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.

Federally Funded Projects Should Use US Wood

The leadership displayed by the Trump Administration regarding the rebuilding of our nation's infrastructure has provided a generational opportunity to rebuild and modernize the backbone of the American economy. As Congress and the Administration examine the state of...

FLA Encouraged by USFWS LPS Proposed 4(d) Rule; Request Greater Clarity

FLA has submitted comments to the USFWS on Louisiana Pine Snake (LPS) proposed 4(d) rule, commending the Service’s movement away from regulating specific species of pine in the management of open canopy conditions in private forests, as was the case with the Black...

FLA Commends the USFWS for Clarifying the Regulatory Burden on private Forest Landowners

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has issued a memo directing its staff that the use of mandatory language related to incidental take permits is “not appropriate” in communications with private forest landowners. The decision confirms that seeking an Incidental...

FLA Supports Full and Permanent Repeal of the Federal Estate Tax

What is needed are permanent tax policies that do not punish capital-intensive businesses like forestry, and that do not hinder the next generation from continuing the forest legacy of their parents, grandparents and often great grandparents. The Forest Landowners Association continues to support the full repeal of the estate tax repeal.

Expanding and Growing Foreign Markets for Timber

In 2016, the United States exported $38 billion worth of forestry products, with $3.4 billion accounting for lumber. Data from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service indicates that China is the largest consumer of American wood and wood products, with imports...

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...

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.  This...

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...

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...

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...