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When the green in your portfolio is millions of trees, it’s important to have expert help managing your resources.
We want to help you enhance your forest management practices, boost your profitability, improve your stewardship and sustain your legacy for the next generation.
Online, in-person and in print, FLA provides a wealth of knowledge to help landowners stay sharp.
Timberland for Sale - Buyers can browse over 60,000 tracts for sale, and sellers can sign up for a listing on this network of over 250 websites, which receive over 2 million visitors a month!
Insurance –Discounted Products for Members - Available exclusively to members , the Forest Landowners Insurance Program offers policies for hunt lease liability, vacant land liability, consulting forester liability, and health care coverage for individuals or employers. Over 5,000 landowners, clubs, and foresters and nearly 3 million acres are covered under the program. Call (800) 658-7047 or visit the insurance program website for more information.
Forest Landowner magazine presents private forest landowners across the country with guidance on forestland management options, applications of current forestry research, and national legislative issues that helps them sustain their forestland ownership. A benefit of membership in the Forest Landowners Association, Forest Landowner is published six times a year and draws from the expertise of top forestry professionals, not only in authorship, but also in the volunteer committee that is responsible for procuring the content that is specifically designed to serve private forest landowners. Volume/Issue Index
Forest Landowner magazine readers own and operate more than 40 million acres of timberland in 48 states. The average mailed distribution per issue is 5,266, and 95% of readers pass their copy of Forest Landowner on to 1 to 3 additional readers. Download printable Media Guide.
In the next 12 months, respondents plan to purchase the following:
Tree seedlings or seed (62%)
Hand tools (55%)
Marking paint (46%)
Property signs (44%)
Outdoor/safety clothing (37%)
GPS system (26%)
Utility building/outdoor storage (17%)
58% use Forest Landowner as a source of information by purchasing products or services.
95% of Forest Landowner readers give their copies of Forest Landowner to 1 to 3 additional readers.
78% read every issue of Forest Landowner.
35% read an issue cover to cover and 41% read most of an issue.
78% use a consultant to help manage or reforest their forestland.
60% use a real estate service experienced with forestland when they sell all or part of their land.
52% lease their land to a hunting club and 45% hunt their land with family and friends.
Forest Landowner's Annual Meeting Brings Together Foresters, Generations of Families, Experts and Corporate Partners. Over 250 private forest landowners, forestry deans and consultants met in Ponte Vedra, Florida, to network and hear from experts in the fields of forest economics, legal issues, varietal seedlings, hardwood markets, softwood lumber. Read Highlights for Free»
C.S.I.: American Bald Eagle
Could Invasive plants and toxic algae be killing bald eagles in the southeastern United States? This is a compelling story of mysterious bird deaths that is raising concern for the health of eagles, ducks, geese and fish in southeastern reservoirs. Susan Wilde and Jessica Haynie Read First Pages Free » Members Only: Read Full Article»
What Makes A Softwood Tree Valuable?
Determining the value of a particular stand of timber is a complex task. We must take into account the individual trees in the stand, logging conditions, and the distance to the mills than can use them. Trees are the unique feature of the timberland asset class. Land is an important feature, but land is also a component of commercial real estate and agricultural investments. Trees are unique in that they grow (unlike commercial real estate assets) and they can be stored (on the stump), unlike agricultural crops. Jack Lutz, PhD Read First three pages for Free » Members Only: Read Full Article»
Let It Burn
Prescribed fires pose little danger to forest ecology, study says. Fighting fire with fire has been given the green light by a new study of techniques used to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. And with a rise in wildfires predicted in many parts of the country, researchers say controlled burns and other treatments to manage this risk should be stepped up. Sarah Yang Read First Page for Free » Members Only: Read Full Article»
Death Taxes & Certification
Do we really have three certainties in life now? With such a successful track record in North America, you would think working forests would be recognized as a shining success story, but we have penetrated the public's consciousness on the many environmental benefits of private forests. Scott Jones Read First two pages for Free » Members Only: Read Full Article»
The Big Garden: The path to a healthy Appalachians
Plants grow by themselves, regardless of our blessings or curses. We know that plants don't listen to our voices, but they do respond to our actions. This is why forests, especially the National Forests and National Parks in the southern Appalachians, look the way they do. John Wooding, Certified Wildlife Biologist Read First Page for Free » Members Only: Read Full Article»
News & Notes of Landowner Interest
Key Priorities of Private Forest Landowners Requested by Senate Committee for Farm Bill Hearing
Private Forest Landowner Impact Project
This data can support the Forest Landowners Association's efforts to articulate the unique contributions of private forest landowners to the media and policymakers.
Brooks Mendell and Amanda Lang
Forest Sector - Reeling During the Economic Downturn
Downturns create opportunites for firms and policy makers to rethink, incentivize, and revitalize
W. Brad Smith and Richard W. Guldin
Give Yourself an Edge
The edges of your food plots are probably the most important feature there is and are often the most neglected.
Mark W. Thomas
How sustainability certification and renewable biomass mandates threaten nonindustrial private forests.
Reed Watson and Brennan Jorgensen Read the Full Article for Free»
Sawlog markets in the US South and Pacific Northwest: when will the South recover?
Financial Analysis in Forest Investment
Just like the risk to have broken eggs can be reduced if one puts them in ten baskets rather than in one basket, an asset's unique risk can be eliminated by portfolio diversification under the framework of the modern portfolio theory. Bin Mei and Michael L. Clutter
In depth with the engineered wood product with a very bright future. Bill Mitchell
Farming for Caviar
New cost-effective method of farming Siberian sturgeon for caviar could protect wild sturgeon, boost econoly, and could be a cash crop for private landowners in the future. Sam Fahmy
Land of the Tall Ghosts »
Over the past 50 years, because of the effects of insect and air pollution, over 95% of mature Fraser fir trees have been killed, leaving behind even more tall "ghosts" on the highest mountain peaks of the Appalachians. Erin Mester.