Private Property Ownership

About 90 percent of America’s wood supply comes from family forests, along with forests owned by private investors and companies. About 60 percent of the “privately-owned” fiber comes from some 10 million individual family forest landowners.  

 

These landowners have a vested interest in sustainable practices on the property they own; protecting the environment is the right thing to do and it’s the best way to see a long-term return on their investment. They have many reasons for owning timberland, including beauty and scenery, protection of nature and biodiversity, family heritage and legacy, investment, hunting and fishing. 

 

 " I have a bond with the land because I was raised on it, and it has provided me with so much over the years. I am passing that mindset on to my children so that they can give to, and receive from it also."

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Tim Chitwood
Family Forest Landowner

 
 

Landowners are passionateabout manage their timber with sustainability in mind. Smart forest management produces value for future generations. So, landowners play a key role in sustainable forest management while creating jobs and economic vitality for timber dependent communities.

 

We will continue to see the benefits forests provide – clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, recreation, wood products, and those jobs that drive a vital economy – by continuing to make sure markets stay vibrant and healthy. 

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