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2018 National Conference of Private Forest Landowners

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2019 National Conference of Private Forest Landowners


Policy Priorities 

The forestry sector in the United States has experienced unprecedented challenges for the past two decades. The Forest Landowners Association has increased its commitment to public and government affairs and is leveraging the current political climate to support private forest owners and wood utilization in the U.S. Our areas of priority include: 

  • Tax Reform 
  • Regulatory Reform 
  • Free and Open Markets 

Our collective success depends on your support and engagement: learn more.

Latest News

Louisiana Pine Snake Deadline Extended Because of Data and Scientific Uncertainties

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 Endangered Species Act.

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Q&A: Why do Landowners Need a Softwood Lumber Agreement

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 U.S.

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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 promising development for private forest owners.

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Forest Landowners Applaud Treasury Department Decision to Withdraw Section 2407 Proposed Regulations

In a significant victory for family forest owners, the Treasury Department, in response to President Trump’s Executive Order, announced on Monday that the Section 2407 proposed regulations would be withdrawn. The proposed changes would have effectively doubled the estate tax valuations for timberland by removing legitimate valuation discounts for estate, gift and generation skipping taxes.

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New Tax Reform Blueprint Cuts Death Tax, Positions Private Forest Owners for Success 

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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September Policy Updates

Congress returned to Washington to a heavy workload with several items focused on issues of importance for forestry ownership. FLA has been deeply engaged on all fronts ensuring legislation and administration policy is favorable to rolling back regulations, strengthening timber markets and advocating tax reform and provisions unique to forest ownership. 

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