from their unique natural resources.






FLA is the only organization that exclusively represents forest landowners and their economic interests at the national level regardless of size, corporate structure, location, certification status, or tax classification.

The Opportunity for Tax Reform is Now

FLA is at the forefront ensuring policy makers understand the unique operations of managing and owning timberland regarding tax policy. The Quick Update The Senate took a significant step toward its goal of overhauling the tax code with the passing of a budget...
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FLA Lauds Final Determination Decision on Imports of Softwood Lumber from Canada

FLA Lauds Final Determination Decision on Imports of Softwood Lumber from Canada   November 2, 2017 - The US Commerce Department today announced final anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on imports of Canadian softwood lumber products into the United States. ...
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Call to Action on Tax Reform

Help the Senate Pass Tax Reform! Tell Your Story to Your Senators Today. House Kills the Death Tax; Your Voice is Needed in the Senate   Last week, the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, which provides a path to permanent repeal of the death tax. The...
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ITC Ruling Positive For Timber Markets

ITC Determination A Step in the Right Direction for Timber Markets Earlier this morning, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) made affirmative determinations in its final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations regarding softwood...
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Louisiana Pine Snake Ruling Deadline Extended Because of Data and Scientific Uncertainty

In response to concerns expressed by the Forest Landowners Association (FLA) and other stakeholders, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced last week a six-month extension on the final determination to list the Louisiana Pinesnake under the...
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Q&A with Robert Crosby | Why do Landowners Need a Softwood Lumber Agreement with Canada?

The Forest Landowners Association (FLA) recently spoke with Robert Crosby, FLA president and fourth-generation landowner, to get his perspective on the Canadian softwood lumber trade issue and its critical importance to private forest landowners in the...
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Recent Actions by Trump Administration on Fair Trade Positive for Forest Landowners

On Sept. 26, the U.S. Commerce Department imposed preliminary anti-subsidy duties on the import of Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier’s CSeries jets. This indication of the Trump Administration’s strong stance on unfair trade subsidies is a...
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Tax Reform Blueprint

On Sept. 27, 2017, a group of senior White House officials and Republican leadership in the House and Senate released a tax reform blueprint that includes several major provisions aimed at reducing complexities in the tax code and promoting growth and investment....
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House Vote: Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

One More Hurdle to Clear Before Celebrations Can Begin Legislation provides much needed relief and will help sustain the role private forests play in rural economies and the environment. Today, the House of Representatives is set to vote on the Tax Cuts & Jobs...
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Valuations: IRS 2704 Rule Changes

During the waning months of the Obama Administration, the IRS proposed changes to section 2704(b) that would remove legitimate valuation discounts for estate, gift and generation skipping taxes. In a significant victory for family forest owners, the...
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